Discussion Time: Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

After my first discussion post was a success in my mind I am a lot more confident on posting my second one. I have a schedule now; I will be posting these discussions twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, at least until I start running out of ideas and have to cut down on them a little until inspiration strikes again.

For this week I did have another idea for what I wanted to talk about in this discussion, but then something happened in a conversation that kind of inspired me. This means that I still have my original idea saved for next time, but now onto the topic;

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

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2016 End of Year Survey

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping you all have an amazing 2017. To celebrate the new year and look back at my reading journey throughout 2016 I decided to take part in the End of Year Survey created and hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner.

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Last year I saw a couple of bloggers on WordPress taking part in this. It looked like such a fun way to look back over the year but as I’d already posted an end of year review for 2015 I didn’t see the point in doing another one. Still I remember the survey and now we’ve reached the end of 2016 I’ve taken the opportunity to take part in it myself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes …

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 Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes …

Male Protagonists in YA Fiction.

A few weeks back I was tagged in the This or That Tag, and one of the questions was if I preferred reading about male or female protagonists. I answered female, not because I don’t enjoy reading about male protagonists but just because there are so many more YA books out there featuring female protagonists. So while thinking of possibilities for this week’s themed free for all topic I decided to feature some of my favourite male protagonists, a list which can hopefully be expanded on as more books are released.


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Around the World in YA Tag

Is there anyone by now who doesn’t know that I love to travel? In case you didn’t then just as an FYI I have a major case of wanderlust. I want to be able to say I’ve stepped foot on every country at least once, I want to have visited every continent before I turn 30, I want to take a gap year and just spend continuous months travelling anywhere and everywhere. In short there is no country I don’t want to visit, nothing I don’t want to experience.

So really this was the perfect tag for me.

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I was tagged by Izzi at Ravenclaw Book Club. Thank you so much for the tag Izzi; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.

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The Book Courtship Tag

Way back when in January I was tagged for the first time to complete The Book Courtship Tag. Since then I’ve read way more books, fell in love with brand new series and authors, and when I was tagged again I thought ‘why not?’ There are plenty of books I love – plenty of books I picked up because of the cover or that kept me up all night – so many that I could do this tag ten, twenty, thirty more times and still have new answers for each of the questions.

The Book Courtship Tag

I was tagged by Jenna at Fictional Neverland. Thank you so much for the tag Jenna; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.

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The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles


Title: The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Series: N/A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Release Date: September 20th 2011

Rating:

Five Stars

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper—despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite Beginnings and Endings of Books

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. It was a Top Ten Tuesday Rewind this week, I could pick any topic that had already been done before, so I chose a Top Ten Favourite Beginnings and Endings of Books.

Is it more important for a book to have an amazing beginning or an amazing end? Some people would say beginning – it’s what draws you into the story and those first few pages decide whether you continue with the book or move it aside for another time – and some would say ending – after all do you really want to read 300 odd pages only to be disappointed by the end? Obviously though you want a book to have an amazing beginning and end.

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday Rewind topic I picked my top five favourite beginnings and my five favourite ends. Although I’d say all ten books on my list are amazing all the way through, not just the beginning and not just the end.


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