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My Favourite Quotes & Moments: Six of Crows!

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If I’ve not talked about it once then I’ve talked about it a million times: the Shadow & Bone series is right around the corner!!!

I have not stopped talking about this show for months now and I’m truly sorry for that, but apparently not sorry enough because I’ve decided I’m going to re-read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and share my favourite quotes and moment’s.

The crows seem to be featured in the show a lot more then I thought they would be since I read the entire Grisha trilogy in preparation, it only seems fair that I re-read at least the first book.

This will be my third time reading Six of Crows, I’m sure I’m going to love it just as much as those previous times, maybe even more so since I now have the knowledge of how the original trilogy ends!


*Spoilers*


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I want to travel but Pandemic™ so …

Hi. Hello. I want to runaway. Not permanently, but I’m definitely in the mood to pack my bags, hop on a plane and go exploring for a few weeks. Unfortunately there’s still a pandemic going on.

I’m really lucky to live in a Spanish coastal town with the bench a five minute walk away so I’m not missing out on a sunny holiday. But I’ve got the travel bug and, since I can’t go anywhere, I’m going to have to read about it instead.


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What makes me pick up a book? // Let’s Talk Bookish

Howdy and happy Friday.

I’ve been on morning this week at school and so I’m dead. Or at the very least, my brain is napping right now. But functioning brain or not, it’s time for another round of Let’s Talk Bookish, with this weeks topic being: What makes you pick up a book? (suggested by Rafaela @ The Portuguese Bibliophile)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


What makes you pick up certain books?

Sheer randomness and sometimes time restraints.

I write out a TBR each month for the sole reason of having the satisfaction of crossing them off when I’ve read them, but even then those books are picked based on what I’m in the mood for and what books have just been catching my attention recently.

Sometimes this is influenced by hype. Seeing a certain book talked about a lot on Youtube or on blogs makes me pick it up because I want to be part of the conversation.

And then there’s the whole: I need to read this because I don’t have much time left before the blog tour/ arc’s publication date/ release of the sequel or tv show.


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🌸The Spring Cleaning Book Tag🌸

It’s spring and by god are my allergies back with a vengeance. We went up to the countryside last week and I had to take antihistamine tablets and paracetamol when I got home, just to get through work that night. 🥴🤧

Anyways, enough about my sneezing, it’s time for a tag! Today to celebrate (or maybe commiserate) Spring, I’m doing the Spring Cleaning Tag!!


The struggle to get started // A book or series you struggle to begin because of it’s size.

My first instinct is to say The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore because this bad boi is 700+ pages long.

Back during lockdown, I got super into Russian history, specifically the Romanov family. I watched a bunch of documentaries and so when I saw Reagan @ Peruse Project on Youtube talk about this book I knew I needed it in my life.

A year later and I’m still really interested in learning more about this subject and do still want to read this book, I’m just scared because this book is BIG and the words are very smallll.


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Reading the Grisha trilogy so I can watch the TV show!

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The teaser trailer for the new Shadow & Bone series just dropped and I’ve made the abrupt decision that I’m going to try and read the entire trilogy before the shows release. As of right now I’ve read both Six of Crows books and believe me when I say I am hyped(!) to see them in live-action (I screeched when I saw Inej in the teaser), but I’ve only read the first book from the Grisha Trilogy and don’t remember much so it’s time to read the whole series, finally.

*Possible spoilers*


Shadow & Bone

Sooo … I may or may not have watched the trailer, picked this up to re-read and finished it in just over 24 hours. Don’t judge me.

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What makes a good book-ish boyfriend/girlfriend? // Let’s Talk Bookish

 

Howdy and happy Friday!!

I am back for another week of Let’s Talk Bookish. I really enjoyed doing this last week and it’s definitely something I want to continue on with. This weeks topic is: Qualities of a book boyfriend/girlfriend!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


Do you have any book boyfriends/girlfriends?

Last year the title of “bookish boyfriend” went to Adrian Everheart from the Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer. Out of all the books I read last year, he was the one character that stuck with me over all the rest.

Obviously we’re still only early on in the year but as of right now I’ve got a book crush on Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Manisculco. I am not ashamed to say that he’s the main reason I’m continuing on with the series.


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I have no idea what to expect // April TBR

Hey, hello and welcome back to my blog.

I wasn’t going to make an official TBR for this month but I have a few books I really want to read and I think sharing that list will make me more likely to actually go ahead and read them so here I am. Sharing my plans is a way of making sure I follow through on them.



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My most anticipated releases of 2021 // April, May & June

Helloooo and howdy!!

As it currently stands I have not yet read any of the books that I featured on my list of anticipated releases for January, February & March but is that going to stop me from talking about more upcoming releases?

I’m actually really excited about the next three months worth of releases. There’s a lot more on here then originally expected, I kind of blanked on a few release dates and didn’t realise they were right around the corner. If I tried I could probably include a few more to be honest.


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In Deep Waters by F.T Lukens

I’ve recently realised that I’ve never read a book about pirates. This is a crime! I plan to amend this as soon as possible, starting with reading In Deep Waters which follows a young prince who must rely on on a mysterious stranger when he’s kidnapped.

This seems to me like it’s going to be the perfect historical adventure novel with a possible LGBT+ romance at the helm.

I’m trying to not buy many physical books as I’m moving later on in the year but I may have to make an exception for THIS cover!!!

Release Date: April 20th


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I totally ditched my TBR :) // March Wrap Up

Hi, 👋

We are officially a quarter of the way through the year. Is anybody else terrified by this? Because I am, but instead of facing my fears of the future, I’m reading through the anxiety. I highly recommend this method.

Some big things happened in March 2021:

  • I read 10 books.
  • I got a conditional offer to four out of five universities that I applied for (*screams because the future is coming and I’m not ready*).
  • I failed my driving test lol
  • I became obsessed with the boat blocking the Suez Canal.

In terms of books, I planned to start/make progress in a bunch of series and I kind of accomplished that but also I got distracted by some other books and totally veered off course of my T.B.R. I did enjoy more or less everything I read this month though, so I’m not too mad about it.



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Putting off books I want to read // Let’s Talk Bookish

Hi, hey, happy Friday!!

Today I’m going to be starting the Let’s Talk Bookish weekly meme. I’ve wanted to do this one for a while now but I wanted to start it at the beginning of the month and despite my attempts I kept forgetting. Oops. But finally, April is my month!!

This months discussion topic is: Putting off books you actually want to read! (suggested by Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?

All the goddamn time!! I’m actually doing it right now. All of last week I was on countdown for my exams to finish so I can finally pick up Chain of Iron and then my free week rolled around and I still haven’t picked it up. I swear it’s going to be the next book I read … maybe.  

I’m also currently doing this with These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, and I’ve been putting off Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian for wayyyy too long now, despite the fact that I’m dying to read it.


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