Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, July, Reviews

July Summary

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I may not have blogged as much as I would have liked (due to a spontaneous decision to go on holiday to Kos and a spontaneous decision to babysit a family friend’s baby chickens), but I’m still very happy with what I did manage to upload.

Here is what I got up to this month! Continue reading “July Summary”

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Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, July

What Was That Book?

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Have you ever read a book long ago, but you can’t remember what it was called or who wrote it, so you can’t find it?

I have. I have three books I read ages ago, remember vaguely about the cover and the plot, but I can’t find out what they are. I have googled them, but it’s just as useful as trying to find the name and composer of classical music.

So, I thought, “Why not write a post about it? Maybe someone out there feels the same way or may even know which books I’m talking about?”

Here are the three books I want to find, but can’t. Continue reading “What Was That Book?”

Posted in 2017, Books, July, Reviews, Romance, Short Stories

Summer Days and Summer Nights – Book Review

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Back last December, I read My True Love Gave To Me. It is a collection of short stories, written by various authors (who primarily write Young Adult fiction) about romance during the winter holidays; the whole collection is edited by Stephanie Perkins. You can read my review of it here. Once I found out another collection of short stories, also edited by Stephanie Perkins, which is about romance during the summer holidays, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Just like my My True Love Gave To Me review, I’ve ranked my Top 12 favourites stories from the book. Even though I did like them all, there were some I liked more than others. Feel free to make your own list if you wish (and if you read the book!)

Also, I’ll be discussing each story in some detail, but nothing that will spoil them for you! Continue reading “Summer Days and Summer Nights – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, July, My Friday Thoughts

My Friday Thoughts – My Holiday Reading Experience

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I’ve been on holiday this week. It was a last minute decision and I went with one of my best friends to the Greek island of Kos. As you would probably expect (as I am an avid reader), I took a few books with me.

I spent a lot of time by the pool getting a tan (and sunburnt) and reading. It was very relaxing, but I noticed a few things that I thought would be fun to discuss.

Here they are! Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – My Holiday Reading Experience”

Posted in 2017, Books, Fantasy, July, Magic, Reviews

A Darker Shade of Magic – Book Review

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I’ve seen this book in almost every book shop I go and a lot of people on Twitter have talked about this book a lot – and I mean a lot! I’ve seen loads of great fan art and people tweeting about how the last book in series got them in the feels via gifs.

So, as my blog name would suggest, I got very curious about this book. So I got myself the first book in the series.

(P.S. This review will be spoiler-free, so don’t worry about it!) Continue reading “A Darker Shade of Magic – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, July, My Friday Thoughts

My Friday Thoughts – #ReaderProblems

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I can safely say for the majority of my life, I’ve been a pretty avid reader. Of course, that means I have had my fair share of reader problems. However, they’re technically not problems – heck, I have problems with concentrating and understanding what I read, so that should be on this list. Instead, they’re problems along the lines of “I am a reader, and so these things happen to me quite a bit and I wonder if other readers have encountered them as well”. I hope it’s a somewhat comical post (I can’t promise you that it is), but I thought it would be a great idea if I told you my #ReaderProblems and, who knows, maybe you know what it’s like?

Without further ado, here are my five, personal #ReaderProblems!

(Why on earth did I make it into a bleeding hashtag? Well it’s too late now, I already edited the logo…) Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – #ReaderProblems”

Posted in 2017, Books, July, Romance, Sci-Fi, Short Stories

Books I Aim To Read This Month (July 2017)

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My personal reading challenges have been very successful, so why not continue? I won’t be reading as many books this month because I want to write more discussion posts – they are a lot of fun to write!

Anyway, enough about me and my aim to discuss (or rant) more about books, here are the two books I aim to read this month! Continue reading “Books I Aim To Read This Month (July 2017)”