My Favourite Autumnal Books For All Kinds Of Readers

It’s autumn for real now, and I’m so excited. Autumn is my favourite season, and I love nothing more than curling up with a book, a thick jumper, and a mug of coffee.

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To get into the spirit, I thought I would share 5 books that you can cosy up with and get totally lost in this autumn.

If you fancy a bit of murder, read… Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – okay so this isn’t as autumnal as, say, Sleeping Murder, but it’s just so classic and easily the best Christie I’ve read so far! You will get completely sucked in, and the ending is by far the best bit. The perfect way to spend a few hours when it’s rainy and thundery outside. Continue reading “My Favourite Autumnal Books For All Kinds Of Readers”

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Turning the Page #8 | when was the last time I did one of these again?

Turning the Page is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. In it, I talk about what I read during the week with a Tweet-sized review, and what I’m planning on reading next week, as well as what you might’ve missed on the blog. You’re very welcome to join in if you’d like! Just make sure to link back.

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So the last time I did one of these was the 30th September – aka two weeks ago. I decided not to do monthly wrap ups, although they may make a come back cause I kinda like them… but anyway, what I post here will be what I’ve read in the past two weeks!

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Book Review | The Master Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

This review contains spoilers of book 1, The Paper Magician, and book 2, The Glass Magician. Click the links to read my reviews! 

23485372While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician’s exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony’s past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined. – from Goodreads 

Whilst my review of the second book in the series was pretty scathing, I definitely enjoyed the final book of this trilogy far more… although there were still a lot of things that let it down. Continue reading “Book Review | The Master Magician by Charlie N Holmberg”

I recommend books based on your blog #1 | Mindful Millie

I recommend you 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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In the first of this series, I recommend books to the lovely Louise from Mindful Millie! Louise is a children’s writer and mental health advocate. She blogs about mental health, pregnancy, writing, and also being married young. Her blog is also so aesthetically pleasing and I had the biggest heart eyes when scrolling through! Continue reading “I recommend books based on your blog #1 | Mindful Millie”

Charms Extra Credit Magical Readathon | readathon sign up & tbr

Since I’ve decided to have this blog exclusively for books, and keep my other blog for writing, lifestyle, and travel, all of my bookish posts will now be on here. As such, this post is going to be a TBR for a readathon I’m taking part in next week!

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The readathon is called the “Charms Extra Credit” readathon, and it’s part of Book Roast‘s Magical Readathon series, which started with the OWLs and NEWTs earlier this year. I missed the earlier readathons, but when I saw this one I got really excited and decided to take part next week! The readathon dates are 8th – 14th October.

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Book Review | The Glass Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

Read my review of The Paper Magician, book one in the series! This review contains spoilers of book 1.

22341276After her near-death experiences at the hands of Excisioner, Lira, apprentice Folder Ceony Twill is still learning, and still fighting off her growing affection for her teacher, Emery Thane. When two new threats appear on her streets, targeting Ceony and those she holds most dear, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Magic, mystery, and danger all lurk within the world Ceony has chosen to inhabit.

Despite really enjoying the first book in the series, this one was a bit of a let-down. And although I normally write reviews in sentences, paragraphs, and even with actual punctuation, I’m just going to bullet-point what went wrong for me:

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I recommend you books based on your blog | introductory post

I love recommending people books. It’s a great feeling when you suggest a book to someone and they absolutely love it. So many people have recommended me books in real life and online, so I would love to do the same. I love looking at people on the street and wondering what they read when they’re at home. Well, now I can kinda do that – but this time with bloggers!

In a new series I’m bringing to Sprinkled With Words, I am going to be recommending three books to a different blogger – and hopefully they’ll love them.

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All of the books are of course ones I’ve also read, and I’d be using both blog content and blog design in my recommendations. I think it’s going to be so much fun!

“I recommend you books based on your blog” posts will be uploaded every other Wednesday at 7pm GMT/BST, and will feature a different blogger every time. (I couldn’t think up a snappier title, but the lengthier ones have character too!)

The list of bloggers is completely full right now (up until next May!) so I’m not currently looking for more bloggers to participate, but drop a comment if you’re interested! I already feel like I might take a summer hiatus from this series, but if I don’t, I’ll make sure to get in touch.

Stay tuned for next week when the first post will go up…

Until then,

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Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Have Coffee With | aka I rave about Shakespeare *again*

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly prompt hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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I am actually terrible at meeting authors. I completely freeze up and forget how my tongue works, I sometimes splutter “I LOVE YOUR BOOK” as I’m running away from the signing desk, and I will happily walk around the rest of the day clutching an important book to my chest.

Despite all of this, and the enormous anxiety that meeting my favourite authors brings me, there are still some fantastic writers I would love to meet (and flail in front of) preferably in front of a rather large latte.

(Also, the “top ten Tuesday” prompt never said they had to be alive. Heh.)

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Turning the Page #7 | I finally finish a series I’ve been reading since 2015!

Turning the Page is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. In it, I talk about what I read during the week with a Tweet-sized review, and what I’m planning on reading next week, as well as what you might’ve missed on the blog. You’re very welcome to join in if you’d like! Just make sure to link back.

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This week I read…

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Book Review | Friendship Fails of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager

39005618Following her dating disasters, Emma Nash is back at it with her blogging. But when her best friend Steph seems to prefer her boyfriend to her, and Emma is left alone more often than she wants, she goes on a mission to try and make some more friends. In true Emma style, however, it rarely (read: never) goes to plan… 

Editing Emma was one of the funniest books I’ve ever read in my life, and book two in Seager’s series certainly did not disappoint!

Emma is a teenage girl with a private blog that she posts basically everything on – it’s kind of like a private Twitter account (I know you have one, own up) but obviously a lot more can be written. It’s such a good way to write a book, making it very easy to keep up with and understand, and it gives it such a personalised, private way of writing that is uncomfortable when you just have the first person perspective. Continue reading “Book Review | Friendship Fails of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager”