Hogwarts House Recs: Slytherin – Blogtober

I wanted to start this as a series ages ago and have had the ideas drafted for months but I never got round to it or was feeling it. Now however, I’ve had a resurgence of passion for it. I often associate books or songs with Hogwarts houses – it’s a fairly common thing to do. There’s sometimes just a vibe in a book’s style or theme, a character with specific house traits or just the feeling you get when reading it that makes me sometimes instantly associate a book with a house. Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day – Blogtober

chatToday is Mental Health Awareness Day which you have probably seen a bit about online – I think it’s really picked up profile in the past couple of years which is amazing! Obviously it’s important to talk about mental health all year round but I think awareness days and weeks are great for highlighting issues and bringing them to the forefront. I thought I’d do a little post about books I’ve read which I think capture mental health issues brilliantly. Of course, this is going to be a bit subjective and some may disagree but these are books which resonated with me in some way.

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After the Fire by Will Hill (BEDM)

32327972682_0c6dc7959d_bI picked this up before NYALitFest as Will Hill was going to be there and I thought this book sounded really interesting and quite different. I’m morbidly fascinated by cults (I think most people who I’ve spoken to are) and this is all about a young girl who was in a cult dealing with life straight after a huge disaster. Continue reading

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber (Blogmas)

32327972682_0c6dc7959d_bThis was one of the first books I picked up at YALC and I do not regret it. It’s also the first Katherine Webber book I have read and I now can’t wait to pick up Wing Jones. The story of this is so beautiful and I really do rate it highly. Continue reading

Bookish Happiness

A few months ago i started a little series entitled ‘Bookish Happiness’. This is where i talked about all the things in the past few weeks/month that made me particularly happy that were book related. I really loved doing the first one and showcasing all the positivity that is happening around the book community at the moment. Here is the next installment of all the bookish things that have made me very happy recently.

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Music To Read To (Blogmas)

For a long time i was unable to read with noise around me. I liked to read completely on my own and in silence. Ever since i found a love of reading in cafes and public places, obviously i had to get used to noise and music being on constantly. I ended up finding it pretty relaxing whilst reading.

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Beauty And The Beast Novels

As many of you will know, the release of the new live-action Beauty And The Beast movie starring Emma Watson was released last week. So much hype has been around this movie, and as i’ve seen it, i can say personally i found it to be the best live-action movie Disney have made. However, because there’s a lot of hype around the story now, many books have been released either with the original story or new versions, spin offs and whatever else you can imagine starring Belle. Keep reading for some of the magical Disney books that have been released in the last few weeks!

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