• IMG20180604141312 - 3 Tomes I Own & Want to Read | Let the Tome Topple Readathon Begin!
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    3 Tomes I Own & Want to Read | Let the Tome Topple Readathon Begin!

    The Tome Topple Readathon begins tonight! …and I have failed my goal to read certain books before this deadline. Why didn’t I see this coming? xD I have put Nevermoor on hold and I’m trying to get through Clockwork Angel asap, but never fear! I am starting the lovely readathon with the gorgeous contemporary by Morgan Matson – The Unexpected Everything. ANYWAY – to celebrate the start of the readathon, here are 3 TOMES I OWN and really do want to read, no matter how many times they get pushed down the tbr hole. Do you own a lot of books with over 500 pages though? Let me know in…

  • IMG20180715115751 e1533908180675 - Tome Topple Readathon TBR
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    Tome Topple Readathon TBR

    IM DOING A READATHON!!! I’ve wanted to participate in the Tome Topple Readathon for a while now and finally, the time has come. I’m so excited! If you don’t know what the Tome Topple Readathon is about, it’s basically a readathon created by the booktuber Thoughts on Tomes that was created to encourage people to read BIG BOOKS. We can all get very intimidated by massive books and I love that this readathon promotes tomes. The main challenge for this readathon is to read books that are over 500 pages, so all the books on my tbr are over 500 pages! This is the 7th round of this readathon and…

  • Nick Young - WTF Wednesday | 8 WTF Character Names (To Pronounce Wrong or Totally Skim-Read)
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    WTF Wednesday | 8 WTF Character Names (To Pronounce Wrong or Totally Skim-Read)

    Let’s all be honest with each other, there have been plenty of character names in the past that had befuddled us in the past while reading. Whether they have consonants and vowels all jumbled up that somehow make pronunciation sense, or that they have a strange European etymology. Here’s the quick list of some names I sure have mispronounced or completely disregarded altogether for my own version via skim reading.   Chaol from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas This name has become quite famous in the YA book community I believe because it seems that nobody knew it was pronounced like KALE the vegetable until Sarah or the…

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    My Current Auto-Buy Authors

    Everyone has their auto-buys authors, those mystical beings that you’ll gladly throw your money to own their books even if you don’t know what the book is about. I happen to have a few and because my collections aren’t exactly massive, I’m slowly acquiring their older releases as well if there are any.   1. Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass is one of my favourite series ever, it was the series that got me back into reading and helped me discover the reading world. I love it to bits (and I’m currently shattered from having read Empire of Storms for the first time (RTC), RIP my heart right now) and…

  • Nick Young - WTF Wednesday | 5 WTF YA Book Covers
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    WTF Wednesday | 5 WTF YA Book Covers

    Hello gentle friends and welcome back to my fortnightly fun called WTF Wednesday! Today’s topic is one so many people have previously discussed (including myself, especially being a design student) and that’s – BOOK COVERS. I’ve seen videos of some of the worst and some of the best, and I’m personally loving the latest book cover trends. If you’d like to see a full post about book cover trends (similarly to my YA Book Trends blog post you can find Here), let me know in the comments below 😀 Today, I’ve got 5 smashing book covers, which I have no doubts you have seen in this stratosphere, that have personally made…

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    BookTube: My Current Favourites

    Let’s put all the recent BookTube drama aside (lol all the discussion videos spilling that tea tho is quality, including this kick arse musical version by readwithcindy who you should totally follow) and talk about our favourites! I, unfortunately, don’t venture into the world of BookTube very often, but when I do these honeybees are generally the ones I always go for – probably because most of them were the first ones I watched when I found out there was a BookTube a year ago. I have a few friends who also have BookTube accounts that I try to check and watch as often as I can, but I’ll be honest,…

  • Nick Young - WTF Wednesday | 5 Weirdest Real Book Titles
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    WTF Wednesday | 5 Weirdest Real Book Titles

    It is that time again for my fortnightly WTF Wednesday post! These have been so fun so far, do let me know if you have any cool wtf Wednesday ideas, I actually love doing research for this stuff so it’ll definitely keep me interested. Today, I bring some strange, weird and just wtf book titles of books that actually exist. Let us begin!   1. Bombproof Your Horse. I swear I thought it said bombproof your house and it made sense for a second but NO IT’S HORSE. WHAT EVEN. I fear for any horses that were part of the so-called ‘research’ into writing this book.   2. Learning to Play…

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    Spring Blogging Goals & Reflections

    Hey There! I’m ALIVE. It has been a long and excruciating week since I’ve blogged and it actually pains me because I wanted to write so bad but I physically couldn’t since I was moving house! I had so many posts planned and so many books I wanted to finish but I had hardly any time to read either T_T I am hoping to get through some books before the end of September this weekend so wish me luck – ANYWAY, since I was reflecting and thinking about it I realised that it’s been TWO MONTHS exactly since I started my blog. It is my 2 month anniversary I guess and I…

  • IMG20180128101059 2 e1537358672491 - WTF Wednesday: 5 Weird Book Facts You Probably Didn't Know
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    WTF Wednesday: 5 Weird Book Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

    Hello Everybody! Welcome to my second post for my new meme WTF Wednesday! Today is all about learning some really weird facts about reading that honestly made me go wtf when I read them. They’re quirky and strange, and here they are:   1. The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’. It’s official. The Japanese know exactly how we feel that they actually have a word for it! And to think some people think English is superior. Has anyone created a word like ‘tsundoku’ in English? I think not (and no mum, that’s not called laziness).   2. Alice in…

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    5 Fantasy Series I’d Like to Start but Haven’t Yet

    There are many many books that I have on my wishlist but also many that I see daily on Instagram and from my WordPress reader that I have yet to read and don’t always know what they’re about either. I find it super exciting nowadays to start a book without really knowing what it’s about and slowly finding out what’s lurking within its pages. This is why in this little discussion post, I’ll list 5 fantasy series I’d like to start and haven’t yet THAT I don’t actually know what they’re about too well. Especially in the fantasy genre there are some book series that are super hyped up by my friends…