[Lets have a chit-chat] Bookstagram, Booktube or a Book Blog? Which do you choose?

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Pre warning right here and now – this post is a mammoth! 😂 (a 3000+ words kinda mammoth!). So be prepared for a lot of reading.

I wanted to have a little chat today about that moment when you decide to join the online bookish community. That moment when you decide you want to contribute in some way… that moment when you have to decide which platform to choose!?

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[Meme] ‘Top 10 Tuesday’ – Struggle Town

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I’ve decided to hop on board to the ‘Top 10 Tuesday’ tag hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme was ’10 books you struggled to get through.. or didn’t get through at all’…. or even your interpretation of a bookish struggle of some kind.

I’m going to go with a couple of books that it took me forever to get through and a couple of books I’ve just had to add to my DNF list! I would also like to point out there will be some popular books and not to judge me for said books being on this list… I just couldn’t 😂

Without further ado – let us begin!


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[Review] ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renée Ahdieh

34410197Title – ‘Flame in the Mist’
Author – Renée Ahdieh 
Publishing – May 16th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton
Pages – 416
Format – Hardcover

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Book Summary –

‘The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.’ Continue reading

[Awards] The ‘Blogger Aesthetics’ Award

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Hi there everyone! So yesterday (or was it earlier today… I can’t remember!? 😂) I was nominated for the ‘Blogger Aesthetics’ award (& tag). Also just a thank you to the lovely Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books for the nomination! As a quick note as well… not entirely sure where this award/tag is originally from so if anyone can point me in the right direction to credit the original creator then much appreciated!

Anyway the aim of this award/tag hybrid is to simply share an aesthetic collage that represents you or represents what you love etc. It doesn’t have to appeal to anyone but yourself and in some sense the aim is to let readers get to know you in a different fashion… through photos! ❤️

So without further ado… let us begin! 😊


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[Review] ‘Nemesis’ by Brendan Reichs

30756108Title – ‘Nemesis’
Author – Brendan Reichs
Publishing – March 21st 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages – 464
Format – E-Book

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Book Summary –

‘It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.Continue reading

[Awards] The ‘Liebster’ Award

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Thank you so much to Dawlyn and Krista over at ‘LittleBlindBookFinds’ for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I imagine a bunch of you have heard about this award, it is basically given by bloggers to other bloggers with smaller followings to showcase some love in the community to those smaller or newer blogs and bloggers! It’s a wonderful way to spread some love! And so… let’s get going! Continue reading