October wrap up

Wrap up

Reading:

This Month I managed to read 5 books. This is pretty good for me. I know it’s nothing compared to what some others can manage to get through. But I am just happy to be  really enjoying reading. So in the month of October I read:

  • The crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night. This is a MG fantasy, it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 3.5/5.
  • Sea Breeze Academy by Bryant A. Loney. This is a YA contemporary, it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 2/5.
  • Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 3/5.
  • Sun Warrior by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 4/5.
  • Wind Rider by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 4/5.

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Watching:

I really watched a lot of things this month. So much I am not sure this is completely all of it. I enjoyed most of it thoroughly as well. There is a variety here as my mood kept changing.

Movies:

  • Growns ups. Re-watch.
  • I, Tonya. First watch 

TV:

  • Lucifer, season 3.
  • Stranger things, season 1 and some of 2.
  • American horror story, some of season 5.
  • Outlander, season 3.
  • Awkward, some of season 1.

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Blog:

October was a pretty good blogging month for me! I managed to post a fair bit (6 posts all up!) and have enjoyed doing more reviews! I got my act together and made a review archive. And I also took part in my first blog tour for a book release. Which I think is my favourite post of October.

Posts: 

Review: The crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night

Review: Sea Breeze Academy by Bryant A. Loney

Tag: The Cliche book tag

Review: Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast

Review: Sun Warrior by P. C. Cast

Blog tour/ review: Wind Rider by P. C. Cast

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Life:

I am still busy planning my wedding! We are down to 3 months out now so everything is getting down to the fine details and I am very excited and anxious for everything to go right. We got to do a cake tasting a few weeks back and that has been one of my favourite things! It tasted so good and I can’t wait to see the finished product! I can’t wait to see how everything all turns out and to marry the man of my dreams. Anyways other than that and reading, blogging, bookstagram and screen time it is pretty much work, home, sleep and repeat haha.

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Goals for November:

I am going to try to keep these relatively simple. They are a mix between blogging, reading and life goals.

  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Post on my blog at least 4-6 times.
  • Finalise all things wedding related.
  • Reach out/ get involved with more publishers/ companies I love. (not sure how realistic or how I will go about this! But we shall see!)
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagram & interact more in general.
  • Drink more water/ eat healthier!
  • Try to stress less and relax more.

Let's Chat!

How did October treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Did you catch all of my posts? Any goals for November? Happy reading and watching! 

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Review: The Princess saves herself in this one, by Amanda Lovelace

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Title: The princess saves herself in this one

Author: Amanda Lovelace

Released: 2017

Publisher: Andrews McMeel publishing

Genre: Poetry

Rating: 3.5/5

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I feel this review may end up being very similar to the one I did for Milk and Honey which you can find here.  As after reading it I have many of the same feelings and reasons why I personally could not give this collection a higher rating.

So firstly I will begin by saying that despite the awesome title this is not a light hearted collection by any stretch of the imagination. Lovelace in this poetry collection explores and delves into some pretty heavy and even dark themes, which obviously appear to stem mainly from personal experiences she has had. Now these sections and poems are the parts that I personally could not connect to. This is not to say that they were not well written or emotive. Because they were. I definitely felt many emotions while reading them. It’s just that fortunately I have not experienced these situations or similar ones. So for that reason I could not relate or connect to the story being told in the beginning of the collection.  I do however commend Lovelace for being able to put herself out there/ expose her past demons so thoroughly and personally show that amount of strength in turning those experiences into this collection.

The later part of the collection I did rather enjoy and found I could connect to a lot more of the poems. I found the last section titled: You  to be mostly positive, very empowering and full of self-love messages. This is something I can get behind and something I think needs to be spread around more. I will say a lot of the self-love/ fuck what anybody else thinks poems were exactly what I needed to hear and I connected with these the most.

A few of my favourite poems from the collection were:

  • Millennials
  • What they don’t want you to know
  • Use those fragments to make stepping-stones to your own self love
  • Women are some kind of magic 
  • This life is still worth living 
  • Don’t allow the world to take your kindness
  • Love is never a weakness
  • Yourself
  • I believe in you

There were quite a number of others that I also enjoyed throughout the collection or that stuck a cord with me regardless of the themes. I also loved the dedication at the beginning and the Pending at the end. Lastly I just generally liked how the collection was set out as a whole.

In conclusion I gave this collection of Poetry a solid 3.5/5. As it was in my opinion a well written, put together and emotive poetry collection. However for the most part I was unable to fully connect and relate to too many of the themes due to my own personal life experiences. It should be noted that I am also not the biggest fan of poetry in general. Let's Chat!

