A really interesting plot idea but noticeable lack of emotion in…The Future of the Past by C.S. Morgan

The Future of the Past

I always feel like I have to apologize for not liking a book as much as I’d hoped. Especially when it was sent to me. *sigh* No book is for everyone though, right?

Probably doesn’t help that I was going through a bit of a slump. I’m baring that in mind when it comes to this review.

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Let’s talk about The Future of the Past!

The Future of the Past

Title: The Future of the Past

Author: C.S. Morgan

Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

Series Status: The 1st book in a series (I think) 

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Number of Pages:  203

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Let’s Talk: Are book clubs still a thing? Do people use them anymore?

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I don’t actually know where this week’s discussion idea came from. I suppose it might have been my own change in…position…? regarding book clubs.

That sounded way more dramatic than I meant it to be. 

Basically, I joined a book club. That’ll be where this came from.

Anyway, I’m rambling already. I’ll save that for the discussion. Which leads to the question…

Are book clubs still a thing?

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Highly amused by the teenage whimsies of a budding writer in…The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen

The Beautifull Cassandra

I do love the Penguin Little Black Classics. So much so that I want to collect them…but as of right now I only have three. Which is a bit of a pathetically small collection, considering there’s 80.

But you know, got to start somewhere, right?

Anyway.

Let’s talk about The Beautifull Cassandra!

(And yes it is spelt like that. Yes, it’s bothers me slightly too.)

Title: The Beautifull Cassandra

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Series status: Standalone

Genre: Classic, Short Story

Number of Pages:  55

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Corner bookmarks – how do you make them? Well, I’ll show you how to DIY!

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This is probably the post that has taken me the longest to write – ever – on my blog.

Between making the bookmarks, stopping to take photos of each step, waiting for things to dry, cleaning, and actually writing the post…this has been an all day thing. So I REALLY hope you guys like this😆 A lot of you liked my Bibliophile Canvas DIY last week so my hope is there😀

So, most of us bookworms have a thing for bookmarks. I mean, we should have one for every single book we own, right? RIGHT? 

(All right, maybe not EVERY book. But most.)

Is it a bad thing? I don’t think so. SO I’M GOING TO FUEL THAT COLLECTING CREATURE INSIDE YOU AND LET IT BLOSSOM INTO A BEAUTIFULLY CREATIVE FLOWER.

Yep.

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | A really strange mix of psychological horror, paranormal, and dystopian?

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Gradually making my way through this series *cough* at last *cough*

I have the last book ready and raring to go, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon (it’s just a matter of how long it’ll take me to pick up that one now)

But that’s not what we’re here for today. 

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Let’s talk about The Evolution of Mara Dyer!

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster UK

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Mara Dyer trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Psychological

Number of Pages:  527

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Let’s Talk: Bonus content for books…does it *actually* make a difference?

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I can’t predict whether you guys will like this topic or not. It’s a bit of a strange one in the way that I’d literally not thought about it until a certain book started bothering me for this reason.

I suppose I’ll find out soon enough.

So let’s talk…Does bonus content in books actually make a difference?

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Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples | A quick & enjoyable read…but did anything really happen?

Saga vol 2

I have been saving this graphic novel for AGES.

I bought it a while ago, intending to read it when I read Dragonfly in Amber, so that when the huge book took me longer to get through, I’d have a quick one to keep me on track with my reading goal.

Well, turns out I didn’t need to do that. So this book was still waiting for me to read it. And finally, I decided to do just that.

I don’t know how long this review will be. I’m not too great at reviewing graphic novels, since they’re very much more about the art than the words…but I’ll try. It just might be a bit shorter than my usual reviews.

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Let’s talk about Saga Volume 2!

(Sorry for the awful photo. I didn’t plan one beforehand so the lighting was all dodgy and I had to make do with this mess)

Saga vol 2

Title: Saga Volume 2

Author: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Saga graphic novel series

Genre: Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi

Number of Pages:  168

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How To/DIY: How I made this Bibliophile canvas wall art

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So, today’s post is a little bit different. A couple of weeks ago, I made a bibliophile canvas for my wall, and decided to make a step by step post showing how I made it, incase any of you were intrigued or wanted to try it too.

Along with the step by step, I’ll write down any ways you can get a similar look easier, in case you don’t want to do as much painting, or give other options for materials you could use. Basically – I’ll try and make this as easy as possible to make.

I don’t know whether you guys will like this post or not. I can only hope you do.

So, here’s how I made my bibliophile canvas!

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The Tormented Witch by J.C. Beckham | A fun read…but for me? It was really quite cringey

The Tormented Witch

I honestly don’t really want to write this review. I hate it when reviews aren’t good ones…but I’ve got to be honest. Plus it’s not ALL bad, so…yeah.

UGHHHH.

Let’s just get on with it.

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Let’s talk about The Tormented Witch!

The Tormented Witch

Title: The Tormented Witch

Author: J.C. Beckham

Publisher: Solopreneur

Series Status: The 1st book in the Crowded Souls series

Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural/Fantasy

Number of Pages:  324

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Let’s Talk: How old should readers be to read YA…considering ALL topics?

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This week’s discussion is very much inspired by a few twitter friends I have, because 1. One of them (Erika) very specifically gave me this topic to write about and 2. Before that we had talked about something similar before as a group. I hope these people know who they are if they’re reading this because THANK YOU GUYS❤ (and also there’s way too many of you to go through and link, I apologise. I hope this will do for now.) 

Anyway, I just thought they deserved some recognition first of all, since it wasn’t my idea.

AND NOW. THE TOPIC.

The age old argument (no pun intended) of how old YA readers should be. Especially when it comes to *certain* topics.

Here we go!

Let’s talk about the age of YA readers!

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