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Let’s Talk Bookish: Predicting someone’s genre of choice.

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Woop!

(I really hope I’ve got that song stuck in your head now. Sorry not sorry). Anyways, hello people, welcome back to the first of December’s Let’s Talk Bookish discussions! I’ve got a lot on my to-do list so we’re just going to dive straigth in :))

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! December Topics

This weeks topic is … Can You Predict Someone’s Genre of Choice? (Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole)

Prompts: What is your favorite genre and why? Is there a reason why those particular genres speak to you or capture your interest? What is your least favorite genre and why? Is the genre the biggest determination of whether you look for and choose a book, or is it something else? Do you find that you are able to predict what kind of genres people like based on their personalities? Do you notice patterns in which kinds of people like certain genres?


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🌟 Midnights Book Tag🌟

Hey and hello.

Do I have a lot of school work to do right now? Yes. Am I going to procrastinate by doing a Taylor Swift book tag? You bet ya!

I come to you today with the Midnight Book Tag by Star is All Booked Up. I’ve been seeing this floating around ever since the release of the album all those weeks ago (it could even be months ago, time is a social construct). As always, I’m late to the trend but I’ve really been wanting to do this tag, so here I am.

Of course I have to talk about my thoughts and feelings on this album before we dive in: I love it. To me it feels like the love child of Lover and Reputation which I really enjoy. The whole vibes of it are stellar. My absolute favourite songs are Lavender Haze and Midnight Rain. These make my ears very happy!

Also before we dive in I should plug the fact that I’m on a quest to do every Taylor Swift album tag. I was actually planning on doing Reputation next but the new album of course took precedence. I have done tags for Folklore, Evermore, and Lover though so you should check those out.


Lavender Haze // A book you will always love and defend

There are two very easy answers here for me but I feel like I’ve been talking abot these two series a whole lot in tags recently so I’m going to mention them super quickly and then move on to a new question with hopefully, more unique answers.

All For the Game by Nora Sakovic – these books have a long list of problems but my suggestion is to just sit back, enjoy and then look to the fandom for fix-it materia. The second is anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes because an argument can be made that her books can get very dramatic, but to that I say so what?


Maroon // A spicy book

I have been reading a fair few spicy books over the last two years. Probably my favourite that I’ve read, at least this year, has got to be The Edens series by Devney Perry. I like this series because it’s so much more than just a spicy book. It’s got solid tropes (grumpy/sunshine, single parent) and also seperate interweaving plotpoints like an entire murder mystery. I’m really excited to continue on with this series in 2023.


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Let’s Talk Bookish: Books I’m grateful for!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving.

I had my first ever Thanksgiving dinner last week thanks to the dining hall at my college and … I’m sorry but I’m not a fan. It’s probably just how my college cooked it (cooking isn’t their strong suit) but it was super mushy! Why so mushy??

Anyways. It’s still a super cool experience being here for this holiday that I always see on TV and in the movies. I’m actually going to be in New York when this post goes live and we’re hoping to see the Macy’s day parade before going sight-seeing since everything’s going to be closed.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! November Topics!

This weeks topic is … Books That Your Grateful For

Prompts: What are some books that you’re grateful for? What books have had the biggest impact on your life?  How did you discover them?


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A book haul because I’ve been productive

I have been so productive this week. Honestly, I’m riding the high of being a busy bitch which is a very good thing because, as you’re reading this, it’s the start of Thanksgiving Break, I’m off to New York for a couple of days (agh!) and when I get back, I’ve got like two weeks before I leave to go back home.

Doing all of this work means I can stress less about uni and focus my anxiety on what is probably going to end up being a 24h travel day next month.

To carry on riding this wave of productivity I come to you today with a very over due bookhaul. This is definitely going to be my final haul of the year (besides from the two books I’m adament on buying when I go to the mythical land of Barnes & Nobel). A lot of these I impluse bought on my Kindle for cheap quite a while ago so I’m actually shocked I haven’t gotten around to hauling them yet but here we are!


Let’s kick off with the books I’ve already read …

  • Wolfsong by TJ Klune – I always find it so funny when I recieve an ARC for a book that’s been out for a while and that was the case with Wolfsong as it’s set to be re-released in the UK. This is actually a current read. I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m so swamped with school work at the minute though that it’s taking me forever to make any progress. I absolutely love Ox so far though and am excited to read on.
  • Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson – Halloween has come and gone but either extend the spooky season a little or add this to next years TBR immediatley because this withcy romance was so much freaking fun. I’m so glad I recieved an ARC because it became one of my favourite reads of last month.
  • The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The trilogy is over. I’m sad. I really loved all three books and this third instalment was a lot of fun. I’m not totally heartbroken about finishing this trilogy though because there’s going to be a spin-off/continuation series following the Hawthrone Brothers coming out next year so I’ve got that to look forward to.

