Book Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

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Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper #1) / ★★☆☆☆

Summary: 17 year old Danny Hart is the youngest clock mechanic in Victorian London, in a world in which clocks are living entities and control the passage of time. When he falls for the spirit of a clock he’s been assigned to, the mystery of his father – trapped in a town in which time has stopped – begins to unravel.

There comes a moment when time seems to slip faster, running long then short, shadows shrinking as the sun climbs. It’s the moment, he decided, when you’re no longer a child. When the concept of time and the need for more of it come together and make you powerless. Make you yearn for the longer days, the lazy days, before you knew what time passing actually meant.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thanks Rachel at pace, amore, libri for nominating me for this award and for the awesome questions! These were some really fun ones to answer. Definitely go check out her blog, she’s great!!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award

1. What’s the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?

I saw Dunkirk two weekends ago and I really enjoyed it! It took me a little bit to get into it, but by the end things were getting intense and I was Very Stressed and it was great. Also…….I loved watching my beloved Harry Styles on screen. Continue reading

Top 5 Tuesday: Buzzwords that make me NOT want to read a book

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics!

These were actually quite difficult to nail down, because there are many buzzwords that make me uninterested in a book, but I’m also open to giving things a chance if people say it’s good. Mostly, I’m lukewarm to a lot of things, but these five evoke an immediate NOPE from me. I’m not hating on them- they’re just not my thing.

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Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee / ★★★★☆

Summary: Monty, a hopelessly roguish and vivacious young gentleman, leaves on his Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend, Percy, who he just so happens to be hopelessly in love with. When one of his reckless decisions leads to more trouble than he expects, he, Percy, and his sister Felicity find themselves pursued on a manhunt across Europe that could get them all killed.

“Oh no.”

Percy looks sideways at me. “Oh no what?”

I swallow. “I’d first like it to be noted that I am most certainly not a smuggler.”

“Monty…” he says, my name sopping with dread.

“And,” I continue overtop him, “I’d like you to both remember just how much you adore me and how dull and gloomy your lives would be without me in them.”

“What did you do?” 

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Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season #1) / 1/2☆☆☆

Summary: Paige Mahoney is clairvoyant in 2059 London, where it is illegal to be clairvoyant. When she is kidnapped by unearthly beings and taken to their prison in Oxford, she begins to realize exactly who it is that rules her world, and that she needs to figure out a way to escape.

There was no normal. There never had been. “Normal” and “natural” were the biggest lies we’d ever created.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Buzzwords that Make Me Want to Read a Book

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics!

There are many descriptors that grab my attention about books, but I thought really hard about the things that shoot a dose of book adrenaline to my heart and make me bypass my Goodreads TBR and head straight to Amazon.com. Perhaps they’re not all the buzziest of buzzwords…but they’re my buzzwords :’)

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Book Review: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles


Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles / ★★★☆☆

Summary: When Gabi’s brother gets terribly injured in war, she discovers that his dying wish is that she would make a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago through Spain with his best friend, Seth. The problem is, she and Seth do not get along.

I don’t know much, but I know this thing, this mystery, must be behind the desire that stirred millions of pilgrims across the centuries. Why else would people walk hundreds of miles to a place they’ve never seen? What is it that our restless hearts are searching for?

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July Wrap Up

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July was a funky month of reading, and it’s entirely because I read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara at the beginning of the month and it’s such an engrossing, heartbreaking book it’s impossible to get back to reading ~normal~ books afterward. It’s the highlight of my month. The highlight of my year. I also got a new job this month, so hopefully it won’t affect my blogging. I think I’ve been pretty consistent so far.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Book Worlds I Want to Live In

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics! 

Okay, this was a lot harder than I expected. I think I need to read more fantasy books that are set in happier places. However, now that I’ve got all my choices laid out, I think they all represent rather different parts of me, interestingly enough.

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