• 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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  • I’m back after a semi unplanned little hiatus😂
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Halfway through my holiday I just started to enjoy the slight disconnect from socials...then I had to unpack.
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Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t travel light😂
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Anywaaay, I have returned with a review of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry...WHAT A BOOK.
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QOTD: Are you an over-packer, under-packer or just right?🙊
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Books Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up

October 9, 2018

Well... I had a rather brilliant reading month. Just goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it, and when you're happy and have spent a lot of time on trains! My reading definitely slowed down around the end of the month when I started back at University but I'm super happy with what I read. And besides that I had possibly one of the best months in general. I went to so many lovely places, to eat, to look at and just wander around. Onwards and upwards from here.

How to Be a Grown Up* by Daisy Buchanan

This is perhaps one of the funniest and most relatable books I've ever read. Daisy Buchanan perfectly illustrates the disillusionment people experience in their early twenties regarding what stage of their life they're at. How put together they are. Spoiler: none of us are particularly put together. I still cannot use the dishwasher, buying wine feels like rocket science and I still cannot use a spoon to twirl my spaghetti. Then there's many many other things that I could agree with. One of my favourite things about the book was that she enlisted the help of friends when it came to certain sections to add weight to the 'I promise we all deal with this' message. A brilliant book.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

I don't think I've ever aww'd as much at a book as I did reading this one. It's a massive book but I flew through it. It helps that most pages were these beautiful illustrations of the characters. I still baffles me how Cressida does both the writing and the illustrations. She's so incredibly talented. I can only imagine how middle grade readers would feel experiencing this story. I'm twenty two (nearly) and I adored it.

Rating: 4.5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Twice Magic* by Cressida Cowell

The second instalment of the Wizards of Once series was just as sweet as the first. It's just so pure and the characters are simply adorable. I can't wait to see what happens in the third book. I was surprised with how much I actually got into the series. I found myself wishing I was reading it all the time and was so sad when I finished the book. I need more about Xar and Wish...

Rating: 4.5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

I thought I was going to love this book but I didn't. I liked it a lot. But I think I was spoiled a little bit by the film. I adored Toothless in the film and was expecting him to be like that in the book but there was no similarity. I still really enjoyed the book and one day plan on continuing with the series but theres just so many books in the series to start reading the rest now.

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein

How could I not love this? A graphic novel version of my favourite book. Duh.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

3. Utopia by Thomas More

The first of the books I read for my Uni studies and wow what a....way to start. The book is incredibly interesting but not an easy read. It's translated from Latin which probably owes to why its a more challenging read. I'm interested to see how the rest of the novels compare to this one.

Rating: 2/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Quite possibly the weirdest book I've ever read in my life and one of the most difficult. It isn't an easy or pleasant read. If it wasn't for University I wouldn't have ever tried to read this. It's incredibly dark, violent and vulgar which normally doesn't effect me but for some reason I really struggled this time. The actual prose wasn't easy either. It featured a derivative of Russian slang which meant I had to have a dictionary open of my phone and was checking it nearly every other word. Not a fan.

Rating: 2/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. The Restless Girls* by Jessie Burton

This was such an adorable little picture book. A girl power rehashing of The Twelve Dancing Princesses complete with doughnut tower. This just made me so very happy. The illustration was absolutely stunning too. I can see this ending up under many Christmas Trees this year.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer* by Joss Whedon

I know enough about Buffy to have found this incredibly cute... I know I haven't watched the show. Oh the horror. I will, soon. It looks exactly like my kinda thing. This was so sweet, I wish I had picture book aged relatives to read this with.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I devoured this book. Expect to see it on my 2018 favourites. A dark, twisted and bloodthirsty Little Mermaid inspired book? Yes please. Give me all of it. I really hope there is another book to this series, we got a taste of many different places in this one but I'm hungry for more. If this is a standalone the amount of planning and world building was astounding. And the characters, oh the characters.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in September!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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