• A slightly different photo for my @fairyloot unboxing but I just loved this shot🙊
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As I mentioned there’s a full unboxing of the May Unlikely Romances box up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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All the creators and artists have also been tagged in this photo📸
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I finished My Dark Vanessa too last night oh my god what a book. I loved it. •
Today I’m starting Great Expectations and going to try to get through some of that before I spend the evening with my favourite watching Netflix 💕
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  • I left a piece of my heart in Brighton😍
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And Little Hampton, Arundel and we already knew we loved Bristol.
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There’s a rather long post up about the little road trip around the South @sam_g_oldham and I did at the end of May💕
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So many wonderful places, great memories and lovely photos.
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  • Today I spent far too much money on things for upcoming holidays😂
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I’ve lost count of the amount of linen midi dresses I now own🙈
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The rest of the night is being spent in joggers having laptop time. I desperately need to catch up on my reviews!
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Speaking of there’s a review of Song of Sorrow by @melindasalisbury on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Also anyone else struggling with hay fever super bad atm?🤧
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  • Throwback to this brilliant event at Manchester Deansgate Waterstones.
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My interview with @stdennard has just gone up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It was an honour and a joy to interview Sooz. I’ve loved her books for years 😍
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📸: @coffeeeyesandblankstares
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  • A night of relaxation is just what I need👏🏻
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Then tomorrow we’re watching The Act. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the first trailer. Based on the true case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
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I definitely think I’ll be using one of these masks tonight. There’s a little post about them up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Small self appreciation post because yes, I made this cheesecake.
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And yes it was glorious😍
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And yes I managed to use every bowl in the house making it....a talent someone else I know has 🙊💕
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  • I would much rather be getting ready for another lovely meal out with my favourite💕
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Instead I have a night of life admin and tidying oh joy😂
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I have however started Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta and oh my god it’s amazing.
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There’s a little post up The Royal Oak restaurant and the last time Sam and my family went💕
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  • I have spent all day behind my laptop catching up and getting ahead on all the things I’ve needed to post!
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Then tonight I get to have a Netflix night with my favourite person💕
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Speaking of posting I’ve got a little one up about my new favourite Tapas place - @elgatonegrotapas
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I’m still dreaming about their Jamon Croqettas🤤
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  • We found the most amazing graffiti in Bristol, this was definitely my favourite😍
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Its a lovely little place with a load of great bars and restaurants. This time we also found a food festival and spent a while sat on the edge of the river bank with a cocktail💕
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Highly recommend!
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Wish I was there now though the lie in I had this morning was pretty amazing😂
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  • I’m just over 150 pages into The Star-Touched Queen and what an amazing book😍
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I read some wonderful things in May and a full wrap up of my reading is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Now back to my book and snuggling under my blanket👏🏻
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  • Wish I was still in London getting ready to go watch Hamilton 😭
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At least I get to go back there with my favourite person soon💕
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Recommendations for places to eat and things to do more than welcome🙊
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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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