• On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
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I could eat this again today🤤
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  • 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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Books Events

Orion on Tour 2018

July 29, 2018

Firstly, a huge thank-you to the amazing team over at Orion Publishing for inviting me to this event and for being so so lovely. I had a wonderful time chatting away with the other bloggers, authors, editors and all the Orion team about everything from books to winged eyeliner. The location they chose was beautiful too, I'm definitely going to head back to Trof at some point. Just off Shudehill its a gorgeous little rustic bar with a plethora of gins. I was very at home. I walked away with some brilliant books and can't wait to get stuck into them.

Also I ended up with a notes page in my phone chocked full of recommendations from the lovely people I spoke too. This is why my TBR ends up so full and I couldn't be more thankful for it.

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford

I can't recall how many times I've picked this up when in work, flicked through it and thought not yet. I'll get it but not yet. Then lo and behold it's sat on one of the tables at the Orion Event. I think I squealed, okay I definitely squealed. This year I've made a conscious effort to read more non-fiction and I love books like this where its a brief, haha, look at different subjects or in this case people. I find them easier to dip in and out of which is how I read Sapiens and how I tend to enjoy my non fiction. I can't wait to get stuck into this. I can already tell I'm going to love it, Adam's writing whilst informative is also hilarious.

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

I know next to nothing about this book other than what I learned from the blurb, which isn't much and that I really love the cover of this book. It gives me a similar feeling that Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg did. I'm hoping I enjoy this one. I get the vibe that the two families involved in this story are in their own ways very strange and are somehow connected via the friendship of the two children which perhaps causes an issue somehow. I'm intrigued to see how this one plays out. It was Shortlisted for the 2017 Manbooker too which is great.

Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio

I love the sound of this book. Must admit when I walked into the room the Sci-Fi Fantasy magpie in me immediately spotted this and decided it was coming home with me. It's a mash up of both genres following Hadrian Marlowe. A man on the very wrong planet at the very right time. And that's all I want to know about this book. The start to what I assume is going to be an incredible space opera series. Oh and it's hugeeeee.

 

Once again I'd like to say a massive thank-you to Orion Publishing for having me and for creating such a wonderful evening!

Do any of the books I've mentioned take you're fancy?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    lauren
    August 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    i spy with my little eye, something that starts with ME

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      August 4, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      **A wild Lauren appears**

      Katie x

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