A mixed month favourites post? Yep, it’s happening. I feel like April had such a slump for favourites, but boy did May make up for it. I didn’t quite realise just how many favourites I acquired through May, but with the end of my second year of uni popping along with a wholehearted welcome, I (of course) found myself in a good ol’ treat yourself kinda mood, and a whole lotta time on my hands. So here we are!kEEP READING!
I’ve been eagerly anticipating my write-up of this post for a few weeks now, because the second October started, I seemed to find a whole load of things to love in everyday life. Maybe the general autumn atmosphere caught me – people tend to appreciate the small things when the world naturally takes on a warmer hue, right? Either way, I’ve been longing to babble about these things somewhere for a small while now, and so here we are!
February. The shortest month of the year. And the month filled with love? While Valentine’s day might not be a hit for everyone, it’s not just all about romance. There’s an overall sense of gratefulness come the occasion, an appreciation for friends and family too.
Though the month is only missing two or three days, those missing days can feel like they make all the difference. We don’t quite make it to day 30 before starting again. But still, the months roll on.
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Let’s see what February brought…
You knew this review was coming.
And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.
But either way. Here’s my review!
Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!
Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 689
We bookworms are collectors at heart. We spend years collecting stories, whether just to read and love or to fill our own bookshelves.
And yet when it comes to owning multiple copies of one book, people don’t seem to understand why some of us do it. Some people see it as materialistic. Or pointless. A waste of money.
So where do you stand on owning multiple copies of one book?
This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.
It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.
Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.
And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…
How I survived to write this, I don’t know.
I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.
While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀
Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.
So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays
Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)
Number of Pages: 330
This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…
Since we’re only a mere few days away from the release of the Cursed Child book (EEEEKKKKKK!) I thought it’d only be fitting for this week’s chat to be about all things Harry Potter.
I didn’t quite know WHAT to write about, since there’s so much of the wizarding world to explore, so I did a poll on twitter…
…and it basically showed that we can’t miss ANYTHING here today. So this will be a good old ramble about everything Harry Potter related.
I’ll warn you now: If you HAVEN’T read all the Harry Potter books, leave now. This will likely contain spoilers, and you probably won’t have a clue what’s going on with magic spells and wand properties etc etc.
This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!
I can’t believe I’m writing this post!
A FROLIC THROUGH FICTION REACHED 400 FOLLOWERS!
Thank you all so so much for supporting my blog! It means so much to me!
I know I know I know that numbers aren’t the important thing, and that’s so true to me. But knowing there’s so many of you guys out there enjoying my blog is so encouraging for me 😀
Especially the people who comment on here, or talk to me on Twitter, or even go as far as sharing my posts on twitter! I can’t believe some of you actually take time out of your day to talk to little ol’ me 😆 It honestly blows my mind, and I couldn’t appreciate it more ❤
At the beginning of the year I set a “goal” to reach 500 by the end of the year, just as something fun to hope for. I didn’t really think that was possible…but now it sort of does. Let’s see where this little blog of mine will be in another 6 months! Also, if I can find a good video editor app for my phone or laptop, I’ve *hopefully* got something exciting planned for when I reach another milestone! *fingers crossed*
Thank you all so much. SO MUCH. I can’t thank you enough!
And since so many of you are new here, I’ve done the Get To Know Me Tag below, just in case you want to find out a little bit more about me (though most of you know a lot about me already 😀 ) Even if you DO know me, this looked like a fun tag anyway and it’s quick to read through, so enjoy!
Did June even happen?
It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.
Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!
As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!
I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.