Spring Book Haul: I Have No Control

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Hello book lovers! I hope that all of you are doing well. I am officially on summer break but have been super busy with my family so my blog has been put on hold for a bit but I am back! I have a lot of fun posts planned for these next few months so be sure to follow so that you don’t miss out!

I was originally just going to make a haul for the month of April but then realised that I went on a book buying craze in both April and May. I was trying to make the most of my time with Waterstones and Foyles while dealing with new releases that I have been eager to grab, as well as having my mom visit which lead to spending a while in Waterstones Piccadilly and going to central with my boyfriend numerous times which means returning with at least one book each time. TALK ABOUT BOOK BUYING SUPPORT! Continue reading

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The Month for Big Books and Bribing?

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Hello book lovers! I thought that it would be fun to set myself a TBR pile for February. I tend to not do this anymore as I never stick to them but this month I am on a massive reading kick so I thought that I would give it another go while being more reasonable with my amount.

January was a really good month for me but I have decided to give myself a break from my reading assignments for my creative writing course (minus my massive one) and focus on some of the books that I bought recently.  Continue reading

Started The Year Off Strong

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Hello book lovers! We are already into the second month of 2018 which is unbelievable and quite stressful seeing as my April deadlines are officially fast approaching.

January was a decent reading month for me – I completed two books and got through half of another. I have to read five books for my Creative Writing course by April so that has been my priority lately though I do think that I might give myself a quick break seeing as I have almost completed three of the five. Continue reading

What I Read in 2017 + Ratings

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Hello everyone! It is officially that time of the year! My first ever end-of-the-year reading wrap-up! How exciting!

I have seen a lot of book bloggers do this differently but I have chosen to rate every single book that I read this year – there are only 26, don’t worry! #1 is the best book and #26 is the worst book – I will include my ratings and a brief comment on them. And yes, I will try to not be too enthusiastic or mean. Continue reading

2018 Reading Goals

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Hello everyone! I hope that you are all doing well and getting into the festive spirit. I just submitted my final deadline this morning and I am so relieved! It is finally time for Christmas!!!

With 2017 beginning to wrap up, I have been in the mood to start planning some goals for the new year. I have personal, academic, and book related goals so I thought that it would be fun to share with you today my reading goals of 2018.

My Goodreads reading challenge for 2017 was twenty-five books and I am very proud to say that I reached this goal in November, thanks to me miraculously reading six books that month whilst dealing with deadlines and traveling. There is a part of me that wants to be ambitious with my 2018 goal but I think that I’m going to be safe and bump it up by five books, so thirty for one year.

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2017 Summer Reading Wrap-Up

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Hello everyone! Long time no see, huh? Life has gotten a bit crazy since my last post with moving back to uni and getting used to my new apartment. I tell myself to catch up on this blog every time I find some free time but then get distracted so sorry guys! But I am officially back and with far more posts planned for the next few months. Yay for being productive!

Today I thought that it would be fun to share with you guys a quick review of my summer reading wrap-up. I definitely didn’t read as much as I thought I would but making the most of my time with family and a break from school was priority. I actually didn’t realise until I started writing this blog that all of the books I read were either amazing (five stars) or average (three stars) which really isn’t bad for reading a total of six books but hopefully my year ends with high ratings.

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#TheReadingQuest

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Read at Midnight has created an amazing online readathon challenge this year. #TheReadingQuest combines reading with a game. You choose a character, books that fit their reading challenge path and keep track of your points. You earn 10 points each time you finish a book, 5 points for graphic novels and 50 points for finishing your chosen quest before the time ends. You can also do side challenges if you want a break from your chosen path or if you want bonus points. Click here for more information.  Continue reading

June Wrap-Up

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This was definitely my best reading month yet for the summer. I read three books, listened to one audiobook and have started a new series. Thanks to traveling to pack out of my dorm and finding really good books, I didn’t have trouble with choosing reading time over sleep nor TV. It’s about time I got back into my reading habits. Continue reading

May Wrap-Up

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May – My first month of summer in which I spent more time catching up on TV shows, eating and spending time with family than reading books. Oh well!

I started this month with hopes of reading at least three books – one that my boyfriend suggested, one that I have been waiting months to read and one that I left at home while returning to uni to finish the school year. Did I get through all three? No. However, I did get through two of them and 50% through an audio book, which is pretty good.

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