October 2017: #WrapUp

As we say goodbye to October and welcome November, it’s only right we look back over all the bookish activity that took place this month. This month has been full of bookish cheer – knowing I was on clinical placement this month, I aimed to read 12 books, I surpassed that, reading a total of 18 books! Let’s not waste words, I know you’re all just dying to know what my standout reads of the month were…

The Books:

The standout five star reads of the month were:

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Book Review: Girl… *We interrupt this book review to bring you a rambling*

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This rambling is inspired by a book review I wrote for a book and decided not to publish. I took to Twitter to ask for people’s views on one-star book reviews and man, is Twitter vocal! I appreciated everyone’s comments but it left me feel conscious about posting the review because I felt the world was waiting for me to annihilate a book and then annihilate me. So, instead of said book review, I decided to do a rambling on book reviews. This is a topic I’ve seen appear several times on discussion posts and I genuinely want to hear your thoughts on the topic.

*Please note: the quotes below are not direct quotes from anyone, but are inspired by the feedback and comments I have seen. If you see a quote which you have said, this is by pure coincidence. I mean to cause no offense but instead address this taboo topic in a fun way and hopefully get you guys commenting on your feelings about one star book reviews. Continue reading “Book Review: Girl… *We interrupt this book review to bring you a rambling*”

August 2017: #WrapUp

August is over which means my favourite season is here – Autumn! I’ve had a wonderfully bookish month, reading a total of 19 books and one short story. One of the books was a Ninja Book Box read so I can’t talk about that one just yet, but it was brilliant! I was debating whether I should switch from monthly to weekly wraps ups as these posts can be quite long. Of the 55 people who voted in my Twitter poll, 61% prefer monthly and 39% weekly, so it looks like monthly wraps up are here to stay! But I will try to condense them and not ramble so much.

The Good:

The standout 5 star books of the month were:

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Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!

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Well, would you look at that, it’s the 18th August aka my first blogiversay! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year already! I really enjoy blogging, reading and reviewing books with the occasional bookish rambling. I have enjoyed watching my blog grow over the last year and I hope you have too. I’ve met some amazing people in this community and bought tonnes of new books because of you guys.

Now, I’m pretty sure it’s customary to look back over the last year, showcasing some of my most popular posts, my favourite post etc etc but those that know me well, know how much I love to procrastinate, so I’m far too lazy to do that!

So, how am I going to mark this monumental occasion instead, with something I think you would like a lot more – not just one giveaway, but two! Now, these are not rafflecopter giveaways, you gotta work for your books here, my friend! Continue reading “Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!”

July 2017 #WrapUp

Another month has come to an end, I’m not sad to see July end because I have one more week of work then I’m off for six weeks. Six weeks of no work, no uni, nothing – o the books I’ll be able to read! This month I read a total of 17 books, not as epic as last month when I read 24 but still I exceeded my average of 14 so I’m happy. I also participated in the 24in48 readathon, and I was selected to be a Ninja Book Box Reader, so all in all, it was a very good month. So, let’s say goodbye to July in the most bookish way…

The Good:

The standout books of the month were: 

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