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What I Read in June, July & August 2021

September 2, 2021
What I Read in June, July & August 2021

[AD-Affiliate] Wow, it’s been a while since I sat down properly to write out my thoughts or do a bookish reading wrap-up for a month – well, in this case, three months! I think my last post on the blog before my unexpected hiatus was a What I Read in a month.  Perhaps I should take the time to explain my unexpected hiatus first. You see, I got hit with a massive reading slump but also a life slump too.…

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The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath by Ian Green Review

August 13, 2021
The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath

*AD – PR Product: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. As always, views are my own* There is always something about the world of fantasy that has always intrigued me, how each author chooses to use myths, legends and mythology from across the globe to influence the world they’ve created set un worlds entirely unlike our own. This is why I’m excited to share my review of The Gaunlet and the…

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What I Read in May 2021

June 3, 2021
What I read in May 2021 Books: Armari and the Night Brothers, Hollowpox, Heartstopper & The Last Olympian as a flay lay on a beige rug.

AD – Affiliate Links: This post features affiliate links to all books mentioned. Using an affiliate link costs you no more, but I do receive a small commission that helps me run the blog. When I sat down to write what I read in May post, I was initially disappointed. This month has gone by in a blink of an eye, and so much has happened that I didn’t feel like I’d read anything at all. In fact, I think…

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6 Books to Read During Mental Health Awareness Week

May 13, 2021
6 Books to Read During Mental Health Awareness Week: A stack of books resting on the rest of a grey armchair surrounded by a beige blanket.

Trigger Warnings: In this post concerning Mental Health Awareness Week, I discuss mental health, death, grief, suicide, anxiety, OCD and depression. AD – Affiliate | As I’ve said many times before, I firmly believe that books and reading fiction encourage us to grow and learn as human beings. So, since it’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I thought I’d showcase the 6 books to read during Mental Health Awareness Week that focuses on different mental health aspects.…

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What I Read in April 2021

May 6, 2021
What I Read in April Feature Photo: A stack of books resting on a chunky grey knitted blanket.

AD – Affiliate Links: This post features affiliate links to all books mentioned. Using an affiliate link costs you no mo, but I do receive a small commission that helps me run the blog. I’d like to say that April turned out to be a good reading month for me. I didn’t read a huge amount, but similar to March; I certainly found a couple of new favourites that I’m sure will stay with me for a while. Especially since…

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Little Moments #6

April 26, 2021
Little Moments Feature Photo: Hannah holding open a book, behind the book is a cup of tea sitting on the seat of a grey armchair.

[AD – Affliate] When coming to write this month’s Little Moments, I was quite excited because this month felt a little bit like a turning point.  April was a month I didn’t have great expectations for, especially since March felt like a bizarre month. However, in April, the Sun finally appeared, and we only had one flurry of snowfall before it returned. April also meant the first bank holiday of the year, which means I was able to take three…

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6 More Middle-Grade Books You Should Read

April 22, 2021
Middle Grade Books You Should Read Feature Photo: The photo features the six books mentioned stacked on a beige blanket resting on the seat of a grey armchair.

AD – Affiliate: This post features affiliate links to some of the books mentioned in this post. At the end of last year, I wrote about six middle-grade fantasy novels that I believe everyone should read. You see, there is this misconception that middle-grade fiction is just for children, and although it is the primary audience, I believe middle-grade should be read no matter what age you are. Middle-Grade fiction is like magic. It can draw you in as a…

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My Relationship with Book Buying

April 19, 2021
My Relationship with Book Buying Feature Photo: A Bag of books resting on a beige planet. The books can only be seen by their pages and not spines. Resting on top of the books is a pair of glasses.

Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion about addiction. I love books. I love reading and being able to take some time for myself to escape into an entirely different world. But I’ve noticed over the past year or two that my relationships with books, specifically my relationship with book buying, isn’t that healthy.  I’m an emotional book buyer, but I wasn’t always like this.  A History of Book Buying and Me When I was younger, I used to fly through…

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Classics I’d Like to Read This Year

April 12, 2021
Classics I'd Like to Read Feature Image: A overview shot of the 12 classics mentioned in the blog post.

AD – Affiliate Links: This post features affiliate links to some of the books mentioned in this post. Despite what many people often think when they find out I’m a reader, I’ve never been one to read the classics. Although I find their plots intriguing, I often find them difficult to understand or I couldn’t get along with the writing style of the few I tried.  After writing up my books I’d like to read in Spring post, it prompted…

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10 Ways to Read More Books

April 8, 2021
Ways to Read More Books Feature Photo: A stack of books turned so only their pages are viewable, stacked onto of a grey armchair.

Whenever I publish one of my ‘What I Read in a Month’ posts, I nearly always get a comment or two asking just how I managed to read so many books. I used to always put it down to the fact that I’m naturally a quick reader, but recently I’ve been thinking it was more than that. Especially since books have been a constant throughout my life, it’s meant that I’ve picked up a few tricks that have allowed me…

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