World Book Day: Out of Comfort Zone Books I Want To Read.

Today is World Book Day. The day where children, teachers and other teaching staff go to school dressed up as a book character and there is a whole day of fun, book-related activities.

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January Wrap Up

Hello. The end of January is finally here and I want to finish off this first month of 2023 with the way I hope to end most months, a reading wrap up. I honestly can’t remember the last time I wrote wrap ups but I want to try getting back into the habit of writing and posting them at the end of the months so I can keep tabs on my reading and to see if it will motivate me to read more consistently.

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Anticipated Releases and Pre-Orders for 2023

We’re at the stage now where the ‘reader’ blog feed is filled with posts about anticipated releases for January or the rest of the year, and I want to add mine into the mix.

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Reading Plans or Ideas for 2023

A new year always comes with new resolutions, new goals, new challenges, which for the most part are great if you’re someone who likes to push yourself year on year. There are times when I am that person but if there is something I’ve learnt over the past couple of years, it is also okay if you’re not physically or mentally ready for new goals and challenges.

In regards to reading, blogging, and keeping the ever-growing TBR under control, I know I’m not, so rather than look forward, I want to look back at past goals/challenges and follow them through into 2023. There may be some newish ones, but for the most part, they’ll be regular ones you may or may not have heard me mention before.

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End of Year Book Survey 2022: Adapted Edition

Hello! It is nearly the end of 2022 and although I’m not book blogging regularly anymore, I thought I would try to get out the usual End of Year Book Survey that makes the rounds. It is a nice little catch up and worth the time it takes to write up and edit as they’re always nice and fun to read. I’m using the questions originally created by The Perpetual Page Turner, but I will be adapting it a lot by leaving out the questions that I can’t answer and don’t apply to my reading.

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Book TAG: 5…4…3…2…1 Challenge

Hello! I’m here today with a tag post that I saw on @dinipandareads and looked a lot of fun. It’s a quick one for me, which is rare, and one I found finished and unpublished in my draft folder so I cannot remember when I initially typed this up. Anyway, I don’t know who created this, but I can see that it is primarily an Instagram challenge, so maybe if someone digs quite deeply into all the posts the creator could be found.

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Witchy Reads on my TBR

When it comes to the spooky season, we all have our favourite fictional creatures, genres and stories. I’m one for witches whether inherently magical, or misunderstood and unfairly persecuted, and every time I come across a book that centres around them, I have to own it. The only problem is, and it’s not new, is that I acquire books faster than I read them so my TBR is ridiculous. Many books remain on my shelves for a while before I get round to reading them all (I’m also a slower, more haphazard reader than I used to be), and it means there are a lot of witchy books that I’ve not yet read.

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Five Spooky Books to Read This October

Hello everyone!

It is now finally Autumn and we’re well and truly into the spooky season, although if you wander into my local shops and supermarket, you’d think we had completely bypassed Halloween and gone straight to Christmas – yes Sainsbury’s, I’m looking at you with the mince pies and advent calendars, although if you stocked lebkuchen again I wouldn’t be disappointed.

Anyway, we’re here for all the Autumn vibes and the first of a few blog posts that wouldn’t be out of place within Blogtober. I’m not participating in it by any means but they’re nice posts to write to hopefully get me back into the swing of things, and we’re starting off with spooky reads. I love a good, unsettling read at this time of year, not too scary as I am a little bit of a wimp, but something that is just creepy or spooky enough to feel the goosebumps prickling your skin.

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