reading, Reading Retrospective

The Best and the Worst of 2018

This is the year I decided to give myself a shot in the arm to do more reading with Reading Retrospectives every month and I reached a grand total of 82 books this year! I also discovered marvellous books from my favourite series, from authors I'd never checked out before and from genres I'd never… Continue reading The Best and the Worst of 2018

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In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I’d heard so many good things about this book. Halfway through, it was living up to my expectations. The world-building was brilliant. I could have stayed in Brimstone’s shop all day. Then, it had to include a forbidden romance. The book went off the rails. I lost interest. I won’t be continuing the series. Recommend… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Tags

How I Choose My Books Tag

Another book tag. This one, from Bookishly Rebecca. Find a book on your bookshelves with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book? It came at the top of best modern vampire books so I gave it a go. And George R R Martin didn’t disappoint! Think of a book you… Continue reading How I Choose My Books Tag

Book Tags

Harry Potter Book Tag

Yep, another one. Can't get enough of these Harry Potter tags. I got this one from 3C Style. The graphics came from the creator, Bookidote, and there's only one rule: you can't use a Harry Potter Book in any of them. A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it. The first… Continue reading Harry Potter Book Tag

Reading Retrospective

July Reading Retrospective

I'm pretty happy with how much I managed to read this month. And, with my writing. I'm coming to the end of another Camp Nanowrimo and I always find I write better when I'm reading a lot. Currently reading: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde The second book in this series came up in my… Continue reading July Reading Retrospective