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My Top 10 Books of 2017


Every year I get to December and try to compile a Top 10 Books list. Every year I say to myself I won’t do it again because it’s too hard. I’m doing it again. In 2017 I have read to completion 65 books, given up on 4 others and am currently reading a further 4…… Continue reading My Top 10 Books of 2017

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Tidbit Tuesday – Strange The Dreamer


Names may be lost or forgotten. No one knew that better than Lazlo Strange. He’d had another name first, but it had died like a song with no one left to sing it. Maybe it had been an old family name, burnished by generations of use. Maybe it had been given to him by someone…… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – Strange The Dreamer

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Book Of The Month: November 2015


I read 6 titles this month and it has been tough to choose a favourite as I got lucky and they were all brilliant! In the end I think I am going to go for Lips Touch by Laini Taylor as my book of November 2015. Not only is the cover beautiful, the three short…… Continue reading Book Of The Month: November 2015

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Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘D’ is for…


‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy’ I bought the first book in this trilogy by accident. My Mum had a book catalogue that you had to order X number of books from and one month there wasn’t anything she particularly wanted so she told me to choose something instead. I picked this book because it…… Continue reading Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘D’ is for…

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August Reading


I have been setting myself 10 ‘Aims’ to do each month, just something to keep me motivated and also persuade me to get done things that need doing but keep getting put off. Some are fun and some are practical (and some are challenging – an aim this month is to run 4km in one…… Continue reading August Reading

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January Reading – A Review


I have accidentally upped my aim to read 52 books to trying to read 75. I feel like I should try to top last year instead of equal it. Towards that aim, this month I have read: Days Of Blood And Starlight by Laini Taylor Full review here * Can’t Live Without by Joanne Phillips…… Continue reading January Reading – A Review

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Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Review


Days Of Blood And Starlight by Laini Taylor Published: UK Hardback, Hodder and Staughton, November 2012 Length: 513 pages How Did I Get It? Christmas present! Goodreads Summary: Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another…… Continue reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Review