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Reading Rush 2020: Day 4

Today was not a good day, full of good intentions, but not good enough. It was another day off, so potentially another day to devote to reading. I do volunteer in a charity shop in the morning and deliver books to people self isolating afterwards, but all that is usually done by 12 so still… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 4

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Reading Rush 2020: Day 3

Had a day off today, so it was well and truly a day dedicated to The Reading Rush. Managed to participate in a couple of Twitter Sprints, one of them led by the lovely Claire Fenby. I first encountered her during a Twitter Sprint last year, and subscribed to her Youtube channel. I later found… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 3

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Reading Rush 2020: Day 2

Another work day for me, so all spare time devoted to reading and Instagram challenges. No Social Media play today. I've got tomorrow off though so hopefully can join in some Twitter sprints then. Day Two's book was 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' by Ernest Hemingway. I've read a few of Hemingway before, so I think… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 2

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The Reading Rush 2020

It’s that time of year again! It’s Reading Rush time! I know I’ve only joined in this once before, but I enjoyed myself so much last year I have literally been looking forward to this all year. Add to this the fact that The Reading Rush team have gone all out this year, and I’m… Continue reading The Reading Rush 2020

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Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

It’s mid July we’re over halfway through the year, so how about a reading challenge update? I’m quite happy to report that I’m on track with the challenge. By the end of June I had read 30 books and completed 25 out of 50 prompts. It’s my first time doing a journal for these challenges,… Continue reading Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, but first, the blurb . . . "Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past – but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds… Continue reading Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

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Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

I don't usually read books based purely on their publicity, but I couldn't resist it with 'Lockdown'. I'd been hearing about it loads and just assumed that it was a previously released book that bore some uncanny resemblances to our current situation. Then I heard the story behind its publication, that apparently Peter May wrote… Continue reading Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

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Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Technically the first book I started reading this year, but was interrupted by the bookclub read, so now my second read of the year was 'The Familars' by Stacey Halls. There was a lot of hype around this last year, and it had some intriguing cover art (plus throw in the word 'witchcraft' to a… Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

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August Round-Up

Oh what a month, busy busy busy. So the first book of the month was The Black Death by John Hatcher. This was actually my reading roulette for July, but I was a bit behind on Julys books so it got bumped to Augusts reads. I bought this book when it was first released as… Continue reading August Round-Up

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Reading Rush – Day 7 (Final Day)

As I write this readers across the pond are taking part in one of the final Twitter Sprints of The Reading Rush 2019, but I have finished! Technically I finished my challenges on Day 6, but I got an extra couple of reads in and ended up just one book shy of the 'read seven… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 7 (Final Day)