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New Blog Design

Hi everyone! I stumbled across the blog of the amazing Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts and immediately fell in love with her branding and the header of her blog. After a quick message on Twitter I found Ula. Ula is an extremely talented lady, you can see this not only for the branding she’s created for thebookiemonsters,…

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Costa Book Awards

The judges have been chosen and now begins the shortlisting process for the Costa Book Award. One of the most prestigious literary awards a writer can receive, the award this year has received 640 books for consideration, more so than any previous year. The First Novel and Novel category also received a higher intake of books.…

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The Book Blogger Test

After the lovely Rachana over at Inspired By Literature commented on one of my posts I checked out her blog and found her page dedicated to bookish tags. We all know how I feel about them, and I really couldn’t resist. As if you needed to know anything more about me, here’s some more facts…

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Quote: The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

“Most people, if they were generous, were so because they thought life was short and that one must make the most of it. Sid Baxter was generous because he knew that life was long. It went on and on even when you had no use for it anymore. It was happiness, not life, that was…

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I’m Going On A Book Buying Ban?!

Okay, so definitely not forever. But after today I’ve decided to hold off the book buying, especially these sort of huge hauls until after Christmas. As an out-and-proud bookaholic, I know I’ll never stop buying, but I need to have a break. My bookshelf will split otherwise, or I’ll have to make furniture out of…

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Autumn Book Feels

Booktober is finally here! I’m so excited! You can find out more about Booktober, as well as what I’m reading each week here. Autumn and Winter are actually my favourite seasons for reading. It’s the idea of cuddling up in a huge blanket with a pumpkin spice latte and a book that makes me experience…

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

It appears that the only reason that Shannon’s novel was likened to Harry Potter was because of its plans for a series that spanned seven books. However, I think the trouble with the media nowadays is they don’t appreciate books as what they are – unique reads. The Bone Season has also been likened to The Hunger…