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Ok but the real question is … Dean, Jess or Logan??

Hi, hey, hello and welcome to my blog.

Today we’re talking Gilmore Girls. Specifically, which love interest was better? Dean, Jess or Logan? I think the answer to this question says a lot about a person and today we’re gonna examine my thoughts and feelings on each boy.

I can’t remember how old I was when I first watched Gilmore Girls. 14? Maybe 15. I do remember that I started watching it when I was off school ill, and purposefully dragged out my illness so that I could stay home and watch it.

I also never actually finished the show. I’m pretty sure I got to the part where Rory goes off to college but it was round about this time that she started to annoy me and I lost interest. That happens quite often.

But we’re not here to talk about Rory, at least not completely, so let’s talk about the boys:


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I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I read // April Wrap Up

Howdy and hello. Happy Monday, it’s an especially happy Monday because it’s a bank holiday and who doesn’t love a bank holiday??

Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in April. Overall I read 6 books and got halfway a seventh. I was not expecting to read that much so I’m very happy with that.


Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare – God how is it that I only read Chain of Iron this month? Feels like ages ago.

This is of course, the much anticipated sequel to Chain of Gold, a book I read last year and loved with my whole heart. I was really excited about this book and it was good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it lived up to my own expectations.

The eerie, almost horror like vibes of the first book is something I loved and that sadly wasn’t replicated. Plot-wise, I liked the focus on Lucie and Jesse and the James and Cordelia but the cliff-hanger with those two was not for me.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I watched this because of the show. What more can I say?

I’m really glad that I picked this book up this month. It was my third time reading Six of Crows but I loved it just as much. I actually went through and picked out my favourite quotes and moments.

I’ve also added this book to the stack of YA books I want my mum to read. I loved this book, I loved the show and if I have time I’m going to re-read Crooked Kingdom in May just to keep the love going.


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Series Review: Off Campus by Elle Kennedy … (I feel bad for thinking this was going to be bad)

I like reading bad books. Every now and then, I pick up a book, sometime’s a whole series, knowing I’m probably not going to like it but I do it anyway because in their own way, bad books can be fun. My feelings can be summed up by the Iconic™ Kat Stratford:

The types of books I usually do this with are the typical All-American teen romances (like The Field Party series) . There’s just something about these books that I love to hate. I have so much fun rolling my eyes while reading and then ranting once I’ve finished. It also helps that they’re super quick so if I’m in the right mood I can fly through a whole series in like a week.

I thought that was going to be the same case with the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy but I was so wrong! This series was a lot of fun (in a good way not a “I had fun hating this”) and I’m gonna talk about them today.


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Book Review: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

Publication Date: December 1st 2020


One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost. Read More.


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💕Romance Recommendations™ but it’s just me rambling incoherently💕

Sup Buttercups 😊

It’s Saturday! No I’m not writing this from the future, I’m writing this nearly a week ago because I’m trying out this thing called “time management” and getting work done ahead of time 👏👏

I had a busy day at work today. The guy I work with was off ill so I basically ran the bar all by myself today for the first time and we were very busy. I enjoyed it though. I like the majority of our customers, there’s a pack of sweets that have been behind the bar for over a month that I’m making my way through and I stole some of the football-watchers picknick. Also the tips were good which is always a plus.

But still. I’m tired. And so I thought, with Valentines day having come and gone by this point, how about I just talk about some romance books for a while. Queue the incoherent rambling:


I have two words for you and those two words are: Mutual Pining. This is a trope I didn’t realise I loved so much until I read More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn. Yes I have talked about this book far too much since reading it last year and yes, I’m sure you’re tired of me talking about it non-stop, but no I’m not even sorry because this book deserves all the love.

If you like music and if you like romance then you should read this, (even if you don’t like either of these two things you should still read it because I want more books from this author).

In this we follow Vada, an aspiring music journalist, and Luke, the son of a punk-rock star who doesn’t understand why his son prefers to be behind the scenes writing and composing compared to front and centre on stage. These two have had crushes from afar on each other for a while, both thinking the other doesn’t know they exist, and then they’re paired up for a school project and thinks get interesting.

This was one of those romances that filled my heart and has me so excited to talk about it because I loved it that much. Their chemistry and the YEARNING 😭 I need to go re-read this asap. ALSO: TEEN WOLF REFERENCES!!!!