Are you a big poetry reader? Or do you struggle to relate to poetry content? Have you read this collection? What did you think? Happy reading and watching, Signature

Discussion: Where are all the Aussie bloggers?

Hi guy’s! I hope you all are doing well and that your current reads etc. are not treating you too badly. So it’s entirely possible heaps of you have read the title of this post and are thinking what the hell does she mean? Where are the Aussie bloggers? They are over here! I follow heaps of them.

However I was going through the list of blogs I follow the other day. You know catching up on missed posts, unfollowing those that no longer speak to me or are no longer of interest. And during this I noticed that out of the approximately 150 blogs that I follow barley any of them are fellow Australian bloggers.  Almost all of the blogs I follow are from the UK or USA. Now before anyone gets there knickers in a twist or thinks I am trying to say this is a bad thing. I am not. I love the blogs I follow and the ones that interact with me regularly, I have come to know as great, supportive, talented people.

But this got me thinking is it just that there are many more book, TV and or Movie blogs from the USA and UK, hence why most of the blogs I follow are from there? Or could it be that somehow Aussie blogs don’t have as big a reach? Does it have to do with the major time differences and therefore posting schedule causing them to not come up in searches? Or is it simply just in my case I have been unlucky and not stumbled across the many that I am sure are out there?

After having all of these thoughts I then wondered if maybe it’s not just me? As majority of my followers also seemed to be from the UK and USA. Is it possible that Aussie bloggers are just having trouble finding other Aussie bloggers to communicate with? This lead me to wonder if other people find that majority of their followers and the people they themselves follow are not from the same country as them? Are you from a country outside of Australia and do you find that most of your followers/ people you follow do not come from that country?

What was just an observation has turned into this big rambley thought process of a post. And I worry I have come across as some paranoid conspiracy theorist. I hope this isn’t the case and that I have expressed myself somewhat clearly enough for a discussion. But I guess we will see!Let's Chat!

Do you find this pattern in your blogging world to? Where are you from and where do most of your followers/ people you follow tend to come from? Do you follow any amazing Aussie bloggers? Tag them down below so I can show a little Aussie love and diversify my feed. Happy reading and watching, 

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April wrap up

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Reading:

This Month I managed to read 4 books. Me being a pretty slow reader this is pretty good for me. I know it’s nothing compared to what some others can manage to get through. But I am just happy to be out of my slump and really enjoying this again. So in the month of April I read:

  • A court of thrones and roses by Sarah J. Maas. This is a YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4/5.
  • A court of mist and fury by Sarah J. Maas. YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 5/5.
  • A court of wings and ruin by Sarah J. Maas. YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4.5/5.
  • The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. Poetry. First read. My rating was 3.5/5.

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Watching:

This month was an ok month for watching both movies and TV shows. I managed to watch a couple of movies. My TV watching however was a little more sporadic. Some shows I managed to watch regularly others I only watched a few episodes. What I did watch however is very varied as what I felt like seemed to change a lot this month.

Movies:

  • A quiet place (2018). First time watch. 5/5 rating.
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). First time watch. 4/5 rating
  • What happens in Vegas (2008). Re-watch. 3.5/5 rating

TV:

  • Love child. Re-watch S1.
  • Sons of Anarchy. Re-watch S1 and S2 start of S3.
  • American horror story. Finished S4 started S5.
  • The Charlotte show. S1 as airs.
  • Jersey shore family vacation. S1 as airs.
  • The Voice AU. S7 auditions as airs.

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Blog:

So considering I finally found my passion and motivation and my way back to blogging after a completely unannounced, unplanned hiatus. I would say this is a pretty good blogging month! I would just like to say thank you to so many of you for welcoming me back with open arms it feels like I never left. I do truly love this little community and all that we represent.

Since coming back I managed to post 4 posts, all of which I am pretty happy with. If I had to pick a favourite for the month though it would be my review of A quiet place. It just has all the emotions while remaining spoiler free!

Posts: 

R.I.P it or Ship it – My first post back after hiatus quick and fun!

Book Shelf tour – A guide to my much loved book room.

Review – A quiet place (spoiler free)

TAG – The Sims tag

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Life:

There really haven’t been any big life events this month. I love that I feel more passionate again about my hobbies, reading, blogging, bookstagram. The only major thing that is happening at the moment is I am busy planning my wedding! We are down to about 9 months out now so everything has finally started moving and we have a solid vision. We met with our wedding planner the other weekend she is so awesome and helps me organise everything and really focus on what we want. Which for someone who is prone to stressing as much as me is such a good thing. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out and to marry the man of my dreams. Anyways other than that it is pretty much work, home, sleep and repeat haha.

