HOW I CHOOSE MY BOOKS TAG

Hey guys! I just finished writing my last assessment piece for the trimester so I figured what better way to celebrate than to do a book tag!

You can find the original tag here.

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1. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

These Broken Stars

Okay, so I know that not everyone loves this book but I absolutely do. I love the two main characters and they are definitely my favourites in the trilogy and I love the circumstances in which they meet. The writing and story are also super easy to read so this is a great book for me to pick up whenever I’m feeling gross or super exhausted.

2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

Sourdough

I really really wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book but I got it out from the library on a whim because it sounded different and I don’t really read contemporaries all that often. Luckily I ended up loving this book – I found Sourdough really relaxing and inspiring so I definitely recommend it.

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. (As I’m lazy, I used the random option on Goodreads instead.) How did you discover this book?

Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)

For this question, I decided to switch it up and stand in front of my classics shelf and I landed on one of my favourite  Shakespeare plays. I really enjoy Macbeth and I think at this point I’ve read it 3 or 4 times which isn’t totally crazy but oh well. I discovered this book at Dymocks – I was looking into getting onto Shakespeare and this was the first one I picked up.

4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

I don’t remember who it was ut at some point I was recommended Scott Pilgrim because I like graphic novels. I have since read the entire series and watch ed the god-awful movie. I can’t say that I’ll ever go back and read them but I enjoyed them at the time.

5. Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

Hands down, as soon as I started watching Booktube I was bombarded by a bunch of people recommending/talking about Brandon Sanderson, so naturally, I put it on my Goodreads tbr and didn’t touch it for another 3-5 years. But, eventually I did pick it up and I loved it. It’s definitely a favourite and I can’t wait to re-read it eventually!

6. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

I actually don’t own many 1 wor titled books but I do really love Caraval so I’ll go with this one. Carnaval is a go-to read for me whenever I’m sick or in a gross mood. I really love the writing and the world so it always makes me feel better. I originally picked this up because I’d heard great reviews and that’s pretty much it.

7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls, #1)

I picked up A Discovery of Witches because I’d seen the trailer for the tv show and thought it looked great. You can read my review here but let’s just say, it did not live up to the hype.

8. Think of your all-time favourite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

book book book book books book The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)    Lost Boy

These aren’t my all time faves but these are some of my recent favourites that I would definitely recommend it! I picked up The Sword of Summer because I love the cover art and I have enjoyed Rick Riordan’s previous books & I picked up Lost Boy because I saw it in one of SuperSpaceChick’s wrap ups last year and I loved the way she talked about it.

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WWW WEDNESDAY // 17.10.2018

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a fun new currently reading update, in the form of a new WWW Wednesday post! I want to be able to keep you guys on board with what I’m reading when I’m reading it and this is a great way to do that!

You can find my other WWW Wednesday posts and find my progress here.

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The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy, #1)

The Golden Door – Emily Rodda

Hello, welcome to my blog I love this book so so much and I will forever be gushing about it. I started reading this for the Mate-a-thon this month and I am so glad I chose to pick it up. I’ve been re-reading this trilogy annually for the past couple of years and loving it. This is a really fun and inventive series that gets better upon every re-read and I cannot recommend it enough. This is one of my absolute favourites and I cannot wait to continue re-reading the trilogy!

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A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro

I recently finished reading this one and I loved it. I really enjoyed the easy writing style because lately reading has been giving me terrible headaches but I managed to read this 300 page book in two sittings which was honestly such a nice feeling.

I liked the characters and the mystery in this so I think I’ll probably continue the series sometime soon.

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Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1

Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 – Ngozi Ukazu

I’ve been meaning to read this for so so long, I even pre-ordered this earlier in the year because I was so excited to read this comic! This sounds completely and absolutely cute and I love baking so along with the adorable artstyle I feel like I will love this comic!

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COMPARING UK & US BOOK COVERS

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a fun post that I’m pretty excited about tbh. I love reading posts like these posts because they’re so visual and I had a lot of fun writing my own so I hope you guys enjoy it too!

