• A slightly different photo for my @fairyloot unboxing but I just loved this shot🙊
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As I mentioned there’s a full unboxing of the May Unlikely Romances box up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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All the creators and artists have also been tagged in this photo📸
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I finished My Dark Vanessa too last night oh my god what a book. I loved it. •
Today I’m starting Great Expectations and going to try to get through some of that before I spend the evening with my favourite watching Netflix 💕
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  • I left a piece of my heart in Brighton😍
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And Little Hampton, Arundel and we already knew we loved Bristol.
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There’s a rather long post up about the little road trip around the South @sam_g_oldham and I did at the end of May💕
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So many wonderful places, great memories and lovely photos.
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  • Today I spent far too much money on things for upcoming holidays😂
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I’ve lost count of the amount of linen midi dresses I now own🙈
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The rest of the night is being spent in joggers having laptop time. I desperately need to catch up on my reviews!
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Speaking of there’s a review of Song of Sorrow by @melindasalisbury on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Also anyone else struggling with hay fever super bad atm?🤧
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  • Throwback to this brilliant event at Manchester Deansgate Waterstones.
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My interview with @stdennard has just gone up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It was an honour and a joy to interview Sooz. I’ve loved her books for years 😍
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📸: @coffeeeyesandblankstares
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  • A night of relaxation is just what I need👏🏻
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Then tomorrow we’re watching The Act. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the first trailer. Based on the true case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
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I definitely think I’ll be using one of these masks tonight. There’s a little post about them up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Small self appreciation post because yes, I made this cheesecake.
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And yes it was glorious😍
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And yes I managed to use every bowl in the house making it....a talent someone else I know has 🙊💕
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  • I would much rather be getting ready for another lovely meal out with my favourite💕
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Instead I have a night of life admin and tidying oh joy😂
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I have however started Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta and oh my god it’s amazing.
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There’s a little post up The Royal Oak restaurant and the last time Sam and my family went💕
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  • I have spent all day behind my laptop catching up and getting ahead on all the things I’ve needed to post!
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Then tonight I get to have a Netflix night with my favourite person💕
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Speaking of posting I’ve got a little one up about my new favourite Tapas place - @elgatonegrotapas
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I’m still dreaming about their Jamon Croqettas🤤
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  • We found the most amazing graffiti in Bristol, this was definitely my favourite😍
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Its a lovely little place with a load of great bars and restaurants. This time we also found a food festival and spent a while sat on the edge of the river bank with a cocktail💕
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Highly recommend!
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Wish I was there now though the lie in I had this morning was pretty amazing😂
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  • I’m just over 150 pages into The Star-Touched Queen and what an amazing book😍
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I read some wonderful things in May and a full wrap up of my reading is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Now back to my book and snuggling under my blanket👏🏻
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  • Wish I was still in London getting ready to go watch Hamilton 😭
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At least I get to go back there with my favourite person soon💕
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Recommendations for places to eat and things to do more than welcome🙊
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Books Wrap Ups

October Wrap Up

November 8, 2018

University took over my reading this month. I'm always a lot slower reading when I'm reading anything like this. I find it takes more concentration and I have to read pages multiple times. I didn't have a great reading month, I ended up ill a fair few times I couldn't cope with reading whilst I had migraines. Hopefully, I'll pick up my reading over November...

Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

I didn't love this book but I also didn't hate it. I loved the concept behind it. A man falls asleep in 1887 under hypnosis and through a series of unfortunate events only wakes up in the year 2000. He finds everything has changed so much and can't understand how he ever managed to live in such a hierarchical world.

Though the concept was great I've found with Utopian novels they read more like manifestos. There's a plot to a degree but only insomuch as it's main point is to explain the news laws of this world. It takes me a while to get through books like this as a result as I find myself disinterested in them.

Rating: 3/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott

I still have no idea what this book is really about. It seemed to be merely a recollection of the characters histories, particularly the women that founded Millennium Hall. The women were hard to differentiate simply because there were so many of them and they all seemed to be referred to by different names.

This could've been such a good book, but it felt too cluttered. That's the issue with most of these Utopian novels. There's so much information packed into them that it's difficult to actually discern what's going on.

Rating: 2.5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn

This was an absolutely fascinating read. An incredibly detailed look at the life and crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper. You could tell how much effort Burn had put into researching this case from how many small details about each member of the Sutcliffe family there were and also their acquaintances. I couldn't believe how compelling a read this was. It's a hefty book but when I was able I found myself flying through it.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

This is such a harrowing read. Important but harrowing. A child narrator provides a unique perspective that cannot be mimicked in any way. They are innocent, naive and questioning. They don't understand certain things and are not born with preconceived notions of race, gender or sexuality. Viewing the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of a child creates a nearly indescribable feeling. One that you can see the characters struggle to vocalise. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is an astounding novel.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Blow Your House Down by Pat Barker

Blow Your House Down is supposedly not inspired by the Yorkshire Ripper case, however I find that hard to believe when the entire novel is a look into a group of prostitutes lives, whilst a murderer who is targeting prostitutes is on the loose.

It's a good book, a quick and often difficult read. It certainly was a bit of a dodgy one to read on the train. I wasn't a huge fan of the ending but I did enjoy my time reading this.

Rating: 3/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

Those are the books I read in October!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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