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Goals for May:

I think since I just got back into all this I am going to try to keep these relatively simple. They are a mix between blogging, reading and life goals.

  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Post a blog at least 1-2 times a week.
  • Do/ plan more review posts.
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagrams & interact more in general.
  • Set in stone more stuff for the wedding!
  • Try to stress less and relax more.

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How did April treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Did you catch all of my posts? What are your goals for May? Happy reading and watching! Signature

Movie Review: A quiet place

quiet_place_ver3Movie: A quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Release date:  April 6th 2018

Genre: Drama, horror, suspense

Rating: 5/5

Disclaimer: I endeavour to make this review spoiler free so as not to be a shit person. However as always my version of a spoiler may not be the same as your definition of a spoiler. I will not mention any plot lines, twists, turns or conclusions. This review however will contain a LOT of feelings and my personal honest opinions. All movie posters are owned by the Studio/director.Review2

Just a quick synopsis/ overview. A quiet place is about a family living in a post-apocalyptic / dystopian future. Where any noise they make can cause them to be hunted. The movie follows their story of trying to grow, love and most importantly survive.

Where do I even start with this movie!! OMG I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago now and I still get so worked up every time I think about it. I will start by saying this is probably the best movie I have seen in a long time! If a movie was ever an intense as all hell emotional roller-coaster than this is it. I bet your thinking really? How many emotions can a horror type movie make you feel? Well my friends here’s a not so short list of emotions/ reactions I had during this movie:

  • Laughed
  • Gasped/ screamed
  • Trouble breathing
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Crying
  • Hands sweating
  • Increased heart rate

And that’s not even the extensive descriptive list! Now this makes me sound like an emotional wreck and possibly just someone not cut out for Horror movies. Why some of that may be true. As in I generally hate horror/ scary movies. So much so that I try to avoid them at all costs. This is not your average horror movie. Yes there are a few jump scares but the entire movie does not revolve or rely on this gimmick. The ones they use are all well placed and add to the story. But I would say overall this movie should be classified as a VERY intense/ suspenseful DRAMA!!

Seriously though! For a movie with such few words I was amazed at how much it made me feel and how sucked into it I got. I really have to applaud Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and the other main actors/ actresses for an outstanding job. To be able to convey such emotion and feeling with very little spoken dialogue is absolutely amazing to me.

I think the fact that there was such little spoken dialogue and noise in the movie played a big role in sucking in the audience and making them feel like they too were on the journey with this family. I have never been in such a quiet movie theatre in my life. I personally felt like every little noise was dangerous. That I couldn’t so much as touch my chocolate bar because it would make too much damn noise! If it wasn’t suspenseful enough feeling drawn in like I was part of the family and now damned to a life of needing to be silent. The fact that said family in my opinion made not one but multiple dumb ass stupid decisions took the suspense/intensity dial and turned it all the way up to the bloody max! They had me thinking why? Why??!! No, no! NO!!! You idiots! Despite these stupid decisions this movie managed to convey perfectly what it is like to love your family. What it’s like to put them first and do absolutely anything for them.

I consider everything I have mentioned so far about this movie to be positives. What Tamika? Even though you baled your eyes out and felt like any moment you might not be able to take the intensity anymore? Yes concerned reader even then. Because all of that added up to make one hell of a cinematic experience. I think if I had to find a negative the only one in this movie for me would be the fact that time sometimes seemed to move weirdly or be a bit disjointed. As in something that should take a long time seemed to take a matter of seconds and something that should have been pretty quick seemed to take forever!

Overall this movie was bloody fantastic. I left the movie theatre having felt so many emotions and being taken on such a ride that my hands were shaking uncontrollably. I have never had a reaction like that to a movie before in my life. Although this movie is definitely not for the weak hearted I cannot recommend it enough! Krasinski and Co have done an absolutely fantastic job. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do so like yesterday! I doubt you will regret it. I probably have failed to put into words exactly what this movie did to me and just how good it was but personally I believe it more than deserves of a 5/5 rating! Let's Chat!

Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts (no spoilers please)? Any similar movies I should know about? Let me know in the comments below. Happy watching and reading. 

