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Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

Recently, with the floods in India, earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes devastating Dominica, Puerto Rico, and other islands in the Caribbean, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of our lives revolve around physical possessions, and how lucky we are to be able to own books. Most of us will live in countries where… Continue reading Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

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TBR Unhaul: Books I’ve Recently Removed From My Goodreads TBR

Every now and then when my TBR gets over 250 books and I realise it’s become way too unwieldy, I go through and remove books that have been on there for a long time and I’m not too bothered about reading any more. In my recent cull, these were some of the books that I… Continue reading TBR Unhaul: Books I’ve Recently Removed From My Goodreads TBR

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Series I’m Not Going To Finish

Recently, I’ve been considering the series I’ve finished, those I currently have ongoing, and those I want to start. With that in mind, I decided that there are a few series I started years ago, and am just not going to finish. 1. The Wool series by Hugh Howey My uncle recommended this to me… Continue reading Series I’m Not Going To Finish

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Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part II

A couple of days ago I posted Books That Have Changed Our Lives Part I, highlighting some of the responses I got on a twitter poll that asked readers which novels had been life-changing for them. As I mentioned in Part I of this post, A Darker Shade of Magic is the series that changed… Continue reading Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part II

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Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part I

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the impact books can have on our lives. Books can make us feel so much and invoke such profound emotion. They can open open our eyes to new ideas and make us question social norms. They can take us to different worlds, show us magic and time travel, all while reminding… Continue reading Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part I

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The Rise of the Duology: The Good, The Bad and… (oh wait that’s it, it’s a two-part series)

Today I wanted to discuss something that’s been playing on my mind ever since I read Six of Crows in December 2016, RIP my heart. Duologies. As a two-part series, the duology is unique in its role as mediator between stand-alones and trilogies. It has the ability to split a story up into two cohesive, dynamic… Continue reading The Rise of the Duology: The Good, The Bad and… (oh wait that’s it, it’s a two-part series)

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YALC 2017 Book Haul and Round-up

It’s been a week since YALC and already I miss it intently. If you didn’t see my previous posts, YALC is a literature convention held in London every summer, offering panels, author signings and publishing stalls with lots of goodies. Last year I attended YALC on the Friday, and ended up loving it so much… Continue reading YALC 2017 Book Haul and Round-up