Here I Stand by Amnesty International | So many important topics stuffed in one book

Here I Stand

Well well well, isn’t this book a bit different? A collection of short stories! I don’t read many of them, but I love them. A way to mix things up and speed right through many different stories, what’s not to love?

Not only that, but this book handles so many topics. I hear about it, and just thought “YEP, I’ll have that thanks.”

So when Walker Books offered me this book, I snapped at the chance.

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Here I Stand

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Bookish Buzzwords | The words and phrases that make me claw for a book immediately

There’s always those words or phrases in a book’s synopsis that just grab you. Those phrases that just guarantee that book is going on your TBR.  You hear/read them, and you’re mind goes GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE.

What are mine? Well…I actually found it quite hard to pinpoint mine. With my reading taste being so varied, I generally just pick up things based on recommendations. But after a great deal of thought – after retracting those all encompassing arms of mine that grab every book possible, and picking out specific words I want to keep – I’ve managed to narrow it down.

So here are my bookish buzzwords!

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Who Runs The World? by Virginia Bergin | An interesting concept but somewhat…lacking?

How glad was I when I managed to squeeze this one last book in at the end of April? VERY.

That little extra boost when you managed to get just one more book in before a wrap up is SO satisfying!

Anyway, that’s not the point. We’re here for a review.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas | Problematic, yes. But I am trash for this series.

How do I even review this book? Really?

One of my most anticipated reads of the year and I just…it’s done. I’ve read it. I know how it ends. What?

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Let’s Talk: Changing as a reader | Who even am I?

Look at us all, growing up every day. Adjusting habits and tastes with every new thing that comes along. Without even realising, over a year or so we could become a completely different person…and yet still be ourselves.

And lately, I’ve been wondering if who I am as a reader – bookworm, nerdy girl, queen of pages, frolicker of fiction, whatever you want to call it – has changed.

So let’s talk:

Have you changed as a reader?

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A Room With A View by E.M. Forster | One of the loveliest books I’ve read in a long time

So this is a book that wriggled its way onto my TBR for April without me even realising. I was just suddenly hit with the overwhelming OH-MY-GOODNESS-I-NEED-TO-CONSUME-THIS-BOOK-RIGHT-NOW feeling.

So here we are!

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April Wrap Up & Favourites | Why is it so hard to remember your faves when a month drags?

April. The month where Spring is well and truly upon us. In the UK, the mornings are freezing, while the afternoons may truly feel like summer. It’s a bizarre balance. Probably because…well, it isn’t a balance at all. And layers become everyone’s favourite fashion trend.

So while the weather has been wreaking havoc on both temperatures and my extreme hay fever, what has been happening? In the month that seemingly lasted three months (in my opinion, at least), and we all got a wonderful Easter break, what was read?

Well, let’s see…

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A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab | Trudging my way through a huge book with the greatest of characters

I finally got round to reading it!

Oh how daunting this book was. Especially when in April, all I seemed to be in the mood for was quick reads. This one sure as hell wasn’t a quick read, zeesh.

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Spring Reading Recommendations | Why Spring clean when you can read?

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Spring is very much upon us here in the UK – or at least, that’s what my hayfever tells me. And so, for readers like me who read whatever suits their mood, that subtle shift in reading taste may begin.

And for those who read the same sort of books all the time…well, here are some recommendations anyway!

Hold your arms out and be ready to add to your TBR pile, because I’m about to throw some recommended books your way.

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Growing up meant I went from loving a book to hating it…

Everyone has been going on about this book/Netflix show. And like the little bandwagon-jumper I am, I had to join in. Because I saw the differing opinions. I saw people either love the show or hate it with a passion. And I read this book about 4 years ago, so I couldn’t really state my own opinion in the discussions. I didn’t know which side I agreed with. All I knew was that I used to love the book, but thinking back on it, I no longer liked the idea. And so I decided to both watch the show and reread the book, with the goal of making a discussion video about it – which you can see here.

For now though? Well, the title of this review probably gives you a massive hint as to how things went…

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