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The Mystery Blogger Award

mystery.PNGHi guys! Today I thought I would finally get around to doing one of the tags/ awards I have been tagged in. I really am so far behind on these and bookstagram ones so apologies to anyone who has nominated/ tagged me in anything I am actual horrible at following them all up! But I am determined to turn things around!

Starting with the Mystery Blogger Award. This Award was created by Okoto Enigma and I was tagged by the always lovely Darque Dreamer. Thank you!! Seriously guys if you haven’t checked out her blog already, do so! She is so lovely and supportive of other bloggers!

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

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Three things about me:

  • My favourite animal is a tiger.
  • I don’t like coffee!!
  • I am a proud Slytherin, but am yet to read all the HP books :O I really do need to get around to finishing them they are so good! But I have been putting it off due to a certain death I know about thanks to the movies.

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Darque Dreamer’s Questions:

What is one thing about you that people don’t believe?

Ummm I don’t know?? I haven’t really done anything unbelievable like go on some magical quest or anything. HAHA. But maybe I feel some people don’t believe how old I am or think I am younger then I am?? I dunno I have a baby face and love Disney and am forever a child at heart! The adult world can take a hike!!

What book would you love to live in?

This is a tricky one! There are so many good places! Like I Would like to visit Prythian like after ACOWAR and everything has settled down. I would love to live in Six of Crows so I could go on an insane adventure with Kaz and the gang. But I would also love to live in the HP books so I could learn magic and go to Hogwarts!

What time period would you love to travel to?

This one is easy for me! I have always had an obsession with the 1920’s I love all the glitz and glam. The fashions! Those flapper dresses! And the way men dressed back then! Plus the music and the dancing! It just seems like such a great time! I mean despite the great depression and all that Jazz.

What book genre would you consider reading a book from without knowing the synopsis or title?

I guess for me it would have to be a fantasy book. It would have to be my favourite genre so likely the safest bet to me liking a book without having seen anything else about it! But let’s be real I would never do this by choice! HAHA! Who would? I want to read books I like and it is very hard for me to finish a book if I just am not into it!

If you could buy one book for everyone to read, what would it be?

This is another tricky one! And I wish I had an answer that was more grown up, deep and meaningful. But I think I am just going to have to go with a book that surprised me as the writing style, context, characters and story are not like what I usually read! But this book fast became one of my favourites and still is. So I am going to have to go for Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. If only to spread the love and badass vibes around for this book! Seriously if you have not read this book please give it a chance!

My Questions:

  • What is a book that almost everyone seems to love but you hated?
  • What is your Hogwarts house and do you think this fits you/ wish it was different?
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
  • Favourite read for 2017 so far?
  • What is your favourite snack food to eat while reading or just because??

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So I hate talking myself up but the post that I think is my best or that I am just generally happy with how it turned out and was received is my review of Six of Crows. I just really liked this book and am happy with how the review turned out and the thoughts I was able to express.

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I Nominate:

Now being quite new to the blogging world I don’t know many of you yet so if you do not do tags/ awards or have already completed this one than apologies! But if not I can’t wait to see your answers! Also feel free to participate even if you are not tagged because this one was fun!

Brooklyn / Laura / Charlotte / Rebecca / Steph / The Orangutan Librarian / Amber / Sydney / Nadwa / Celeste

Let's Chat!This was fun and I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me! Do you participate in tags or awards? Let me know what some of your answers would have been in the comments below! Until next time happy watching and reading.

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WWW Wednesday Aug-30-2017

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. To participate and see others responses check out her blog by clicking here.

But long story short pretty much all you have to do are answer the below three questions and leave a link to your post in the comments of Sam’s blog. I think this is a really fun way to keep track of what I am reading while also keeping you all up to date on my current reads and what I hope to read as well as some thoughts and opinions before my full reviews.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?WreathCurrently Reading: Recently I have been reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Currently I am about half way through and am absolutely loving it! I hope to finish SOCit this week sometime and will have a review some time shortly after that for a Review Friday.  But here are some of my current thoughts on this book so far:
  • Leigh Bardugo is a queen
  • I have fallen in love with the Grisha world all over again!
  • The character building and world building are fabulous!
  • Kaz and Inej are my favourites. They are life and I cannot wait to find out more about them!

