The Harry Potter Spells Book Tag!

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Who doesn't love a good ol' book tag? I found the original questions here

1. Expecto Patronum - A childhood book connected to good memories
Swiss Family Robinson 

source: loyal books(dot)com 

2. Expelliarmus - A book that took you by surprise
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - I had to read it for a Goodreads bookclub and I didn't think I'd like it. I was wrong.

source: wikipedia(dot)org

3. Prior Incantato - The book you last read
The Bookseller of Kabul by ├ůsne Seierstad

source: smithsoniapa(dot)org

4. Alohamora - A book that introduced you to a new genre
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

source: ransomriggs(dot)com

5. Riddikulus - A funny book
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

source: amazon(dot)co(dot)uk

6. Sonorus - A book everyone should read
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling

source: wikiepdia(dot)org

7. Obliviate - a book you would like to forget having read
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

source: wikipedia(dot)org

8. Imperio - a book you had to read for school
An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

source: penguin(dot)co(dot)uk

9. Crucio - A book that was painful to read
The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston

source: goodreads(dot)com

10. Avada Kedavra - A book that could kill
It by Stephen King - I mean it's pretty heavy and it could at least knock you out if it fell from the shelf

source: wikipedia(dot)org

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"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it" - Jeanette Winterson" 

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Halloween Gifts for Booklovers

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I'm so out of practice with this book-blogging thing I feel like I've forgotten how to do it. I've had a block and it just won't shift. I'm back and I'm not going to say 'this time for good,' but I will say I'm back and I'll try.

Anyway, here are fantastic treats for the baklava in your life this Halloween 

1) Sorting Hat candies (Mould) (Recipe) - I know, I'm disappointed you can't buy them too! 
Image source: thatsnerdalicious(dot)com
2) Magic Spell notebook - $3.43 (here
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3) Syringe pen - £0.99 (Similar here)
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4) Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - £19.99 (Similar here
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5) Frankenstein t-shirt - £17.02 (Similar here
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6) Romeo and Juliet mug - Can't find them anywhere! :(
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7) Wonka bar - £1.69 (here)
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Read a Book Day!

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Today is Read a Book Day and I have decided to share with you a handful of quick reads for anyone to enjoy!

Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

source: jasonsbookreviews(dot)wordpress(dot)com
"To go around the such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness" [X]

The Monkey's Paw - W.W Jacobs 

source: tes(dot)com
"A haunting tale of how a mans cavalier wishes are tragically granted by an exotic but cursed talisman, wreaking havoc on what was previously a content family" [X]

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - Jen Campbell

source: amazon(dot)co(dot)uk
"This Sunday Times Bestseller is a miscellany of hilarious and peculiar bookshop moments" - [X]
The Woman in Black - Susan Hill 

source: ronreads(dot)com
"Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north from London to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House" [X] 

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"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

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Back to School Haul 2016

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This is my last year of secondary/high school and so I have to be organised this year and by that, I mean I went out and brought supplies two weeks before the end of the holidays and not the day before when every has gone! I am actually quite frugal and for the most part, I am just using everything I used last year. This is just a few things I need to replenish my stocks of! 

1) Erasable highlighters - I have said before that these have saved my life! 

source: tesco(dot)com
£2 - ASDA

2) Bic Soft Feel Clic Grip (Jeepers, just call them Bic pens!) 

source: tigerpens(dot)co(dot)uk
£2  (pack of 4) - ASDA

3) Alice in Wonderland pencil case -  It's really nice, but I can't find a picture of it! 
50p from a thrift/charity shop

4) Academic Year Diary

source: poundland(dot)co(dot)uk
£1 - Poundland 

Total back to school stationery haul: £5.50

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"The best way to predict your future is to create it" - Abraham Lincoln

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Pawsome Books! 5 Great Reads for World Cat Day

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So, I'm back and I am terribly sorry for disappearing for so long, I've had a lot of exams and a holiday and yeah, sorry. Last week was World Cat Day but instead of considering this a belated post, consider everyday Cat Day!

1) Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - T.S Eliot

source: utoledo(dot)edu 
2) Pussweek
This is a book that is presented as a tabloid magazine for cats and is really hilarious

source: creatureclinic(dot)com

3) The Cat Who Went to Paris - Peter Gethers

source: chinaadopteelinks(dot)wordpress(dot)com

4) The Cat in the Hat - DR. Seuss

source: amazon(dot)co(dot)uk

5) The Cat Who Got Carried Away - Allan Ahlberg

source: walker(dot)co(dot)uk

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"Books, cats life is good" - Edward Gorey 

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My Life in Books

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source: spyderonlines(dot)com 

I saw the 'my life in songs' tag, but as I have a book blog, I'm going to do the My Life in Books Tag. I won't be tagging anyone as I wasn't tagged, but if you want to do it, go ahead!

1) Find a book for each letter of your name 
Han - 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K Rowling 
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne 
source: bloomsbury(dot)com 
source: penguin(dot)com(dot)au 
Nope - apparently I haven't read any books with at title that starts with n. 

2) Count your age along your bookshelf, what book is it? 
Dracula - Bram Stoker

source: nowastedink(dot)com 

3) Pick a book set in your city/country 
Lost for Words - Elizabeth Lutzeier

source: bookcrossing(dot)com 

4) Pick a book that's your favourite colour/ has your favourite colour in the title 
The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

source: goodreads(dot)com 

5) Pick a book set in a place you want to go 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
What? There's no harm in trying 

source: nowastedink(dot)com 

6) What book do you have fond memories of? 
The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
Technically a poem, but takes me back to primary school nonetheless 

source: goodreads(dot)com 

7) What book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Zombicorns - John Green

source: goodreads(dot)com 

8) What book in your TBR will you give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when read? 
IT by Stephen King or The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 

source: goodreads(dot)com
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"What's coming will come and we'll meet it when it does" - Hagrid


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Recommended Reads for Summer!

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Aloha! Ahoy! 

Summer is nearing, well the season is but not the weather. I looked like a wet dog this morning. Anyway, these books should either get you in the summer spirit or get you through summer! 

Paper Towns - John Green
Source: amazon(dot)com

Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
source: pinterest(dot)com

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
source: amazon(dot)com

Heidi - Johanna Spyri
source: amazon(dot)com 

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
source: teenlibrarian(dot)co(dot)uk

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
source: goodreads(dot)com

The Cat Who Went to Paris - Peter Gethers
Source: goodreads(dot)com

Violet Wings - Victoria Hanley
source: goodreads(dot)com 

What are your favourite summer reads? 

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"It's never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot


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Bookish Things I Want in my Home

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I was browsing through Buzzfeed and found this article and I was totally in awe with some of the things listed. But then it spiralled out of control, I closed Buzzfeed and trawled the internet looking for even more bookish things I want in my home. This is the result.

Source: makingitlovely(dot)com

The library style bookshelf with sliding ladder is a classic, but it doesn't make it any less desirable. I think this is my one goal in life. 

source: abeautifulmess(dot)typepad(dot)comMy friend actually has this and to be honest this is one of the most genius storage solutions I have seen! 

source: thealiceboutique(dot)com
I might start making proper, brewed tea if I get this

Source: eryceyl(dot)wordpress(dot)com

And of course, to top it all off, a book themed house would be nice!

What would you like in your house?

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"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action" - Felix Adler


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Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne) BOOK REVIEW

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So, I read this book by combining reading and audiobooks to try and help me out of my reading slump. 

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In a Nutshell:
Eccentric Londoner Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout go on a world trip for money

The Actual Review: 

This book is, undeniably, one of the best geography and history books you will ever read! From who owned what and when, I feel like I came away from this book with new knowledge. 

That aside, I loved the characters as they possessed something that is all too often a problem for me - they had character, both Mr. Fogg and Mr. Passparteout (our main characters) were unique, had their own quirks and thoughts. They were believable. 

But I think most importantly, this book is a witty (and at times silly) classic read. Go ahead, enjoy this book. Hopefully it should take you less than eighty days!



In Conclusion:

- Good character development
- An enjoyable read 
- Surprisingly informative!

Does this book support We Need Diverse Books?

Sort of as there are - of course- many people of different races. From Indians to Native Americans (although the Native Americans were presented as savages :( ) 

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"Anything a men can imagine can be created by other men" - Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days 


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