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Review: Zlata’s Diary – A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović

Zlata’s Diary begins as the daily musings of a typical 11-year-old girl, who loves music and her friends. Soon after she starts her diary, war breaks out and Sarajevo becomes a battleground that changes Zlata’s life forever. With no more school or music lessons, the highlights of Zlata’s days are birthdays celebrated with canned food rations, whilst her worst days find her saying goodbye to escaping family and grieving for lost friends.

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The Unread Shelf Project

One of my reading goals this year is to tackle my TBR. In my Spring Readspost, I mentioned some of the books that have been on my shelf the longest, some for two or three years, so when I came across The Unread Shelf Project, I knew it would be a perfect motivator to keep me focused on my plan.

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Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves: March

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 recently. I’m trying to work through my TBR list without growing it too much, so I’m being a lot more selective with the books I choose to add this year. Saying that, I added quite a few to my TBR list recently! Here’s what made the cut in March:

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Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by gods of old and with Norse Mythology he lends his pen to retelling the stories of his favourites. Exploring origin stories of Yggdrasil and Odin, and the many tales of Thor, Loki, and Freya, Gaiman breaths new life into these classic Nordic myths.

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Magical Readathon: OWLs 2019

A few days ago I came across Book Roast‘s amazing Magical Readathon, and I’m so excited to start it on Monday! The Magical Readathon is definitely heavily rooted in Harry Potter but anyone can take part – Potter fans or not – because the books you choose to read are nothing to do with the …

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Review: The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Montefiore charts the ascension and downfall of one of the most intriguing royal families in history, the Romanovs. Ruling Russia for over three centuries from 1613 until their brutal assassinations in 1917, the Romanovs spawned 18 tsars and tsarinas. Their reigns gave rise to multiple myths and legends and more than a few impostor heirs. This tome explores the political and the personal lives of this legendary dynasty.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Unexpected Favourites

As the description of today’s topic points out, March’s proverb is ‘in like a lion, out like a lamb’. Today’s list of books are those which I started with some trepidation but ended up really enjoying. Most of these were assigned during my university years and surprised me with how much I enjoyed them!

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