To sum up I am really loving reading Six of Crows for the first time and being back in the Grisha World. The plot so far is great there are barley any slow moments and I can not wait to see how everything plays out! Foliage 17Recently Finished: If you read my last WWW Wednesday post you will know that the last book I was reading and have since finished is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I norseoverall really enjoyed this book and my review will be up on Friday for Review Friday. However here are a sneak peak of my thoughts:

  • The cover is 100% amazingly beautiful!
  • I love Norse Mythology
  • Loki is everything and I loved learning more about him.
  • The way the book is set out is different to what I am used to/ normally read. Thus it was slightly harder to get into.
  • well written and entertaining

Keep an eye out for my review going up this Friday if you want to know my more in depth thoughts and reasons behind the points I have made today. Overall though a quite enjoyable read!Foliage 17Up Next: Again if you read my last WWW post I bet it came as a big shock to you that I went on to read Six of Crows as my next read instead of rereading the ACOTAR series! I did say that I might surprise you and it turns out I could not resist the pull of SOC. Having ACOMAF.jpgsaid this however I still really want to reread the ACOTAR series especially ACOMAF!!! That book is still my favourite of the series! ALL THE FEELS EVERY TIME!!

So I think I will definitely be rereading this series soon! It is one of my all-time favourites. However there are so many new great books coming out next month that I have pre-ordered or want to get. So I want to reread those series in preparation for reading them when I recive them! *cough* Godsgrave *cough* so keen!! There are also still multiple books on my shelves that I have brought and am yet to read. So the issue is always weather to reread or read new stuff!! HELP ME I don’t know what to do!!

If I again manage to put off my re-read of ACOTAR, I will most likely read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon next. I brought the first four books in this series in a box set from Bookdepository andoutlander.jpg only just received them on Monday.  Such good timing with the delivery though as I only just finished watching season 2 of the TV show this Sunday just gone! I absolutely adore the TV show!! My Nanna is from Scotland and I have always had an obsession with Scotland and Scottish things. The Kilts, Bag pipes and accents ARE KILLING ME!! But in a very good way I just can’t get enough of it!!

So I really want to get stuck into reading the books that started it all! I hope they are great and that they are even more detailed than the show because I need to know what happens! I need more Clare and Jamie in my life. JAMIE!!!! I can’t even! Basically I need something to help keep me going until season 3 of the TV show comes out in September sometime!

So that is my weekly update on everything I have been reading and want to read. What do you guys think I should read next? What is everyone else reading? Until next time happy watching and reading!

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Review: Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Title: Milk and honey

Author: Rupi Kaur

Genre: Poetry

Published: 8 July 2016

Publisher: Andrews McMeel

Rating: 3.5/5

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a collection of poetry divided into four sections. Each section dealing with a different theme. I found this to be quite a quick and easy read at only 208 pages. In fact I smashed it out in less than one day! The cover design is simple but STUNNING. I love the bees! the way the poems themselves are set out in the book are equally as stunning especially with the illustrations hand drawn by Kaur herself scattered throughout (double the talent!).

The four chapters/ sections are labelled: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. Consequently the themes of the poems for each section centre around these headings. This was another book I picked up having seen all over bookstagram with everyone raving about it. For me the hype both was and wasn’t justified.

This is because even though I LOVE the cover design and think the entire book is composed beautifully, I could not personally relate to the themes of many of the poems. Hence why this was not a 4 or 5 star read for me. This is not to say that I hated the collection of poetry or did not enjoy reading it! Like I said I smashed through this! Not only because of the way its set out but because even though I did not necessarily relate to them all I thought all the poems were beautifully written. You can tell that they came from the heart and soul of Kaur and that even if they do not resonate with you that they would with someone else.

Having said this there were a handful of the poems that did resonate with me. When I read these particular poems I got a real sense of wow or wanting to think deeper on the topic. I got a feeling like ok I am not the only one that feels this way or thinks these things! I also despite not being able to connect with most the poems thought to consider myself lucky that I could not. As a lot of them deal with some quite dark/heavy topics that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Overall I think the Aesthetic of this book is beautiful, the way it is written is beautiful and the concept is beautiful. However due to my own life experiences many of the poems did not resonate with me which is why I am giving Milk and Honey a rating of 3.5 out of 5.

Have you read this poetry collection? What were your thoughts? Any other poetry recommendations? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time happy watching and reading.

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WWW Wednesday, 23-Aug-2017

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. To participate and see others responses check out her blog by clicking here.

This is my first ever WWW Wednesday! I wanted to participate as a way to offer you guys more regular content as well as keep you up to date on what I am reading these days. So here we go.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading: So for the past couple of weeks I have been reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I have made big progress on this book and actually only have 2 or 3 of the individual stories left to read before I finish it. I do plan to write a review on this book when I finish it just like I want to try and do with every book I read. However here are a few of my current thoughts:

  • I love Norse Mythology in general so learning more about it through Gaiman’s portrayal has been great fun.
  • I love Loki he is amazingly awesome! (And misguided.)
  • That cover is beyond beautiful I mean look at it!
  • Overall really enjoying this read however the way it is set out is annoying me and making it hard to get through.

