Tag: The Girl the Sea Gave Back

The Wonderstruck Book Tag // Taylor Swift + Books= YES!

The Wonderstruck Book Tag // Taylor Swift + Books= YES!

Posted January 30, 2020 in Tags // 6 Comments

Welcome, loves, to the first book tag this year!  Tags are something I enjoy on the blog, and I absolutely intend to keep them up, especially because it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers, and add a bit of a fun list-style post to the daily roundup. January’s tag is one I stole from Purely Olivia, and one she posted about this time last year.  This tag combines Taylor Swift and books, which is a fun combo, and Olivia created it herself!  I very rarely talk about music on this blog (except for tags like The Song Request […]

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2019: My Year in Books!

2019: My Year in Books!

Posted January 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone!  How has the beginning of 2020 gone for everyone so far?  Has everyone stuck to their New Years Resolutions?  I’m rubbish at resolutions, if I’m being completely honest, but one of my big ones this year is to take better care of myself physically – sleep, hydration, diet, etc.  I mean, most people have that, right?  Here’s hoping that I can keep to it, and you all are doing amazingly on your resolutions as well! Every year, I do a bit of a review on my blog to look at all the reading I did in the […]

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Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

Posted October 28, 2019 in Checking In // 2 Comments

This will be short and sweet loves as I’m frantically writing this about twelve hours before it goes live.  Busy, busy lately! Another small book-buying month!  These are all pre-orders and book box items. 🙂 And, guys?  The Girl the Sea Gave Back was a hard-won battle.  I’ve been having more and more issues with Book Depository… to the point where I don’t think I’m going to buy from them anymore once all my pre-orders come through.  They were fine for a while, but this year I’ve had 2 books that were sent and then lost by USPS apparently, for […]

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In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Hello beautiful people and welcome to the August wrap up! Heyyy remember when I said last month that my mental health was fairly poor, so I wanted to take a step back and try and re-center myself, etc. etc.?  Well, that didn’t happen until about halfway through August once I tore myself out of the temptation of readathons and had a whole weekend without books. It was pretty difficult for me, but I think it was needed.  I’d been reading so much that my escape was becoming a chore and I was going into overload.  You may not notice it […]

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

Posted August 22, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Adrienne Young weaves beautiful worlds. Sky in the Deep came as a delightful surprise last year, and ever since, I’ve been looking forward to The Girl the Sea Gave Back.  The cover is exquisite and I was excited to delve back into this world.  There’s something mythical about the mixture for historical fiction and an edge of fantasy in this chilled, foggy landscape.  As with her debut, the world spills on to the page in stunning splashes of color and it’s very easy to be mesmerized. That said, I didn’t feel as though this book was as successful as her debut, and […]

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