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    My favourite blogs 2017

    This is a post dedicated to my favourite haunts on the internet that I view regularly. I will give you an idea of their content, where to find them and social media links. Some of these are quite new to the bookish community (like I am) but some have been around for years! So in no order (as they are all fab bloggers!) …here they are: Sarah in wonderland Name: Sarah Blog: www.sarahinwonderland.co.uk / www.fromsarahlex.co.uk Twitter: @Wonderlandblogs / @fromsarahlex Content: Disability, beauty, lifestyle. Note: She has since rebranded to “From Sarah Lex”. Writing wolves Name: Lucy-May Blog: www.writingwolves.wordpress.com Twitter: @Lmgrr Content: “Chronically ill & reading” No safer place Name: Zoe Collins Blog:…

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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…

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    NEW URL: Self-hosting & update

    Hello all, This is my first post since this week I have changed to self-hosting. You don’t need to know the one & outs of the technical side of it, as even I get confused trying to explain it but basically what it has allowed me to do is drop the “.wordpress” out of my blog address URL. Hope this switch over doesn’t confuse you. Say hello to: http://welshiebooksandthoughts.com. Funny fact? I tried to change to just “books and thoughts” but found out someone else already had that URL so It’s a good job I’m welsh born so I have an excuse to carry over the “Welshie” part in my…

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    3 YA books TBR in 2018

    This is a post dedicated to the top 3 YA books that were talked about all over the bookish community that I didn’t get chance to read in 2017. They are below with front covers and synopsis’s’ so you can see if you want to read them too… I’m sure you will! Turtles all the way down – John Green The story centers around 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a high school student living with multiple anxiety disorders, and her search for a fugitive billionaire. The only other details of the plot known to the public before release were that it contains, either literally or figuratively, tuatara, Star Warsfanfiction, an unexpected reunion,…

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    buying or borrowing books…

    This weeks question is… Do you buy or borrow a book if it just look pretty on the outside? or do you go for books that are interesting via the blurb/synopsis. Up until now, I have always picked up books that sound interesting or have rave reviews. But I have been looking at #bookstagram and seen how gorgeous bookshelves look in photos. I have to acknowledge that i have BOOK-ENVY at how mundane my shelves look compared to theirs. Is it morally acceptable to buy a ton of books just so they’ll make my shelf look pretty? I mean of course I could but does that make me a bad…

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    #BeatTheBacklist 2018

    This year I hope to read older books on my TBR. I will be adding a shelf on Goodreads called “BTB” with books I aim to read in this challenge as well as the Goodreads annual challenge 2018 goals. This is the guidelines set by NovelKnight.com. GUIDELINES The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal! Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them. That’s it! I HIGHLY encourage you to post your reading updates throughout the year on your social media platform…

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    Goodreads 2018 + fave book

    Hello all, As you may have noticed I done the Goodreads Challenge this year and set the bar low. This was because I was restarting reading a lot again after about 10 years away from books. I plan to do 2018’s challenge and up the book count and higher my reading limit. I am hoping to read 50 books next year max but if I get through 25 I’d be happy enough! Also, I want to read this list in 2018.. Old Classics Game of Thrones Series Italy-based novels Non-fiction -Romans Contemporary classics My A Level set list ARCs and Review Copies As it’s coming up to the end of…

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    Winter & Christmas tag

    I was nominated by Emily at alwaysopinionatedgirl to take part in this winter tag. Why not view her answers here! The Rules: 1 12 Random Facts About You 2 Answer 12 Questions 3 Tag 12 Bloggers (optional?) Random Facts: I live near an airport and the seaside. I started my blog on May 15th, 2017 I’m a potter head (fan of Harry Potter) I’ve been around for 27 years ..so far! I volunteered in a library: Apr ’17-now I have always had brown curly hair. My tabby & white cat is about 15 Y/O I used to read a lot when I was a child I prefer winter but hate…