My Reading Resolutions for 2019

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    Just like last year, I am trailing behind everyone else with my reading resolutions.  I am of the view that if its January, I still have time to sort them out.  Why worry about them in December?   I enjoyed sitting down and blogging about my reading resolutions in 2018, and it was certainly interesting to look back at how I did.  With another year of Don’t Bend the Spine (hopefully) on the horizon, I am once more setting myself some bookish challenges to spice up my life.

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    15th January 2019

    Disappointing Reads #2

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    One of the worst feelings as a book lover is when you have such high hopes for a book, and it ends up being disappointing.  This series documents the books that have disappointed me; it can either act as a warning or even pique your interest in a new read.

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    13th January 2019

    All The Lonely People by David Owen

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    New year, new me?  Probably… not.  However, the New Year does mean lots of new books, and one book that I was looking forward to at the beginning of 2019 was All The Lonely People by David Owen.

    All the Lonely People by David Owen

    All The Lonely People by David Owen

    Publication Date:  10th January 2019
    Publisher:
    Atom Books
    Genre:  YA
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    Review copy from Netgalley
    Synopsis:
    Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Quit, Disappear.   With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she?  She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world from across the classroom. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now.   As soon as Kat disappears online, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.

     

     

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    12th January 2019

    December Wrap Up and January TBR

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    It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

    The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

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    5th January 2019

    #TopTenTuesday – My Top 10 Books I Read in 2018

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    Guess who’s back, back again?  Daniella’s back, tell a friend.  In 2019, I promise to be a better book blogger.  I have finally sorted out a place for me to write, which includes an actual desk and chair, so no more hunching over a laptop on the sofa.   For my first post of 2019, I am diving right in with Top Ten Tuesday, and discussing my top ten books of 2018.

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    1st January 2019

    Recently Read #2

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    It’s time for another Recently Read post!  After being struck down with a bad cold, all I could do was read.  I scrolled through my Netgalley shelves and made it my mission to read the books that have been on my shelves for longer than I would care to admit.  I dream of the day I achieve an 80% feedback ratio.  

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    16th December 2018

    Blog Tour: If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell

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    Well, hello there!  Welcome to my stop on the If We’re Not Married by Thirty Blog Tour hosted by Bonnier Zaffre.  I’m very excited to tell you all what I thought of If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell.

    If We're Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell

    If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell

    Publication Date: 1st December 2018
    Publisher: 
    Bonnier Zaffre
    Genre: Romantic Fiction
    Format: 
    Review copy from Bonnier Zaffre
    Synopsis: 
    Lydia’s not exactly #LivingHerBestLife. She never imagined she’d be here at thirty – newly single, a job that’s going nowhere and her friends all winning at life when she’s still barely taking part. So she jumps at the chance of a free holiday and jets off to sunny Spain.  Then, out of the blue, she bumps into her childhood friend, the handsome and charming Danny Whittaker. She’s always had a crush on him and they soon enter into a passionate holiday romance. But this relationship could be more than just a fling. Years ago they made a pact that if they were still single when they turned thirty they would get married. But noone really follows through on these pacts . . . right?  Could Lydia’s back-up man really be her happy ever after?

     

     

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    13th December 2018

    #SixForSunday – Santa, will you please bring me…?

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    This week’s #SixForSunday prompt was one I had no problem answering: the books I’m hoping to receive for Christmas.  I don’t usually receive books as presents, as my loved ones know I have no willpower when it comes to resisting a new release.   Here are the six books I would love to find under the tree this year (if I haven’t bought them first…)

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    2nd December 2018

    November Wrap Up and December TBR

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    It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

    The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

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    1st December 2018