I am a bibliophile ๐Ÿ“š Part 1

Hey guys so today…I decided to sort out my book collection yeps I tackled the ever growing tower of books and I am gobsmacked…I have in my possession…..200 books ๐Ÿ˜ฎ now to some that isn’t alot and to others that’s a ridiculous amount!! So I photographed and sorted through them all and thought I’d create a series on my blog to talk through the stories I’ve read which stories shaped my childhood which stories are on my tbr pile etc so let’s get into it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My favourite story of all time โค

Alice in wonderland. I love this story, I also have the Lewis Carroll version but I believe that’s at my parents house ๐Ÿ™‚ this is my favourite Disney movie too โค I used to sit in my garden surrounded by daisies wishing they would come to life and speak to me ๐ŸŒผ Alice is one of my favourite literary characters she’s bold brave sensible and has enough courage to totally emerse herself in this bonkers universe she taught me to always find the beauty&the extraordinary in the ordinary โค I am growing a collection of different versions of Alice because she has been drawn in various styles by various illustrators x

So there we have it my favourite book of all time. What’s your favourite? What’s your favourite Disney movie/character?

Xx

Recent Reads ๐Ÿ“–

Hello loves ๐Ÿ™‚ 

So i haven’t updated you guys on what I’ve been reading since January!! I’ll be honest I’ve been bad and haven’t actually read that much since January ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but here’s are my non spoiler reviews of the books I’ve read x

The breakdown- i mentioned this in my February Favourites but then never reviewed it!! Last year I read behind closed doors by BA Paris and knew I’d found a new great author so when this book was released i clicked buy so damn fast and boy am I glad! BA Paris has an amazing writing style you can never guess what’s going to happen it just is never obvious i was worried it would be similar to BCD luckily it was completely different deffo reccomend 

Charisma-so i recently read nerve by jeanne Ryan and fell in love!! So again when i saw her newest book released i had to get it and read it!! It was similar to nerve in the writing style and layout of the story but i loved it i would recommend reading nerve first not that they are linked but just to get to know Jeanne’s writing style 

A monster calls- I sobbed like a baby like an actual baby reading this!!! Patrick ness did Siobhan dowd justice!! My friend brought me the illustrated version and honestly the illustrations were breathtaking they really added to the story i cannot reccomend this story enough so beautifully told ๐Ÿ™‚

The couple next door- I’ve just read this today i couldn’t put it down!! This is haunting! Such an amazing storyline you have no idea what the hell is going on!! It just takes you on a rollercoaster of twists and turns it’s my kind of book!! Similar to behind closed doors and girl on the train. Read it NOW

How to build a girl- This story….Is hilarious!! I love Caitlin Moran she’s is my woman crush every damn day of the week she’s talented she’s funny she’s not afraid to stand up for her beliefs and damn can she write fiction!! This is the story of a teenage girl growing up in a council estate when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and it is just so damn relatable even though i grew up in a different era the struggles the character goes through are too damn real! It is such a great easy read i had to stop on more than one occasion from laughing too much!!

Dear Amy- Oh this book!! So this was a reccomendation on Amazon and i needed a 3rd book for the 3 for ยฃ10 so i thought why not, and I’m so glad i went for it!! Not at all what I expected this story is so heartbreaking and makes you think for a long long LONG time afterwards!! 

So there we go my Recent Reads ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

Wreck this journal series Part 1 ๐Ÿ“–

Hey loves โค so i was watching some videos on YouTube when one came up on suggested videos…..It was a video called completed wreck this journal so i thought to myself hmmmm I’ll check this out. After watching 30seconds i knew i wanted to get myself one of these babies so stopped the video (as i didn’t want to spoil it for myself) went onto Amazon and ordered myself one ๐Ÿ™‚ it arrived whilst i was on holiday so I’m starting it today ๐Ÿ™‚ i am not setting a time limit on this nor am i scheduling when i will do them I’m just going to do one page at a time when i feel like it ๐Ÿ™‚

So the first page i turned to was….Crack the spine. As a book lover cracking the spine was horrendous it goes against everything in me as a book preserver but this is called wreck the journal!! So after cracking the spine i drew a funny little sketch on the page as unless stated the pages should be filled!! So here it is my first wreck the journal page x

 

My Week No1

Hey guys so another little series I’ll be starting is an insight to my week, sometimes itll be in vlog form,some it’ll have snapshots and some like this first one will just be alot of text ๐Ÿ™‚ 

So my week 27th March-2nd April

Work. Work has been a little busy, i had training on Thursday, paperwork to complete through my role as SENCO plussss it’s nearly Easter break which i am SO ready for! We’ve also been getting ready for our Easter party which I’ll be on the last day of term so it’s all go!

