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Hendrick’s Gin

May 13, 2020
Hendrick's Gin

My work commute has been drastically reduced in the last few months, like most people. Which means I've found myself enjoying a drink in the evening a little more often. Why not? It's all about the small pleasures now, isn't it? For me curling up with a book and my favourite drink of choice is how I've enjoyed spending my evenings. In honour of this, I decided to…

Bookish Merch Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

March Fairyloot

May 12, 2020
March Fairyloot 2020

For once it wasn't my fault this post was delayed, indeed it was no one's fault. Unfortunately, the shipping of the Fairyloot March boxes was affected by the Covid-19 situation. But, it's here now and it's one of my favourites to date. March's theme was Break the Curse and features some of my favourite items we've ever received. I've never heard of this book, or the author before…

Books Read-a-thon TBR

Tome Topple TBR

May 10, 2020
Tome Topple 2020

I've got the Read-a-Thon bug apparently. I've always watched and read posts about Tome Topple but never before participated myself. This Read-a-Thon was created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes with the entire idea to be read books over 500 pages. I think because I've always been in education I've always felt like I'll never do that well with this. Fortunately, I finish my final year of University on Tuesday!…

Books Wrap Ups

April Wrap Up

May 7, 2020
April 2020

This is the second part of my April Wrap up, the first focused on the books I read for the OWLs Read-A-Thon (here). I can't get over that I managed to read The Priory of the Orange Tree* this month. Look at the size of it! I mean granted I finished it at like half eleven on the 30th April but still. That's a lot of books when…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…