Haul Posts

Unboxing Dark Magic | Fairyloot April 2019

Fairyloot April Unboxing Dark MagicAnother April book box? Why yes it is. April was a good month for them okay. By now everyone has definitely seen an unboxing post or five of Fairyloot’s Dark Magic month but I want to share mine too.

Its a good excuse to work on my instagram photo game so buckle up and enjoy my unboxing and thoughts of the Dark Magic theme. Continue reading “Unboxing Dark Magic | Fairyloot April 2019”

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Discussion, Down the TBR

My TBR and I are a mess

Reading GoalsMy TBR and I are a mess | Reading Goals

Yesterday (or at least the time I’m writing this) I got to spend the day with Imi from Imi Reviews Books. It was a lovely day but I also instilled some fright into the poor girl.

She got to look at my bookshelves, all of them, (not just the ones I post for Browsing Bloggers Bookshelves) and talk about the books. As two book lovers do.

Unfortunately, this also meant I got to experience first hand the looks of disapproval when she realised what I still needed to read, what I still had bookmarks in, and just y’know in general that I am A Mess™.

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Challenges, Updates

I finished my Goodreads Goal in February…

goodreads goal finI finished my Goodreads Goal in February

In 2018 I set my goal for 30 books, this is the first time I’ve set it low on purpose. I knew from previous years reading I would read more than this and in the back of my head I had my own alternate goal. However throughout my years blogging I’ve seen much discourse on Goodreads goal being a cause of stress and reading slumps should we ever get behind.

Setting it to something I knew I could achieve took all that away, but I still kept it to 30 as in 2016 I read 37 books so I’m very aware how my own mood and life can affect my reading in multiple ways.

I set it to 30 again this year and well… as the title suggests, I completed this is in February. Keep reading to find out what I read and my thoughts on the books.

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Book Reviews

Review: The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab | #Gifted

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Length: 354 pages
Published on 12th March 2019 by Titan Books
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Received for free from Titan in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Brand new edition of Victoria Schwab’s long out-of-print, stunning debut

All-new deluxe edition of an out-of-print gem, containing in-universe short story “The Ash-Born Boy” and a never-before-seen introduction from V.E. Schwab.

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy

Continue reading “Review: The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab | #Gifted”

Haul Posts

Januarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

jan book haulJanuarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

Remember in December when I made a post about my reading goals for 2019 in which I said “I’d also like to seriously cut down on the amount of books I get“? *cackles uncontrollably* Yeah me either apparently.

So I suggest you keep reading to see what a mess I put myself in with my TBR pile and yes I got more books than there are days in January.

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