The Unpopular Opinions Tag

Jess' original post of this tag was on her old blog (Jess if you have the link bob it in the comments!), so I'll tag another of her unpopular opinion posts here instead! I love this tag, I think people's answers are really interesting so I'm looking forward to seeing anyone else's responses!

NEWTS Readathon

Sadly, due to recent events, this year will be the last for the magical readathon in its current form, although Book Roast has plans to create a new readathon along similar lines. I'm really looking forward to what she comes up with in future and am grateful for all her hard work!

Top Ten Tuesday – Diverse Reads on my TBR

Time for a freebie! Every so often the benevolent ruler of TTT, The Artsy Reader Girl, gifts us with a freebie week where we get to make up our own topic! I always find some of the most interesting book recommendations on freebie weeks so I'm really looking forward to what appears on the other blogs I follow this week.

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Make Me Smile

Better late than never right? Guess who took a break from the blog but forgot to schedule her posts? This one is going to have quite a bit of overlap with my favourite book quotes TTT here. This week was meant to be ' Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday' but in the midst of covid (and in the aftermath of having to cancel Litfest 2020) it hit too close to the bone.

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

This Thursday's tag is the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag co-created by Ely @ Earl Grey Books and Chami @ Read Like Wildfire! Although we are in mid year I only really started reading in April as my PhD drew to a close so I've not got as many books to choose from as I normally would!

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

'd had my copy of this book our from the library for an absolute age so it was a relief to finally get to it. Despite its chunky size it made for a very quick read and I whipped through it in just over a day.

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Book Quotes

For this week's prompt we were meant to do 'Top Ten Authors I've read the most books by' but I've done this one some years ago and my list hasn't changed much as I don't tend to read many long series nowadays! So I'm going to do another topic that I've missed in my blogging absence - Top Ten Book Quotes.

Review: Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis

I read the first book in the Harwood spellbook - Snowspelled - a while ago after Jess over @jessticulates bought me a copy one Christmas. It was very up my street, an 'Austen with magic' vibe, swapped gender roles (women as politicians and leaders, men as magicians), a mystery and the aftermath of a lost relationship.

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