Tuesday, 10 September 2019

August Wrap-Up

I read SO much in August!
August was my last month of (semi) freedom before I started my new course (Can you tell it all goes down in September? I'm already behind on uploading posts!). Although I worked A LOT, I still found the time to get lots of reading done but also just to relax and have fun.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Forcing my friends to read We Were Liars (their reviews)

A few years ago, I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and loved it! I have reread it multiple times since and each time I find some new details which influence the storyline. The writing is so intricate and clever. I just need everyone to read it so I can discuss it... so that's what I did... I forced (well persistently persuaded) my friends to read it...
Here are their thoughts on the book...

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Three Dark Crowns Review and Book Of The Month Questions

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake was my book of the month with Chloe from Forever Fictional. Yes, we are back! Unfortunately we both agreed that it was a disappointing first read back (especially for Chloe, see her review *rant* HERE).
Each month, as a form of discussing the book, Chloe and I are going to send each other questions about our thoughts on the book. You can find Chloe's answers to my questions HERE.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Love Your Library Challenge Announcement

We are already a week into the month and I have decided to start a reading challenge... fool.

There have been so many reading challenges going around lately and I really wanted to participate in one. When I saw this reading bingo sheet in my local library today I knew that I could have fun with it. This is not my document, it is made by Hampshire library service. Although you can not use their services outside of Hampshire, their resource is great for any library.
This challenge is pretty straightforward. Each book you read, you cross off and try and make lines like a normal game of bingo. I have decided my own rules, but it is really not too complicated.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

July Wrap-Up!

July has been a great month for my blog. I managed to write loads of posts which I am actually pleased with. I also got a decent amount of books read. As much as I could, I made the most of the sun and found new locations to read where I wouldn't be disturbed every two minutes!

Monday, 22 July 2019

Reader Problems - Taking Books On Holiday

I was thinking about starting a new series of posts called 'Reader Problems'. I know it's not a very original concept as other people are already making similar content, but I think it will be fun for me to write, so... I'm doing it anyway.
As I'm currently on holiday (hoping I finish writing this on time), I thought it would be fun to discuss all the problems I faced when trying to decide what books to take with me.
I have narrowed it down to my top five things I needed to consider when selecting books to take away with me.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

How Accurate Are Reader Stereotypes?

What do people assume about you when you tell them that you like reading?

Chloe- "I'm a nerd, friendless, boring, shy and have no life?"
Aaron- "Gay, sad. They are confused."
Emma- "I'm really introverted?"

There are lots of negative thoughts that come to people's mind when we confess our love of books. How accurate are they?
Are we so strange that our enjoyment of reading can never be understood?

Monday, 8 July 2019

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag!

We have made it half way through the year so we can now freak out about how quickly time passes and how little time we have to achieve all we wanted!... (That might just be me).
Truthfully though, in terms of books, I'm feeling good. Of course I have a monstrous TBR, but we shook hands and came to the agreement that if I keep reading, I can keep feeding it more books.

I have read 32 books so far this year meaning that I have surpassed my reading challenge! At the beginning of the year due to lack of self motivation and all other fun mental health stuff, I was barely reading anything, so I set my reading challenge pretty low. I had considered raising it when I got back into reading, but I'll take any overachieving I can get and look at me go!!

Today, I'll be doing the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag to reflect on the books I've read so far this year. I feel like the books I've been reading have been predominantly pretty good this year. When looking for the questions for this tag, I found numerous variations of the questions and wasn't sure which were the original, so if I don't answer any that you want to know, let me know in the comments!