Reviews

Mini Reviews: prison, poetry, dragons and depression

As I mentioned in my recent monthly round-up, I haven’t really felt like writing full reviews for things recently, especially given how much I read last month. I don’t like to leave so many completely undocumented though, and I enjoyed doing the last set of mini-reviews, so here are four more short reviews for some of the books I’ve read recently.

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Readathons

OWLs Magical Readathon 2020: Round-Up

It feels like years since I wrote up my TBR for this year’s OWLs Magical Readathon, where I said I hoped I could read the five books I needed to get started on the Librarian career. Three weeks into April and I’d completed every prompt, even the additional one for the Dragon Tamer side-class. I read a lot in March, though it certainly helped that some of the books I chose were on the shorter side – a couple were even short stories – so coupled with the UK lockdown giving me plenty of free time, I’m in a great place to start NEWTs in August, and can go for any career I like now!

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Monthly Updates

Stacking the Shelves: April

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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Monthly Updates

April’s Monthly Round-Up

Let’s be honest, April was… not fun. Hoping for a slightly more optimistic-looking May! I’ve been very demotivated when it comes to blogging this month. I sit at home in my room on my laptop all day for work, and just the thought of spending more hours doing the same for my blog tires me …

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5 Stars Reviews

Book Review: Foe by Iain Reid

In the near future, Junior and Hen’s quiet lives on their remote farm are interrupted by the arrival of Terrance, an employee of OuterMore. Terrance informs the couple that Junior has the honour of being selected to travel to the Installation, a space station set high above the Earth, where he will live for two years. Though Junior expresses apprehension, it doesn’t seem like saying no is a possibility. Junior really doesn’t want to leave his wife, the love of his life, but Terrance assures him that Hen will be fine without him. After all, she won’t be alone.

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Listicles

Six For Sunday: Five Star Predictions

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for April, May, and June 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Five Star Predictions! Here are six books from my TBR that I think I’ll end up rating a full five stars.

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Everything Else

Friday’s Further Reading | 3

Welcome back to Friday’s Further Reading! If you missed previous posts, you can check them out here, but basically what I’ll be doing is 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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4 Stars Reviews

Book Review: White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Miranda and her twin brother, Eliot, live in an old house on the cliffs near Dover, which their father runs as a bed and breakfast. People come and go through the house, though some never leave at all. Miranda returns from an extended hospital stay, weak from her unusual diet of chalk, and chalk alone. Her father hopes to entice her with his culinary concoctions, but Mira’s pica disorder has deeper roots than can be imagined, and when she begins to hear the voices that belong to the house her father risks losing her completely.

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Listicles

Six For Sunday: Recent additions to my TBR

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for April, May, and June 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Recent additions to my TBR. I mentioned in my last Stacking the Shelves post that I was saving some of my new TBR additions for this edition of Six For Sunday. In March’s Stacking the Shelves, I shared the four books and a series that I added to my ‘maybe TBR’, saving my three new additions to my physical bookshelf for this post, so here they are, along with three more recent additions!

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