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Most Anticipated Spring 2019 Book Releases

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my top anticipated releases of Spring 2019. I am going to be telling you about releases from March 20 to June 21 that I am most excited for. I picked this slot because where I am from that is when the season starts and finishes. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what books you are out anticipating in Spring. Hope you have a great day. 

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Social Media Book Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Social Media Book Tag. This tag was originally created by faultydevices. There has been an updated version that has added two more categories. The updated one is the version I will be doing. I don’t know who added the extra questions, however if you do know please let me know. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your answers are to these questions and what your favourite social media platform is. Hope you have a great day.  

Twitter- Your favorite shortest book.

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My favourite shortest book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. 

Facebook- A book everybody pressured you into reading.

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A book everyone pressured me into reading is The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. 

Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool.

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A book I read before t was cool was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

Myspace- A book you don’t remember whether you liked or not.

I do not have an answer to this question because I always remember if I like a book or    not. 

Instagram- A book that was so beautiful you had to Instagram it.

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A book that was so beautiful that I had to Instagram it would have to be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. 

Youtube- A book you wish would be turned into a movie.

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A book that I wish would be turned into a movie is Daisy Jones and the Six. 

Goodreads- A book you recommend to everyone.

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A book that I recommend to everyone is The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. 

Skype- A book with characters that you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about.

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A book with characters that I wish I could talk to instead of just reading about is Little     Women by Louisa May Alcott. 

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Daisy Jones & The Six Book Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review of the novel Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your opinions are about this book. 

Average Rating: 4.42 out of 5 stars 

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Format: Audiobook

Length: 9 hours

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Synopsis (From Goodreads) 

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

 

***Trigger Warning for absence abuse, addiction and abortion. 

 

Thoughts

Pros

  • Loved the interview format. 
  • The audiobook was amazing. It has a full cast narrating. 
  • Loved the time period of the late 60’s and early 70’s. 
  • It’s a mix of Fleetwood Mac and A Star is Born. 
  • Full of scandals and heartbreak. 
  • This book was so feminist and I loved that aspect of it. 
  • Enjoyed the character development of the main and side characters. 
  • Appreciated the substance abuse aspect of the story. In my opinion it was done very well. 
  • Loved the music. 
  • Beautifully written. 
  • Loved the ending. 

Cons

  • Nothing. It was prefection. 

 

Rating

Plot: 5 stars 

Characters: 5 stars 

Writing: 5 stars 

Pacing: 5 stars 

Cover: 5 stars 

Enjoyment: 5 stars 

Overall: 5 stars 

 

I would 1000000000% recommend this book to you. 

 

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story.” 

― Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

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Book Buying Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Book Buying Tag. This tag was created by Megan Oliver. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your answers are to these questions. Hope you have a great day. 

1-Where do you buy your books from? 

I buy my books from Chapters, Book Outlet and Book Depository. 

2-Do you ever pre orders book and if so do you do this in store or online?

I don’t normally pre-order books. When I do I do this online. 

3-On average, how many books do you buy a month?

On average I buy 10 books a month. 

4-Do you used your local library?

I use my local library for audiobooks and graphic novels. 

5-If so- how my books can you/do you borrow at a time?

At a time I can borrow 25 books, I usually borrow 8 books at a time. 

6-What is your opinion on library books? 

I love library books. I think we should all support our local library. It’s great if you are on a budget. 

7-How do you feel about charity shop/second hand books?

I love charity shops and second hand books because you are supporting a bigger cause and people. 

8-Do you keep your read and TBR pile together/on the same book shelf or not? 

I keep my TBR pile for the month on my nightstand and the rest of my TBR books on my bookshelves. 

9-Do you plan to read all of the books that you own? 

I do plan on reading all of the books that own. However I do not think that will ever happen. 

10-What do you do with books you that you own that you feel you will never read/felt you did not enjoy?

I give the books that I will never read or felt that I didn’t enjoy them to my friends and charitable stores. 

11-Have you ever donated books?

I have donated books before. 

12-Have you ever been on a book buying ban? 

I have never been on a book buying ban. 

13-Do you feel that you buy too many books?

I do feel like sometimes I buy too many books. 

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The Night Olivia Fell Spoiler Free Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my thoughts and opinions on the newly released novel The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read or are planning on reading this book. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4.2 stars  

Genre – Thriller 

Format – paperback 

Length – 368 pages 

 

Synopsis (Goodreads) 

In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant.

A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.

In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • Compelling. 
  • Great pacing to the story. 
  • I liked how it was a duel P.O.Vs 
  • It is beautifully written.
  • The soul of the novel is a mother and daughter relationship and I loved that aspect. I felt like it was raw and real. 
  • Loved the character development of Abi (the mother) at the end of the book she was string and determined. 
  • It is a debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from Christina McDonald. 

Cons 

  • I was very disappointed at the ending. I expected more. 

 

Rating 

Plot – 4 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Cover – 4 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

I would absolutely recommend this book!! 

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Plan With Me Book Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my answers to the Plan With Me Book Tag. This tag was originally created by What’s My Page Again and I first saw this on Bookables. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your answers are to these questions. Hope you have a good day. 

1.) Pay day! – A book you would buy right now. Cost doesn’t matter!

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A book that I would buy right now and the cost doesn’t matter would be the Barnes and Noble edition of Little Women. It is just gorgeous. 

2.) Pay a bill – A book you would get rid of right now

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A book that I would get rid of right now is Behind Closed Doors. I read it last year and I hated it. 

3.) Doctor appointment – a book that makes you feel better when you are down

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A book that makes me feel better when I am down is I am The Messenger. It brings back my faith in humanity. 

4.) Meeting – a book or series you felt obligated to read because of the hype

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A book or series that I felt obligated to read because of the hype is the Kiss Quotient. I loved this book. It is worth the hype. 

5.) Lunch date – a book or series that you feel in love with because a friend recommended it to you. 

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A book or series that I fell in love with because a friend recommended it to me is the Boston Girl. This is now one of my favourite books of all time. It was such a well done story. 

6.) Work/school week – a book that was hard to get through

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A book that was hard to get through was Night by Elie Weisel. This book was hard to get through because it is a Elie’s memoir about his time during the Holocaust. It was heartbreaking and beautifully written. 

7.) Gym day – a book that gets your heart pumping because it was such an exciting page turner.

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A book that gets my heart pumping because it was such an exciting page turner is the Neighbours by Hannah Mary Mckinnon. 

8.) Date night – a book with your favourite romantic couple

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A book with one of my favourite romantic couples is To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before. I love Lara Jean and Peter together. They are so cute. 

9.) Vacation – a book or series you would want to binge on if you had all the time in the world.

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A book series that I would like to binge on if I had all the time in the world is the Anne of Green Gables series. I have only read the first two. 

10.) To Do List – a book that you keep meaning to get to but don’t have the time for

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A book that I have kept meaning to get to, but don’t have the time for is Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey. I am so intimated by this book, but I want to read it.