Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Connelly Boys Book Reveal!

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The Connelly Boys
Lily Velez
(Celtic Witches, #1)
Publication date: September 13th 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
The Connelly boys are practically royalty at St. Andrew’s Prep. Popular, wealthy, and devastatingly beautiful, the four brothers have long cast a spell over their classmates and over the sleepy seaport town of Rosalyn Bay, Ireland.
There’s only one problem: they’re also cursed.
…Or so the rumors say.
Seventeen-year-old newcomer Scarlet Monroe has never been one for rumors, but when she inadvertently banishes a demon while trying to help eldest brother Jack Connelly, the most breathtaking of the boys and the one to whom she feels inexplicably drawn, she quickly discovers there may be more to the local superstitions and folklore than she originally thought.
Before long, she’s pulled into a dark and mysterious world filled with ancient magic, powerful spells, kidnapped souls, and deadly enemies. But none of it compares to discovering the truth of who she really is…or what she’ll have to become to defeat a rising evil older than humankind itself before she loses everyone she loves—that is, of course, if she can survive the world of the Connellys long enough.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Guest Post!

Today we have a guest post from Melissa! Trigger warnings for death and suicide. -- I am an avid reader. I don’t remember a time in my life where I didn’t have a book in my hand. Growing up, the library was my favorite place to be, and then when I managed to save some money, I traded the library for bookstores. To this day, I can’t walk past a bookstore without going in, looking at all the books I want to read, and wondering where my books (once I finish writing them!) would end up.

But throughout all the books that I’ve read, there are some that just stuck out and changed my life. Here are four of them:

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

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Hello! Today I am here with a readathon TBR! I am participating in a few readathons this month and the first one is the Summer Biannual Bibliothon which runs from 14th July to 20th July. This readathon comprises of optional reading challenges, video challenges and Instagram challenges. Here is my TBR for the reading challenges:

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Lucy's Reading Diary: July 10th

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Hi everyone! I absolutely love watching reading vlogs and I wondered if I could translate this to writing somehow. I came up with the idea of an ongoing blog diary, writing about my thoughts whilst reading and my progress. I hope that you like these posts!

Monday, 9 July 2018

The Fifty Bookish Questions Tag

I am really enjoying doing book tags so whilst I am making slow progress in my current read I thought I would do another one! Here is the fifty bookish questions tag:

1. What was the last book you read?
I’m currently reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. The last book I finished was Fairy Tail volume 1.

2. Was it a good one?
Yes, I reviewed it here.

3. What made it good?
Comedy, fantasy, magic.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?
I would recommend it to those who like fantasy/magic but beware of the sexism.

5. How often do you read?
It depends. At the moment I’m reading every day.

6. Do you like to read?
I love to read! It is one of my favourite things, it makes me feel relaxed and so many emotions.

Friday, 6 July 2018

IBS Update July 2018

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Hello! So as you can probably see by the title of this post, today I am going to give you an update on my IBS! I have previously written about my IBS here.

At the beginning of the week I was feeling really tired and then suddenly I came over really unwell. I thought that it was very likely a bug. However, I have been having intense stomach pain for a few days so now I am thinking it could be an IBS flare. My IBS symptoms vary and occasionally I will go through a period of strong pain for a week or two in which medication barely touches the pain. I’m not quite sure why but seeing as stress and anxiety can trigger symptoms and I am stressed and anxious basically all the time, that probably doesn’t help. So I am currently sitting here, trying to ignore my pain by writing about it (insert lol here).

IBS varies from person to person and certain foods can trigger symptoms so if you can work out what these are, your symptoms may improve. Unfortunately, I have not found a pattern so far and because I have anxiety, it is very difficult to draw any correlations. One day I can either be ok with a food, have mild or moderate symptoms or have more severe symptoms. If you are having any symptoms please see a doctor as they can rule out other conditions. However, I don’t often feel negative about my IBS because I know that I could be a lot worse off and that my symptoms are not severe and that they will pass.  

Do any of you have IBS? If so, how do you deal with it?

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Reviewing my 2018 So Far

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Hi everyone! I saw some people discussing their goals so far this year and going forward and I thought I would do a little review post of my year so far and what I hope to accomplish in the future.

So in 2018, I started my blog! January 17th to be precise so my blog is nearly six months old! I have done some temp work and I have been applying for jobs. My end goal is that I would love to be able to blog full-time. I love blogging so much and I really want to be able to do it as my career. In the meantime, I am going to be working part-time whilst I continue to blog so wish me luck!

I want to post more book reviews and after a reading slump, I am slowly getting back into reading. I am currently reading Jurassic Park and I am loving it so far.

The Opposites Book Tag

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Today I am going to be doing another book tag! This one is called the opposites book tag:

First Book In Your Collection/ Last Book You Bought

I’m not sure what the first book in my collection is but I know that one of them is the first Harry Potter book.
The last book I bought was The Surface Breaks by Louise O’ Neill which is on my July TBR.

A Cheap Book/ An Expensive Book

One of the cheapest books that I own is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, that I found in a charity shop.
An expensive book that I own is any of the Harry Potter Illustrated Editions.

A Book with a Male Protagonist/ One with a Female Protagonist

Beautiful Creatures follows a male protagonist and at the time, that was something fairly new to me in the YA genre.
Let’s go with one of my recent favourites for a book with a female protagonist: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, you can read my reviews of the original trilogy here.

Monday, 2 July 2018

The Ups and Downs of Blogging

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I was trying to think about what I wanted to talk about, what is going on with my life at the moment, what kind of issues am I facing? So I decided to talk about the ups and downs of blogging.

I absolutely love blogging, I have always loved writing and I get to talk about topics that are important to me. I get to speak to others who share the same issues and interests and there are so many lovely people out there! I get to work with companies that I am passionate about. I get to share my content with so many people and I get to hear the opinions of others.