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Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit

I am a self-confessed bibliophile. I bloody love books. I love reading, I love libraries, I love book stores. I love almost everything there is to love about books. It’s probably a good job considering how much I talk about them. Top Ten Tuesday is all about connecting book lovers like myself with others, and that’s why this week’s theme is so awesome, because it’s all about other ways book lovers find new books and acquire new reads. I think we all have those book stores and libraries that we have always wanted to visit and admire, and I am the same, which is why I’ve been looking forward to this week’s top for a little while now!

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! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit”

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Book Haul #13

Would you believe if if I told you that I am finally buying less books and reading the books that I already owned? It was worth a try I guess? In my defence, I has been 3 months since I posted Book Haul #12 because I have been making an effort to actually buy less books. I know, you’re probably disagreeing, but I have now stopped purchasing Book subscription boxes, and I am thinking long and hard before I actually buy any books. I have definitely made a little bit of an effort to read books I already owned or have been on my TBR for a while as well, as well as ARCs, which has been fun.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read

Good evening folks! Normal service has been resumed here at Travel in Retrospect, which means I have taken another of these great Top Ten Tuesday post ideas and twisted into something that works for me. This week, the topic is longest reads. I know that I have read quite a number of long books, and also know that this list would realistically be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire only, so I decided to look at both longest books I’ve read, books I’m surprised were that long, books that were the earliest I remember diving into and books that were way way to long for there own good. What can I say, it’s a mixed bag as always!

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! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read”

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New Year’s Resolution: 3rd Quarter Check-In

It’s October. It’s Autumn. It’s over 75% of the way through the year. It’s only 2 and a half months until Christmas. Am I scaring you with the look how far through the year we are updates yet? I’m scaring myself if I am honest! We’re at that point of the year where you’ve done a lot of what you’re going to get done and the rest of the year is quite planned, when resolutions have been fulfilled, or started, or we’re too far into the year to fix, which is terrifying. Let’s see how I’m doing.

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October TBR

Autumn is most definitely here. It’s jumper weather, soup is on the menu, and I am curling under the blanket at night more often than I am not. I love this time of year, especially for reading, and I am so ready! I struggled a little with reading in September after what was a reading packed summer, and I’m feeling ready for some fall stories. I really love this time of year and I have a lot of early starts this month that should leave time for me to read in the afternoons before Emma gets home.

Once again, we’re going on holiday again this month. We’re away for a little longer this time, off to enjoy the sunny temperatures in Florida and to introduce Emma to Disney. As we’re not going until the back end of the month, I am probably going to do a holiday TBR that will see me into November too.

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September: It’s a Wrap

The summer has most definitely disappeared. The temperatures have really plummeted, the leaves are changing colour, and pumpkin spiced lattes are very much a go. I love this time of year, autumn is most definitely my favourite season, and this fall I plan to make some headway on as many reading challenges for Book Riot Read Harder and Around the Year Challenges as I can. I feel like September wasn’t the best for me in any sense (holiday aside, the holiday was amazing), but I have managed to shift a couple of book bogeys from my shelf and read another two NetGalley ARCS. Continue reading “September: It’s a Wrap”