Managing Blogging and Uni in 2018

Heyo Bookaholics!

Anyone who reads these posts, or follows my blog will know that I am horrible at either posting on time, or completing posts before they are scheduled to be posted, which sadly means I am caught out with posts going up on my blog empty of content.

This annoys me more than anything and I have decided to do something about it and stick to it!

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What I Expect From Uni This Year:

As of the 2nd of Jan, I Continue reading “Managing Blogging and Uni in 2018”

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Storytime Wednesday: My YouTube Addiction

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Wow look at me being all clickbait-y!

Let me start off by saying that yes, I truly believe that I have become addicted to YouTube, and by no means willingly.

Today I will take you through my journey down the rabbit hole that is YouTube; what pushed me; my journey in the dark; and where I am now.

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October/ November GIANT Book Haul + Reading

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November was the most successful reading month of 2017 for not the best reason…

Although, It along with October, was a very successful book collection month. I forgot to post my October book haul at the beginning of this month, so it will be incorporated into this post, making it possibly my biggest haul this year!

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I don’t want to blabble too much before we get into the hauls, sooooo…….. KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE TWO MONTHS WORTH OF BOOKS!!!

I’ll begin firstly with my October Haul, in which I read no books.

Continue reading “October/ November GIANT Book Haul + Reading”

Storytime Wednesday: Why Do We Hate School Books?

Do we hate a book if we have a negative mindset when we start reading it brought upon by being forced into it? Would everyone have liked it if they had chosen to read it?

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Today we discuss why students hate their allocated school books and if this hatred would’ve formed if they’d chosen to read this book on their own.

I personally embraced all of my school books and still own a few of them from year 7 and 10. I always went the extra mile to read the rest of the series if Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Why Do We Hate School Books?”

Bloomsbury Bloggers Event Night!

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Welcome back to another Storytime Wednesday! I have some big crazy news.

I was invited by Bloomsbury to attend the Bloomsbury Bloggers Event held in Carlton at the Library there which I have forgotten the name of… But that is irrelevant because the event was hosted by the lovely Caz aka TheLittleBookOwl on YouTube.

I got to meet a bunch of lovely YouTubers, influencers, and fellow reviewers, as pictured below; Tracy and I met YouTubers Lily of LilyCReads, and Chami of IsThatChami (formerly ReadLikeWildfire).

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Continue reading “Bloomsbury Bloggers Event Night!”

Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking

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There are many books that I remember reading as a child and that have shaped me as a person, but the books on this list are unlike those. The three books on this list not only shaped me as a person but shaped my mind and values and left a lasting impression on my mind that I never ever forget the titles or authors of these three.

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I recommend these books to EVERYONE who is looking for a new read. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking”

Storytime Wednesday: Librarians Are Angels

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Lets forget about all those meanie librarians that we see in movies and (rarely) in our everyday lives; and let us focus on those God sent angel librarians who look after us book lovers by chatting to us, recommending us new books to read, and best of all giving us free books.

This is just a small appreciation post for all the librarians out there who help us with pretty much everything; from something as small as finding the right book that suits your current mood, to the most difficult school projects that even they can’t decipher but they help anyways, because they are angels.

And even though they may tell us off and be a little bit grouchy, we must understand that they try their best to keep the library as pristine as their homes, and the people that disrespect that only make the job harder.

So just a big thank you to all of them. Every librarian, but especially the one that helped me with my project throughout years 9 and 10; and the woman who pointed me towards the fantasy section and told me to ‘take my pick’; but especially the person whos face lit up like Christmas when I pulled tens of books from my shopping bag when I was younger, and I proclaimed proudly that I had read them all! The praise has lead me to continue reading and mirror the joy I see in the faces of librarians; because reading can do amazing things for everyone and I am living proof.

Thank your favourite librarian down in the comments and tell me how they/ or just reading in general changed you.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here Saturday with a Book Tag 🙂

BREE XOXO


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How To Read The Shadowhunter Books!

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If you are new to the Shadowhunter fandom, there are some basic facts about the series you must know before you start;

  • There are currently 3 series (as at July 2017)
  • 2 short story bind ups
  • There are also many companion books, including:
    • Shadowhunters & Downworlders edited by Cassandra Clare
    • The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
    • An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare, illustrated by Cassandra Jean
    • Shadowhunters Colouring Book illustrated by Cassandra Jean
  • There is a movie titled ‘City Of Bones’ staring Lilly Collins and Jamie Bower Campbell.
  • A t.v. show titled ‘Shadowhunters’ aired last year. I advise against watching it as it is nothing like the storyline of the books, especially if you are truly wanting to immerse yourself into the shadowhunter world.
  • You will ship incest (don’t even try to deny it).

Continue reading “How To Read The Shadowhunter Books!”

Storytime Wednesday: Revisiting My Childhood

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I hope you all enjoyed my passionate Lord of Shadows book review I posted two days ago. It is, in my opinion one of my best book reviews on this blog and if you haven’t already read it I recommend you do (you have no excuse because it’s non-spoiler!).

But today we discus the not often mentioned creatures of the deep; Mermaids, and how there are very few of them as the focus in Fantasy novels of today.

Ingo Boo CoverThis post was inspired by (but in no way sponsored by) Ingo by Helen Dunmore. The book was published in 2006 by Harper Collins Children’s Books and is the first in a series of four books that revolve around a girl who finds out her family has a deep connection with the ocean. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Revisiting My Childhood”

How To Balance School and Reading.

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It is Wednesday and I am already 3 weeks into my Uni holidays, school holidays are just around the corner and all of this equates to way more reading time! But what if you want to start your holiday reading early?

You’ve come to the right place! here I will tell you how to effectively read in school and stay on top of all of your coursework (you must be dedicated to do both in order for this to work).

Continue reading “How To Balance School and Reading.”