Blogger Tips: Helping you frolic through your blogging life [Miscellaneous Edition]


So here we are at last, at the end of the Blogger Tips mini-series!

I’m so glad this mini-series has been helpful to you guysπŸ˜€ But wait – we have one more to get through yet!

Again, the disclaimer of all disclaimers – I am in NO way saying this is the right way to do blogging. I’m not saying I’m particularly great at blogging. I’m just sharing tips that have been helpful to me over my year of blogging so far.

So let’s get on with the very last round of blogger tips!

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Just Juliet by Charlotte Raegan | A cute book full of diversity with a lovably realistic group of friends


This was actually one of those “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” cases. Because I KNOW we shouldn’t do it, but it’s hard not to when you just don’t like the cover. Yet, here we are.

I can already tell this review is going to be a rambling one, because I just have that much to say about it, there’s no way I can do this coherently. So be prepared.


Let’s talk about Just Juliet!


Title: Just Juliet

Author: Charlotte Reagan

Publisher: Inkitt

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Number of Pages:Β  219

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Such a “Heartless” cover reveal (geddit?) – Heartless by Marissa Meyer is having a separate UK cover? How did I not know?



This actually confused me slightly when it was revealed yesterday. Because Heartless by Marissa Meyer had a cover reveal…even though it already had one. I even did a blog post on that one tooπŸ˜†

And yet here we are today, with another spontaneous blog post because I just feel the need to share all things bookish. Even if it happened yesterday and everyone probably already saw by now. But shhhhhh we’re here to chat about said news.

So here’s the UK cover of Heartless, in




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Let’s Talk: Book adaptations – Do we want them? Are there too many?


So for this week’s discussion I’ve decided to make it a pretty easy topic.

Book to movie / TV adaptations. They’re everywhere aren’t they? And while they’re great things, there’s also that hesitant side in most bookworms.

So I’m asking TWO questions today – Do we actually want adaptations most of the time? And is there too many of them?

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Dark Waters by Tracy Abrey |Much like the first, an enjoyable read but I’d have liked something more


When I received the first book in this series for review a while back, I was very kindly sent the second book along with it too. And for once, I figured I wouldn’t leave it months before continuing the series, like I usually do.

So for the first time in a very long time, here I am reviewing a 2nd book in a series, only a few weeks after the first.

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Let’s talk about Dark Waters!


Title: Dark Waters

Author: Tracy Abrey

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Series Status: The 2nd book in Blue Sun series

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Number of Pages:Β  247

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BOOKSHELF TOUR, 1 year of blogging …& possible booktube channel? ALL THE IDEAS ARE HAPPENING



It has officially been 1 year since I started this little blog of mine!Β 

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | A futuristic story full of drama and money, distrust and crime


Oh, how the premise of thing book intrigued me so. I mean, it’s described as a SciFi novel with a Gossip Girl feel to it – how could I not wonder about that?

I actually didn’t think I’d be able to get this book for a very long while, since I’m on a book buying ban basically until Christmas (pray for me), but then the lovely people at SocialBookCo contacted me through their review programme, asking if I would like to review this for them. So of course, I said yes!

This is the 2nd book I’ve reviewed for them, so you’d think I’d have come up with a better way of explaining the site by now – but basicallyΒ This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date. So check it out if you’re interested!

But enough with the rambling…


Let’s talk about The Thousandth Floor!


Title: The Thousandth Floor

Author: Katharine McGee

Publisher: Harper Collins

Series Status: The 1st book in a series

Genre: Young Adult, SciFi,

Number of Pages: Β 437

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Let’s Talk: Is the average book size getting bigger, or am I imagining things?


Much like last week’s discussion, this is a thought that has always been lurking in the back of my mind.

I’ve been reading books ever since I COULD read books. And when being around something that long, it’s hard not to notice when things change.

Not that it changed quickly. But still, I’m sure it’s there. Unless I’m imagining things again.

So have books gradually gotten bigger over the years?

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Blogger Tips: Helping you frolic through your blogging life [Design Edition]


After that little break from the blogging tips last Sunday, here we are back again!

We’ve had personal tips. We’ve had writing tips. Well this time, I’m here to bring you a few design tips

Again, the disclaimer of all disclaimers – I am in NO way saying this is the right way to do blogging. I’m not saying I’m particularly great at blogging. I’m just sharing tips that have been helpful to me over my year of blogging so far.

So let’s get on with the design tips!

Now I do have to admit, design isn’t my strong suit. It took me months to get my blog the way it is, purely because I’m so incapable of understanding technology. But I figured I might as well share what I’ve discovered through my hours of Googling and experimenting. So here we go.

Sidenote: All of these tips are entirely optional, of course.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | A REREAD that I loved, though I’m revoking the “favourite” status


Alright you have no idea how much this header image is bothering me, with the title not fitting in the coloured stripe properly (it’s usually only one line rather than two but the title is way too long). But we’re just going to ignore that and get on with it, because that’s not what we’re here for.

I’d decided a while ago to reread this book. I’d finally gotten the last book in the trilogy a few months ago, but it had been that long since reading the first two I couldn’t actually remembered what happened. And with the movie of Miss Peregrine’s being released, it was about time for me to put those plans into action.


Let’s talk about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children!


Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Series Status: The 1st book in the Peculiar trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Number of Pages: Β 352

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