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My Audiobook TBR

My Audiobook TBR

I’ve had an Audible subscription for months, and have been steadily accumulating audiobooks, yet I’ve barely listened to any of them. The only audiobook I’ve actually completed is Joanna Penn’s Productivity For Writers, which was fairly short. I just always seem to forget about them and end up listening to music or podcasts when I’m in my car, but I’d really love to get into audiobooks. I drive half an hour to and from work five days a week, so if I could get into audiobooks, that would be a whole extra 5 hours of reading time every week! Anyway,… Read more »

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My Best Reads of 2019

My Best Reads of 2019

Another year gone, another best reads of the year post! I feel like I’ve read a lot of incredible books this year, and whilst a few have been in my favoured genres of fantasy and historical fiction, I also feel like I’ve expanded my horizons a lot this year, where reading is concerned. I mean, there’s a couple of contemporaries, a manga series and a ghost story on here, so that’s new! So here are my best reads of 2019: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames I’m probably supposed to work up to my absolute favourite book of the… Read more »

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8 Spooky Books On My TBR

8 Spooky Books On My TBR

I’ve never been a huge fan of horror, or spooky books, mostly due to the fact I’m a massive wimp. However, I recently read Laura Purcell’s book The Silent Companions, and whilst it massively freaked me out, I absolutely adored it. Since then I’ve been on the lookout for other spooky books to add to my TBR, and I’ve found some really interesting sounding books (trust me to wait until after Halloween to suddenly want to start reading scary books!). I think the key with me is that I want to read more psychological, haunted house books than any kind… Read more »

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My Favourite Disney Songs

My Favourite Disney Songs

Having young nieces and nephews has meant that I’ve got to watch and rewatch a lot of Disney movies in the past few years, and one of my favourite things about them is the songs (and I imagine I’m not alone in that!). They’re generally just so fun and catchy, and in the case of some of the older ones, laced with nostalgia. So here are my favourites, and I’d love to know yours in the comments! ‘When Will My Life Begin’ from Tangled Personally, I think Tangled is an incredibly underrated film. Whilst it’s popular, it’s nowhere near as… Read more »

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Books I Forgot To Review

Books I Forgot To Review

I’m pretty terrible at remembering to review books in a timely manner, so there have been a fair few that have slipped through the cracks! It mostly tends to be mediocre books that I had no strong feelings towards that I forget to review, as I don’t find myself desperate to talk about them. Plus once it’s been a couple of weeks since I read them, I’ve usually forgotten the specifics, which makes it so much harder to review them! So I thought I’d do a quick post where I attempt to remember and summarise my feelings towards a few… Read more »

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10 Classics I’d Like To Read

10 Classics I’d Like To Read

I’ve always really enjoyed reading classics, even from a very young age. As a child I devoured a lot of the children’s classics like Black Beauty and Watership Down, and in my early teens I discovered Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. English was my favourite subject in school for that reason, and I even went on to study it in college and then university. However, I think by that stage, I’d kind of gone into classics overload… I’d read so many classics over the years, and some that I’d been made to read I just hadn’t clicked with. That’s… Read more »

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Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

One of the hardest things about book blogging is consistently having to come up with new ideas for posts. That’s definitely something I’m struggling with at the moment, as I’m part way through Blogtober, and having to come up with new ideas every day is proving much harder than the actual writing part! So I thought it would be a good idea to brainstorm some ideas, and share them in a blog post for anyone else who’s struggling. I’ve previously done some other blog post ideas posts, so check them out if you need further inspiration: 15 Book Blog Post… Read more »

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My Top 10 Book Tropes

My Top 10 Book Tropes

As I spoke about a while ago, the word ‘trope’ gets a bad rap. In a lot of people’s eyes it’s another word for a cliche, but I personally don’t think that’s fair. For me, only overused tropes are cliched or bad…There’s nothing wrong with a trope in itself. In fact, I think we all have things that we love to see in books, and if it’s something that’s commonly seen, then that’s a trope. So here are 10 tropes I personally love: Anti heroes. My love of anti heroes is well documented (I’ve written enough posts about them anyway!),… Read more »

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10 Books I Want To Reread

10 Books I Want To Reread

One of the biggest changes that has happened in my reading life since my childhood and teenage years is that I no longer reread books. When I was younger, at least half of my reading consisted of me rereading old favourites, yet now I can only remember one reread from the past few years (I reread the Harry Potter series last year, which I blogged about here). I think a lot of this has been down to my ever-growing TBR list. There are so many new books I want to read that it seems like wasting time to be rereading…. Read more »

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8 Historical Fiction Books On My TBR List

8 Historical Fiction Books On My TBR List

I’ve always been fascinated by history, and so it’s really no surprise that one of my favourite genres is historical fiction. I just love seeing history come to life in the form of a novel, whether it’s about an event or historical figure I know well, and just want to see how a different author interpreted it, or something I want to learn more about. There are so many interesting looking historical fiction books out there though, that however many I read, my TBR list just seems to grow longer and longer! But here are the eight that I’m most… Read more »

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