Also, fair warning, I live in Australia so we generally get the UK covers in stores. Though, I do also buy the majority of my books online so my shelves have a great mix of UK and US covers.

*UK covers will be on the left with the US covers on the right!
*You can click on the covers to go to the Goodreads page for the book with that cover

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THE ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER – EMILY X. R. PAN

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Hands down, I love the UK cover of this book. I’ll be honest, I haven’t read this book but the UK cover is enough to make me want to read it. I love the colours on the cover and the grey and white background. I think the UK cover is absolutely beautiful but still pulls ideas from the US cover which in its own right is stunning.

RENEGADES – MARISSA MEYER

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With this book I’m a bit torn – I like the colours on each cover and the ties to the superhero themes in the book (I assume, I haven’t read it yet) but I think I have to go with the UK cover simply because I’m a sucker for a white background. I love the simplistic look the UK cover has going for it and I also really love the shade of blue. This is such a  minor point, but I also really love the mask in the centre on the cover because I feel like it gives a better indication that Renegades is about superheroes.

UPROOTED – NAOMI NOVIK

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This book looks beautiful on either cover. On either cover, you get the total fairytale vibe visually from the book. I do think I have to go with the UK cover for this one too, purely because if you blanked out the title and just showed me each cover I would choose the UK version to read. The UK cover is more intriguing and has brighter colours whereas, the US cover sort of looks like an old newspaper.

CARAVAL – STEPHANIE GARBER

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And in a fun and surprising twist, I love the US cover so so much more than the UK cover for Caraval! I own the UK cover for this series because that’s all I can get instore without breaking the bank, but if I had the chance to swap my copies out, based on the covers I would definitely pick the US copy. I can’t say that either of the covers really show anything about the stories but, at least they’re pretty???

LOST BOY – CHRISTINA HENRY

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And now we’re ditching the break in the trend and skipping back to me loving UK covers. I love this book in general and I think that each copy shows really well what the book is about – I mean it’s called Lost Boy and it’s got a hook on the cover???

So, I have to definitely say that the UK cover is my favourite purely because it’s the cover of the book I used when I rad it from the library the first time. I also really love the simplistic look of the cover (Are we sensing a theme here?).

ACE OF SHADES – AMANDA FOODY

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The two covers for Ace of Shades are pretty similar – they have the same background and the same cards theme, they mostly just have different fonts and both have different centre focuses if that makes sense. I think I prefer the UK cover purely because I love the set out for the cards and the font more – honestly, it’s such a nitpick because the covers are so similar, but really they’re both nice.

THE SWORD OF SUMMER – RICK RIORDAN

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OKay, I don’t want to offend anyone but the UK cover is dreadful and I really don’t like it. In fact, I don’t really like any of the UK covers for Riordan’s books – I don’t know how he gets such A+, 100% beautiful covers in the US and such ugly covers in the UK. It honestly bugs me because the books are so good but the covers are so bad! So yeah, the US covers reigns supreme for this trilogy!

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END – ADAM SILVERA

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I love both of these covers so much??? Honestly, I think I have to go with the US cover purely because I love blue covers. I usually love the more simplistic covers but the US cover is just so beautiful and if I was going to buy the book I would try and purchase the US cover over the UK.

STRANGE THE DREAMER – LAINI TAYLOR

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So you know how I love blue and simplistic covers? Well, I think we know that I love the UK cover more than I do the US cover. That being said, shiny covers (or shiny things in general) really set me off and make me uncomfortable so I’m much more comfortable with more muted colours.

ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME – ROSHANI CHOSHKI

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And here we have the same situation as we do with Rick Riordan, and how fitting it is that this series is being published under his imprint. The UK covers are absolutely horrendous and you won’t catch me buying them. You’re not supposed to judge books by their covers but I totally do so fight me, the US cover looks absolutely wonderful. I love the colours and the art style it’s so pretty!

