A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

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*Thanks to Scholastic for sending me a review copy of A Sky Painted Gold*

I’d heard so many lovely things about this book. Constant good reviews and because of this, i wondered why there wasn’t a huge buzz around it like i expected. I was slightly hesitant to pick this up, as it doesn’t seem like something i would instantly love. I was definitely wrong and this deserves to be talked about so much more than it has been.

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YALC Round Up – Sophie

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Long time no see! I’ve had a ridiculously busy few weeks – straight after YALC weekend I had three days of interning, work and then a five day trip to the Peak District! Though busy, it has been a brilliant time spent with close friends and I feel tired but also refreshed and happy from being around books, bloggers and authors to being around nature and away from the internet altogether! Now I’m back and ready to tell you all about my YALC weekend! If you haven’t read Sarah’s already, here it is.

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YALC Haul 2018

YALC is over, my weekend wrap-up is done and it’s time for the book haul (aka, the part that i know we’re most excited for). I had the goal this year of not getting that many books, and specifically only picking up books that i was excited for or had been on my list for quite some time. I can happily say that i stuck to one of those promises.

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July 2018 Wrap-Up

Admittedly i thought i’d get absolutely nothing read in July. It’s YALC month, and also i’ve managed to rope myself in to working full time throughout July, minimising my reading opportunities. Luckily for me, that didn’t really happen and i felt more inspired to read than ever. I ditched my YALC TBR (post HERE) and got more read than i ever thought i would!

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YALC 2018 Round-Up

YALC has been and gone and i’m just about done crying over it. It always hurts a little bit when you have to take off your wristband after a fun weekend of bookish things. This years YALC went ridiculously quickly, it doesn’t actually feel like it happened at all, so i’m already amazed i’m home and writing this up. It was a whirlwind for sure.

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What We Are Excited For – YALC 2018

YALC IS THIS WEEK. SOS. YALC IS THIS WEEK.

This has come round so fast in the last few months, I’m sat in shock that in just three days we’ll be travelling down to YALC with our friends and getting prepped for the weekend. Last year doesn’t seem so long ago now that the next is on the horizon.

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The Book Shop Series – Barter Books, Alnwick

I wanted to start a new series on here, an on going one that allows me to talk about wonderful bookshops that i’ve had the pleasure of visiting. I talk about them regularly anyway, so i might as well make it a thing. A few weeks ago now i took a trip to see my friend in Newcastle for a few days. This tends to happen every year now, in summer i visit her so we can have a beach day, wander around the city and do plenty of charity shop shopping. I absolutely adore this time away every year and it honestly feels like a holiday every time i go. This year i wanted to do a few different things.

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