Huge June Book Haul!

Hey Ho Bookaholics!

I went book shopping!! I don’t usually dedicate a day or a particular shopping trip to exclusively shop for books, but on Monday I splurged and bought a total of 13 books. I went with three other book loving friends who for the first time didn’t spend as much as me on books.

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This haul may not seem that big but I did buy all of these books in one day, and I set myself a personal budget of $100; which with everything else I bought that day did not really stick.

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling & Co. | Non-Spoilery Review

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I am back with another book review!

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Goodreads Summary:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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New Harry Potter Wizarding School + Sorting!

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For the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie this year, Actress Evanna Lynch anounced the name of the North American wizarding school at a Pottermore Fan event in January this year. The names of the also released the names of the Brazilian, Japanese and Ugandan wizarding schools were also released at this event and are now available to read about on Pottermore.

In the past I have consulted the sorting hat and he told me that I am best suited to be in the house of Helga Hufflepuff and my partonus, as I also discovered is a is a Bassett Hound, which was pretty cool to discover as I’ve always likened myself to a dog.

My wand is super cool! It is Laurel wood with a Dragon heartstring core, 12 1/2″ and Solid flexibility. This is it below.

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September/ October Wrap Up

Hey Ho Bookaholics!

I am surprising even myself to say that I have kept up with my blogging schedule in these past few weeks. This exam period has been the absolute worst! I have had my ups and downs and with only one more exam to go, I am more stressed than ever especially because my last one if English Language. It is my most important exam and the one I am least prepared for, as I surprisingly hate English as a subject.

I have a lot of favourites in these past two months. I have accumulated some posts that I want to share with you all, books I enjoyed and books I bought, as well as a couple of announcements, one of which is Instagram related.

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Harry Potter Mini Reviews

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Today I bring to you my first ever thoughts on the most talked about book series of all time in this week’s post:

Harry Potter Mini Reviews!

Quite sadly I have never ever read the Harry Potter series before this, but I have watched the movies a bagillion times and have heard spoilers upon spoilers about the content from the books that weren’t included in the movies.

So after completing my Harry Potter Book Collection I thought there’s no start the new semester (and the month of July) than to dive into the Wizarding World of Magic!

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What I’ll be reading in September/ October + Blog news!

Hello Bookaholics, and welcome to Spring!

As the title suggests, today I will be discussing the books I will be reading in September and October, as well some news about this blog which I am super excited to share with you all!

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August Wrap-Up + Haul

Hello Bookaholics,

It has not been long since my last post (only 4 days if I counted correctly). I am so proud of myself for keeping up with my blogging lately because I have lots more posts scheduled for your entertainment coming. But without further ado, let’s review the books I managed to read – and buy – in the month of August!

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My TBR pile as it started out at the end of July

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August TBR

I know it is a bit late (almost two weeks into the month), but here is what I have planned to read in the month of August.

I am trying to keep my TBR pile for this month small as I do not have much time to read, due to this month being a crazy month with school tests and organising my university preferences for next year.

This very short list features three books, one of which I have been begging the library to purchase for quite some time now. This book is The Epidemic by Suzanne Young, one that I have anticipated the release of since I finished the previous book The Remedy almost five months ago. I will be featuring a review for this book once I finish it, hopefully in a few days.

The second book on my list – working up the pile – is Library of Souls, the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series and I powered through them with ease and anticipation; I can now understand why Jessie from Jessiethereader on YouTube is in absolute love with this series.

And finally, the last book that I need to finish this month is Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix! I recently -on impulse…- bought Harry Potter and The Cursed Child when it was released in Australia on Harry’s birthday. I have a post up about that, which can be viewed here.

Hopefully I will be able to finish all three of these books, and maybe more before the month is over. My fingers and toes are crossed tight.

 

QOTM: What books are on your August TBR?

 

Happy Reading,

BREE XOXO


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July Wrap-Up

The month of July was a crazy successful reading month!! I exceeded my average reading for the month and managed to knock out a whopping 6 books and half of 2 others!

The books I read were (in order of finish dates);

  1. Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  3. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  5. Hollow City ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  6. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)

 

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1. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
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6. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar  Children Series by Ransom Riggs

 

 

There will  be Mini Reviews for the Harry Potter series once I finish reading them – I only have 3 more to go – and I am excited to share my thoughts and feelings with you all!

I also have a few more pages of Library of Souls left to read, which is the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs; and I will have a review up for that book once I have finished crying.

 

Love,

Bree xx


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY POTTER!! + Cursed Child Unbagging

Today is the day we take out our wands and don our Hogwarts robes, holding our heads and wands high for our master Harry Potter. Once a boy who conquered evil, now a man who lives inside each and every one of our hearts.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is a story based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany and has been made into a play by Jack Thorne.

It is the eighth installment in the Harry Potter series and is the first Harry Potter story to be adapted into a stage play, shown in two parts with the intention to be seen consecutively in the two sessions (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. The play can only be seen in London’s West End, premiering July 30.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

I cannot wait to begin reading this book!!

I will be posting a review once I have finished this book, but till then, look watch my Instagram for updates and news for the blog!

 

Love,

Bree xx


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© Jasper+Spice 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not use without permission. This book review was not sponsored in any way and all opinions are entirely my own. The photo was originally posted on my Instagram @jasperandspice.