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  • NEWTs Readathon 2019 | Progress Report #1

    NEWTs Readathon 2019 | Progress Report #1

    Hello witches and wizards and welcome to my first progress check-in for the NEWTs Readathon! If you have no idea what I’m talking about – and so likely think I’ve finally given into the delusion that my Hogwarts letter is just lost in the post – you should probably check out my NEWTs Sign Up & TBR […]

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  • Wrap Up | July 2019

    Wrap Up | July 2019

    Welcome one, welcome all, to my July Wrap Up! July was an interesting month. There was an important conference I had been building up to at work for months which turned out to be not as terrifying as I worried it would be but it was still A LOT, especially when it came to getting […]

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  • NEWTs Readathon 2019 | Sign Up & TBR

    NEWTs Readathon 2019 | Sign Up & TBR

    Hello witches and wizards, it’s that (dreaded) time of year again – the exam season is upon us… but that’s ok because these are exams I actually might enjoy studying for! That’s right, it’s time for the second round of the Magical Readathon- the NEWTs Readathon 2019 which is taking place for the entire month of August. […]

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  • The Reading Rush | Daily Updates

    The Reading Rush | Daily Updates

    Hi everyone! You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogosphere in the last week or so, principally because of taking part in two readathons – The Book Junkie Trials and The Reading Rush (formerly known as the Booktubeathon). The latter took place this past week and I was focusing most of […]

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  • The Reading Rush | TBR

    The Reading Rush | TBR

    I know what you’re thinking: ‘Emma, you’re already trying (and failing) to take part in one readathon, adding another into the mix would be stupidity of the highest order’. If you thought that, you’d be completely right, but I must highlight for your consideration that this particular readathon I’m flirting with joining is The Reading […]

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  • Review | Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Review | Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Title: Her Royal Highness (2019) Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Penguin Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Read: 20th – 24th June 2019 Genre: young-adult contemporary Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie […]

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  • Review | Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

    Review | Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

    Title: Les Misérables (orig. 1862, ed. 1987) Author: Victor Hugo Translator: Lee Fahnestock and Norman McAfee Publisher: Signet Classics Read: 1st – 31st May 2019 Genre: classics Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean–the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread–Les Misérables ranks among the greatest […]

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  • Down the TBR Hole #33

    Down the TBR Hole #33

    Welcome folks to the thirty-third round of Down the TBR Hole! For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the previous posts via the tag or check out Lia at Lost in a Story who is the creator of this wonderful meme/project. I’m trying to make this a regular feature of my blogging schedule […]

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  • Tag | Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

    Tag | Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

    That’s right, folks, it’s time for the infamous Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. Originally created by Ely and Chami, this tag always does the rounds of the online book community at this time of year and it’s something of a tradition to take part so this year is no exception for me. We’re a couple of […]

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  • Review | Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

    Review | Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

    Title: Ghostly Echoes (2016) Author: William Ritter Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Read: 26th – 27th June 2019 Genre: YA fantasy; historical; mystery Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder— her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, […]

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