September Book Haul 2016.

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Last month I didn’t do a book haul because I was on a book ban which I successfully stuck to. However, I couldn’t stay away from Waterstones forever and so this month I did do a bit of spending. In total I bought eleven books this month, although two of them I actually forgot to include in the photo above and the other three are ebooks.

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Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” – Patrick Ness.

a monster callsThis book has been sat on my bedside table for approximately two years now and because I’ve just been buying more books they just ended up getting stacked on top of it. This past week though I’ve been struggling to do much reading so I had a long look at my book stack and finally decided that it was time to pick this beauty of a book up.

In the past I have read several books by Ness and have greatly enjoyed them all and this book is no exception. It has been a long time since I’ve read anything by Ness, so it was really lovely to read more of his writing and I still have more to look forward to as I also have The Rest of Us Just Live Here on my TBR ready to read. I am so glad that all those years ago one of my best friends of the time introduced me to Ness through the Chaos Walking trilogy as his work is always really unique and incredible. You can also tell I love his work as except for J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket, he is the only author for which I own more than one hardback copy of his books.

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January Favourites.

“Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.” – Alan Moore.

I’m going to be honest, I had been putting off doing this post for a few days. I suppose it is because there are so many things I have been loving this month that I don’t know which to include and how to organise it. Nevertheless, the time has come to reveal my January Favourites…

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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

illuminae“They are beyond me.
These humans.
With their brief lives and their tiny dreams and their hopes that seem fragile as glass.
Until you see them by starlight, that is.” – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Beautiful.

Everything about this book is just beautiful.

From the colourful front cover to the way the words flow on the page (sometimes quite literally) and the detail put into these pages it is all just beautiful.

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November Book Haul.

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” – John Green.

I really do not know where this month has gone. I really think that aside from blogging and making videos, all I have done this month is work. I don’t even work that much too, only eight and a half hours a week, but I can’t remember doing much else. Even at work though it’s been a little interesting as this month I’ve encountered both my old manager and my old geography teacher, oh and also my ex-best friend (which was extremely weird and oddly relieving).

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