Reading

My current read this week is How to build a girl by Caitlin Moran! It is super hilarious i have to stop reading because I’m crying through laughter!!

TV&Films

Films I watched this week are

Penelope:Such a way fuzzy feel good film starring an incredibly young James McAvoy ๐Ÿ™‚ (available on Netflix)

Split: I promise I haven’t been obsessing over James McAvoy this week…Ok maybe i have! Split was incredible!! McAvoy did an amazing job in this role!

TV

Interview with a serial killer: This had me shook! There is no non bad way to say this but I’m fascinated by serial killers not that i want to replicate them I’m not fascinated as a fan what i mean is I’m fascinated because i simply cannot fathom what goes through their mind like how they can take another person’s life and then do it multiple times and ways like what?!? This was disturbing but good. (Available on Netflix)

Stranger things: As always late to the band wagon but boy am I glad i jumped aboard!!! Countdown to October is officially on!! I just hope series 2 is as good!!

Outings

So it was my friends daughter’s 2nd birthday so we went to her teddy bears picnic themed party it was so adorable!!

Then i went to see my grandparents as it’s their 50th wedding anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

And that folks is my week ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

January in books ๐Ÿ“š

Hello loves ๐Ÿ™‚

In January I read three books not bad but I am aiming to read 4 a month this year atleast as my TBR list is ridiculous!!!

The second and third miss peregrines novels and nerve.

Hollow city:Book 2 in the peregrines trilogy 

I got this for Christmas and finished it in a few days! Now, in some trilogies I have found the middle book can sometimes be….A bit of a flop because it has to tie up the parts from the first book and set up the third book and therefore doesn’t have an awful lot of interesting thrilling content….This book however…WOW it was so good I read it quickly because it was just so interesting it had ALOT of action in it and followed on nicely from the first book but stood out as its own story ๐Ÿ™‚

Library of souls:Book 3 of peregrines trilogy

Oh man. Ok so seriously….I already want to re read this trilogy!!! The finale was JUST insane!!! I was gripped it was action packed from start to finish!!! It had some amazing reveals it was just brilliant thoroughly enjoyed it

Nerve. Eeeeee ok people take note, screen shot this…Record it in the history books…I actually thought that the film….Was actually a really good representation of the book. I know I know I never say that!!! But honestly watch the film if you haven’t they have taken certain parts of the book and actually transferred it well to the screen. This book was brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve even brought Jeanne Ryan’s newest novel because I love her writing style!! 

So that’s it January’s reading wrapped up x

All About Books ๐Ÿ“š

Hello my loves so I know I wasn’t going to be online until January but thought this would be a nice little post to do as I received some more books for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ this post is going to be my Favourite 3 books I read this year….Books I’m looking forward to reading next year and books I didn’t complete this year!!

So here goes

Top 3 books

Miss peregrines peculiar children by Ransom Riggs. I have wanted to watch the film so bad but haven’t managed to yet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I saw this on Amazon and thought let’s give it a go and honestly I’m so glad I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve already reviewed these books so won’t go on but honestly if you haven’t read this book I urge you to!

Behind closed doors by B.A.Paris This book stayed with me for a while after I read it,it was so powerful and just kept me on the edge of my seat! 

Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins. I loved this book a few twists and turns you have no idea who’s responsible or what’s going to happen and as usual the movie nowhere near matched up to the book(however Emily blunt did a fab job!)

Books I gave up on in 2016

I’ll preface this by saying I read 21 new books this year( I read more than 21 books but reread some old favs like HP) now for me that was ALOT of books last year I read 5….In the whole year!! So I really got the reading bug again this year so when I started some of these they just didn’t have the pace that some books did so I gave them up and will return to them hopefully next year!