NEVERNIGHT – JAY KRISTOFF

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So here I become a total hypocrite. I know a few covers ago I said that I prefer covers with a white background and simplistic design but guys, just look at that US cover, it’s beautiful! I haven’t read the book yet but I’ve heard it’s quite dark so I think the US cover also represents the book more than the UK cover does!

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC – V. E. SCHWAB

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Hands down, the US cover is so much nicer than the UK cover! I really love the two worlds on the cover and how it clearly shows that the mc is a traveller. Though, I do enjoy that the UK cover is like a font on view of the same “scene” whereas, the US cover is like a birdseye view.

HARRY POTTER – J. K. ROWLING

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Okay, so maybe this is cheating a bit because it’s Harry Potter and there are like a million copies of each book in the series! But, I generally enjoy the UK copies for this series, especially the editions I show above. I love the background colours and settings as well as the beautiful artwork!  Also, unpopular opinion, but I hate the original US covers, also this is such a nitpick but I hate that they changed the title, it just seems completely ridiculous to me.

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE – LAINI TAYLOR

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Is this even a question??? I definitely prefer the UK cover to the US cover because for once the more simple cover just doesn’t work for me. I love the door with the handprint because it actually relates to the story whereas, the US cover makes me feel like the story is about a costume party because of the mask. Both the covers don’t really tell you anything about the book unless you’ve already read it, but I think the UK cover is more attention-grabbing which, sort of like an older fantasy!

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SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE BOOK TAG! // THE MATE-A-THON STARTS SOON!

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a fun new book tag! This one was created by Liza @ DuskAngelReads because the Mate-A-Thon is coming! You can read more about the readathon here, but it starts at 12:01 AM on the 12th of October!

You can find the readathon’s Twitter here!

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1 SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE: A favourite book with food on the cover

Sourdough

I read Sourdough earlier this year in August and loved it! It’s an amazing and brilliantly relaxing book! It’s all about Lois Clary (the mc) trying to come into herself and also trying to learn how to bake Sourdough. This is such a fantastic book all about learning about yourself and nothing will give you more motivation to ake bread!

2 G’DAY MATE: A favourite book by an Aussie Author

The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy, #1)

I will never not recommend this book. Emily Rodda has a fantastic mind and knows how to write the best middle-grade fantasies! I love this trilogy and I really wish more people would read the books because they’re so underrated!

3 IT’S ALWAYS HOT EVERYWHERE: A hot new release you are anticipating?

Skyward

Most of my most anticipated releases have already come out this month so I think I’ll just go with Brandon Sanderson’s new release. I love his writing and his world building so of course, I’m excited to read this one!

4 ALL THE WILDLIFE WANT TO KILL US: What is your favourite bookish animal?

My favourite fictional animal would probably have to be the Thestrals from Harry Potter! I think they’re really interesting and very underappreciated! They’re such fantastic and complex creatures and I really think they’re brilliant!

5 EVERYONE EATS VEGEMITE: A food mentioned in a book you would love to try?

All of it. Anything and Everything that is mentioned in a kitchen I will automatically feel the need to cook.

To be honest, I only got into cooking and especially baking this year. But, when I read Heartless by Marissa Meyer I thought Cath’s lemon tarts sounded fantastic! I would really love to make them someday!

6 RIDING KANGAROOS TO SCHOOL? NAH, THE COOL KIDS RIDE EMUS!: What fictional school would you like to attend?

I would love to go to Hogwarts as long as Harry Potter wasn’t there! I don’t fancy having to miss my exams or almost get killed every year just because of some twit I don’t even know. Besides, I would kill to be able to take Care of Magical Creatures and to be able to sneak into the kitchens and cook all the time with the house elves (who would hopefully be getting paid!)

7 SPIDERS THE SIZE OF A DINNER PLATE: A favourite scary/thriller book?

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

Originally I was going to answer with Gone Girl because duh. But I decided to go with The Diviners for this one because I don’t talk about it enough and it’s a fantastic book with a wonderful cast of characters and some really good bad guys.

