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June Wrap-Up

Persuasion by Jane Austen 🌟🌟🌟🌟

18300265I’m not a huge Austen fan (I know, absolutely sinful) but I have to say that after finishing this book, I am (hesitantly) optimistic for my Summer of Austen. Charting the return of Frederick Wentworth, who Anne ended her engagement with due to the interference of others, this is a book about past regrets. I really enjoyed Persuasion, though that’s not to say that it didn’t have it’s dull points. Still, had it’s dramatic points, it was full of angst, and had a really nicely written letter. I am a character focused reader, and while I did feel a little bit indifferent toward Anne, Captain Wentworth kept me interested. Would I read it again? Definitely!

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June Haul

Hello, welcome to June, and it’s over already! But that’s okay because it’s my birthday next month, and by next month I mean in a couple of days time! Until then these are the books that I bought in June.

Mr Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

29773957Remember when I said that Jane Eyre is my absolute favourite book in the world? Remember when i said how much I love alternative POV’s? Well my prayers may have been answered with this book. The story of Mr Rochester, the main love interest in Jane Eyre, but wait theres more. This books is first person. I’ll just let that sink in for a moment. First person. Mr Rochester. Don’t get me wrong, I have my reservations, since this obviously isn’t written by Charlotte Bronte, but unless I can raise her from the grave and force her to write this book, Mr Rochester is as close as I’m going to get.

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Book Tag: I Dare You (June)

Time for another great tag from Lena, over at BookFandom1001, so thanks for this. You can see her answers here, but for now, on with the tag!


-You must be honest

-You can’t not answer a question

-You have to tag at least four people

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest? 

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, but it’s too beautiful to ever get rid of

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?

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Award: The Sunshine Blogger


I was tagged by Twin Reads, so thank you so much for that. You can see their answers to their questions here, a super awesome post! Thanks for the tag and the great questions!

The Rules

1. Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.

3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.

4. List the rules and display the award



1. Why did you start your blog in the first place?

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Unboxing: May Fairyloot

The theme for this months Fairyloot was… Warriors and Legends. An awesome theme if ever I did hear one!


As you can see, the featured book of the month was Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, a fantastical retelling of Mulan set in feudal Japan. It also came with a bookplate singed by the author, which I stuck straight in there.

Also included was a second book, World Mythology in Bite-sized Chunks by Mark Daniels, which goes through a could of different cultures’ mythology, from Greek, to Australian, to Japan.

My favourite item was the candle that came from In the Wick of Time. There were two exclusive scents available and I got the scent ‘Flame’, which smells of orange blossom and mint, and is absolutely gorgeous.

I already put those pretty socks on which are decorated with a Celtic design, and are very comfortable.

Although I am not a huge tea drinker, there was was round tin of loose leaf tea, also a Fairyloot exclusive. It’s named after the theme if the box, Warriors and Legends, and is Jasmine and Lychee Green Tea, and smells absolutely divine.

Penultimately there is a super pretty pink plastic feather pen, and a Lord of the Rings themed wooden bookmark.

As usual, there was also the FairyScoop, a letter from the author and the gorgeous art of a warrior girl next to a huge wolf on the back of the item card, and a couple of bookmarks. And finally there was a chapter sample for Naondel (The Red Abbey Chronicles #2) by Maria Turtschaninoff

And there you have it, and quick little unboxing for May’s Fairyloot box! What do you think? Did you get this box? What item did you like best or would you like to own?

Thanks for reading!


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Book Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers [SPOILER FREE]

Mistakes mean progress. We make good things. Great things.

Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1)

24956528Author: Becky Chambers

Release: March 16th 2016

Pages: 519

GoodReads: 4.18

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Review:

A Little Summary: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is about the a tunnelling crew aboard the Wayfarer as they travel to their next big job. I feel like that is all you need to know before going in.

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 Announcement

Since I forgot last time, consider this an official announcement; I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month.

What is Camp NaNoWriMo?

Consider this the chilled out version of NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is you can check out my NaNoWriMo post where I explain it in a bit more detail, but basically it’s a writing challenge that takes place in November. The difference here is that you get to set your own goal, either in words, or pages, or time spent, whatever works for you.

What are my goals?

My main goal is to be writing every day in July, no matter how much, but since I work better with a target in mind I want to write 25,000 words. I’m hoping that this will work as a warm up for actual NaNo later this year, so I can prove that last year was not just a fluke.

What am I going to write?

I really want to focus on developing a story I began writing in NaNo 2016, doing as much as possible, wether in words or outline so that come November I will be ready for a second draft. Or maybe a first draft since there are going to be so many changes to the original.

What prep am I doing?

I’m actually not going overboard with prep, but editing what I already have from before (I have found myself obsessed with the comment tool on Word), and outlining anything that is going to be a new scene. That’s in theory anyway. If you’re interested I do have a whole post on prep work in case you’re unsure what to do, or just curious about my own methods.

What about you?

Are you participating in Camp this month? Have you participated in the past? Would you want to participate win the future? Either way, I would love to know down in the comments.

Thanks for reading!



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June TBR

So here we are at long last, the beginning of Summer! Hopefully my plan is to get a job but while I am doing that these are the books that I am aiming to read. You can tell that I’m home now that the formats are no longer equal.



Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

28095737If you haven’t seen my Summer of Austen post yet then you won’t know that I am aiming to read all of Austen’s novels over the summer. Pride and Prejudice will be a re-read for me, but I’m hoping to read it myself instead of the audiobook but maybe I’ll end up doing a little bit of both. Since this is probably the most well known novel in the English language I don’t think you need much of a summary, but here goes nothing. Mrs Bennet mother to five unmarried daughters os over the moon at the arrival of new gentlemen in the neighbourhood. I guess you can see where this is going.

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