*I basically reviewed the book right here right now but if you’re interested here’s my slightly more detailed review :)*


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January Wrap Up + Reading Challenge Update

Howdy and hello!

We have officially completed the first month of 2021. Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. I think we need it. 👏👏👏

I started the year off with a reading slump but you wouldn’t think so considering the fact that I read eleven books this month. Eleven! That means I’m over 25% of the way through my reading goal for the year and I’ve just started.

The thing that ended up helping me get over the slump I was in at the start of the year was the New Years Reading Resolution Challenge created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura. Writing out my TBR to fit the prompts was a motivator or sorts so thank you to Laura for tagging me in the challenge!


A weird thing about my book slump? I was still reading, and wanting to read, but the only thing my brain allowed me to read was the Heroes of Olympus series. Why!? I have no answers. I have no explanation. In the end I ended up reading the entire series except from The Lost Hero which I skipped over because I re-read a year or two ago and didn’t want to do it again. I literally read The Son of Neptune, a 500+ page book, in one day. It was wild.

If you’re, for some reason, interested in my thoughts on every book in this series, I did a whole post about it the other day:) This also completed the challenge of: Screw Resolutions, I Quit! // Re-read an old favourite, specifically the bonus question:  Re-read an entire series.


Back in late December/early January I made a list of series I want to start and also some series I want to continue on with and I got started on that list straight away by reading:


Get a Lift, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert has been on my radar for a while now as I try to dip my toes in some more adult romance and I can now officially say that it deserves the hype!

I was initially taken aback by the fact that sit is set in England and the vibes just weren’t what I expected but I got over that pretty quick and came to love everything about this book from the various types of representation to the romance which I couldn’t help but ship (Red🖤). Apparently the sequel is even better. How that could even be possible, I don’t know but I’m excited to find out.

This completed the challenge of Learn a New Skill // Read a book from a genre you never usually read.

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Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Publication Date: November 5th 2019

Series: The Brown Sisters #1


Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.

But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior… (Read More)


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Not What I Expected … // 2020 Surprises & Disappointments

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My dad is currently cooking us a very belated Christmas dinner. It smells so good and I’m so hungry but we’re a few hours out from eating yet so I need a distraction. Today’s distraction comes in the form of talking about the books that were most surprising and also most disappointing to me this year.


Disappointments

We’re starting off with the negatives first because why not? These books aren’t necessarily bad books but the sight of them definitely does still sting because I had expectations that were not met and sometimes that’s worse then a “bad” book.

The Secrete History by Donna Tart.

2020 was meant to be my year of reading and loving Dark Academia. That plan came to a screeching halt when I read and ended up low-key despising The Secrete History, one of the most popular of it’s genre.

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Series Review: The Field Party by Abbi Glines … (this was a rough one folks)

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Today I’m here to review The Field Party by Abbi Glines.

 

Reading this series was kind of painful. You may be asking yourself “Elli. If this series is so bad why did you read all five books?” and to that I say: because sometimes I like reading bad books and I like having something to complain about. Or maybe I just like my own pain or suffering.

Also I thought it might make good content and so here I am.


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Another Kindle haul because I can’t stop myself.

Howdy fellow booknerds 🙂

I think it’s about time someone sits me down and gives me an intervention because I just can’t help myself. I see E-books for cheap and I gotta buy ’em. I just gotta.

See this is one of the many reasons I don’t trust myself with a proper bank account yet no matter how much my dad tries to make me get one.

In the past … I don’t even know how long, since my last Kindle Haul I suppose, I have acquired 9 new E-Books and I’m going to talk all about those today 🙂


The Last True Poets of The Sea by Julia Drake.

The Last True Poets of The Sea was a simple case of “ooo pretty cover” and “ooo lastLGBT+ romance” then the next thing I knew I’d bought it and I was regretting my lack of impulse control.

This book follows a girl called Violet. All her life she’s been told her family are very lucky, hence why her great-great grandmother survived a shipwreck and founded the town of Lyric where Violet and her brother Sam return to every summer. When Sam tries to take his own life Violet is shipped back of to Lyric. While she’s there she’s determined to make amends.

Although I’ve barely heard anything about this book prior to buying it, all the reviews I’ve seen are super positive and I’m really looking forward to this.

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