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T5W: Great Books To Give Aliens As Gifts

Hello hello you lovely readers, and welcome to Liz goes a bit overboard with this week’s topic idea. This week T5W is all about great books that we’d give ________ as gifts, y’know, Ravenclaws, or Pirates, or something, but I decided I wanted to do a list of 5 books I would add into a care package/gift for aliens who had landed on Earth and had decided they wanted to give a go at reading books. They’re varied, they’re favourites, and I’m pleased I went OTT this week.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Great Books To Give Aliens As Gifts”

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Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE Best Bookish Gifts

Good evening you guys! I was meant to post much earlier today but I had some super exciting post though the mail today so u have spent a lot of time opening that instead of blogging, but, better last than never am I right? I noticed that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie week, and as we’re heading into the Christmas present buying stage with gusto, I thought I’d share some of my favourite books and bookish related gifts that I like to gift and to receive.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing!
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Down the TBR Hole #1

Hello all, and welcome to a new feature on my blog: Down the TBR Hole. I have seen this post type on my friend Emma’s blog for a while now (click here to read her posts), and is something I have meant to do on my own blog for some time now. My TBR is not currently insurmountable by any means, but it’s growing and growing and I have no idea what’s actually on there or if I even want to read everything on the list anymore, so I am going to try and shorten the list, or at the very least remove things I don’t care about reading to add things I want to finish on there.

If you’d like to follow me on Goodreads, then please follow the following link and ‘Add Friend’.

So, how does it work?

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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If We’re Not Married By Thirty | Review

Title: If We’re Not Married By Thirty

Author: Anna Bell

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 05 Dec 18 – 09 Dec 18

Publication date: 24 Nov 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance


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?

*I received an e-ARC of this book courtesy of Bonnier Zaffre and Net Galley in return for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “If We’re Not Married By Thirty | Review”

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The Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

You guys I have been tagged. Not just by one person, but by two, and that means I cannot possibly not do this tag soon. So, here we are on a bloody freezing Friday evening doing a Christmassy bookish tag to find out whether I have been naughty 😈 or nice 😇! There are a few rules, and what not, but first, let me thank Emma and Jenna for tagging me!


– Tag & link the person who tagged you
– Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!)
– Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
– Tag another 10 people!

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December TBR

There is nothing else I can say about November’s reading performance other than calling it shambolic. I barely read anything because I was away for half of the month and was very involved in winning NaNoWriMo. I loved writing and the time I was using for other things and ended up devoting to NaNo allowed me to finish 53,000+ words of a comtemporary work in progress, but it came at such a cost. I really want to embrace reading again this month because I love it so much and there are so many stories I really want to shift through. I really need to get a move on and think about things I really want to finish, and not only that, but reignite my love for reading, because last month I only read one book which didn’t really mean I even had enough to do a wrap post about!! Continue reading “December TBR”

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Friends Book Tag

Hello Friends (geddit) and welcome to another book tag. I think we all love Friends, and those who say they don’t love Friends are just lying a little bit, so this couldn’t be more perfect: a book tag based on Friends (created by Roxanne over at An Average Life). I saw this tag over on my friends Emma’s Blog The Terror of Knowing, which is where I get most of the tags I like if I am honest, and thought it was too good to miss. If you fancy a go and want to answer, please consider yourself tagged and have fun, it’s a good’un!

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