SPQR by Mary Beard | So much to learn, so much to read…and I loved every second

SPQR

The sudden need to learn about ancient civilisations and expand my history further than the World Wars hit me HARD in May. And so here we are, with a huge chunk of a nonfiction book about ancient Rome.

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May Wrap Up & Favourites | All the new things?

may faves

May. The month where everyone in the UK melted during that one week of heat we had. The month where all of us still in education take part in a frantic work ethic, as years come to an end and stress levels are high. Some of us are free for the summer already (you lucky ducks). Some of us have that little bit longer to go. Either way, May is gradually introducing the summer, and readers around the world are *so* ready to have extra reading time.

Let’s see what May brought!

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The Last Beginning by Lauren James | You think the main character would know

The Last Beginning

Another series ticked off the list! *confetti cannon explodes*

Yes, I AM going to make it a big deal every single time I finish a series. It’s a rare occasion. BE PROUD OF ME.

*ahem*

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Honor Girl | A nice way to tell her story but it might not have been the best…

Honor girl

It’s been awhile since I read a graphic novel. I do love them so. Just knowing I’ll be able to speed through it within an hour or two, and bump up my Goodreads challenge that little bit more in the process. Ohhhh how satisfying.

Anyway. Not the point.

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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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Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin | I loved the 1st book, why did I have to DNF this one?

Blood for Blood

Whyyyyy. Why am I so fussy with books lately? I feel like all the books that would usually impress me have either been “meh”, or a DNF. Whyyyyyy?

This for me is actually the saddest case of all, so far.

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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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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!

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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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