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…

Let’s dive right in!

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Let’s Talk: Do you wear your blogger status proudly?

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To my lovely readers who don’t actually run their own blog: I sincerely apologise that today’s post might not be something you relate to. But PLEASE, you’re very welcome to read and input if you have anything to say. It’d actually be quite interesting to have an outside view too 🙂 Satisfy our curiosity, dear ones.

As for you fellow bloggers…

Did you shudder then? Does the term “blogger” make you cringe in that my-spine-is-actually-trying-to-bend-backwards way? Or do you jump to the word and shout YES THAT IS I and hope to get it on a pin one day?

Admittedly, I’ve been both. I’ve seen both sides. Or rather, I’ve seen every side. Because situations change and we change as people and it’s just…actually quite complicated.

So let’s talk!

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Let’s Talk: Our favourite types of romances and everything they entail

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For some unknown reason that really quite baffles me, romances are found in pretty much every single book. If you find one that doesn’t contain a romance, then shout it to the heavens because that’s a rare occurrence.

While we might not find it realistic for every story to have a romance, the majority of us can’t help but love them.

But what’s your favourite type of romance?

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Discovering a book all over again when rereading and loving a second time…The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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It’s been a long time coming.

With the wait for The Song Rising – the 3rd book in this series – being so long, I knew I needed to reread this book and the second one. Admittedly, I should have started my rereads sooner, since I still need to read the 2nd book and the 3rd book is now released. But still. Here we are at last.

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Let’s dive into The Bone Season!

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Title: The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 1st book in the Bone Season series

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia

Number of Pages:  560 (this edition includes a novella)

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A slow & important trundle about understanding anxiety/mental health in…Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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I finally got round to reading this book! It’s been on my TBR for so long. But I wanted a shorter book than my usual, and so I finally made a grab for this one.

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Let’s dive into Under Rose-Tainted Skies!

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Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall

Publisher: Chicken House

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health, Young Adult

Number of Pages:  272

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This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab | A favourite author winning me over with lovable monsters & terror

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I needed a bit of V.E. Schwab back in my life. It had been too long.

In the wait for her final book in the A Darker Shade of Magic, I picked up This Savage Song, and as always, it was a great decision.

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Let’s dive into This Savage Song!

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Title: This Savage Song

Author: V.E.Schwab

Publisher: Titan Books

Series Status: The 1st book in the Monsters of Verity duology

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:  407

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February/Birthday Book Haul! Stocking up my physical TBR once again

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Sooooo it was my birthday on Friday 🙂

And while I don’t make that huge a fuss about my own birthday, it does mean I was treated to some new books, and that alone is exciting for me!

Like with my December Book Haul, my main version of this haul is actually on my booktube channel, since it’s a lot easier to explain which were gifts/which I got before my birthday, along with why I’m interested in them. So the video will be down below, but underneath the books and synopsis’ will be listed for anyone who doesn’t have enough time (or simply don’t want) to watch the video.

So let’s see what books I got in February!

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The art of loving a book while absolutely hating the title character

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Well here’s one I didn’t think I’d ever get round to reading until suddenly everybody started raving about it again and my interest was newly peaked.

I hardly knew what this was about going into it, so I didn’t really have any expectations. I was very intrigued to see how it went.

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Let’s dive into The Song of Achilles!

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Title: The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: LGBT, Retelling

Number of Pages:  352

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Sunday Status: My first bookish event, a hopeful change in photography & a new bookish project

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Another edition of Sunday Status!

A few more bookish things have been happening compared to my usual life lately, and so the updates and general chit-chat commences.

Today is quite a random selection of updates, so hopefully at least one will be somewhat interesting for you guys 😆

Let’s see what my Sunday Status is!

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Delving into nonfiction to find out what actually happened all those years ago | Hiroshima by John Hersey

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My first, proper nonfiction book of this year. And hopefully not my last.

I didn’t know how this was going to go. I don’t read nonfiction – why would I do that when I can read about magic and faeries and dragons in fantasy books? Buuuuut my love for history is gently drawing me into nonfiction, so here we are today.

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Let’s dive into Hiroshima!

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Title: Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Nonfiction, History

Number of Pages:  208

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