Do I Have a Favourite Genre? | blogmas day 10

When people ask me what I like to read,  I normally just say “just about anything, throw it at me!” And that’s not a lie – I genuinely will try absolutely any genre, from young adult to romance to horror to Western to crime to memoir.

If you look through my book review directory, you will see an entire library’s worth of genres. Manga? I’ve got something. Cosy crime? Sure. Memoir? Funny, that. YA? Oh, absolutely. Classics? Got one (and more) for that, too

So… what actually is my favourite genre? 

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag! | blogmas day 9

Thank you so much to Jenn @ Jenniely for tagging me in this! I adore this tag! 

Basically, you just tick the things you have done this year and leave the ones you haven’t, add up everything at the end, and voila – you know if you should expect books or coal under the tree this year! 

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How Do I Read So Many Books? | blogmas day 8

Sometimes – and this is going to sound unbelievably narcissistic – I amaze myself with how fast I read. I read for around 30-40 minutes the other day, and somehow managed to get 70 pages through my book! 

People sometimes comment on how I read so much, especially when I have university work, am writing a book, and doing a whole bunch of other stuff. 

My first instinct is to simply say “I don’t know”, but in reality, I know that there are some things that I do that you can probably implement into your daily life to help you read more. 

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Book Review | Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle | blogmas day 7


One summer night, best friends Olive and Rose begin to lose things. It starts out as little things – hair clips, a bracelet, a shoe. But Rose has lost something bigger – something she isn’t willing to talk about. Olive and Rose meet three strangers: Ivy, Rowan, and Hazel. They have all lost something too. And then they find the spellbook. Could it hold the secrets to bringing back what they have lost?

Oh my days, can I talk about how incredible Moira Fowley-Doyle is? Her mind must be a wonderful place to be.

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3 Tips to Help You Buy Less Books | blogmas day 6

If you’re buying presents for your loved ones for Christmas, or just trying to save a bit more cash, you are probably re-evaluating what you actually spend most of your money on, that doesn’t go to rent, bills, or food. Cinema tickets? Coffee? Wine? …books?

I have been on multiple book buying bans throughout my time, and it’s completely changed how I shop. Now, I hardly ever go on a “ban” because I don’t buy books at random or because they have pretty covers (yes, I’m totally guilty of that) because going on these bans have really helped my purchasing choices.

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I recommend books based on your blog #5 | Another Ranting Reader

I recommend books based on your blog” is a bi-monthly series where I recommend a different blogger three books based on their blog content and blog design! 

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And in this episode of “I recommend you books based on your blog”, I recommend books to Jemima who blogs at Another Ranting Reader! Jemima is a first year university student from Wales, and she blogs about all sorts, including books, feminism, poetry, fashion, travel, and writing. I can sense that this will be a fun list!

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Top Ten Favourite Books to Snuggle Up With | blogmas day 4

Today’s post is a Top Ten Tuesday post – featuring ten of my favourite cosy reads for the winter months!

One of my dreams is to snuggle up by a roaring fire place with a hot chocolate (topped with marshmallows and cream, of course) with a Labrador warming my feet, a blanket over my legs, and a fat book in my hand. Mmm, yes. I may not (currently) be able to live out this dream… but I have been told that my imagination is pretty good!

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Series I Need to Finish 2.0 | blogmas day 3

I did one of these posts about a year and a half ago, and I thought I would do it again because I have some different series to put on the list!

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I’ve read the first book in this series, Dissolution, about a month ago and absolutely loved it, but let me tell you something about these books: they are long. Each one is over 400 pages and when you’re a busy student with maybe 10 minutes of spare time to read a day, that takes a long time to get through the book. But because I loved it so much I am desperate to carry on with this series!

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Happy December! | blogmas day 1

Hello all, and happy December!

I’m so excited to share with you guys that I will be doing Blogmas this year! I absolutely love Blogmas, and although I’m super busy, I have some really fun posts coming for you. If you didn’t know, Blogmas is a kind of challenge that bloggers like myself do every year, where we post everyday all the way up to  Christmas! 

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