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Six For Sunday: Favourite Styles of Book Covers

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Favourite Styles of Book Covers. I definitely have a few styles that instantly catch my eye and prompt me to browse the blurb. Here are my top six book cover styles, and a few examples of my favourites from each, with a few that fit into multiple styles!

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A Week in Academic Publishing

Today’s post, whilst still bookish, is a little bit different to what I normally write. I thought some people might find it interesting to read about what an average week in my job in academic publishing is like. I know when I was considering moving jobs I couldn’t really find much online in the way of an average day working in academic publishing, so I hope this might help anyone who is considering it, or maybe hasn’t considered it yet! It will be a long post and could very well be quite boring, but I felt there wasn’t much point in doing this if I wasn’t going to explain things fully. Otherwise, it would have been a bunch of acronyms and terms that wouldn’t make much sense to anyone outside of publishing!

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Six For Sunday: Favourite Authors to Follow on Twitter

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Favourite Authors to Follow. It doesn’t specify how you might follow these authors; whether it’s just generally staying up to date on their career or actually following them on social media. Hopefully you’re not literally following them… I decided to go with my favourite authors on Twitter.

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Friday’s Further Reading | 1

Welcome to my first Friday’s Further Reading post! In these posts I’ll be sharing a handful of interesting reads I’ve come across in the past few weeks. These could be short stories, poems, posts from other bloggers, or news articles; bookish and otherwise.

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3 Stars Reviews

Book Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Raxter School for Girls lies at the tip of an isolated island off the coast of Maine. Eighteen months ago it was hit by the Tox, a mysterious illness that killed off most of the teachers and leaves the students suffering from horrific and violent mutations. The island has been in quarantine ever since. The only people to ever leave the confines of the school are those chosen for Boat Shift; a select few tasked with collecting meagre supplies shipped in by the Navy to be brutally fought over by the surviving girls at the school.

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Book Review: The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

The year is 2059 and the Earth has ceased orbiting the sun; an event that has become known as the Stop. Half the world burns in never-ending sunlight, whilst the other freezes under the cover of darkness. A thin slither of the globe that exists in permanent twilight has managed to survive. Within this small area lies Britain; under Prime Minister Davenport it is a country that has done monstrous things to preserve its resources, block its borders, and continue in some semblance of normalcy.

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Stacking the Shelves: January

Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. Each month I look at the books I’ve discovered and tell you what they’re about, where I found them, why I want to read them, what their shelf status is, how high of a priority they are, and finally what my rating prediction is.

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Book Review: Red Snow by Will Dean

Journalist Tuva Moodyson has just two weeks left in the sleepy Swedish town of Gavrik. Soon she’ll be on a sleeper train to the south, to a new job and a fresh start. As she begins to pack up her life, a mysterious suicide and a horrific homicide occur within days of one another and plunge the town’s main employer, the family-owned liquorice factory, into the middle of a murder investigation. A local writer recruits Tuva to research the Grimberg liquorice dynasty amidst the police’s attempt to find what has become known as a the Ferryman killer. There are two bodies, and Tuva has just precious little time to figure out what the Grimbergs are hiding.

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Film Review: Little Women (2019) dir. Greta Gerwig

A few weeks ago I went to see Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s children’s classic, Little Women! I’ve never read the book, nor have I seen any other adaptation, so I went in with nothing to compare it to. I don’t know if that had anything to do with my response to it, but regardless, I absolutely adored this film! I had high expectations anyway – anything Greta Gerwig touches is golden – but I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. This review will contain one or two spoilers about the film, so if you haven’t seen it, proceed with caution!

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