Goodreads Monday: 26/09/2022

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week so far. My chosen book this week is one I could swear that I have read but have no evidence that I have read it and as I have always recorded the books I have read, it seems strange that I have missed this one off the list. Hence why it is on my TBR list.

A novel that chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian heroine, the pampered daughter of a wealthy family.

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Happy Reading

Etsy

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend. I have sadly not managed much reading this weekend due to work and doing work prep but I have managed some reading in the week so it isn’t all bad.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Absolutely love this so far. The short stories are all fascinating so far.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend so far. I have had a better week blogging this week but not so good reading wise.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Enjoying this so far but I am finding the dialogue a bit trying at times.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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Mid Week Quote: Mark Twain

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Happy Wednesday!

My chosen quote for this week is by the American author, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910) who was known by his pen name Mark Twain.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” 

Mark Twain

Happy Reading

Etsy

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August 2022 Wrap Up

Hello!

August was not such a good reading month for me but I am pleased I made progress with The Wheel of Time series.

Statistics

Books

Pages: 310

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review to follow

Books: 150

Format Read: Kindle

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review to follow

Pages: 144

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

Pages: 674

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review to follow

Goodreads Challenge: 39/60

Happy Reading

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. This week has been another good one on the blogging and reading front.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

I’ve been really pushing forward with this book especially this weekend. I am really enjoying the book and I hope to finish it before the end of the month.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I have had a lovely Sunday off which is very unusual for me. Another good week of reading and blogging has also taken place.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

I haven’t been able to put this down so far. I think it is the best in the series so far.

Happy Reading

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Mid Week Quote: Aristotle

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have been busy working on a new bookish project which I will be sharing with everyone soon.

My chosen quote this week is by one of my favourites, Aristotle.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” 

Aristotle

Happy Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Hello!

This is a perfect prompt for me as a lot of books I read and love are nowhere need modern.

So here is what I have come up with:

  1. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – This is one of my most loved books, in fact I have read it so many times my copy has fallen into bits so if I drop it and the pages all fall out I have to put them all back in the right order.
  2. Coming Home by Rosamunde PilcherThis is the first book I read by Pilcher and one of my absolute favourites.
  3. The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann This is my favourite Christmas book and one I read every Christmas without fail.
  4. The Lord of Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – Yes I know this is three books but they are my all time favourite books.
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Another favourite of mine by one of my favourite authors.
  6. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett – This is the first Discworld novel I ever read and is still my all time favourite, it is probably my all time favourite because it introduced me to the Discworld series.
  7. Do Androids Dreams of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick – Philip K. Dick is another favourite author of mine and I have many favourite books but I have chosen a well known one for this prompt.
  8. Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell – I was only talking about this series to my friend the other day so I decided to include it as it is one of my favourite series.
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – I bought the 25 years anniversary edition of this book last month. My well read copy is another book that is falling to pieces.
  10. Hood by Stephen R Lawhead – I love this book but I have still yet to read the rest of the trilogy! Must get around to it soon.

What books do you have on your Summer TBR?

Happy Reading

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I have had a wonderful weekend spent in Norfolk celebrating my best friends birthday. It was so nice to see everyone and spend some time adventuring around Norfolk.

Anyway, here is what has been happening this week on the blog.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

I started this over the weekend and so far so good. I have read it before in 2014 so I have forgotten quite a bit of it.

Happy Reading

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