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Books Wrap Ups

August Wrap Up

October 29, 2020
August 2020 Wrap Up

Let's move on from what the current date is and what this wrap up is dated, okay? Wonderful. Whilst I didn't read a great deal in August, what I did read I adored. That's the main thing, quality over quantity right? She says whilst the nearly toppling book towers stare at me from the floor... Bookish and the Beast* was one of my most anticipated reads of the…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

October 8, 2020

The Poppy War, and RF Kuang's writing, in general, is utterly outstanding. I was gripped from the beginning, couldn't put the book down and was desperate for the second as soon as I finished this one. I'll say it to begin with, the hugest of trigger warnings for this book - primarily rape/sexual assault, self harm, death. This is not a happy story, at times it feels like…

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 Illumicrate Unboxings

October Illumicrate

December 17, 2019
October 2019 Illumicrate

My final and belated Illumicrate unboxing of the year. I haven't got any plans to order any more Illumicrate boxes at the moment going forward. Whilst I've liked the boxes I haven't loved them all. Not the way I've adored all the Fairyloot boxes. Certain items they include miss the mark and in every box there's been something I haven't really found useful or liked. I still think they're a fantastic company…