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    September = School, right?

    So it’s September already. Well, technically it’s mid-September 2018. As far as I can remember September always reminded me of school. Even now it still does. September in my head always reminds me of that “back to school” vibe that everyone in the blogging community uses year after year, well here’s my version… As a library volunteer with a library next to a school that often uses our services, it dawns on me when school is open & closed. We very often see the classes from the school come into the library to collect their books for the term, normally there is a theme such as animals or trains that the…

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    NarnAThon #Readathon

    Here are the details about NARNATHON. I am inviting you all, bloggers and vloggers to join me in reading the complete 7 book series “Chronicles of Narnia” over the complete month of September. This is a readathon designed to get people reading more & reading children’s classics There will be no prizes – everyone who finishes is a winner. I will be doing twitter sprints over the month of September. Aim to read up to 3 books a week, to complete the challenge. when mentioning this challenge on social media use “NarnAThon” PLEASE NOTE: If you want to take part, please leave a link below in the comments to your blog (WordPress/Blogspot etc)…

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    Ideas for drinks while reading.

    Hello all, as with most people in the bookish community I enjoy curling up to read a good book with a drink. I believe that reading, whether on a Kindle, Laptop or physical book, you should always have a good drink to keep you reading all day or night. This is a list of my top favourite bookish drinks, both non-alcoholic & alcoholic… English Tea:  I love a good cup of traditional Tea. I find you can have a nice cup of tea any time of the day or night and always goes down well piping hot with a lump of white sugar. Strong Coffee: I love Coffee early in…

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    Why I love Harry Potter.

    As a few of you might know I am a big Harry Potter fan! Like many other people who grew up in the nineties I read the Harry Potter books as they came out, yes I know 20 YEARS AGO! Harry Potter was something throughout my life that was a constant. It was a place where I could curl up with a good book and forget all about school, family, friends and the rest that comes with being a teenager. As it is the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter coming out the publishers have decided to release all the books as they came out on the same date but with…

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    ReadathonbyZoe ‘1 – March 3rd 2018

    As many of you may have heard Zoe from @Zoeherdt is doing another Readathon and for the first time, I thought I would join in. The Details It starts at Midnight Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 and lasts 24 hours. It is when you create a TBR and plan to get through a load of books in a 24 hour period. I have no idea on how hard this will be and I am excited… Wish me luck! My TBR was announced on twitter HERE in case you want to know what books I plan on reading. There are 4 of them including 1 audiobook. My Journey… woke up…

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    Short post about Goodreads (2018)

    This post is a short reply to Zoe Collins’ booktube video about Goodreads. I agree with Zoe’s comments about book bloggers and readers alike. This is especially true for people who don’t read as much as others, Goodreads can be demoralising to use. Goodreads is a site where you can record your reading throughout the year. It is a site which is good for when you want to remember what you have read, want to read and how much you have already read Also you can see your “friends” progress throughout the year. It is very competitive but in general, as an adult, I have chosen not to judge myself against others.…

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    [FILM REVIEW] The Mummy Returns (2001)

    This is my review about the film The Mummy Returns – a sequel to The Mummy (1999). Although this film is not perfect, it is a good comedy which all the family will enjoy! Why not buy this film from Amazon Prime (UK) (Disclaimer: this is an affliate link). So what happens in the first 10 minutes? This film starts out as a battle between Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)’s character who is known at the Scorpion King. It shows his long walk through the desert and his semi-psychosis while his army tries to take over an Egyptian settlement. Flash forward to “modern” Egypt & hello Brendon Fraser! We know we are…

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    [PROMO POST] Q&A • C.v.Wyk – Blood & Sand

    Hi All, Today is going to be a little different as I’m hosting a Q&A with debut author C.V. Wyk. Her first novel Blood and Sand comes out January 2018 (& February 1st in the UK). I wanted to give you an idea of who she is… Your name, location, book/series C. V. Wyk Washington, D.C. Blood and Sand (book 1) What’s your all time fave book? Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier Tell a random personal true story. I once met the original Red Power Ranger at an El Pollo Loco. It was glorious. (I was 7.) What inspired your first book? Ahh!! Where to start? There have…