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    Poisoned Book Review

    I’m lucky enough to be part of the blog tour for Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly. Thank you so much Blue and Hot Key Books for giving me the opportunity! Beautiful Sophie, with lips as red as blood, skin as pale as snow, and hair as dark as night, is about to come of age and inherit her father’s throne. But Sophie’s stepmother wants rid of her – beautiful she may be, but too weak and foolish to reign. And Sophie believes her, as she believes all the things that have been said about her – all the poisonous words people use to keep girls like her from becoming too powerful,…

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    Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble Blog Tour

    I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble as part of the blog tour for Bloomsbury and Kaleidoscopic Tours. What a beautiful book this is! Summary:Can you hear the distant dragon’s rumble of thunder? And smell the sweet swampy aroma of the ogre? Can you taste the tangy tarantula tarts? And see the girl who’s really a wizard? From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson’s brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems. On this tattered magic carpet You can choose your destination For nothings quite as magical As your imagination Beautifully illustrated, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of…

  • Books and Reading,  Hauls, Wrap Ups and TBRs

    What’s on my bookshelf?

    I am, and have always been, hopelessly nosey. My mum used to say that I’d be a talented cross – examiner. As a result, I love being nosey at other people’s book shelves. Today I thought it would be nice to share how I organise my current bookshelves and what is currently on there.  I currently own 2 bookshelves. When we move I am hoping to acquire some more but at the moment I have the 2 and they suit my needs just fine! I have changed a lot as a book worm over the last few years and I have gone from owning over 300 unread books to aiming…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Viper by Bex Hogan Review

    It took me a long time to pick up and read Viper. It was only because Imi and Connie kept raving about it and Imi was very kind and bought me a copy for my birthday that I finally picked it up. I was very upset that I waited for so long!  Goodreads | Waterstones | Book Depository l Hive Format: Paperback Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult) Pages: 400 UK Publication Date: 18th April 2019 Content Warnings: Violence, abuse, sexual harassment. Seventeen – year – old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles. But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless,…

  • Books and Reading,  Tags

    The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

    I am fully aware that we are now over half way through the year and I am posting this a bit late, but hey, at least you’re getting something! Honestly, this half year has felt like 5 years and trying to think back to January is incredibly difficult right now. Here’s hoping the rest of the year will be a bit more positive! Thank you to the wonderful Amy from Amy Jane Alice who tagged me!  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020 I think the best book I have read so far this year is ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Rene…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    The Great Revolt Blog Tour

    I’m lucky enough to have received this book from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review as part of the Blog Tour organised by Faye. Goodreads Amazon Format: Paperback  Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction (12+)  UK Publish Date: August 6th 2020  Content Warnings: Topics briefly mentioned: harassment, molesting and rape, violence including hanging and decapitation, xenophobic comments  As a teacher I am always on the hunt for books that will excite and engage my class and other children. Whilst I do not recommend this book for primary aged children due to the content, it is perfect for those children in Year 7 – 9 who are transitioning from children’s books but are…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Comprehension Ninja Blog Tour

    As a teacher I am always on the hunt for new education resources that I can use in school to help teach my class. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to review the 7 – 8 and 8 – 9 Comprehension Ninja Workbooks as part of this tour, I leapt at the opportunity! I am always extremely busy in my job, and getting the right resources to support my class is one of the most important parts of the job. However, it can be really tricky spending a huge amount of time looking for resources or making resources because there isn’t anything useful out there. I have used Vocabulary…

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    Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag

    The wonderful Becky and Angharad over at Two Book Thieves have created their own Book Tag based around Animal Crossing New Horizons. Please go and check out their original post as their answers are fantastic! As someone who is very new to the game, and who has firmly fallen deep into my love for it, I am very excited that I am in the first bunch of bloggers to be tagged in this. Even if you aren’t a fan of ACNH, this is still a fun tag to take part in! Past Villager – Who is a character you found when you were younger that still has a place in your…

  • Lifestyle

    Bookish Gift Guide

    Now, before Christmas I had a great time buying items from each of these shops in the hopes of making a gift guide for Christmas. Whilst that didn’t happen, I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to shout out about these amazing shops. Also, please be aware that in light of the change to how Etsy are taking money from their shops, I will be updating in the near future if any of these shops decide to remove themselves from Etsy and sell through other platforms, I also did this out of my own money and have not been asked by any of these shops to promote them…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Fierce, fearless and free

    Goodreads l Waterstones l Book Depository l Hive Edition: Paperback Genre: Children’s Mythology (7+) Pages: 160 UK Publication: 5th March 2020 I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this wonderful book as past of the Darkroom Tours Blog Tour. I’m so lucky that I received a copy as I got to share it with my class which have adored it! Summary: A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls. Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who – no, that’s not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce women who plotted, schemed, took action, showed kindness,…