Wordless Wednesday: Best Friends for Life

Wordless Wednesday is a new weekly tag created by Grace at Kimmie.gg. Each week there’s a new topic, unrelated to books, which will hopefully provide some insight into my life outside of reading.

Each week, I will post a topic for a Wordless Wednesday that you may answer in whatever fashion you may like. All you need to do is link back to Kimmie.gg in your post so that I can also read your content!

This week’s theme was Best Friends for Life, and it’s all about pets. Now I mentioned my dog, Tommy, late last week when I published my Real Neat Blog Award post but any excuse to talk about him a little more is something I’m going to jump on, and it’s also an excuse to share more pictures of him as well. There’s nothing better than coming home from work and having Tommy jump up to greet me, happy to see me again.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a Back to School freebie, so I picked Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School.

Most of the ones that made it onto my list this week are YA contemporary books, just because most of them are set in high school. However there are a few fantasy books that, while they’re not technically set in a standard high school, they are set in some form of school, and as they’re favourites of mine of course they were going to make it on my list for this week.

You also may notice that, in spite of my topic pick for this week, I haven’t included Harry Potter. Mainly because it’s such a standard answer, and I wanted to include other books that I love. By now everyone should know how much I love Harry Potter.


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July/August Book Haul

So after all the books I brought at YALC at the end of July I still brought more this month; not only way more than I ever had before but also way more than I should have. Granted though I got some books for free, thanks to NetGalley and #SFATW, the ones I paid for alone would normally constitute to two or three hauls instead of one.

July August Book Haul

There were a few books that have been on my to-buy list for a while now that I finally got around to buying, a few more I got on a whim, and even more which I brought for YALC.

And yes I have a load of gorgeous new books now but my bank account seriously hates me, especially when you combine this haul with the one from YALC. I’m going on another book buying ban for the next few months, it’ll give me a chance to get through all the new books I brought and re-read some old favourites as well.

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Hollow City

Hollow City


Title: Hollow City

Author: Ransom Riggs

Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2

Publisher: Quirk Books

Release Date: February 24th 2015

Rating:

Five Stars

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

This review may contain spoilers for previous book(s) in the series.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1

Publisher: Quirk

Release Date: June 7th 2011

Rating:

Four Stars

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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The Real Neat Blog Award

I always love being nominated for awards like this, it really makes me feel that people out there are enjoying my blog and the content I’m posting. Before now I hadn’t been tagged in the Real Neat Blog Award so obviously I was thrilled to be nominated.

I was tagged by both Lauren at Wonderless Reviews and Sammie at Bookshelves & Biros. Thank you both so much for the nomination; everyone else should definitely check out Lauren’s and Sammie’s original posts and while you’re there check out their blogs as well.

The Real Neat Blog Award

Rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.
  • Create 7 questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers.

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P.S. I Like You

P.S. I Like You


Title: P.S. I Like You

Author: Kasie West

Series: N/A

Publisher: Point

Release Date: July 26th 2016

Rating:

Five Stars

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favourite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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Wordless Wednesday: Fashion

Wordless Wednesday is a new weekly tag created by Grace at Kimmie.gg. Each week there’s a new topic, unrelated to books, which will hopefully provide some insight into my life outside of reading.

Each week, I will post a topic for a Wordless Wednesday that you may answer in whatever fashion you may like. All you need to do is link back to Kimmie.gg in your post so that I can also read your content!

This week’s theme was Art, and while I normally try and stick to the themes that are set for this one the only artist that came to mind when I thought of my favourites was Vincent Van Gogh. I love going to museums and seeing all the work on display, don’t get me wrong, but I never really seek out specific artist. So instead I decided to focus on fashion, because after all, isn’t fashion a form of art?

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