Bookstagrammers, recommended

My Favourite Bookstagrammers To Follow!

I thought I'd share some of my favourite bookstagrammers. They all have such beautiful themes which I'm very jealous of! Thais was the first bookstagrammer I followed long before I had my own. I discovered her because Book Box Club featured her photo as she is a rep. Her photos are all stunning and look… Continue reading My Favourite Bookstagrammers To Follow!

Book Box Club, unboxing

September Book Box Club

Unboxing time! The theme of Book Box Club’s September box was Once Upon A Story and featured so many great items and the most gorgeous book cover! Featured Read: D a Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber This book looks and sounds amazing! The letter D is disappearing from the English language and Dhikilo… Continue reading September Book Box Club

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Ember Stag Candles – Small Business Highlight!

One of my favourite small businesses is Ember Stag Candles. I started buying from them last year but only for birthday and Christmas presents. Then this year happened and I felt like I deserved to treat myself. What I love about their candles is they all feature a quote from the book/fandom and have a… Continue reading Ember Stag Candles – Small Business Highlight!

Monthly wrap up, new books, update

September Wrap Up

So it was the first term of the school year which means I (and everyone I work with) have been so tired! It’s tiring enough normally starting back after the summer holidays but even more so this year after what it was like before the holidays. Throughout lockdown I was only in school once every… Continue reading September Wrap Up

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Places I’ve Cried In Public review

★★★★★ This is actually the first Holly Bourne book I’ve read. A few months ago there were a whole load of her books in the Kindle sale so I picked up a few. I’ve heard quite a lot this year about The Places I’ve Cried in Public so I decided to try this one first.  There is… Continue reading The Places I’ve Cried In Public review

Books, reviews

The Little Shop of Happily Ever After review

★★★★ I’ve had The Little Shop of Happily Ever After on my Kindle for years, pretty much since I’ve had my Kindle, but because I’ve been leaning more towards fantasy, it’s just been forgotten about. But as I’m trying to not read other fantasy while I’m in the middle of the Throne of Glass series,… Continue reading The Little Shop of Happily Ever After review

Books, recommended, reviews

Tower of Dawn review

★★★★ Tower of Dawn is the 6th installment in the Throne of Glass series. I'd had a massive break between Empire of Storms and this one because I went down to Cornwall to see my family for 3 weeks (can't believe that was a month ago!) After the excitement of the last book I was… Continue reading Tower of Dawn review

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Language of Flowers

★★★★★ I’ve had The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on my Kindle since a colleague at the first school I worked in (so about 7 years) recommended it to me. I think I’ve just been so distracted by fantasy and dystopian that I haven’t thought to read it until now. However, as I’m in… Continue reading The Language of Flowers

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Down the TBR Hole #13

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can’t find the original. Time for part thirteen! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #13

Books, reviews

A Touch of Death

★★★★ I was kindly given a copy of an e-book ARC from the author Rebecca Crunden in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in The Outlands Pentalogy. As soon as Crunden said it was dystopian, I was very keen to read it, dystopian being one of my favourite genres. A Touch… Continue reading A Touch of Death

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Down the TBR Hole #12

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can’t find the original. Time for part twelve! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #12

Books, five star, reviews

Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

★★★★★ I was lucky enough to get a free ARC of this from Book Sirens. This was one that I chose to read as the blurb sounded interesting. I’d never heard of the author, Johan Twiss, before but I’ll be keeping an eye out on his other books! As the title suggests, the main character,… Continue reading Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

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Down The TBR Hole #11

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can't find the original blog. Time for part eleven! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books.… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #11

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July Book Box Club Unboxing

The theme for July’s box was Magical Talents! I love any magical themes so I was excited to get this. The book featured was Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy. I haven’t read this yet but it has been all over bookstagram and seems to have a lot of love. Set in 19th Century Denmark,… Continue reading July Book Box Club Unboxing

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Down The TBR Hole #10

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part ten! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #10

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Down The TBR Hole #9

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part nine! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #9

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Down the TBR Hole Part 8

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part eight! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole Part 8

Books, five star, reviews

Queen of Shadows

★★★★★ Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series. If you haven’t read them, I reviewed the first, Throne of Glass, here. This one starts with Aelin (formally Celaena) return from Wendlyn back to Rifthold to find that everything has changed since she left. Dorian has been possessed by a… Continue reading Queen of Shadows

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Down The TBR Hole Part 7

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part seven! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole Part 7

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Down the TBR Hole #6

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part six! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #6

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Spearcraft Lord Of The Rings Unboxing

Through bookstagram, you suddenly become aware of all these small companies offering amazing bookish subscriptions. One of these is Spearcraft. Unfortunately, I would never subscribe to the monthly box just because I can’t afford it (damn my rubbish wage!) However, when I saw that they were offering a one off Lord of the Rings box… Continue reading Spearcraft Lord Of The Rings Unboxing

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Down The TBR Hold #5

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part five! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hold #5

Books, reviews

A World Through Sapphire Eyes Review

★★★★ This is the first book from Marie Mackay, born in England but now living in Canada. The author sent me a free ARC of A World Through Sapphire Eyes in return for an honest review. I’ve kept this as spoiler free as I can!   A World through Sapphire Eyes revolves mainly around Vason… Continue reading A World Through Sapphire Eyes Review

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May Book Box Club Unboxing

I was looking forward to this box all month as the theme was Dangers and Dragons! Anything fantasy related I love. The featured book was Burn by Patrick Ness. I’d seen this around bookstagram so was happy to receive it in this box. The blurb says On a family farm in1950s America, Sarah discovers her… Continue reading May Book Box Club Unboxing

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

Crown of Midnight

★★★★★ After finishing the buddy read of Wolf Hall, I quickly came back to the Throne of Glass series. I don’t know whether to read a different book between each one just to make it last longer! I don’t want it to end! Crown of Midnight leads on from after Celaena has been crowned the… Continue reading Crown of Midnight

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Bookcase tour

I love seeing how other people organise their bookcases. As much as I love seeing rainbow and pastel bookcases on bookstagram, mine just don’t work like that. For one, I don’t have enough colours, all mine seem to be black. I think that might be a dystopian/fantasy thing. And for two, it stresses me out… Continue reading Bookcase tour

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April Book Box Club unboxing

The theme for April’s box was Cursed Kingdoms! The books: Thorn by Intisar Khananai Princess Alyrra is grateful to escape her own kingdom when she is sough as the bride for a powerful prince. But when she arrives at the new palace she finds herself transformed and trapped inside the body of a cruel maid.… Continue reading April Book Box Club unboxing

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

Throne of Glass review

★★★★★ Sarah J. Mass is the author of the Throne of Glass series, A Court of Thorns and Roses series and most recently the adult series, Crescent City. She wrote the first draft of Throne of Glass when she was just sixteen. This is actually the first book I’ve read of hers but I can’t… Continue reading Throne of Glass review