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Schmuck the Buck

Happy 1st December! It’s practically Christmas already! Hands up who else is excited? Aside from the food (is there anything better than Christmas food?), my favourite thing about Christmas is picking something special for someone I love and care about and seeing their face light up when they unwrap it. If you’re looking for a gorgeous Christmas-themed book for that little person in your life then look no further! Schmuck the Buck is a heartwarming tale of an unconventional  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Science Fiction, YA

This Mortal Coil

Synopsis: When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements, she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. But only if she can find and decrypt it… if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself  ...

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Discussion, Mental Health

Discussion: Euthanasia for the Mentally Ill?

One of the subjects I’m studying in college is criminology, which is a subject that draws on sociological and psychological aspects to determine the social characteristics and behaviour of a criminal. It’s an incredibly fascinating subject and one that I’m thoroughly enjoying learning about. For the next two weeks, we’re having guest speakers coming to discuss euthanasia with us. Euthanasia, for anyone unfamiliar with the term, is the intentional act of ending  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2)

Synopsis: Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a new life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a  ...

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About Me, Blog Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

A huge thank you to the lovely Hannah over at Hannah’s Bookshelf for nominating me for this. Hannah’s blog is amazing and she’s one of the sweetest people within the book community, so if you’re not following her then you really need to change that pronto! RULES If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award Thank the person who gave you the award Include a link to their blog Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

How I Cope With Anxiety

Let me start off by saying there is no ‘right’ way to cope. What works for me might not work for you. Or maybe it will. It’s all trial and error until you find what does work. And don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to find it. It’s taken me the best part of five years to put all these into practice, and even now I do still have trouble with it all. Battling your own mind every day is tough. The good news is you’re much tougher than your  ...

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Shadow and Bone

Plot: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life – a power that could be the key to setting her  ...

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TBR, Wrap Up

October Wrap-Up and November Goals

I finally finished Children of Blood and Bone, yaaaas! October was a better month for reading compared to the last couple of months. While I didn’t get to completely stick to the TBR I had set myself for the month, I did manage to read five and a half books. A half because I was pretty much two thirds through another by the end of the month but only finished it yesterday. Don’t look at me like that, it counts! I can’t tell you how happy I was to finish this book at last. I  ...

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Book Tag, Books

Trick or Treat: Book Tag

At the beginning of the month, I was tagged by the lovely Bookish Pisces to do the Trick or Treat tag – an original tag as created by Bookish Pisces as part of Blogtober. If you’re not following her blog then you’re seriously missing out! So what is the Trick or Treat tag? You know those books that you’ve been so excited to read and were disappointed because they never lived up to the hype? Those are books that will be labelled as ‘Trick’. And those books  ...

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