Where I Buy My Books Part One: Online

 

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Aka my mailbox

I buy a lot of books. I buy books for me, mostly, but also for friends and family members. I buy for birthdays, Christmases, and sometimes ‘just because’. So I think I have quite a lot of book buying knowledge, and now I’m going to tell you some of my favourite places to buy books from!

 

But firstly, I’m just going to say: I am a student. I don’t have £10+ per book when I get a new one. The most expensive book I bought recently was Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and I only bought it for the Biannual Bibliothon. It cost £11 something, but I have to say that mostly I do manage to get books for £5 and under, and I tend to find quite good deals online.  Continue reading

Book Review | The History Boys by Alan Bennett

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he’s a fool.

In Alan Bennett’s classic play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

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Goodreads Challenges | Why Is There So Much Hate?

1482186969-1482186969_goodreads_miscIt’s 2017, and you know what that means in a book lover’s heart? GOODREADS CHALLENGE SETTING! Yay!

Very much yay for some, but not for others. I’ve seen a lot of people set their challenges at 1 book this year, because once that 1 books has been read people feel like they can relax more. Personally, I’ve generally finished a Goodreads challenge around June-August, so I’ve never experienced Goodreads challenge stress, but other people have. I think that this is a great idea for setting if it’s something that makes you feel more comfortable.  Continue reading

Book Review | Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2) by Rick Riordan

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon – the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki – and the price he wants is very high.

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Hello 2017!

Happy New Year from Sprinkled With Words! I hope you guys are ready for a good one.

Last year, I blogged half of the amount of posts in 2016 as I did in 2015 (that’s 70 to 140 if you were wondering!) and yet I still got more visitors and page views so guys, thank you so much! You guys really mean a lot to me, and I’m so thankful.

This year I want to do more posts, more adventurous and boundary-pushing posts. Exploring more writing techniques! Publishing more interesting book reviews! I was really enjoying my posting after my hiatus. I really love this blog.

So hello. This is me coming back and I hope that 2017 becomes a prosperous year for me, you, and this blog!

Happy New Year!

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Dance into the New Year with me

Book Review | Hello Me, It’s You by Hannah Todd and others

hyim1I was so so excited and happy when this book was added to my NetGalley shelf, and I read it in a morning. It was fabulous. The letters are really hard-hitting. Not all of them meant a lot of me, but even just a line here and there had me pausing for a moment and thinking. It’s a book I really needed at this time, and I will keep it on my phone, and maybe even buy a physical copy when I can. Continue reading

How to Choose The Next Book You Read // and some winter-y book recs!

One of the biggest decisions of a bookworm’s day (besides, “Do I review/blog or read?”/”Do I read the book want to read, or the book school wants me to read?”/”I wonder if the author in my basement is nearly finished with the sequel yet?“) is deciding what to read next, so I’ve got some “helpful” hints and tips to help you decide!  Continue reading

Book Review | The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

25546710A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.  – blurb from GoodReads Continue reading

The Surprise of Poetry

e26397c7fe425a5a91b89fa5e4d92929Before I came to university, I didn’t write much poetry. I’d been writing more in the past year or so of A-Levels, but before then I had written maybe one or two poems. They were all terrible. As in, I don’t have them anymore, they were strings of words strung together in no real sense, terrible. Or sometimes they were flat prose in poem form (which is probably worse than just flat prose).  Continue reading