8 WE ALL TALK IN SLANG THAT NO ONE BUT AN AUSSIE CAN UNDERSTAND: What translated book is on your TBR that you really want to get to?

A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor, Book #1)

I don’t really read translated works often just because they’re more uncommon in the bookstores near me, but I did hear about A Winter’s Promise recently and I’m excited to get to it. It’s translated from French and it’s supposed to be quite popular over there so I’m interested to see what it’s like in English.

9 EVERYTHING THAT ISN’T THE COAST, IS A DESERT: A very baron read? (dull/boring)

Final Draft

Unfortunately, I’ll have to go with Final Draft by Riley Redgate for this one! I got just over 30% of the way through this one before giving up. I found it incredibly boring and hard to relate to so I decided it just wasn’t for me!

10 WE DRINK… A LOT: What fictional character would you like to sit down and have a drink with?

Honestly, none of them because I just want to chill. Sooo I feel like the perfect character for this would be Noah Czerny from The Raven Cycle series! Whenever I come across a question like this or where they ask who you would like to be friends with I always say Noah Czerny. He’s just a calm (most of the time) and quiet guy and I feel like I could have a nice and short conversation with.

11 AUSSIES ONLY HAVE 4 FOOD GROUPS – STEAK, MEAT PIES, TIM TAMS & SAUSAGES ON BREAD: What are 4 books you think everyone should read?

This is hilarious to me because I’m a vegetarian but okay…

ant antThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo    Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)    Wild Beauty    Faithful

I tried to find something for everyone but I love all of these so you should definitely give them each a read!

12 NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF THE YEAR AN AUSSIE WILL ALWAYS BE WEARING THONGS: What is a book related essential you always use? e.g. a pen & ruler for annotating your books

This is completely true and I feel no shame, we are always wearing thongs (translation: flip flops)

I always carry post-it notes with me! I usually have at least a sheet of post it’s tucked into the back of my books for annotating crises and for if I decide I want to review!

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Don’t forget that the Mate-A-Thon starts at 12:01 AM on the 12th!

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BOOKSHELF TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS #5 // My Classics Shelf!

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Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with another shelf in my bookshelf tour series and today I’m featuring my classics shelf! You guys have let me know that you’ve been enjoying this series and I’m really loving writing it so let me know what I should recommend next!

Remember to click on the covers to go the Goodreads pages!

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Peter Pan

PETER PAN

I love Peter Pan. Well not Peter Pan, himself (dude’s a twit) but, the world of Pan – I love Neverland and the Lost Boys and the whole idea of there being this little maniac obsessed with fighting a one-handed pirate. Because doesn’t that sound ridiculous and completely fun?

I will say that this isn’t my favourite book in the world and I actually find it pretty lacking whenever I read it, but Neverland and the endless remakes make up for that!

A Wrinkle in Time

A WRINKLE IN TIME

I don’t know what it is about this book but I love it too. I love how this reminds me of my childhood even though I never read it as a kid and I love how much it promotes creativity and science and family love. It doesn’t feature a main character who resents her younger brother for existing, instead, they have a great sibling relationship and oh, also they travel through space and I love this book so so much please read it!

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Anne of Green Gables is the ultimate middle-grade classic for kids who want to be creative and not get in trouble for it! Anne is unapologetically herself in this book – she gets insecure but also has an amazing imagination with her head in the clouds most of the time. She is also really smart and so much fun – I think she’s a fantastic role model for little children and pretty much anyone else – she’s just a great example of how creativity and being yourself is a good thing! This is a wonderfully uplifting book and I really believe that everyone should read this at least once in their life!

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

THE GIVER

How many copies of this book do I own I hear you totally not asking, and to that I say, I don’t know. Realistically I probably only own 3 or 4 copies and I actually own multiple copies of the first four books on this list so whoops but also I love them and it doesn’t bother me so hopefully it doesn’t bother you?

