• Back to university in seven days...
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I’d much rather be looking over the harbour of Villefranche again.
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At least I get to go back there next year with my favourite person💕
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There’s a few holiday posts gone up about this last cruise (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending the day with my laptop catching up on posts, emails and everything I’ve let slide over the past three weeks😂
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Oh and I start third year in eight days....😱
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I’ve finally put my August Wrap up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I had a real good reading month 😂
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  • #throwback to a lovely Sunday breakfast with my favourite person💕
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After a lovely night in Manchester we headed to @pkbcoffee - a favourite place of ours.
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And the best eggs royale I’ve ever had! Sam’s breakfast tacos were pretty good too😉
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  • 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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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Monsters

October 17, 2018
Top 5 Wednesday
Top 5 Wednesday

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: Favourite Monsters

1. The Odyssey by Homer

Scylla and Charybdis are such cool monsters. Okay I'm slightly cheating here including two in one but they are wonderful okay! Well, wonderful for monsters. So, Scylla is six headed sea monster, think a water version of a hydra. Charybdis is a whirlpool that would drown a boat and its crew. They're mentioned within Homer's Odyssey and are one of the obstacles Odysseus has to overcome in order to get home. They're a really unique kind of monsters. Oh and fun fact. The phrase stuck between Scylla and Charybdis was the Ancient Greek version of stuck between a rock and a hard place.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Tokyo Ghoul

The Ghouls are, for the most part, I believe unfairly hunted. They didn't ask to be made this way, they didn't want to survive by eating the flesh of humans. The provide a real grey factor to the series. Who is the real monster of this series? The Ghouls or the Ghoul Investigators. Admittedly, there are a handful of awful ghouls like Jason, Rize and to an extent Tsukiyama. But the rest are so sweet, and quite often have human friends. It's such a sad way of life. Particularly for Touka.

I have a review for Volume 11 here.

I have a review for Volume 12 here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Possibly one of my favourite books of all time with one of the most complex characters. Frankenstein's monster has such an incredible growth as a character. He is the epitome of nature vs. nurture. There are so many questions that can be posed regarding his fate and how things may have turned out differently if only he'd ben shown a little bit of love. The cinematic description we are so used to seeing of the Monster is no where near the actual description of him in the text. He is supposed to have "yellow skin that scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath".

You can find the Goodreads page here.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I loved how both the mermaids and the sirens in this book had been made into monsters for the most part. We usually see mermaids as these goddess like creatures. Well this book they have fish heads. I think it was fantastic how that was subverted. The sirens in general are a fantastic predator. They're designed to perfection, everything from how beautiful they are, to the sharp teeth and nails built for shredding.

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

The witches are wonderful. They are the epitome of the witches I grew up reading about. The gross, haggard, wizened creatures that want to put children in a pot and eat them. They're like the ones we'd read about in fairytales. I've missed that. So very much. It's a form of nostalgia I guess.

I have a review of Wizards of Once here.

I have a review for Twice Magic* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Who are some of your favourite monsters

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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