November Wrap Up – The weird month where I feel like I’m not reading, then end up reading more than usual

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November. The month that begins with an onslaught of sporadic fireworks. The month where winter begins to settle in, grabbing the bones of us here in the UK, and lies with us for the long run. Fog and frost become a daily occurrence. We have only 6 hours or so of real daylight. Step outside and instantly your cheeks are flushed, fingers stiff, and you’ll be glad for extra layers of clothing.

But inside is a different matter. Inside is where I (and most bookworms) thrive on these freezing days. November was the month where my bedroom became my cocoon of warmth. At some point every day, you could find me wrapped in 5 layers of blankets, cuddling a hot water bottle and cat simultaneously while reading a book by fairy-light.

And so, November was a true bookworm month for me. Even if I didn’t read any more than usual, every comfort my heart longs for – blankets, hot water bottles, warm drinks while fog smothers the outside world – was available to me once again. Every moment of the day I wanted to get cosy and read. And now here we are – getting closer to Christmas, might I add.

So let’s see what November brought…

There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like to see, combined with my December TBR! Click here if you want to see!

PS. Do you like the new intro? Thought I’d try the scenic route rather than just throwing you all in. Let me know if you like!

*ahem* anyway

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The struggle of both loving and hating the story we go through in…Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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I feel like this Winter, I’m really cracking down on my TBR. I’m finally getting to all the books that have been sat on my shelves for months – or almost a year – and it feels so good.

So that’s how I finally got to this book, and I’m so glad I can finally check it off my list.

spoiler free

Let’s talk about Between Shades of Gray!

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Title: Between Shades of Gray

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Penguin

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Historical Fiction

Number of Pages:  338

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March Wrap-Up

March Wrap Up

So here we are, having reached the end of another month. Which means it’s time to do one of my favourite type of blog posts…a Wrap Up!

As always, I’ll be listing all the books I’ve read this month, along with what I’m currently reading, the blog posts I wrote this month (that weren’t reviews), and a few updates about my life in general.

This will be a pretty long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

March

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March Book Haul (The Book Haul That Shouldn’t Exist)

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Oh how this post shouldn’t exist.

Not when I got so many books last month.

I even told myself not to buy more at the end of the February Book Haul – and I quote:

“I don’t think there’ll be any need for me to buy books for a while now”

Shows how much I listen to myself.

Anyway, I got more books. And here they are.

Let’s jump right in!

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – drowning me in feels and thoughts

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*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

And here is the perfect example of how I am slowly bu surely dabbling my foot into more historical fiction.

I can tell this is going to become one of my favourite genres.

Let’s talk about how Salt to the Sea left me drowning in feels and thoughts, shall we?

PS. I LOVE THIS COVER.

Salt to the Sea

Title: Salt to the Sea

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages:  378

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February Book Haul! (It’s a big one)

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I got a lot of books this month. A LOT.

But it was my birthday, so I guess it’s excusable?

But I’m not even sorry. My reading material is sorted for a few months now so I’m happy. Plus I’ve been really wanting most of these books for months now, so…yeah.

This post will be long enough on it’s own, so I won’t ramble any longer.

This will be in three sections: books I got before my birthday, ON my birthday, and after.

Let’s jump right in!

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