The Giver is one of my favourite books of all time and I will forever not understand why people don’t like it. It’s for sure a future classic (not everyone sees it as one yet) and honestly reading it just makes me happy!

Pride and Prejudice

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Pride and Prejudice is of course on the list! This is such a guilty pleasure read for me because it’s so angsty and terrible! The characters are all ridiculous and the plot is kind of nuts and honestly, it’s so much fun to read! Also, I love it because every time I read it I have a different opinion of Mr Darcy – I never just think he’s an alright guy either, he’s a d*ck or he’s the best man on Earth – honestly it’s a bit ridiculous!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

And Then There Were None    The Crucible     Fahrenheit 451

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HOW TO APPROACH PUBLISHERS // Today we discuss etiquette??? & I give advice on how to talk to the (not so) big and scaries of the publishing world!

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a really exciting and hopefully really helpful blog post all about talking to publishers! This year I finally got up the courage to approach publishers about review copies and so I thought I would blog about it! I plan on writing more posts like these soon on my blog so let me know if there’s anything you want me to write about/ have questions about!

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I don’t want to make this post too long because I plan to talk about a whole bunch of things in this series, so I’m mainly talking about the starting points for format and manners here! 

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First up, I just want to say, don’t stress! It can be nervewracking talking to publishers, especially if you’re not used to it, but it’s really nothing to lose sleep over!

HOW TO TALK TO PUBLISHERS

Before I dive into how to write a review request and all that fun stuff I wanted to write a blog post with advice on how to write your requests. If that makes any kind of sense… Nope. It doesn’t.

Okay, starting again – I want to talk about how to format your requests and actually talk to publishers – I’m not focusing on the actual words you’re saying yet – am I making sense yet? (probably not, sorry)

PARAGRAPH LENGTH? FORMAL OR INFORMAL? HOW MUCH DO I SAY???

I only want to cover a few things and make this pretty short, so I’m just focusing on the top 3 things I think you should go in with, and this is coming from the person who did the dumb thing and just dived in without thinking and/or doing any research. I’m not going to focus on what you should say (though I will in another post if you guys would like me to!), but on how you should say it, so I hope this is helpful to you guys!

1 Try to keep your email short and sweet! I love emails as much as the next person who loves emails does, but if your job is in the media department I’d wager you probably have to go through a lot of emails throughout the day so do you think they really want to read an essay on why you want them to send you a book? Honestly, if I wasn’t in the best of moods (and this is me being totally honest, so don’t hate me), I would just chuck the email in the trash without finishing it.

Keep your paragraphs (preferably only 1 or 2) short and try to only include the necessary information. Don’t go on a tangent about how the author changed your life or how you have like, 6 tattoos inspired by the last book in the series because while that’s great and all, it’s pretty irrelevant information in this context.

2 Be mindful of what you’re asking! Only ask for one thing and try to be as nice as possible without coming off as an asskisser. It’s all about manners – you’re not demanding, you’re asking!

So, only request one thing… Unless you’ve built a good relationship with the publisher and you’re a reliable reviewer (you’ve read all or most of the books they’ve sent you in the past). By all means, send more than one email but request your books separately and not all at once! This is not a NetGalley binge, they will actually be sending you physical copies and that’s a big deal and a wonderful privilege! (on that note: don’t request books you’re not fully interested in).

3 I can’t believe I feel like I even have to say this, but manners are so important here people! You should try to be formal and respectful because hey, if they accept your request they’ll legit be sending you a book for free! But, above anything else I’ve written – manners are key! If you come off as a kissass it might be cute, but if you come off as rude or entitled – you’re going in the trash folder in the blink of an eye!

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So, overall, use your manners, try to be formal but not sound like you have a pole up your nether area, keep your email on the shorter side & try not to stress yourself out! It’s much simpler than it sounds and it’s really nothing to get worked up over!

