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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. 

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Favourite Book Quotes About Family

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is about my favourite quotes about family. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite quotes are about family. Hope you have a great day. 

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This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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“Family,” she announced. “They’re the people in your life you don’t get to pick. The ones that are given to you,as opposed to those you get to choose.”

– Sarah Dessen , Lock and Key

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“I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

― Roald Dahl, Matilda

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The Book Colours Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my answers to the Book Colours Tag. This tag was originally created by Books With Dylan. I have done this tag already, but with the colour yellow. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite book colour is. Hope you have a great day.

1. Choose a colour.

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2. Show all your books in that colour.

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3. Separate colour by read/unread.

4. What books do you want to read the most?

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5. What is your favourite book?

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6. What is your favourite book cover?

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7. What is you least favourite book cover?

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8. What is a book you want to buy? 

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9. What is something near you/on your bookshelf? 

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Finally Fall Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Finally Fall Book Tag. This tag was originally created by Tall Tales. Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you like the most about fall. Hope you have a great day. 

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!

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A book with a vivid setting is Anne of Green Gables. I felt like I was at Prince Edward Island with Anne. It was glorious. 

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

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A book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic is A Monster Calls. This book is beautiful inside and out. This boo deals with dying and loss. 

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

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A non fiction book that taught me something new is Cash by Johnny Cash. This is Johnny Cash’s autobiography and it taught me so many things about him that I never would have imagined.  

4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

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A fictional family that that I would love to be apart of is the March family from Little Women. This family is everything. I love how close they are, their love for each other and so much more. 

5. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

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6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

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A book where somebody is telling a story if The Boston Girl. This is about a elderly women who is telling her life story to her Granddaughter. 

7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.

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A dark and creepy book is Then She was Gone. This book gave me goosebumps. Ill leave it at that. 

8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

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A short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day is Matilda. I love Matilda. This books puts a smile on my face. The character of Matilda is so funny and spunky. 

9. Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

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An old favourite that I’d like to return to soon is I am the Messenger. I remember falling in love with this book years ago. It’s the kind of book that warms your heart and makes you have confidence in humanity again. 

10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessory”!

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My favourite cozy reading accessory is my I Love Lucy blanket.

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September OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s blog post is all about my September OwlCrate unboxing. This mont’s theme was Masters of Disguise and I have no idea what the book for this month’s is. OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box that comes with a newly released Young Adult novel and 3 to 5 bookish goodies. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite item in this month’s box is. Hope you have a great day. 

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First thing I see in this box is the spoiler card. It is beautiful as always. I love the purple hues the artist used in this print. I am not going to look that the back of the print because it has spoilers and I want to be surprised. 

Next is a mug that is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was created and designed by Cara Kozik. I love the artwork and all of the iconic scenes on this mug. 

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Another item that I seen this box is bath soak created by Leeloo Soaps. This item was inspired by the Diabolic. I absolutely want to use this in the future. 

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Fourth item in this box is a pair of fingerless gloves that was created by the OwlCrate team. This item was inspired by the Six of Crows duology. I love it when subscription boxes have practical items in their boxes. 

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This gorgeous lip balm was created and designed by GeekFireLabs . It was inspired by the Kiss of Deception trilogy. It smells like apple and spearmint. This smells so good. 

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The next item is a gorgeous art print of Lila Bard from the Shades of Magic trilogy. This was designed by Kirsty Carter. This is beautiful. It will absolutely be going upon non my art print wall. 

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Another item is the pin that they always include in the box. It is a close up of the royals’s face on the spoiler card. I love collecting these.

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The final item before the book is a promotional card with nail polish for the upcoming release of Grim Lovelies. This is such a good idea. I have never gotten nail polish in a subscription box before. I love the colour of it as well. 

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The book for this month is Mirage by Somaiya Daud. This is about Amani, who is kidnapped to the royal palace. There she discovers that she look a lot like the hated Princess Marem. Amani is forced to impersonate the princess at all of her social gatherings. This is a debut novel with fantasy and sci-fi elements. I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about this book, but I am very intrigued about this novel. It sounds awesome. 

This novel also comes signed by the author, a note from the author and a special design underneath the dust jacket. We also get a panflete with a interview from the author, word search and an interview with Leeloo Soaps. 

Next month’s theme is Lost in a Bookstore. Every October box will include an exclusive pair of socks from Our of Print and will also include two hardcover and signed books.