My First Ever Giveaway!

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I’m rewatching Harry Potter for the millionth time and willing my eyes to stay open, just to tell you all about an amazing giveaway that is happening on my Instagram right now!

My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) and I are both celebration 400 and 500 followers on Instagram, and to do this we have chosen to give away 3 items + 1 mystery item which will only be revealed to the winner. Continue reading “My First Ever Giveaway!”

Ruler of Books Tag!

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It is Tag Time! In this post, you will get a little insight into how crazy I would be if I were The Ruler of Books. 

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I’ve seen this tag done by many of my favourite YouTubers, and I wanted to have a go. Luckily I happened to stumble across Caroline’s blog – Just Another Bookish Blog – and found the questions (and this cute graphic) to make this post possible. Continue reading “Ruler of Books Tag!”

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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July Book Haul!

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Not only has July ended, but so has my uni holidays 😦

Unlike when I first started this blog, every month I have been acquiring more and more books; and trust me when I say that I am in no way disappointed by this. Rather I am quite thrilled that I have been able to work hard to gift myself these books, and on most occasions find bargains to save myself money for other things.

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Here are 5 of the 6 books I bought this month, not in order of purchase date, but in order of size.

I read Release by Patrick Ness for the BookTubeAthon 2017 and posted a spoilerish review on Monday, which can be viewed if you click this link or on the word above.

I also have a post of mini reviews for the Harry Potter series which includes my thoughts on The Prisoner of Azkaban, which I published a while ago, which can be accessed via this link or the link above.

And the last book I bought, but don’t anticipate to read for a long while is;

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  • The Trials Of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

I purchased this one from K-mart, because it is a large paperback and they dissapear after being on the shelves for a couple of months, also it matched my equally unread copy of The Hidden Oracle I purchased last year.

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

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Thank You so much for reading! I hope to see you all back Monday for another review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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BookTubeAthon TBR!

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The BookTubeAthon starts tomorrow at Midnight! My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) dragged me into this and now I’m going to attempt to read 7 books in 7 days!!

The prompts for the books are as listed below:

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So with the Tracy’s help, I managed to chose 7 books which I hope to, but  most likely will not finish within the seven days of the challenge.

Continue reading “BookTubeAthon TBR!”

Books Summarised Into Gifs!

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I’m so  excited to make this post! I saw another blogger do a version of this and it’s a super cool way for me to express my feels and tell you all about my favourite books without having to spoil anything.

I have chosen 8 of my favourite books and summarised them into a one or more gifs each. I hope you can relate.


Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

right in the feels

Continue reading “Books Summarised Into Gifs!”

Netflix Book Tag

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I’ve been so good with my blog post schedule, it’s making me so happy and I come to you all with another post; this time a Book Tag!

Since the website I use to stream videos has stopped working for me I’ve been using Netflix for the first time, so it is only fitting that I have chosen to do the Netflix Book Tag. I found this tag on BookTube a while ago, then again on A Booklovers Playlist, where I found the questions. According to Keyleigh (A Booklovers Playlist), the origional video was made by A Darker Shade of Whitney and can be watched here.

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1. Recently Watched
The last book you finished reading:

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I posted a non-spoiler review for this book on Monday which I am very proud of and I would love for you all to read it.
2. Top Picks
A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read:

My friend Tracy – who was featured in my LOS review as ‘Paperback Rep’ – recommended I read Strange The Dreamer by Lani Taylor; partly because I was reading the Shadowhunter books, and partly because she was – and I quote – “so shattered by the book that [I] must read it”.
3. Recently Added
The last book you bought:

Damn lucky I went book shopping on Thursday before I enforced my strict spending budget (which will sadly not hold). I purchased two books that day, Release by Patrick Ness and Trials of Apollo Book 2 by Rick Riordan.
4. Popular on Netflix
Books that everyone knows about (series you’ve read and a series you have no interest in reading):

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (duh!), I’ve read this series 3 times over and loved it even more every single time!
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass is a series I – not so much have no interest in reading – I just don’t want to pick up the series because of all the hype over it has just put me off reading the books even though I know how amazing they must be.
5. Comedies
A funny book:

All the books I read aren’t full comedy but have their sarcastic and funny moments. But I found myself full out giggling while reading Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. This book was equal parts comedy to action and it was a good balance.
6. Dramas
A character who is a drama queen/king:

Alec Lightwood is a drama queen! OMG I swear if anyone was a bigger drama queen than him when it came to thinking he was going to lose any chance at being with Jace, I would give the other persona gold medal. This is more the Alec we see in City of Bones, but he will always be a drama queen to me.
7. Animated
A book with cartoons on the cover:
Girl In Between by Anna Daniels is the only book I own with a cartoon style artwork on the cover. I haven’t read this one yet but I was sent it for review from Allen & Unwin.
8. Watch It Again
A book/book series that you want to re-read:

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare for the third (or fourth) time. Nuff said.
9. Documentaries
A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone:

I don’t think I’ve actually read through a non-fiction book (that I remember), though I would recommend everyone at least have a flick through Ed Sheeran’s Autobiography. It’s a beautiful green book with amazing drawings and a wonderful story about his rise to stardom.
10. Action and Adventure
An action packed book:

Nevernight!!! Jay Kristoff just manages to keep you hooked with this book, and in the parts where the level of action decreases you as the reader begin to feel more on edge; the feeling that something is coming is always there with this book, and until that thing comes you are left hooked hanging on to every word.
11. New Releases
A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read:

Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan comes out in October and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy as soon as it is released!!
12. Max: Tag some people!!
I tag everyone and anyone who has read been so kind as to have read this post. Enjoy.

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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 Monday for another book review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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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”

July TBR!

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What is this? I am doing a TBR post?

Why yes I am. I haven’t done a TBR post in a while as my reading has been super irregular and I have been reading really slowly that as I said a few posts back, I have only read 5 books in 6 moths and that is appalling.

I have decided to get back on track with a TBR that I will (hopefully) stick to.

I have created monthly TBR shelves on my Goodreads page, with each month containing roughly 3-5 books that I will hopefully finish – and review – within the month. The June TBR Shelf contains only 4 books, one of which I have already started.

The four books include: Continue reading “July TBR!”