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T5W: Bookish Boyfriends I’d Break Up With

Without trying to sound like one of those sad singletons, I am please to have a topic in the month of Valentine’s day that is about people you would break up with in books. That is probably sad, but I think as many of us have had a visceral reaction to a character not breaking up with someone as we have had when two characters don’t get together quick enough. This list wrote itself pretty easily and if I am being honest probably could have been 50 names long, but, I have kept it doen to five, y’know, because it’s Top 5 Wednesday.

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: Bookish Boyfriends I’d Break Up With”

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My Perfect Library

It’s not the warmest or the best of Saturday afternoons, or February days, so I have decided to get myself lost in the beauty that is dream libraries! I was tagged by the lovely Fi of Fi’s Bibliofiles to describe my perfect library and man oh man is this a difficult thing to do. I can’t be restrained to the normal, so we’re going to be mixing the fantastical with outdoors with comfort and it is going to be epic and probably completely over the top. Continue reading “My Perfect Library”

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Dating You, Hating You | Review

Title: Dating You, Hating You

Author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 15 Jan 19 – 17 Jan 19

Publication date: 06 Jun 17

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance


Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest. Continue reading “Dating You, Hating You | Review”

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Down the TBR Hole #4

Welcome back to this actually quite regular and cathartic feature one my blog! I am really enjoying culling my TBR list down to books I actually have an interest in reading and want to keep on my list. It’s fascinating to see what past Liz thought would be good to add on my list, and trying to understand why added books that I don’t actually remember ever seeing or clicking on! Down the TBR Hole #3 saw some varied and big hitting authors featured, whereas this week’s edition is a little same same if I am honest because I went on a single author run back in 2015! You’ll see what I mean in a moment! Today we start at 239, let’s see what happens!

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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Shades of Magic 1-4: The Steel Prince | Review

Title: Shades of Magic Issues 1-4: The Steel Prince

Creators: V E Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri and Enrica Angiolini

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: Oct-Jan

Publication date: 2018-2019

Publisher: Titan Comics

Genre(s): Comic, Fantasy


Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy! Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!

The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.

There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa…

*Image contains a collection of different covers from The Steel Prince Issues 1-4*

*This review is purposefully spoiler-free!*
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T5W: Nostalgic Ships

Happy hump day friends, how are we all doing? It’s getting to that romantic time of year again where we think about the inspirational relationships and favourite pairings, and I am all in for the looking back!

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: Nostalgic Ships”

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Northanger Abbey | Review

Title: Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Dates read: 19 Jan 19 – 26 Jan 18

Publication date: Dec 1817

Publisher: John Murray

Genre(s): Classic


Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex. Continue reading “Northanger Abbey | Review”