Charity Shops: Tips and Tricks for Book Shopping

Charity Shops: Tips and Tricks for Book Shopping

So as someone who loves books and doesn’t have much money; charity shops are my saviour. I use the library too but sometimes you’ll find things in a charity shop that you can’t get in the library and you can also wind up getting a whole series for cheap.

I know that Becca from Becca and the Books on YouTube has done a video showing how many books you can get from a charity shop for £15. I’ve never quite been able to spend quite that much in charity shops as I’ve never found that many books I want at once. But there’s something so pleasing about the thought of getting so many books for so little if I so wanted.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday : Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Whether you want to call it by the old name of Waiting on Wednesday ran by Jill at Breaking the Spine or the newer Can’t Wait Wednesday held over at Wishful Endings – today is the day to highlight upcoming books you’re excited for.

I’m starting this weekly meme with one that’s being released soon and I’m super excited for my preorder of!

Title: Song of The Dead
Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
Age Range: YA
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Razorbill
Release: 22nd Jan 2019
Preorder Links: Amazon UK / Book Depository

Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom’s borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia’s waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a difficult task.

Despite the daily reminder of the history they share, Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the Dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. Odessa can’t help being mesmerized by the new magic–and by the girl at her side. But just as she and Meredy are beginning to explore the new world, a terrifying development in Karthia summons them home at once.

Growing political unrest on top of threats from foreign invaders means Odessa and Meredy are thrust back into the lives they tried to leave behind while specters from their past haunt their tenuous relationship. Gathering a force big enough to ward off enemies seems impossible, until one of Queen Valoria’s mages creates a weapon that could make them invincible. As danger continues to mount inside the palace, Odessa fears that without the Dead, even the greatest invention won’t be enough to save their fates.

In this enthralling, heartrending sequel to Reign of the Fallen, Odessa faces the fight of her life as the boundaries between the Dead and the living are challenged in a way more gruesome than ever before.

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Mask of Shadows and Genderfluidity

Hello, my name is Rosina and I use she/her pronouns but I’m actually genderfluid. So when better than pride month to celebrate that? My genderfluidity is something that I’ve only really been figuring out in the last few years. It’s definitely something I thought about briefly as a teenager but…even with the internet, I didn’t really know where to look so I always just brushed it off.

If Mask of Shadows had been out when I’d been a teenager then that would have been…it would have been something.

Mask of Shadows is a YA fantasy novel by Linsey Miller. It’s not own voices but it features a gender fluid MC called Sal who feels realistic. They dress the gender they feel that day and I get that. As it’s the way I deal with my own gender. They’re unapologetic about it and they aim to be the best no matter how people see them.



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The Dreaded TBR: How Do You Deal With It?


Even though we all love reading, there’s something about putting together the books we need to read that strike fear in all our hearts. Doesn’t matter how you decide to read them; pick them at random, titles from a jar or a book pile; you still wind up with far too many books to read.

Or do you?

Book buying bans aren’t the only way to catch up with your reading.

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Screaming, Crying and the Odd Burst of Inspiration: On Writing my Novel

Why is it that the moment you need to write about something you did, your brain just dies? I don’t know what number draft this is for this entry but it’s not a low number.

Which probably says a lot when you consider I’m talking about my writing…

I swear I’m better with the creative stuff!!!

The main problem for me is: what is there to say?

I could go on about my process, or my world or my characters. I could tell you how long it took me – longer than it should have due to long breaks – or what inspired it.

But you’re not interested in that and it won’t help anyone. It’ll just be an exercise in talking about myself. Which I’m not great at anyway.

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