March 2021 Wrap Up

Hello!

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone. I hope none of you have succumbed to an April Fool’s joke today.

March was a better month for me reading wise, which was good, but I fear April will not be so good due to assignments again but I live in hope.

Statistics

Books

Pages: 404

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 159

Format Read: Kindle

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Review

Pages: 372

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 543

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 324

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

14/70 Goodreads Challenge. Now 3 books behind, really need to work on catching up.

So there is March. Please drop me a comment if you want to chat.

Happy Reading.

February 2021 Wrap Up

Hello!

Happy March! I feel like it was only yesterday that we were in January. I will be honest February hasn’t been the best month for reading due to assignments but I have still managed to fit some in to help me relax.

Statistics

Books

Pages: 601

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

Pages: 68

Format Read: Kindle

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Review

Pages: 385

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

9/70 Goodreads Challenge. I’m 2 books behind!

There is my February. Hopefully March will be a better reading month.

Please drop me a comment if you want a chat.

Happy Reading.

January 2021 Wrap Up

Hello!

I can’t believe we are already in February! I think I am the opposite to most people, in that for me January flew by.

So here is wrap up!

Statistics

This is much better than January 2020 as I didn’t manage to finish one book in January 2020 as I was in a big reading slump.

Books

Pages: 463

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 572

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 384

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 258

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 336

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 35

Format Read: Kindle

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Review

6/70 Goodreads Challenge

So there is my January. I hope everyone else also had a good January.

Please drop me a comment if you want to chat!

Happy Reading.

November 2020 Wrap Up

Wow, how did the end of November arrive? I am getting so excited about Christmas and my Christmas books are really helping me get into the festive spirit. Today I am sending my husband in to the loft to get the decorations down.

November has been a really good reading month and I appear to be catching up on my Goodreads reading challenge.

So here are the bookish stats!

I will be honest I don’t think the page number chart is quite correct because Story Graph didn’t have the correct editions for a few of the books I read, but they are close enough.

Books I Read in November (click the picture for the review)

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde

Pages: 50 pages

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

Rossetti Poems by Christina Rossetti

Pages: 256

Format Read: Hardback

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Mythos by Stephen Fry

Pages: 416

Format Read: Hardback

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The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling

Pages: 304

Format Read: Hardback

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A Midwinter Promise by Lulu Taylor

Pages: 546

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲

Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Pages: 160

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley

Pages: 400

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

So that is my November wrap up. Please drop me a comment if you have read any of these books.

Happy Reading!

October 2020 Wrap Up

Another good month for reading and I seem to have come up with a good balance between studying and fun reading. Whether that balance will continue once I get into writing assignments is yet to be seen.

This wrap up post has a new addition of statistics I am very excited, even if I never have been that keen on pie charts. I think they will grow on me.

I love all the different moods of the books I have read.
Quite an even balance this month.
Another equal balance.
Definitely two firm favourites this month.

Pages: 352

Format Read: Hardback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

Pages: 511

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 58

Format Read: E-Book

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Pages: 245

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 292

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 336

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

So there is my October! Please drop me a comment if you have read any of these books.

June 2020: Wrap Up

Hello!

The last day of June is here so it is time for the Wrap Up. Remember click the picture for the review!

 

Books I read in June

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Pages: 517

Format Read: Hardcover

Dragons: 5/5

 

 

 

 

Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

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Pages: 32

Format Read: Kindle

Dragons: 5/5

 

 

 

The Avengers, Vol 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Sr.

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Pages: 112

Format Read: Kindle

Dragons: 4/5

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The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien

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Pages: 384

Format Read: NetGalley

Dragons: 4/5

 

 

 

 

Arthur: Prince of the Roses by Alison Weir

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Pages: 54

Format Read: Kindle

Dragons: 3/5

 

 

 

 

The Blackened Heart by Alison Weir

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Pages: 45

Format Read: Kindle

Dragons: 4/5

(Review pending)

 

 

 

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

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Pages: 544

Format Read: Hardcover

Dragons: 5/5

(Review pending)

 

 

Total book read: 7

Total pages read: 1688

So that is my June. Some good books read and more pages read than May. Let’s hope July is just as good.

Drop me a comment with the links to your monthly wrap ups and please let me know your thoughts on any of the books I have read.

Happy Reading!

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March Wrap Up

Hello!

Well March has proven to be a strange month and I imagine April will also be strange but if will all stay home and stay safe hopefully everything will be ok.

Being as I am currently not working I have been busy essay writing but also reading, practising my different instruments and doing jigsaws. Two essays are due on Thursday so hopefully they will be ok. I have been managing to read more which is nice.

 

Books I have read in March (if you click on the picture it will take you to the review)

Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War by  John Jackson Miller

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Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women by Euripides

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Trojan Women by Seneca

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Star Trek Discovery: Dead Endless by Dave Galanter (review to follow)

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Again only a few books but they did include more pages than last month’s books.

Please drop me a comment if you have read any of these books.

Stay safe everyone.

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February Wrap Up

I must admit I was in two minds whether to even bother with a wrap up after February as I have read barely anything. I have read loads of chapters and journal articles for my course but no real fun books.

However, I have read a few books so I thought I would make a wrap up.

 

Emma by Jane Austen

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Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks

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Star Trek The Next Generation Cats by Jenny Parks

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A Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up! Goodbye to All Cats by P. G. Wodehouse

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As you can see a few books read. Hopefully I will do better in March.

 

Please drop me a comment if you have any thoughts you would like to share about the books.

 

Happy reading!

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2019 in Review

Finally, I have time to sit down and reflect on 2019!

Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you to all of you who support me, read my blog, follow my blog and for just being amazing. Thank you!

I have been blogging for over a year! This is quite a shock to me and I am really impressed that I have managed to keep this blog going for over a year. I have also thoroughly enjoyed reading and following fellow book blogs.

Overall, I have read 71 books that equals approximately 15921 pages.

I have also read a lot more poetry and explored a lot of quotes. I have also tried to read different genres from my usual comfort zones.

I have discovered a new favourite author, Elly Griffiths and a new favourite poet Christina Rossetti.

I haven’t visited as many Waterstones stores as I would like but I am hoping to tick off more in 2020, especially in London.

I bought loads of books in 2019 and sadly have not read them all, so my TBR Pile has grown alarmingly large. I really can not help myself where buying books is concerned!

The other thing I learned in 2019 was that I really do not like reading challenges. I really struggled to keep to my Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge and really hated feeling confined to list. I found it useful whilst away on holiday to know I have a list of books to read on my Kindle but as soon as I was home surrounded my all my lovely books, I just wanted to pick and choose what I wanted. So inevitably I did not complete the challenge and have decided I will not attempt one again in the near future other than my Goodreads challenge of how many books I plan to read in a year.

The other thing learnt this year was how to switch off properly. For the first time ever I went on a resort holiday and to begin with I struggled at this relaxation business and kept thinking I needed to do things but then I realised I could just spend the day by the pool and read and not feel guilty. It was a wonderful experience and one that I hope to repeat. I managed to read a wonderful amount of books as an added bonus.

So I think that is a round up of my 2019.

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November Wrap Up

Hello my fellow Book Dragons!

Well it has been another busy month with lots of studying and assignment writing as well as the normal day job keeping me busy.

Not as many books read this month but hopefully in December it will increase because I have loads of books I want to read.

 

Books Read (Click on the Titles to be taken to the review):-

 

 

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare

A Very Murderous Christmas by various.

 

Total page count this month:- 656

Year page count:- 14,017

 

Happy reading!

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