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

The Most Special Things To Happen To Me Since Becoming A Book Blogger – Blogtober

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Every so often, i reflect on my over four years as a book blogger (this is mostly with Sophie and ends with us praising ourselves endlessly), and i like to think about everything we’ve achieved together and some of the most mind-bending stuff that’s actually happened to us.

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I Finally Read Carry On By Rainbow Rowell – Blogtober

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It’s been an incredibly long time since i planned my venture in to the world of Carry On. I have been saying for years now i would be getting around to it in the next few months, maybe next month, maybe next Halloween… but no, it never happened. Then the fancy copies of Wayward Son were released and that was a kick up the bum to get reading!

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Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon – Blogtober

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I’d first heard of Rosie Loves Jack at YALC last year, where Osborne publishing were pushing the release of it. I had hyped it up a lot since i’d heard some pretty great things, along with the amount of backing it had for a new author and contemporary novel. I sort of wish i hadn’t hyped it up in my head as much as i did.

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Bookish Happiness – Blogtober

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Last year i started a ‘series’ (me posting whenever i feel like it about the same thing) all about bookish happiness and what bookish things have made me happy recently. My last post was a year ago, i cannot believe it was that long ago and i’m only just getting back in to writing these posts, but i feel like a happiness catch-up is in order for!

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What Makes Me Pick Up a Book? – Blogtober

chatThere are a ton of reasons to instantly pick up a book or things that attract you to one over another. It might be broad things like genre or particular authors but there are also little things that are ridiculously specific and niche! I think we all have these instant attractions to a certain type of book and I thought I’d go through some of mine in this post. Continue reading