January 2020 Book Haul

I rarely do book hauls – in fact, my last one was 2018 – but I thought I’d share with you which books I’ve bought so far in 2020 for two reasons: 1) that I’ve bought A LOT of books, and 2) because I think that some of the books I’ve bought are really cool!

Before I begin, I just want to say that I rarely buy this many books a month, so this is truly excessive. Ah well, right?!

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Book Review | The Janus Stone (Dr Ruth Galloway #2) by Elly Griffiths

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After the terrifying events a few months ago on the saltmarshes, Dr Ruth Galloway is enjoying her pregnancy and her work when she is called to a medieval site. The constructos are building new flats over the area, but want archaeologists to dig it up first. Then, a skeleton of a young child is found – missing its head. Another murder is here…

The second novel in the Dr Ruth Galloway Series, The Janus Stone was exciting, but also really rather confusing, not something you often see in cosy crime.

I really love the idea of the Ruth Galloway series. The first book, The Crossing Places was one of my favourite books for the plot, but I just could not stand the author. The novels are incredibly close-minded, including pretty much fatphobia and xenophobia on every single page. The reason I decided to pick up the next one is, simply, because I love the idea of an archaeologist getting involved in crime, and I also love unsolved murders getting solved, and this is probably, sadly, the only book series out there that does that.

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Book Review | Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

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Ada, the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron, was destined for fame before she was born. Chiaverini explores Ada’s life, from birth, her introduction into London society, and her exciting friendship with renowned inventor Charles Babbage.

I didn’t know much about Ada Lovelace before I read this book, and whilst I know that a lot of this was fiction, I do feel like I know her a lot better. Jennifer Chiaverini has brought this wonderful woman to life completely vividly.

I’ll admit that the first 100-or-so pages were a little dull, considering the fact they either didn’t have Ada in it, or she was a baby. The only thing that kept me reading was Chiaverini’s wondrous prose – it was like music being played in my mind with every word I read.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out! | 2019

Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted on this blog, but so I thought I’d return with a Mid Year Book Freak Out! These have been all over YouTube at the moment, and as we’re just over half way through the year I thought it’d be a good time to do my own!

This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildfire and Ely @ Earl Grey Books – originally on their book blog in 2014.

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Author Interview | Fiona Shaw

Hey everyone! Today I am delighted to be interviewing Fiona Shaw, who wrote the wonderful novel Outwalkers. You can read my spoiler-free review here!

Outwalkers follows a gang of children in near-future Britain as they try to escape capture and enter Scotland where they will be safe. In a post-Brexit UK, this book is, I feel, important for anyone to read. 

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Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

What’s this?! A Sprinkled With Words blog post?! I know, count it as a March miracle.

Anyway, today I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday which is a meme started by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is top ten books on your spring tbr [to be read] and believe me, I have a bunch! All of these books apart from #8 are already on my shelves!

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon | Day 4 | clickbaited books!

Hey guys! I can hardly believe that it’s day 4 of the biannual bibliothon, and that brings my challenge! Yay! This is one of my favourite readathons and I participate every round! You can see more on their YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

So as I said, today is my challenge – you can check out the original challenge post here. The challenge is to pick 3-5 books and clickbait the titles! Here’s mine…

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon | Day 3 | mad-libs

I can’t believe it’s already day 3 of the winter BIBIB! How’s your reading going? This is one of my favourite readathons and I participate every round! You can see more on their YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

Today’s post is by Becky @ Coffee, Cocktails, and Books, and it’s bookish mad-libs! I’m so excited for this one!

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