Reading; To Track or Not to track, that is the question.

Hey Guys!

Today I am coming at you with a discussion  post on Keeping Track of our reading. We can track reading in a number of ways from writing it down in a notebook to using Goodreads. But does tracking our reading ever take away from our experience? 

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Just a little note to say… I GRADUATED!

Hey Book Worms.

I haven’t posted in exactly 8 days, what have I been doing? You may ask.
Well I was getting ready, gearing myself up for the big event which happened earlier today. MY GRADUATION.

I officially now have a Upper Second Class Degree – a Bachelors of Arts in English.

Here is a photo of me in my cap and gown;

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I got tons more photos but I didn’t want to bore you with them all! If you did want to see more then I have another of my dress and I will be posting more on my  personal instagram account; Username; hannahsmithhhx.

I cannot believe I have officially graduated, and you know what makes me prouder? I didn’t have an anxiety attack, I didn’t have any physical symptoms. I didn’t even feel overly nervous. I felt happy, excited and proud.

So this is just a little update to say I GRADUATED! 
I will be back to posting regular reviews and bookish post very soon!
Thank you all for staying with me on this journey.

Love forever.
SIGN OFF

 

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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Where to buy cheap books?

Hey Guys!

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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March Wrap Up | Magical Month.

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We are officially in April. I’m going to be that cliché and say it… I can’t believe it. That means I am so close to finishing my final year of university. Ah that is terrifying. Just a few months to go.

Panicking aside from my general life, I am feeling pretty confident with how my blog is going. I am surpassing follower counts I never dreamed I would get and I’m getting organised scheduling my posts and getting them up without having a long hiatus!

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Lets Discuss – You read Young Adult? But you’re an adult?!

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Today’s post as you can see by the title is a Discussion post. I feel like it has been a while since I have done a discussion post and yet they are one of my favourite things to do because it gives me the opportunity to rant and it starts up conversations with you guys. I love hearing your opinions.

Today’s topic is ‘Reading YA as an Adult’.

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The Catcher In The Rye – J.D.Salinger

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The Catcher in the Rye is described as being the ultimate novel for the disaffected youth as it follows a story told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old drop out who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. I actually read this book as part of my university assignment but I had always wanted to because of course it is a classic, however I was quite disappointed. At first glance the story is overly descriptive and mundane, in fact there is nothing exciting to grab your attention as a reader other than the deeper context or meanings surrounding it.

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