01 10 / 2014

Summer Bookish Bingo Wrap Up/Sign up for Holiday Bingo!

This summer I took part in Summer Bookish Bingo hosted by Great Imaginations. I’m thrilled that I completed the card! It really gave me chance to knock off some books from my TBR list, so I’ll definitely be joining in again!

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher
  2. The Girl Who Walked On Air- Emma Carroll
  3. Two Boys Kissing- David Levithan
  4. The Summer I Turned Pretty- Jenny Han
  5. Rebel Belle- Rachel Hawkins
  6. M…

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01 10 / 2014

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently…

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30 9 / 2014

Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit: Swallows and Amazons

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How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Synopsis:

The Walker children – also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship’s Boy Roger – set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and…

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30 9 / 2014

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read. Now this could be for any reason. It could be intimidating, cringe-worthy, an uncomfortable subject, a controversial subject etc.

So here are mine, in no particular order… (book images go to Goodreads)

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Golden Boy- Abigail Tarttelin- This book was hard for…

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29 9 / 2014

Banned Books #3 The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Every month for the rest of 2014, ChrissiReads, Bibliobeth & Luna’s Little Library will be reading one Banned / Challenged Book a month. We’ll be looking at why the book was challenged. How/If things have changed since the book was originally published and what we actually think of the book.

This month the choice is The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

First…

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29 9 / 2014

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli’s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense. But Minli believes these enchanting stories and…

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28 9 / 2014

Talking About ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August’

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

The extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character – a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time.

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a…

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28 9 / 2014

A Week In The Life of a Primary PGCE Student: P.E being fun? What’s that about?!

Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my massive new venture. I am going to University to train to be a primary school teacher. I will be trained to work with 5-11 year olds. It’s known to be a very, very stressful time so I’m hoping I can channel my thoughts and feelings into a blog post. It gives you an insight into what’s going on in my life and hopefully it’ll be…

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27 9 / 2014

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How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Synopsis:

In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything — except happiness.

Bored with her dutiful Empress life in Vienna she comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay…

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27 9 / 2014

Stacking The Shelves #87

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodread’s page!

Bought:

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