SORTING MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS INTO THEIR HOGWARTS HOUSES

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m doing something a bit different but that I had a lot of fun going through my bookshelves for, I’m sorting my favourite book characters into Hogwarts houses!

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MY EXCEL BOOKISH SPREADSHEETS FOR 2019 // let’s dive into my excel obsession!

Hey guys! Welcome to a new week and a totally new type of post on my blog. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about my mild excel obsession before, and I’ve certainly not highlighted it here before.

But, here today I’m talking about my excel book log for 2019 and why I’m bothering with one!

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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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10 THINGS I WISH I HAD THE GUTS TO SAY TO NON-READERS

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a bit of a weird ranty post, though hopefully, it won’t turn out too negative! I seem to be have been surrounded by people who don’t read lately and it’s weird. Everyone else is more interested in socialising and playing video games which is great and I’m definitely at least 45% interested, but also can’t I just come along and read my book instead???

So, I thought I might write a post talking about all the things I wish I could say to people who aren’t “readers!”

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER + HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA AESTHETICS

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Hey guys! Today I’m continuing my obsession with Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and also going out of my comfort zone for a bit of a change! I decided I would change things up a bit for this instalment in my series and today I tried my hand at making aesthetic boards??? Is that what they’re called???

I have never made these aesthetic mood board thingos before so this was a whole new world for me. I wasn’t quite sure how to make them but I think I figured it out in the end??

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POPULAR BOOKS I DON’T WANT TO READ! // Please don’t hate me

Hey Guys! Today I’m coming at you with a new blog post talking about the 6 popular books I am no longer interested in reading about! Also, I’m naming these “popular” because I’ve seen A LOT of people reading these book and/or the author’s other works.

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

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BOOKS BOOKS ANTSix of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)   Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)   Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

SIX OF CROWS

I’m starting with Six of crows? Because I’m a savage? And I have no interest in these books?

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by Leigh Bardugo, well, actually that’s wrong. I did start her first book in the Grisha trilogy and I thought it was boring as batshit so I DNFed it. After that, I really thought about it and ended up taking SOC off my tbr because I’m really just not that interested in it, and I’ve been spoiled for book 2 anyway so what’s the point???

RESTORE ME

Okay, so I have actually read all of the original series, plus the novellas. But, I honestly didn’t really like it so I just don’t see myself continuing. ESPECIALLY since I don’t like who the mc ended up with. Honestly, he’s gross and I disapprove (not that the other guy was any better tbh).

CASSANDRA CLARE WORKS

  • Cassandra Clare’s original books have pretty poor writing.
  • There’s too much angsty romance.
  • I didn’t like any of her books that I’ve read.
  • I’m honestly just sick of the Shadowhunter world in general.

BOOKS BOOKS ANTWinger (Winger, #1)   The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)   The Upside of Unrequited

WINGER

I am not now and will never be a 14-year-old boy going through puberty so I just don’t see myself connecting with this story. Apparently, there’s also a really terrible ending with a gay character being used as a plot device.

Basically, I’ve had this book on my shelves for something like 5/6 years and have never even gone to pick it up and read it. Basically, I’m not going to probably ever pick this up and I’m just not here for the bad rep.

If you want to read more (non-spoiler) you should take a look at this review.

THE BRONZE HORSEMAN

You know what I’m not here for? Rape.

Basically, this book is the definition of inappropriate and problematic.

Check out these reviews and threads for more detailed information. [Link] x [Link]

The Bronze Horseman – rape rape rape

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED

I honestly feel so bad about this. I have started this and I got roughly 50 pages in but I just don’t know if this is the book for me. The main character is plus sized which is great for representation’s sake, but from what I remember/ have heard is that she also needs validation out of getting a boyfriend because of her weight and size. As a plus-sized woman, I say no thanks to this whole plotline.

