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First Lines Friday

Happy Friday! I saw a great Friday feature post today and I want to join in. It’s a fun way to glimpse a book without the cover or blurb – it looks at the first lines instead! The opening lines of a book are so crucial and are often incredibly impactful and intriguing.  So let’s […] Read more…

How to Fail: Book Review

Hi all! I hope you’re staying safe and reading lots (or a little – however much makes you happy). The book I want to tell you about (and rave about) today is How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day. Pages: 352  Published: April 4, 2019 Genre: Non fiction, memoir, autobiography  Medium […] Read more…

The Dream Daughter – Book Review

I’ve been so lucky with my reading recently – I have picked up yet another book that has made it onto my favourites list! This one is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, and it is incredible. Pages: 371 Published: October 2, 2018 Genre: Historical, science and suspense fiction Medium I consumed it in: Audiobook This novel […] Read more…

Four Mini Book Reviews

Hi everyone! How did the first month of 2020 go for you all? Have you been enjoying some great books? In January, I read 4 books. I know this is peanuts for some, but for me, that’s a good effort! In terms of my 2020 reading goals, I’ve accomplished one already by doing so! *You […] Read more…

Reading Goals For 2020

Hello! I hope you’ve enjoyed some time relaxing and reading lately. Today I want to talk about reading goals for 2020. I love reading. I love setting goals. So, setting my reading goals is embarrassingly enjoyable! I talked about how I went with last year’s goals in my 2019 Reading Goals Wrap Up post. I’m […] Read more…

The Huntress – Book Review

Where do I start? This book is amazing. Absolutely stunning. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn, moved quickly and surely up my list of favourites, even before I’d finished it, and now sits in the company of the likes of The Book Thief. Pages:  560 Published: Feb 26, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Medium I consumed it in: Physical […] Read more…

Bookish Journal For 2020

Hi there! I haven’t done a post like this before. Today I want to share with you the bookish journal that I’ve set up for 2020. It’s absolutely not as pristine or aesthetically pleasing as the vast majority of journals that are shared on blogs! But I thought, seeing how it’s at the stage before […] Read more…

What I Read in 2019

Hello! I read some great books in 2019; I was lucky to read many that I rated 4 – 5 stars, which is awesome. Here are the 50 books I read with links to the reviews I wrote or to the Goodreads synopses. I hope this list gives you some ideas for books you might […] Read more…