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ARC Review: The Society For Soulless Girls by Laura Steven

Release Date: July 7th 2022

Ten years ago, four students lost their lives in the infamous North Tower murders at the elite Carvell College of Arts, forcing Carvell to close its doors.

Now Carvell is reopening, and fearless student Lottie is determined to find out what really happened. But when her roommate, Alice, stumbles upon a sinister soul-splitting ritual hidden in Carvell’s haunted library, the North Tower claims another victim.

Can Lottie uncover the truth before the North Tower strikes again? Can Alice reverse the ritual before her monstrous alter ego consumes her? And can they stop flirting for literally fifteen seconds in order to do this?


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Book Review: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Publication Date: October 2nd 2012

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.


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End of the Year Book Tag – 2022

Hellooooo

I have got a busy few weeks coming up – presentation, DC trip, a video to film and edit, 2 essays due, New York trip, 2 final projects, 3 books left for class to read and at least one more paper or project that the teacher hasn’t even mentioned yet. That’s not to mention the added stress of getting ready to fly back home.

All of this is to say that I’m starting to feel a little stressed. To take away some of that stress I’ve decided to combine catching up on podcast episodes with scheduling some posts to help future me out.

We’re kicking things off with one of my favourite posts of the year – The End of the Year book tag! This is my fourth year in a row doing this tag so you should definitely check out previous years. I think it’s always fun to take a look back and look forward as we come to the end of the year.

2019 // 2020 // 2021


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

There are two books that I picked up this year that I put down for a break but have ultimately decided to DNF for good.

I started reading It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey over the summer and put it down because the main character was infuriating – 28 acting like an 8 year old. It just didn’t work for me and I couldn’t forsee myself coming to enjoy it so I ended up putting it down and I think I’ve given up completely.

The other book was one I’m super bummed about but I just wasn’t enjoying Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan. Despite enjoying her previous novel I couldn’t get into this book. It wasn’t moving fast enough for me and I wasn’t totally enthralled by the characters to keep me reading.

If memory serves, these are the only two books I’ve picked up, read a decent chunk of, but haven’t finished and sadly don’t plan to.


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2023 releases i’m already excited for!

Hi and helloooo

The clocks went back last night and, despite gaining an extra hour in bed, I’m dead. I think I had too much sleep, if that’s even possible. I’ve been wiped out all day. It’s not even like I just feel bleh, I also must look it because when I went to dinner my friend asked what was wrong with my eyes and told me I looked “sleepy, high, or like I’d been crying”.

However I refuse to be beaten by the universe and so I’m trudging forward and talking about 2023 releases I’ve already got added to my TBR! (please ignore the fact that I’ve not done too good keeping up with new releases so far this year).


Sequels & Continuations

Ok we’re going to start off quickly with five books coming ot in 2023 that are either sequels or continuations of books and series I’ve already read!

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Sucessfully Spooky // October Wrap Up

Howdy people 🙂

October has come and gone and the Spooky season, is sadly over. The only consolation for all of this is that it means we’re closer to Christmas and I’d be lying if I said I’m not excited for Christmas songs, cheesey Christmas romance movie’s, and all the food that comes along with it.

I had a fun Halloween this year. We went to a pumpkin patch which was a fun first. Also, being here in the US for Haloween was a fun experience. The dining hall went all out and Campus Security were handing out “candy” (still feels wierd calling it that).

My costume this year was the epitome of lazy. We went to a Penn State football game earlier that day so I just wore my Penn State merch and stuck on a backwards basketball cap and called myself an “American Sport Bro”. The scariest thing we did Halloween weekend was … play Monopoly. I’ll leave it at that.

I also read some great books this month! I had a pretty ambitious TBR and I didn’t read everything but I’m not even mad about that. I had great time with these books, for the most time, and that’s what matter.


The first book I finished this month was my re-read of The Kings Men by Nora Sakovic. I’ve talked at length about this series and how this third book is my favourite of the trilogy so I’m not gonna go through that again.

Halloween Reads

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Series Review: The Ravens by Kas Morgan & Danielle Paige

Hey and hello.

Today I come to you with a review of The Ravens duology by Kas Morgan and Danielle Paige. I’ve been excited to read these books since before even the first book was released. I was super intrigued by the concept of a college sorority that doubles as a witches coven.

It took me a little while but this October, just in time for the spooky season, I binged both books back to back and here are my thoughts 🙂


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