• 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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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • 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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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • 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 Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things You’re A Grinch About

December 27, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: Bookish Things Your A Grinch About 

Midseries Cover Changes

Midseries covers changes are one of the most annoying occurrences. Particularly for those of us who have a Bookstagram where we want to post pretty aesthetically pleasing pictures. COVER CHANGES MAKE THIS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. But then do we want to spend money of buying the books we already have just to have a matching set? NO? Do we do it anyway? YES. Prime example of this is the Vampire Academy (I'm aware that this is the Bloodlines series but the VA books are in my attic currently...). Yes to begin with the covers weren't that great, I always tend to dislike books with faces and the change was prettier....BUT THEY DON'T MATCH ANYMORE. 

Shiny Covers

Shiny covers. I've noticed a lot of US ARCS and finished copies tend to have this effect on the book cover. It makes for a very difficult time taking pictures. You have to get the angle just right of risk having glare on the pictures. Also, I just don't really like them. But that doesn't stop me buying books if I like the synopsis. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi has this finish on the book and it's just not pretty. The cover illustration I like but not the shiny. Never the shiny. 

Hardback vs. Paperback

I have but one question. Why. Why do publishers mess about with hardback and paperback. Sometimes we can only get the first book in a series in paperback (Snow Like Ashes I'm looking at you) but then the following books are released first in hardback and the paperback takes agesssss to come out. Or it works the other way. The first book is hardback and then the second is in paperback and they don't look good together! For this I'm calling out Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. Not happy. 

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

The intense fandom wars that occasionally occur. Taste in books is as subjective as favourite foods. Just because I don't like a series doesn't mean it's bad. It just wasn't the one for me. For example I adore anything Sarah J Maas writes. Does that mean it's flawless? Absolutely not. There are issues regarding many things within both her series. But I still love them. I won't charge after someone vehemently if they then tell me they don't like them. Alternatively, I don't want to be attacked because I do enjoy her books despite the flaws. JUST LET ME LIVE AND READ WHAT I WANT. 

Finally. Every readers worst nightmare. Lack of shelf space. I have doubled stacked and filled my shelves to bursting and I still have piles of books on the floor around my room. Oh well. It's worth it! 

What bookish things are you a grinch about? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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