Mid Year Reading Progress & Favourites so far!

mid year reading progress

So this post kind of links with last week’s resolutions update, because the second it hits mid year I wonder to myself HOW AM I DOING WITH MY READING CHALLENGES? I don’t know why, it’s just satisfying to see. Plus I can use it to totally justify any book buying I’m about to do…maybe…

shh.

Let’s have a peep at my reading progress!

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Reading Resolution: An Update | Ohhhhh, we’re halfway there…

resolutions update

SO. We’ve reached the halfway point guys. 2017 is whizzing right past faster than we can blink. Where does that leave us?

Well, I don’t know about you, it’s left me stranded in a random month wondering where the other months went. It’s rather bewildering.

But at the start of the year, I set myself some reading resolutions. And while it seemed to be going well at the start, they might have just…fizzled out a bit. As resolutions tend to do. Maybe.

Shall we find out?

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In the few minutes it takes

in the few minutes it takes

So…here’s a little something new. Recently, I’ve been yearning to write. Which never happens. Because I’m rubbish at creating stories.

BUT I absolutely adore writing characters and describing little scenes/settings. And I thought…well why not do that? I don’t have to write a book. Or poetry. I can just write a little something.

I am by no means a writer. Very little editing went into this, but I thought I’d share anyway. Try not to judge too harshly. And so here we have…

In The Few Minutes It Takes

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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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Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | A cute, quick read that satisfied my contemporary craving

Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda

*Takes out megaphone* I FINALLY READ IT GUYS YOU CAN ALL STOP YELLING AT ME ABOUT HOW GREAT IT IS.

I had a weird urge to pick this one up this month despite knowing nothing about it, as I mentioned in my April TBR video. And so that’s exactly what I did.

spoiler free

Let’s dive right in!

Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda

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March Wrap Up & Favourites |

March wrap up & favourites

Springtime is approaching. Or rather, Springtime is here. Daffodils are popping through the ground at an extraordinary rate. Blossom trees are already coating the pavements in pink confetti. Here in the UK, we have a weird fluctuation of weather – one week it feels like summer, the next it’s freezing cold and raining, back into the winter months. One day, we’ll be able to pack our huge winter coats away. But for now, they remain. A precautionary measure, of course.

And so another month went by. What happened during the month of march? Well, let’s see…

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My first bookish event! |The story of how I fangirled so hard my face hurt from smiling

first book event

Believe it or not my friends, I hadn’t been to any sort of bookish event before now. Β Here in the UK, it’s rare for people to come to my city…which is quite surprising actually, considering I live in one of the largest cities. But, with my inability to travel elsewhere, I just hadn’t been to any kind of bookish event.

Until now. And ohhh I started with a good one. Because Samantha Shannon – one of my FAVOURITE authors – came to do a book signing/”evening with” event. And when I found out, I genuinely squealed. I was at my friends house and just shouted at her “OHMYGOSHWECANGOWECANGOI’LLGETTHETICKETSTOMORROWWE’REGOING.”

And so this has been planned for over a month.

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Favourite underrated characters | Some characters just aren’t appreciated enough

 

underrated characters

We all have our favourite characters. More often than not, they’re one of the main set. After all, we do read about them the most.

But there’s always the characters that aren’t-quite-a-main-but-are-very-much-there. Or the side-characters, if you will. And a lot of the time, these characters go unappreciated. All the limelight goes on the main few, and so everyone else is left out.

Well NOT TODAY.

Today, we’re shining a light on those underrated characters.

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Book Title Appreciation | Because some book titles just roll off the tongue in that nice way

title appreciation

It can’t just be me that really appreciates it when a book title is just SO GOOD.

Whether it’s one of those that catches your attention, or makes no sense, or just feels really good to say, there’s always those title that you just think “YES. I LIKE YOU.”

Or…at least there is for me.

So come on, let’s have some title appreciation!

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Waiting On… | My Anticipated Releases, AKA a shopping list for things that don’t exist

waiting-on

Logic dictates that this post should have gone up around new year. Or at least some time in January. A new year, what better way to bring it in than look at all the book you’re excited for?

Well, this post isn’t logical. In January, I could barely think of any books I’m anticipating. I lost complete track of when each book is being released, so it took some time to gather everything up. But recently, I added a “waiting on…” page in my bullet journal, listing all the books I’m waiting for this year. And so, here at last, are the books I’m waiting for!

This will be split into two sections: The books that are new, shiny releases, and the books that are already out, but I’m waiting for a specific edition.

Let’s have a look at my anticipated releases!

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