Now I finally have a Goodreads account for my blog I can take part in this tag without feeling like a fraud. Also, now I finally have a Goodreads account for my blog, I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to creating one. I was tagged by Kirstie at Upside-Down Books. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
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Reading Around the World is a new feature that combines my love of travelling with my love of reading. Each month I plan to spotlight either a city I have visited, or a city I plan to visit in the near future, and recommend some of my favourite books set there. After all even if you can’t visit these cities yourself the next best thing has to be reading about them and living the experience through the eyes of the characters.
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Like with how gorgeous covers can make me pick up certain books, gorgeous stationery is a serious weakness of mine. I’m one of those people who have shelves full of blank notebooks I’ve brought because they were just too pretty to resist. I was tagged by Sammie at Bookshelves and Biros. Thanks so much for the tag Sammie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Thank the creator; Sam at RiverMooseReads
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures (if you want to).
- Tag about five people.
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A little while ago I wrote a discussion post on Diversity in YA Books but don’t worry this isn’t going to be more of the same and simply a list of diverse relationships we need to see in YA books. This is a more of a general list of the types of relationships that I feel are maybe missing or not represented enough when it comes to certain genres/books.
Everyone has relationships they love seeing in books, or books they enjoy more because they’ve got a good example of that relationship woven into the story. Just like diversity is important to see in books I think healthy romantic relationships, strong family bonds, and close friendships are just as important aspects that need to be represented as well.
Relationships We Need to See More of in YA Books
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love taking part in food tags. They always make me so hungry and this one was no exception. I almost needed a pile of candy next to me to snack on as I answered these questions. I was tagged by Michelle at Book Adventures. Thanks so much for the tag Michelle, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
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Forget everything I’ve ever said before about my dream job, because Ruler of Books is now it. If only this was a real life job I could actually be paid for. This tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett, and I was tagged by Vivian at Inked in Pages and Anna at My Bookish Dream. Thanks so much both of you for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
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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 of the Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017.
This week’s topic was hard, really really hard. There have been so many amazing books released this year that I loved that originally I had twenty books on this list. I managed to narrow it down to ten but I had to make some hard cuts, and one of those was deciding not to include re-reads. These are the best books I’ve read so far this year, but there are a lot more I’ve read that I loved, and a lot more still to be released and read this year that I will likely love just as much.
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Title: Our Dark Duet
Author: V.E. Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity, #2
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: June 13th 2017
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows – one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons – it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com
This review may contain spoilers for previous book(s) in the series.
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
A Darker Shade of Magic Collector’s Edition by V.E. Schwab
Release Date: October 31st 2017
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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 Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017.
There were so many amazing, and highly anticipated, books released during the first half of 2017 that I focused too much on those and haven’t paid a lot of attention to what’s being released throughout the second half of the year. Unsurprisingly there are a lot of books, again highly anticipated, being released throughout the second half of the year.
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