• 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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#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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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • 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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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

March 14, 2018

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: Children's Books to Read as an Adult

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Granted this is one I've never read before and the only edition I own is the abridged one...I'm counting it anyway. Mainly because I've realised that I haven't read a great deal of children's books, nor do a own many... I used to love the animated film and also the muppets version of the adaptation and I've always wanted to give this one a read. Mainly because of the messages within it. Material things cannot bring you true joy. I will eventually read this... and how pretty is the puffin edition.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

Similar to A Christmas Carol this is one I've wanted to read for ages. I adore the musical Wicked so I honestly have no clue why I haven't read this yet. It's filled with all the things I enjoy in a story, magic, villains and puppies. Toto is adorable. I need a Toto. I don't think my dog would be overly thrilled at being put in a basket.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

3. Peter Pan by J M Barrie

Can we tell I like the Puffin Children's Editions? Peter Pan has been one of my favourite disney films for years. I love how whimsical it is and all the different characters. Everything about it. So why on earth haven't I read the book yet? I have no clue...

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. A Place Called Perfect* by Helena Duggan

Oh I adored this book so much. It has a real Neil Gaiman feel to it which is why I liked it so much, and why I think others would enjoy it so much. If you get the chance give it a read. I promise you won't be disappointed.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

5. Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Yet another dark children's book that I loved. Considering how short it is the impact it has is incredibly surprising. This novel follows a cartographers daughter and I loved all the illustrations throughout the book. It places emphasis on the importance of friendship and looking after your friends. Such a lovely book.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What are some children's books you think should be read as an adult?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    JJ @ This Dark Material
    March 15, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Those Puffin editions are gorgeous omg 😍

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      March 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      They’re stunning right?
      I want them all!

      Katie x

  • Reply
    Kristina
    March 15, 2018 at 4:16 am

    I can’t say I have read any as an adult .. I really need to shake that nasty “well im not a children anymore” feeling and freely read whatever I want !

    That being said.. I shall find myself some peter pan and little mermaid :3 maybe also get a copy of what the “real story” was before disney made up the happy ending, I kinda know what happens .. but im kinda curious ..

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      March 15, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      I think a lot of people struggle with that mentality, mainly because we’re told so often either you’re too old for that or you’re too young for that.

      Definitely give them a go! The original stories are so dark but so rich!

      Katie x

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