Disappointing Reads #1

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    “Another blog series?”  I hear you cry.  Yes, and I’m not even sorry.  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 new series will document the books that disappointed me; it can either act as a warning or even pique your interest in a new read.

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    16th October 2018

    #SixForSunday – Favourite Series

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    I really must get better at joining in on SixForSunday, but my weekends seem to disappear in a blink of an eye at the moment.  There’s barely enough time for sleep, nevermind bookish memes.  This week’s prompt was all about our favourite book series.  I have read a lot of books in my life, but when it came to this week’s post, I struggled to think of the series I have loved over the years.   Note to self, read more books.

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    14th October 2018

    September Wrap Up and October 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 October 2018

    Library Love #4

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    It’s time for a Library Love post!

    Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

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    30th September 2018

    Bookshop Girl: Life’s a Beach by Chloe Coles

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    After enjoying Bookshop Girl, there was only one thing to do: immediately read the sequel.  Here are my thoughts on Life’s a Beach by Chloe Coles.  

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    Publication Date: 20th September 2018
    Publisher: 
    Hot Key Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 188 pages
    Synopsis: 
    Paige and Holly have wrangled their way to one of the biggest literary festivals ever, at Skegton-On-Sea.  It’s what Bookshop Girl Dreams are made of… Or it would be if it wasn’t for the extreme fringe-ruining weather conditions, the lovesick best mate and that total DIVA of a romance novelist they’ve been stranded with.  Life isn’t always as straightforward as it seems in the swoon-worthy books Paige is selling.  But as clouds loom over Skegton, this might be Paige’s big chance to shine…

     

     

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    29th September 2018

    Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles

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    Reading slumps: who here hates them? *puts both hands up* Recently, I had the misfortune to be in a slump for what felt forever… until I read Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles.

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    Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles

    Publication Date: 14th June 2018
    Publisher: 
    Hot Key Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Kindle edition
    Synopsis: 
    Bennett’s Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It’s a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money. But, like so many bookshops, Bennett’s has become a ‘casualty of the high street’ – it’s strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.
    Time is ticking – but that’s not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of 
    beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign?

     

     

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    22nd September 2018

    Library Love #3

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    It’s time for a Library Love post!

    Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

    Library Love #3

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    12th September 2018

    August Wrap Up and September 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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    8th September 2018

    The Island by M.A. Bennett

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    Is this it?  Is summer over now?  Before I crack out the jumpers and start putting together a Christmas TBR, I’ll tell you what I thought of The Island by M.A. Bennett.

    The Island by M.A. Bennett

    Publication Date: 9th August 2018
    Publisher: 
    Hot Key Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 366 pages
    Synopsis:  New boy Link is finding it hard to settle in at the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand?  Link’s naivety makes him the butt of every school joke and the bullying soon becomes hard to bear.  Then his parents relent and say he can leave Osney School if he attends a school summer camp first.  Willingly spend time with his worst tormentors?  Is he crazy?  But maybe enduring it will be worth it for his freedom. This particular trip, though, will require a very special sort of endurance. 

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    30th August 2018