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10 tips on how to attend YALC like a boss

With YALC less than two days away, excitement levels are reaching peak levels. Hotels are booked, trains are scheduled, and we’re ready to meet authors, hang out with friends, and pick up more books than we can carry. This will be my third year at YALC, but for anyone going for the first time, it… Continue reading 10 tips on how to attend YALC like a boss

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Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

DNFing books is a great way ensure you’re reading only what you enjoy. As readers, we have the autonomy to choose whether or not we continue with a book if it’s not meeting our expectations. After all, we only have a finite amount of time to read (as much as I want to believe that we’re all… Continue reading Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

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Blogmas Day 24: The best books I’ve read in 2017

It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s the final day of Blogmas! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first Blogmas and thought I’d close it out, after yesterday’s Worst Books I’ve Read This Year post, with the best books I’ve read this year. These are all books I gave 5 stars too, which doesn’t happen all that often, and they were… Continue reading Blogmas Day 24: The best books I’ve read in 2017

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Blogmas Day 23: The worst books I’ve read in 2017

  With only 8 days left of 2017, I was ruminating on the poetry, graphic novels, short stories, and novels I’ve read this year. Some of them have been wonderful and uplifting. Some have been exciting and action-packed. But some have been pretty poor. So as we all do towards the end of the year,… Continue reading Blogmas Day 23: The worst books I’ve read in 2017

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Blogmas Day 17: Five favourite fantasies I’ve read this year

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that fantasy is my favourite genre and I get so much joy out of picking up new books with magic, dragons, and mystical worlds. Of all the books I’ve read this year, these were my five favourites. A Conjuring of Light I could easily have… Continue reading Blogmas Day 17: Five favourite fantasies I’ve read this year

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Blogmas Day 16: Books I meant to read this year but accidentally didn’t (whoops)

If I’m being generous with myself, I’d say that this is a list of books that I’m still incredibly excited about but was too overambitious with my monthly TBRs to get to this year. But, if I’m being honest, I’d say that this is my shame list. These are the books I intended to read… Continue reading Blogmas Day 16: Books I meant to read this year but accidentally didn’t (whoops)

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Blogmas Day 14 – Book review: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli Pages: 336 Edition: Paperback Publication date: April 11th 2017 Read: 9th – 12th December Rating:  TWs: Fatphobia, homophobia, discrimination against religion and race. (These issues are all challenged and dealt with in a positive manner.) Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and… Continue reading Blogmas Day 14 – Book review: The Upside of Unrequited