• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Books Wrap Ups

March Wrap Up

April 2, 2018

March was a weird month, I had hardy any lectures but an awful lot to do, somehow I still had a rather great reading month! I got through quite a few books I had been sent for review and finally after being pushed by my friend Ali read The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden. I hope April is as good a reading month...

4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This series is now among my favourites. The Bear and the Nightingale is the first in the Winternight trilogy and my does it start the series with a bang. Set in medieval Russia, Vasya has always been able to see the benign spirits that dwell in the stables, the bath houses and the hearth. A fact that makes her an outsider...not that she cared. I love how whimsical this series was whilst still managing to maintain a really dark and gritty feel.

I have a full review for The Bear and the Nightingale here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

I didn't think I could love this series any more than I already did. I read this and I was wrong. Vasya grew so much as a character but still remained true to her beliefs. There were more characters introduced from other Russian folklore and new characters in general. I loved them all. They were so complex and interesting, even though many didn't get a great deal of page time. I need the next book in this series now!

I have a full review for The Girl in the Tower here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Obsidio* by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

I will forever be thanking Fi for finally making me read this series. The Illuminae Files is like no other series. Rather than traditional prose it's told through a series of letters, IM's and dossiers. Somehow the personalities of the characters are even more vibrant. This is simply a phenomenal series and a huge thank-you to Rock the Boat for sending Obsidio* over. This is one of the most incredible series finales I've ever read.

I have a review for Illuminae here.

I have a review for Gemina here.

I have a review for Obsidio* here.

You can find the Goodreads page for Obsidio* here.

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I'd heard so much about this series, it was all over the blogging and Youtube community. I was a little sceptical because of how polarising this book seemed but I loved it. It's whimsical whilst still managing to be very dark. I think Tim Burton would make an incredible film out of this book! The characters are vivid and the plot is so action packed for such a short book. I need the next two now!

I have a review for Every Heart a Doorway here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Sunflowers in February* by Phyllida Shrimpton

A huge thank-you to Hot Key for sending this lovely book over! This book hit me right in the feels, it's so wonderful but so so bitter sweet. Think If I Stay and the Lovely Bones for a comparison. Lily wakes up alone in a road, looks across to see herself bent at odd angles...quickly she realises she's dead. But not only is she dead but she's the victim of a hit and run and can't yet pass over. Definite trigger warnings for grief but it was handled beautifully.

I have a review for Sunflowers in February* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Puppy Versus Kitten* by Andy Riley

This was such a cute little graphic novel. From the creator of The Bunny Suicides comes Puppy Vs. Kitten, two pets that just don't have a clue. There isn't a plot to this. It's just a book of cute little scenes with animals. Being an animal lover I'm a big fan. Thank-you to Hodder for sending this cutie over!

I have a review for Puppy Vs. Kitten* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Charlie and Me* by Mark Lowery

I did well with reading review copies this month... another thank-you to the lovely Piccadilly Press for sending this book across. Oh and thanks for making me weep. I was a mess reading this book. If anyone ever tells you children's book are only for children get rid. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. This is such a beautiful but heartbreaking book.

I have a review for Charlie and Me* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in March!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Annemieke
    April 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    You read some great books this month! I also read The Bear and the Nightingale in March and really liked it. I hope the Dutch publishers will also translate the sequel. 🙂

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      April 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      It’s fantastic right! Oh I really hope so. I need to know how this series ends.

      Katie x

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