I hope to be finished this read by the end of this week and hopefully can have my full review up by the end of next week to give you all my thoughts and final opinion.


Recently Finished: The book I finished before starting Norse Mythology was actually a collection of poetry called Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I smashed this out in less than one day! It is very easy to read and well set out. I am hoping to have the review with my in depth thoughts and feelings up by the end of this week. But again here are a few quick points:

  • I love the simplistic beauty of this cover (those bees are so cute!)
  • This is a very quick and easy read.
  • I found a lot of the content hard to relate to.
  • However all of the writing is beautiful and some poems made me stop and think and just wow.

So to sum up this is a quick and easy read but not all of it related to me. Keep an eye out for my review!


Next up:  Now this section is a little trickier for me at the moment I am having such mixed feelings about what to read next! Firstly with the release of the synopsis for the new novella/ short story and many bookstagramers talking about it at the moment. I have a strong urge to re-read the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Like I can hear the books from here screaming at me to take them off my bookshelf and read them right this instant! haha but seriously I love this series and will happily re-read it for what will be the third time. I mean the plot the characters oh the characters! My babies! Feysand is like my biggest OTP and one can never get enough Rhysand in your life! He is the ultimate of book boyfriends! I don’t care what anyone says fight me on this!

On the other hand though I have many books on my bookshelf that I am yet to read as well as more that should arrive any day now from Book Depository. These include the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and the Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas.  I am loving the Outlander TV show at the moment so I am excited to delve into the books that started it all. Also I only read the Grisha trilogy for the first time last month and loved it so really want to read Six of Crows. Altogether though I have many great reads lined up! I have a feeling ACOTAR will win but hey I tend to read whatever I am in the mood for at that time, so I may surprise you!

Have you read any of these great books? What are you currently reading and plan to read next? What do you think I should read next? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time happy reading and watching.

 

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Hello again ….. Let’s give this another go.

Well hello there friends, it’s been a while. I guess I should start by apologizing/ explaining my year long hiatus. I started this blog towards the start of last year along with my bookstagram @paperbackandflickchick in the hopes of sharing and expressing my love of all things books, movies and TV shows. For a while I had the time and passion to put into and create for both of these hobbies for myself. Unfortunately my life got pretty hectic and I went through what I feel was tremendous change and growth as a person. I got engaged, went through my last semester of university wondering if I was going to graduate and what I was going to do with my adult life. I passed my exams graduated from uni and got my first full time job in my chosen field. My partner and I brought our first home together and although I made some new friends I lost many along the way.

 
I guess through all of this I put my hobbies, passion and creativity on the back burner until I no longer felt the urge to create for either of these media and eventually stopped all together. So thank you to those of you who stuck around through my silence and inactivity. It really does mean a lot. To any new followers, welcome! Thank you for taking the time to look into my blog and chucking me a follow despite the lack of activity. You have come at a good time, because guess what? I’m back baby and I have found my passion for this again and I hope things are about to get a lot more active and interesting around here.

 
I have been in my new job now for over half a year and settled into my house for a couple of months now. A few months ago I found myself feeling bored and restless with no creative outlet. Around about this time I decided to start up my bookstagram again and have posted every day for a couple of months straight now. It is one of the greatest decisions I have made recently. I absolutely love it! I have come across so many great new inspirational and amazing accounts. And through this I have started to meet some truly awesome like-minded people. These past couple of weeks I have felt a pull towards blogging and wanting to be able to write more about the things I am reading and watching, loving and hating at the moment. So I have decided to listen to what my intuition and soul are telling me and to start writing and creating more content for here. Basically inflicting you unsuspecting people with my thought opinions and reviews.

 
My goals for this blog are to, like bookstagram find like-minded people creating great content and improve my own skills in this thing called blogging. Remember I have very little experience and am basically a beginner with so much to learn. My writing style is very in the moment, open honest and full of emotion. I don’t really plan what I am going to write. I get an idea in my head or get the urge to write about a particular book or movie and just kind of let the words spill out onto the page. At least this way you can always count on the fact that my reviews are 100% my own personal honest views and opinions. I plan to post here at least a couple of times per month and whenever the creative urge demands it. Once again thank you for sticking around I hope you enjoy this journey and experience as much as I do. Speak to you again soon.

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