The Book Shop Series – The Portal Book Shop, York

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I recently took a quick two day trip to see the sights in York. Obviously, whenever i visit a new place, i have to check out the bookshops in the nearby area. Luckily, York is packed with independent bookshops and really cool places to buy books, such as little indie charities!

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All I Want To Read Is Rom-Coms

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I’ve hit quite the reading slump in the last month or so. With a mix of a new job, blog-tober and everything else, i think i had a severe lack in effort to read. I found that a lot of things weren’t making me happy to read too, which have led to some DNF’s that i never expected.

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Separating The Book From The Author

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In light of recent events and news articles (the specifics are not something i’m going to be going in to in this post), i wanted to talk a little about about the separation between an author and their books. If we should have that divide, if it’s morally right or if anyone even wants to.

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LGBTQ+ Book Club – November 2019

image1This was our last book club of the year and it was truly a great way to finish our LGBTQ+ reads of 2019! In November we read All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle and we had lots of fantastic feedback about it. The book is a contemporary YA magical realism with historical chapters too…I won’t say too much about that but it’s a great mix of genres! It was a great read and the first I, and many others at book club, have read of her books (excluding short pieces in anthologies).

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November 2019 Wrap-Up

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Shock horror, the last two posts i’ve uploaded have been wrap-ups. If that doesn’t prove how little spare time i have had i don’t know what will. As i’ve said before, my new job is taking it out of me, and instead of blogging i’ve been actually reading. Hopefully this month i will pick back up blogging, i’ve really missed it. For now, here’s what a read in November.

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October 2019 Wrap-Up

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My October wrap-up is a whole lot later than it usually is. I’ve had some time off writing for the blog because honestly everything just got a little too much for me. My mental health hasn’t been the best and the pressure of a new job along with blog work has just been too much to balance. That all being said, i had quite a good reading month in October!

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LGBTQ+ Book Club – October 2019

image1First off, apologies for this being over a week later than normal! To be honest, it’s probably only been me bothered by this but even so! In October we read Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand which is the first horror we’ve read at book club. It’s a YA horror with multiple LGBTQ+ representations and it felt quite different in many ways to anything we have read before, and anything I’ve read personally to be honest.  Continue reading