• Book Ending Autumn banner: The Lion, The Witch and The Low Wardrobe Choices

    Bookending Autumn: The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices

    Good morning afternoon bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices” is hosted by Me! (That sounds so weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: You’re going to a Halloween party with some (fictional) friends. You’re late to pick up costumes from the store and there’s only just enough for each of you, so who is going to dress up as what?…

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    Bookending Autumn '19 – Study Group

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome, welcome, welcome, to BOOK ENDING AUTUMN!! (I feel a little bit like a ringmaster at a circus!) Come one, come all! Step right up! You too can participate in all this fun!   This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Study Group” is hosted by me! (Oh my gosh, that sounds so weird!!)   Prompt Explanation: Fall is back to school and you need to organise a study group. Pick eight characters and discuss which subjects they bring…

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    ABC Book Challenge: S (part 1)

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q | R Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. This one is gonna be a LOOOONG one, friends – so I’m only doing Sa-Si, and it’s STILL the…

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    The Pancake Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest J R @ Eternity Books tagged me in this tag, and tbh, it’s making me wish I had a better breakfast than just a cup of tea… 😅 The Rules: Link back to the original creator in your post (Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic) Feel free to use any of Becky’s wonderful pancake graphics in your post, or create your own! (Thank you Becky, these are so cute!!) Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. Look,…

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    The Productivity book tag

    Good morning bookworms! A few weeks ago I had the beautiful Destiny @ Howling Libraries tag me in this one, and then this week gorgeous Cassie @ Let’s Get Galactic tagged me as well, and now I’m FINALLY getting to it!! Rules Answer the prompts Tag some friends Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam) Have fun! Planning – a book that is completely thought out   I feel like if I don’t say Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo here, then this…

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    Recommendations: So, I'm thinking about trying adult fiction…

    Good evening bookworms! So, most of you are probably thinking ‘What the hell, Meegs? WE READ YA!’ Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally with you. But sometimes I like to change things up. (Not very often though… I am a creature of comfort.) I was, weirdly, reading adult books before there was a defined YA age group. Uh-huh, that’s how old I am kids, Old enough to remember pre-internet, pre-mobile phones, and pre-YA. It truly was the dark ages. However, in those years BYA (before YA), I read some…

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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

  • Main Character deaths are necessary

    Good morning bookworms! So, I’m trying this new thing where I talk about specific things I love or hate about books, as opposed to individual books themselves. I’ll still reference books I’ve read to make my point, but I want to talk about themes as well as gushing about “HOW MUCH I LOVE “. I thought I’d start off with something happy… MAIN CHARACTER DEATHS. (Nothing but sunshine, puppies and rainbows here, my loves! 😁) So, what is it about main character deaths that I absolutely live for? For me,…

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    The ‘Relationshipper’ book tag

    Good morning bookworms! I have been trawling the interwebs to find inspiration for content, and came across the masterlist of masterlists. Yep, you heard me. I found a blog post that has THE ULTIMATE TOP 100 BOOK TAGS. *Formulates evil plans to take over the world by forcing everyone to do tags all the time.* (Only joking! Also, let me know if you’re keen on being tagged in these periodically as I don’t want to inundate people who aren’t interested.) Rules Thank the blogger who tagged you – no one…

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    Top 5… fantasy

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fantasy (YA or adult)’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Shanah, you are EVIL!!! How can you make me pick only five??? I have to double it… And then add some more… First off the bat is (surprise!!) The Nevernight Chronicle by Aussie author Jay Kristoff (Nevernight is book one). I know, I know,…

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    Top 5… LGBTQ+ books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘LGBTQ+ books’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Also, I can’t stick to 5 only books for this, so you’re getting a top EIGHT today. And we will start with the fantasy, and then hit the contemporaries! Starting with, the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. Precious Wylan and reckless Jesper are the…

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    Top 5… villains more interesting than the hero

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘villains more interesting than the hero’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Hmmmm… THIS is going to be fun! Basically all Holly Black books tick this box. Not that I find the heroes boring, just that the seeming ‘bad guy’ (initially) is usually more fun! Although, they also mostly turn out to be the…

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    Top 5… books that need a prequel

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that need a prequel’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Blegh. I adamantly believe that most series do not require prequels. 99% of the time it feels like the author is just trying to cash in on the success of the series. List below for many examples. However, if you can pull it off Maas-style (The Assassin’s Blade is that unique 1% where the author killed it),…

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    Top 5 … books that lived up to the hype!

    As you may (or may not) remember, we (that is, I) do Top 5 Tuesdays now, in an effort to blog more consistently. If you’re interested in joining, you can go check out Shanah’s post here! This week’s theme is… top 5 books that lived up to the HYPE! We all know what hyped books are, and I’ve read my share, so this is my top 5 (not in any particular order). Also, I totally didn’t intend on them all being fantasy books… there is a bonus contemporary down the…

  • Book review: Crooked Kingdom

    Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 27 September 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) blurb: Jesper tapped his fingers restlessly. “Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us or wants to kill us?” “So?” said Kaz. “Well, usually it’s just half the city.” Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off the most daring heist imaginable.  But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re fighting for their lives. As old enemies and new rivals descend on the city,…

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    Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 29 September 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) blurb: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams.  But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached) Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world) Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it) Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on…