The Reading Slump Nightmare

The Reading Slump Nightmare

Oh boy, I’ve been struggling to come up with content to write. And that’s down to the fact that I’m in a bit of a reading slump. That’s weird you might say. Writing blog content isn’t reading. And you’d be right! But it does mean that I’m low on ideas. So I thought, why not actually talk about reading slumps?

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Chick-Lit Isn’t Dead – Why We Should Still Be Talking About It

Chick-Lit Isn’t Dead – Why We Should Still Be Talking About It

Chick-lit is a genre that I read a lot and one that I’ve spoken about a lot. At university, I even did a project on it, which gave me an excuse to look more into it. Chick-lit isn’t a term that I see used by others as often anymore, and when it is, it’s often used negatively. Jokes about what the male version is, about how the term is ridiculous etc.

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Book Review: The Man I Didn’t Marry by Anna Bell

Book Review: The Man I Didn’t Marry by Anna Bell

I wanna start this review by saying that Anna Bell is one of my favourite chick-lit authors. I’ve adored her books since I read Don’t Tell The Groom a good few years ago now. And I look out for her new books with excitement.

This is a book that I preordered myself before getting a copy of the physical proof in a giveaway from HQ/Harpercollins. So thanks so much to those guys. I was extremely grateful. It’s definitely weird having two copies of a book though, ha!

In this book, we follow Ellie Voss, a very pregnant woman with a 1-year-old daughter, the perfect husband and a house in their home town near his parents. Life is great until the day that her husband, Max, loses his memory. The doctor’s don’t know why or how long the memory will be gone, and Ellie has to accept that maybe it won’t come back. Max has no memory of the last five years, and because of that, it’s like he’s a totally different person. He and Ellie have to get to know each other again, and she hopes, fall in love.

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Cute Mutants Book Tag

Cute Mutants Book Tag

I’m here with another book tag! I know, that’s two fairly close together. But that’s because that one’s I actually want to do have been popping up. I saw about this one a while ago, and I asked to be tagged when it was done. That’s because this was based off a book I have adored. Yes, I said book. Because I still need to read the other two that are out in preparation for the fourth one. Thanks so much to El, Andee and Finn for creating this and tagging me. Check them all out too.

I might not be up to date, but I still can’t wait.

Just like the last book tag I did, I’m only going to write a little bit on each book and show you the covers. So if you’re interested in any of these books, please look into them as I promise they’re all good. As well as that I highly suggest you check out the Cute Mutants books, if you want to read my opinion on that my review is here.

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To DNF or Not To DNF

Putting down books or DNFing (DNF stands for Did Not Finish) is a contentious topic within the book community. Many people don’t like leaving books incomplete. Other people feel they have to reach a certain amount of pages before they can give up on a book.

Personally, I DNF a lot. If I don’t get into a book within the first few pages. Or at least see some promise. Then I will put it down.

I’m both proud of this, and I’m not. No one wants to give up on a book. Whether we’ve bought or borrowed, if we’ve picked up a book then we want to read it. We want to love it. Giving up on a book might mean we can move onto reading something that we’ll actually like. But it’s still disappointing. So by DNFing a lot I both free up space. And I also wind up getting a lot of books that I don’t actually like.

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Drag Race UK 2 Book Tag!

Drag Race UK 2 Book Tag!

I’ve been looking for some book tags to do, so when Ross from The Royal Bookshelf asked if anyone wanted to do a Drag Race UK themed book tag on Twitter I asked to be tagged. My family watches Drag Race together and with the UK version we at least usually get the references on Snatch Game. It’s a lot of fun to watch so I’m happy to be associating books with these contestants!

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World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

It is World Book Day 2021, and I am here with a bunch of my fellow UK bloggers to talk about diverse books for kids and teens! My post is following on from the girls at Northern Plunder, and after me, you’ll want to check out Amy Jane Alice. We’re all giving between three to five diverse book recommendations for kids and teens of different ages. Thanks to Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish for making these graphics!

The publishing world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity. There are still some big problems out there. But there is definitely a more diverse selection of books out there than when I was a kid. And this makes me so happy! I’m going to split these into sections and then list a few extra options below!

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Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Yeah, it’s that time of the month again. But this time I thought I’d try something a little different. We’re onto the fourth book on the series and the second book with Paige Winterbourne as the protagonist.

As I’ve said previously, we have a discord for this readalong. It’s pretty quiet, but there are channels for each of the books. This means you can catch up, and still easily have a place to discuss the books. It’s a long series so we’re going to be at this for a while. There’s also places to just chat generally as we should all make friends as we read together!

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My Favourite Underrated Series

My Favourite Underrated Series

I’m going to start this post off by saying if any of these series do pop up on your social media feeds or whatever a lot, they don’t mine. And I clearly need to be following the same people as you. But I tried to make sure that I suggest series that I adored when I read them, but I have never really seen anyone talk about them. So there won’t be the usual series that you see people claim are underrated…

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Anticipated Releases: March 2021

Anticipated Releases: March 2021

I’m back with an anticipated releases post! I didn’t do one in February, mostly because the books that I wanted that were coming out, I either had as ARCs or preordered. I couldn’t think of enough books that were not on either of those lists, so I decided to skip the month.

This month I am including a few books I have preordered and quite a few sequels too. But I wanted to share my excitement for these books!

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