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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!

 

Rules:
-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!

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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!

Victoria

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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!

Victoria

 

Posted in Books, TBR

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.

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Kindle:

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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Posted in Wrap-Up

May Wrap-Up

May. The best month of 2017, because I read certain book this month. I think you’ll be able to figure out what that book was. Of course, I did read more than the one book, and this is what I read:

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Solitaire by Alice Osman 🌟🌟

20618110.jpgWhat is this book? Is it a mystery? Is it a love story? Is it a mental health novel? Who knows, certainly not me. As you can tell, this was not one of my favourites.

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May Haul

Best. Month. Ever. Why, you may ask? Because I finished my exams? No. Because I finished my final year of university? No? Because it was ACoWAR release month, of course!

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACoTaR #3) by Sarah J. Maas

23766634As the final book in the trilogy, although there will be additional books set in Prythian, I have been waiting for this book since I first finished ACoMaF last year. Easily my most anticipated book of the year, and at the risk of this turning into a fan-girl session, it was totally worth the wait.

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Posted in Books, Longlists and Shortlists, TBR

The Man Booker Shortlist 2016

Would you look at this, a post about last years Man Booker Prize, which probably seems a little out of place. But fear not, this is serving a purpose. Alongside my Summer of Austen, I’m intending to read all of the shortlisted books. Can you tell I’m done with university? Wondering why? Then you might want to check out my New Years Resolutions.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

22237161This is actually the winner, but not one that immediately grabs my attention, still maybe this will surprise me and be my favourite. Still, I do really like this cover, which is usually a good sign. Centered around a race trial, The Sellout follows one man though his unusual upbringing, presumably somewhere in the US.

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