The Upside of Unrequited – i feel so bad but the mc needs validation out of getting a bf. she feels validated out of getting a bf bc shes plus sized. As a plus-sized woman, I say no thanks.

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BOOKS I LOVED BUT WILL PROBABLY NEVER RE-READ

So, recently I re-read Divergent, a very hated book in our community, and I LOVED IT! I really wasn’t sure how I would feel about it since I read this back in the start of my High School career and never continued the trilogy (mainly because of the hate the book got). And, because of how much I loved re-reading Divergent (seriously, why do so many people hate this book???) it really got me thinking about some of the other books I read a few years ago, and even a few months ago, that I don’t think I would enjoy as much if I re-read them!

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

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Queens of Geek

Queens of Geek is a really fun and cute book about a trio of teenagers who love fandom, YouTube and cosplay! This book is top level cheese and I really loved it when I read it. I will definitely continue to recommend it to you guys and irl readers but, it’s just not something I think I will ever read again. There’s some really great fat & anxiety rep in this book and I loved it for that, but for me, cheesy contemporaries are more of a read it once, love it, and never pick it up again.

I definitely loved this book but, I doubt I’ll ever feel the need to pick it up again when I could just pick up another cheesy YA and get the same feeling from it.

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I loved this back when I read it in 2015 and I read I read the whole thing in a couple of days. I hadn’t seen much of the show (and I haven’t continued lol) and my friends were both reading the books so I thought I would jump on that bandwagon too. I really loved the book at the time and thought the characters were really cool. But, if I’m honest with you guys and myself, I don’t think I will ever go back and read any of the books in this series. I am currently up to book 4, but I know it’s going to take the author a million years to finish out the series, and honestly he’ll probably die before it’s finished. I think the books are good and the world is really interesting but, I don’t love it and I really don’t think I’ll ever have the urge to re-read any of the books. I will definitely finish the series, but I basically like none of the characters and it annoys me how long it takes me to get through the books so this is a no-go for me, unfortunately.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1)

Okay, so technically this is a cheat since I’ve read this twice, so technically I’ve re-read this already. But, if I’m totally honest I don’t think I will ever re-read the book again. I enjoy the book but, the author is really problematic on Twitter and there are a few issues with the book itself. I am really excited about the second book because, HELLO ASEXUAL MC but, as much as I love the relatable deaf rep I just don’t see myself leaning towards this book on my shelves any time in the future. I think Monty can be quite funny bit honestly he’s also really egotistical and obsessed with himself whereas, Felicity and Percy are actual nice human beings.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

I honestly just don’t know what to say about these books anymore. I used to love this book and I even got to meet the author at one point and get my copy signed but, I think after even reading book 1 my love for the trilogy started to dwindle. I was never a “big” fan of books 2 or 3 and I thought the finale was a bit weak tbh. I do think Laini Taylor’s writing is amazing and that her plots and ideas are equally as brilliant. But, I think, at least for me, her books always fall flat for me. Laini Taylor’s books always start off fantastically and I think this is shown best in Strange The Dreamer. Her books start off with really interesting main characters and with a really cool plot line and then as soon as the inevitable love interest is introduced, everything just goes out the window! The will be so many other people who love this trilogy, but as for me, I have just grown out of the whole insta-love-takes-over-the-plot trope.

Grasshopper Jungle

I loved this book when I first read it. I read it a while ago, so don’t quote me, but I’m pretty sure I read this in one sitting. I think you only need to read the first few sentences from the blurb to get a vibe of what this book is like:

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend, Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.

Weird right? Yes, exactly! It’s a crazy book about puberty, giant praying mantises, teens questioning their sexuality and a whole bunch of other things! It’s a really fun book and it’s a pretty crazy idea, but I think that’s exactly why I would probably not enjoy re-reading it. I have changed so much as a reader and as a person over the last couple of years so I really just don’t think I would enjoy it anymore. I think I would probably find it just too strange and so I would end up thinking of it differently or just DNFing it.

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