Maze runner, girl with all the gifts,one day,amulet of Samarkand,either,our endless numbered days,all the bright places,gone girl,got book 2,Shakespeare secret and divine by mistake 

 These books are top of my list for next year ๐Ÿ™‚

Hollow city (peregrines book 2)The secret ( I read Katherine diamonds novel The teacher this year and loved it) Avalon, The distant hours by Kate Morton an author I discovered this year,The marble collector by Cecilia Ahern I love her novels, Nerve, The alchemist a series of novels based around Nicholas Flamel, The Danish girl I sobbed like a baby at this film so want to read the book! Bonkers by Jenifer Saunders I just adore this woman!! Zoo by James Patterson and lastly The architects apprentice ๐Ÿ™‚

What was your Favourite books this year?

What book are you most looking forward to reading next year?? Xxx

November Reading Record

Hello loves so I had a good reading month in November I managed to read 3 books ๐Ÿ™‚ here are my honest reviews on them without spoiling them hopefully!

The teacher by Katerina Diamond

Wow. Ok this book was sick like graphic gory gruesome honestly she went to town with the descriptive text but to the point where you had to fill in some blanks with your imagination which was even worse but brilliant! The story is centred round several characters whose back stories you get to learn through the course of the book and their stories all interconnect when a murderer turns up and starts killing men in quite frankly horrific ways! I can’t say as I know who the main protagonist is in the novel as a few characters get a fair amount of story however looking at her next novel it features 2 characters from this novel on another case so I’m assuming they are the intended protagonists! Overall thoroughly enjoyed this great first novel by this author and always added her next novel to my Christmas list!

Mr stink by David Walliams

My friend gifted me this book and I read it in one sitting. Such a lovely quick read (200 odd pages) it’s illustrated by Quinton Blake whome I love and I have to say Walliams can write really well!! I loved gangsta granny but haven’t read any of his other stories however after reading this one I may have to invest in some more of his books!! This book teaches us all not to judge a book by it’s cover, that love and kindness will prevail, that money doesn’t equal privilege and you never know what another person is going through, learn grow love and be kind a great pick me up story ๐Ÿ™‚

Miss peregrines peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

Arghhhhh this book was SO good!!! I tore through the last few chapters it was fast paced and I needed to know what happened!! It leaves you on a bit of a cliffhanger for books 2&3 and i have to wait and see if santa will bring me those this year!!! This book had a similar effect on me as the harry potter series in that I now want to find an imbryne and be told that I’m peculiar and have a gift although maybe not Jacobs gift!!! Really enjoyed this book 100% reccomend xx

November Favoritesย 

I am in shock that on Thursday it will be December…shocked and SO EXCITED!! Wooooo!!! Don’t forget my blogmas posts start on Thursday I will be posting each one at 8pm every night 1-20th December ๐Ÿ™‚ anyways that aside here are my favourites for the month of November….

My Reading. I managed to read all the books on my list this month and wow…they were good!! I’ll be posting my review later this week ๐Ÿ™‚

White fudge pretzels. Of you haven’t tried these before then like seriously go and get some they are SO yummy!!! They are pretty addictive though!

My garnet flower ring. I got this for my birthday a fair few years ago and have taken to wearing it every day as it’s my birthstone.

Hand food by soap&glory. This smells divine!! It’s such a lovely product and you don’t need too much at a time. These months my hands get so dry so this really helps to revive my hands!!

Molly. This month marks a year since we adopted our fur baby molly!! This is the closest she’s ever sat to me in this year she has really come out of her shell made us laugh so much and has enriched our lives!!

So that’s it… November all wrapped up!!!

Xx

November Reading Record ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

At school we used to have reading records where teachers would assign you books and mark off when you’d read them unsurprisingly mine used to fill more than one page!! I’ve always loved reading my mum encouraged me to read and would take me and my brother to the library to choose new books atleast once month! I can never express how much i love reading it’s something I will never tire of!!!

So here are the books I hope to read this month I’ve already started The teacher and will review them at the end of this month ๐Ÿ™‚

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

Mr stink by David Walliams 

Miss peregrines peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

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