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THE THREE BOOKISH THINGS TAG

Hey Guys, today I’m coming at you with a new book tag so thank you so much to the legend, Anatomy of A Book Thief & shout out to Rebecca @ BookishlyRebecca for tagging me to do this book tag! I love being tagged in posts and seeing different book tags so this was really fun for me!

*Remember to click on the images to go to Goodreads &/or IMDb pages!

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1 THREE READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS

Lost Boy  The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)  The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

1 Christina Henry – Remember that time I read Lost Boy and didn’t shut up about it for 6 months?

2 Rick Riordan – Remember that time I fell in love with Percy Jackson?

3 Brandon Sanderson *I love the books, not the author* – Remember that time I became obsessed with the Mistborn trilogy?

2 THREE TITLES I’VE WATCHED BUT HAVEN’T READ

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Poster  This Is Where I Leave You Poster  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Poster

1 To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Don’t kill me, I have it on hold at the library and I’m super hyped to read it! *oh my god pls watch this movie it’s cute af and I’m still squealing* *where are my sequels Netflix?* 

2 This Is Where I Leave You – This is one of my favourite movies and I swear I do plan to read the book and I even have a copy on my shelves, it’s just taking a while for me to get there!

3 Lord of The Rings – I’ve seen all the LOTR movies + all The Hobbit films and yet I haven’t seen any of the books. I’m clearly a heathen.

3 THREE CHARACTERS YOU LOVE

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1)  The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1)

*tries to write a blog post without talking about Stalking Jack The Ripper characters*

1 Hearthstone – From the Magnus Chase trilogy. I love this small boi (elf boi???), he deserves the world. Also, where’s my mythological magical buddy cop series with him and Blitzen???

2 Rubeus Hagrid – I love this man, he deserves the world.

3 Lockwood – THIS GUY! I love him to pieces.

4 THREE SERIES BINGED

My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin, #1)  The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)  The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

*Uhh, ya girl doesn’t binge but okayyy*

1 The My Merlin series – I think this was the first series I ever binge read. I was pretty sick one week back in Primary School and it was pretty soon after I had gotten my Kindle, and this trilogy was completely free so I figured I would indulge my Merlin obsession. AND I LOVED IT! 12-year-olds love love triangles so fight me. Honestly, I’d love to know how I feel about this trilogy now, compared to back almost 10 years ago.

2 Magnus Chase sort of… – I read book1 some time last year and then took a break because I didn’t have book 2 but then I I picked up books 2 and 3 (within something like 2 days) for the first BookTubeaThon this year and I LOVED THEM. I pretty much didn’t put the books down until I finished the trilogy!

3 The Diviners – I read these books so so quickly because I just had to keep reading. I love all the characters so much and I need book 4 ASAP!

5 THREE CURRENT FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)  Bad Romance  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

1 Hunting Prince Dracula – I love this cover so so much, though that could be total bias because of my love for the actual story.

2 Bad Romance – This is such a hard and triggering but phenomenal book but in that, the cover really does suit it perfectly. This book really is absolutely amazing and I really wish everyone (who can handle the triggers) would read it because I think it’s a really important book.

3 Hp & The Prisoner of Azkaban – I will never not love this cover.

6 THREE GOALS FOR THE YEAR

1 Try to stay at least 2 posts ahead of schedule, in terms of fully written and ready to publish posts.

2 Don’t forget to read, but don’t stress if you don’t have the time/ brain power to do so.

3 Try to *let it go* and make Uni a better experience. 2018 has been a Sh*tstorm so my main goal is just to take it as easy as possible, eg. get extensions when you need them and be honest about where you’re at in life.

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1 Marie @ DrizzleandHurricaneBooks

2 Destiny @ HowlingLibraries

3 Avery @ Red Rocket Panda

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1 WHICH ADAPTATIONS HAVE YOU SEEN BUT NOT READ?

2 DO YOU BINGE BOOK SERIES?

3 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE REST OF 2018?

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