Discussion: TBR lists – Do they Help or Hinder you?

Today I want to do a discussion on TBR lists and whether they help or hinder your reading experience.

TBR lists also known as ‘To Be Read’ lists for those of you who may not be familiar with them are extremely popular throughout the reading community. Each month many people post or video their choice of books to read that month but for me TBR’s have always been both a blessing and a curse.

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One Perfect Lie – Lisa Scottoline | Spoiler Free Review

Title: One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottolineone perfect lie
Pages: 384
Genre: Crime/ Mystery
Publisher: St. Martins Press

Synopsis:

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He’s applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he’s ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable.

But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.

Susan Sematov is proud of her son Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he’s being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good, or evil.

Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who lives for her son Justin’s baseball games. But Justin is shy, and Heather fears he is being lured down a dark path by one of his teammates, a young man from an affluent family whose fun-loving manner might possibly conceal his violent plans.

Mindy Kostis succumbs to the pressure of being a surgeon’s wife by filling her days with social events and too many gin and tonics. But she doesn’t know that her husband and her son, Evan, are keeping secrets from her – secrets that might destroy all of them.

At the center of all of them is Chris Brennan. Why is he there? What does he want? And what is he willing to do to get it?

My Review

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Summer Reading Plan

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Guess who’s back?! Gosh how I have missed my blog, reading and talking to you guys. As you know I have been on a hiatus so that I could concentrate on finishing up third year and as of the other day (16th) I am officially done with my undergraduate degree. *Cue Tears* This means this will be my first summer I can read freely without having a big reading list to get done before September. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with my life now. I guess I’ll decide after graduation but I do have a reading plan!

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I hate to do this but… Hiatus

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I absolutely hate that i’m writing this post right now because I don’t want to go on a Hiatus but I need to. As you know I am in my final year of university and currently i’m trying to write 2 essays and a dissertation for the end of April then my exams start. I’ve cut down my part time job hours and now I’m cutting down my blog time.

I wanted to write this just to explain to you all what is going on and why I might not reply to comments fast or why you might not see me on twitter or on your blogs for a little while. At least until my essay’s are out the way then after that I have exams so I may find an hour or two to come on here and  break up revision. This hiatus isn’t going to be too long, my last exam is the 16th May then I will be free from Uni and back. Sadly  I have no posts scheduled but I have some ideas of posts I want to do when I come back. I also have some books to read and review so I may pop up during this hiatus time once or twice then disappear again for another week or so.

I didn’t just want to disappear. I didn’t even want to admit I need to go on a hiatus but i’m getting so stressed lately, my anxiety is becoming worse again and i’m feeling so much pressure.

I’m sorry for having to do this but I hope you stick with me for this month until I return.

Hannah x

 

Tips to help relieve your Anxiety.

Hey Guys,

So recently I did a post on my Anxiety, it was called Anxiety – My Story. Here I told you a bit about my Anxiety, how long I had it before I seeked help and some of my experiences. The response I had to that post was amazing and I want to thank everyone who liked, commented and shared their support. From that post I asked if anybody would like me to do a post on how I dealt with my anxiety before seeking medical help and a few of you said you would like to see that so here it is.

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard | KNEEL OR BLEED

Title: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard glass sword.jpg
Book #2 Red Queen

Synopsis

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

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Playing with Trouble by Joya Ryan | Spoiler Free Review.

Title: Playing with Trouble by Joya Ryanplaying with trouble.png
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance

*Copy provided by Netgalley*

Synopsis

Recently divorced, Laura Baughman is taking her life back. After a decade away, she’s returning to Yachats, Oregon—the small town she couldn’t wait to leave after graduation—to take over her late mother’s beloved flower shop. Yet once she arrives, Laura discovers the store has been neglected and her father has partnered in construction with Jake Lock. The once-scrawny high school band geek is now successful—and irresistibly sexy—and set to inherit her family’s business. That is, unless Laura can prove in the next thirty days that she has what it takes to run the company.

Despite the heat between Jake and Laura, romance is out of the question. After her last disastrous relationship, Laura has sworn off men—especially one bent on crushing her dreams. That’s just fine with Jake, who thinks the gorgeous blonde is a pain in the neck…though admittedly one he’d like to put his lips all over.

Jake has a proposal to mix business with pleasure. But when a deal goes south, Laura is ready to pack up and skip town all over again. Does he have what it takes to convince her to stay?

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Where to buy cheap books?

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Today I want to bring you a post about Book Shopping. Books are a luxury and  a privilege for many. We all know they can be so expensive so I wanted to do a post on websites I use for Book Shopping, hopefully I can help you get a good deal on your next book haul!

When buying books I tend to do a search of an array of websites before I click buy on one particular one. I always go where I can find it cheapest unless I have finished a book with a cliffhanger and need it the next day, in that case Amazon is my best friend for one-day delivery.

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Just Friends by Marie Cole | Hidden Rape and Roofied for a tattoo? no thanks.

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As you know I am a fan of New Adult Romances, I decided after a little while to get back to Net-galley and see the latest ones on their and I came across Just Friends by Marie Cole. I was drawn into the premise, I’m a sucker for the cliché of best friends falling in love.
If you have me on twitter you will have seen my little outburst reading it… frankly I wasn’t going to post something on my blog about it but I thought ‘No I need to share this experience with you guys’. This will contain spoilers. I am going to tell you about some points of the book which made me angry and didn’t make sense. 

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