Book Reader Problems Tag

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Hello book lovers! Today I thought that it would be fun to do a book tag. I love watching these on booktube and have noticed that a lot of people are starting to include them on their blogs so I wanted to join in!

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Review: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

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Book Blurb: When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide.

97815098375402Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding.

Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment.

And now there’s a ghost inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

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2018 Goals as a Book Blogger

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year! It’s officially 2018! How crazy is that?! I am officially half way through my bachelor’s degree and can I believe it? No, not at all. Time is just going too fast!

With that being said, my slogan for this year: New year, New blogger! No I do not mean that in the sense that I am going to change everything that I do and delete all of my accounts to start from scratch. I am just determined to be FAR more professional and organised this year. I found myself putting off all my book blogging accounts constantly this past year (well I only started all of this in March, but you know what I mean) for life and school. Is that a bad thing? No, it is to be expected and not something that I am embarrassed by. I just want to put myself on more of a set schedule and treat all of this like a job. 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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How are Children’s Books Surviving in the Digital Age?

I grew up being greatly encouraged to read rather than just play games. Each holiday I got at least one book for tradition and it has made me the person that I am today, aka a publishing student who loves books and runs multiple social media accounts to express it.

A current issue within the publishing industry is how are children’s books surviving the digital age? Does it come down to the publisher? Money? Or the buyers?

Katharine Smales, the UK Sales Director for Walker Books, discussed the four ways that she believes publishers and retailers are currently dealing with it at the Kingston University Master Class on 05 December 2017.

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Review: Chasing Charlie by Linda McLaughlan

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Book Blurb: When unlucky-in-love Sam bumps into her first boyfriend, the charming but roguish Charlie, she falls head first for him all over again. He may have broken her heart years ago, but she’s determined to win him back – even if she has to chase him all over London…

Sam’s friends have their doubts about whether cheating Charlie is really the man for her, but they have their own problems to deal with. Uptight Mara is struggling to trust anyone after a bad break-up; sexy corporate go-getter Claudia has her self-confidence rocked after a health scare; and sensitive, intelligent Ed, has been secretly, hopelessly in love with Sam for years…

As Sam chases her lost love like a women possessed, getting into ever more outlandish situations and making a fool of herself in the process, she finds herself wondering how far she’ll go to win Charlie back. Or will she finally see what’s right under her nose?

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Book Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to women up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness – except for the part where she is.

Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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Review: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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Book Blurb: Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Genuine Fraud is a masterful suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart, author of the New York Times bestseller We Were Liars.

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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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