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What I’ve Been Watching Recently … #5

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I don’t know what you’re doing with your night but I’m an hour and a half into a “unhinged recap of Pretty Little Liars”. This is only part one and I fully intend to continue on with part two. This is how I choose to spend my time :I

I’m also multitasking though. Yes I’m watching this Pretty Little Liars recap, but I’m also going to do a bit of a recap myself, not with a popular teen show, but with everything I’ve been watching recently!

I feel like this round of movies can be categorised:

  • Best trilogy I’ve watched in a while.
  • The rom-coms I watched with friends
  • Ryan Reynolds.
  • Cinema!
  • Needed more Spiderman in my life.
  • My dad really loves these Disney movies.
  • … the two that don’t git fit into a category.

Fear Street Trilogy

We’re starting off strong with possibly my favourite movie(s) I’ve watched in a really long time!! I say movie(s) because yes these are three movies, a trilogy, but in my eyes they need to be watched one after the other, therefore being one entity in my brain.

Over Halloween me and my housemate were left alone in the house (the other two housemates went home for Halloween) so we bought a ridiculous amount of popcorn and settled in for a movie night. We were not disappointed.

This is a masterclass in storytelling! Just the way the plot and mystery worked and weaved through three movies was so great. Me and Isabel were shouting out clues as we went and getting so hyped when we figured it out or something was revealed. Us watching this would have made a great episode of Gogglebox and everyone needs to watch this.


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The perfect books for a rainy day🌨

Hi, hey, hello and happy Friday!!

Today I come to you with some recommendations of books that I think will be perfect to read on a rainy day.

This post is inspired by the thunderstorm from the other night that made me sad when I started thinking about my cat stuck out in a storm when he was abandoned as a kitten. The little demon has been living with us for 7 years so I don’t know why I chose then to get sad about. It was a weird night.


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✨Magic✨- #5OnMyTBR

Hi, hey, hello!! Happy Monday 🙂

Why does productivity strike at the absolute worst time? It’s currently 2am. I’ve not long finished my shift and instead of trying to sleep so I can power through on all of my homework tomorrow I am sat here, eating Cheerios, catching up on YouTube drama and I’m about to talk all about Magic Books!!!

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

This book is beautiful and I have all of my fingers crossed that the insides are just as good.

A Deadly Education is set at a school for the magically gifted called “The Scholomance” where learning has never been so deadly. Other then that I know that the main character is called El but that’s about it.

I’ve seen people reading this and God I’m so jealous. I’m sticking this on my Christmas list so I probably won’t get to it for a few months but I’m excited.


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ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: October 6th 2020


When Addie La Rue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there’s always a price – the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone.

Addie flees her tiny home town in 18th-Century France, beginning a journey that takes her across the world, learning to live a life where no one remembers her and everything she owns is lost and broken. Existing only as a muse for artists throughout history, she learns to fall in love anew every single day.

Her only companion on this journey is her dark devil with hypnotic green eyes, who visits her each year on the anniversary of their deal. Alone in the world, Addie has no choice but to confront him, to understand him, maybe to beat him.

Until one day, in a second hand bookshop in Manhattan, Addie meets someone who remembers her. Suddenly thrust back into a real, normal life, Addie realises she can’t escape her fate forever.


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Trying New Genres 2020

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Today I am adding more books to my TBR because obviously that’s something I need to do. More specifically I’m talking about genres I want to try or focus on more this year.

I feel like this year I want to explore more things because I tend to gravitate towards popular books instead of finding my own things to like so I want to carve out my own “reading personality” this year, I suppose you could say. So here are five genres I want to focus on more in 2020:

Dark Academia

Is this actually a genre? I don’t know but it’s something I want to read more of either way. I read Ninth House recently and my love for that book has set in stone my plans to try more books like it.

I’m going with the most popular at first just because there’s clearly a reason so many people like them and those are:

  • The Secrete History by Donna Tart
  • Vengeful by V.E Schwab (this was on the goodreads list so I’m counting it)
  • If We Were Villains by M.L Rio

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Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Publication Date: October 8th 2019

Series: Alex Stern #1


Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the worlds most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Read More. 

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Bookshelf Tour 2019

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So this blog post was meant to go up mid August … it’s now mid October. I’m terrible. So back in summer we had my cousins coming to stay for the week which meant mum was on a cleaning rampage and I got infected with the cleaning bug … at midnight. Yeah I decided 12 o’clock at night was a great time to take all my books off my shelves, clean them and reorganize.

I did a “Book shelf tour” round about this time last year, when this was a new blog and things and I didn’t think I’d do another but I’m really liking how they look at the minute (although they are slightly different now due to me buying new books and having to stick them somewhere) and so I thought why not share.

Apologies in advance for my terrible photography. 

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