Top Ten Tuesday: Christmas Classics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and one of the highlights of the lead up to Christmas is the abundance of wonderful films available to help us get into that festive spirit. Christmas films are something the entire family can enjoy and this year I’ve made it my mission to watch as many Christmas films as possible. So, here are my top ten Christmas classics.

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November Wrap Up 2018

Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay in this wrap-up. I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that we’re in the last month of 2018. How has this year gone by so fast? I’ve only just gotten used to writing 2018!

So, once again I didn’t read a book in November. However, November was a slightly chaotic month for me. Basically, I’ve gone and got myself a third job and I think it’s safe to say I’m losing my mind but sometimes you’ve just got to take a chance and hope for the best.

Now, while I’m proud of myself for maintaining some sort of posting schedule I am going to apologise again for my lack of engagement in terms of blog-hopping and such. I will try my best to do more on that front when I get the chance to.

Anyway, here is a summary of what I got up to in November.

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October Wrap Up 2018

After a successful reading month in September, I am back in my slump. I knew this would happen. Usually, after finishing a book I have an idea on what to read next, even if I wait a week before starting it. However, that did not happen after I finished Norse Mythology so I have no idea when I’ll pick up another book.

However, TV and films have filled the space of this reading slump. Specifically, the Peaky Blinders have taken over my life. If you have yet to watch this show feel free to check out this post where I urge everyone to and experience the stress that comes with the Peaky Blinders.

With that, here is a summary of what I got up on the blog in October.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Villains

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list. 

Everyone loves a good villain. We love to hate some characters and a good villain is one that is unrelenting in his villainous acts. Now, some of the characters on my list might not be villains to us readers, but in their world, they’re usually the mastermind of all the chaos that surrounds them, making them very powerful and influential people.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list. 

Good afternoon. Now, this week’s topic is all about length. I’ll be the first to admit that I get so intimidated by books that are over 600 pages long, which is why I’ve only featured the books that are over that number. They are beasts in terms of size and depth, so you know before going into the books that they’re going to take a whole lot of time to finish. However, some books are worth it and you’ll find that the layers of depth to these books are unrivaled. So, here are the longest books I have ever read.

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September Wrap Up 2018

BREAKING NEWS: I read not one, but TWO books in September. That is what I call a miracle.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve not finished an entire book in over 2 months, so that fact that I read one is an achievement in itself. 

The books in question were both hits. I finally read the conclusion to the ever-entertaining and stress-inducing Illuminae Files. Obsidio really delivered on all fronts for me and was a stellar conclusion to the series. I also picked up Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology book, which is a collection of some of the most memorable and entertaining Norse tales. Gaiman did a phenomenal job of capturing the spirit of the gods.

In other news, there is actually not a lot to report on in my life. I’m still pushing through the daily grind of working, sleeping, then working again. My life has a become very formulaic in its routine and it’s making me restless.

On the blogging front, I am still struggling to find that life/work/blog balance, but I am trying to be a bit more consistent in my posting/blog-hopping. It’s hard, and while logically I know I’m doing the best I can it’s still easy to feel out of the loop at times. On that note, here is a summary of September’s posts.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Blanca & Roja

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Publication Date: October 9th, 2018

Goodreads Summary
The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.

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