October Wrap Up

Well looking back on October I can say it was thankfully a better month than September.

 

Books read

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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3/5 Dragons

324 pages

 

Classics: A Very Short Introduction by Mary Beard and John Henderson

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4/5 Dragons

145 Pages

 

Girl in Trouble by Stacy Claflin

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3/5 Dragons

317 pages

 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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5/5 Dragons

422 pages

(If you click the image it will take you to the review)

Total pages this month: 1208

Total pages this year: 12897

 

Here’s to another good month of reading.

 

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September Wrap Up

Ok everyone, I admit September for me was a complete and utter right off. I only reviewed one book and hardly blogged at all. Going back to work and trying to finish my final assignment for my diploma all became too overwhelming and I hardly read anything at all. This probably added to my stress because reading helps me unwind but sadly my brain just could not take in the words I was reading. October I am hoping for much better.

Books or should I say book that I read.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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Pages: 101

Total pages this year: 11651

 

Friday Poetry

6/9:- Brian Patten

13/9:- Tolkien

20/9:- Robert Louis Stevenson

27/9:- Rachel Field

Mid Week Quote

4/9:- Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

11/9:- Bede

18/9:- Sima Qian

26/9:- Phaedrus

 

Book Tags

Down the TBR Hole #15

ABC Book Challenge: H

Anticipated Releases Book tag

WWW Wednesday 

So that is my September wrap up, as you can see rather disappointing. Fingers crossed for a better October!

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August Wrap Up

Well I can’t believe it is the end of August, it really has flown by.

Happily I’ve read quite a few books in August and thankfully I have also finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt that has just been dragging.

Books I have finished (as usual click the picture to go to the review)

Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster by Liza Palmer

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4/5 Dragons

249 pages

 

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

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5/5 Dragons

196 pages

 

My Cat is a Dick by Malcolm Katz

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3/5 Dragons

144 pages

 

Matilda by Roald Dahl

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5/5 Dragons

240 pages

 

Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell

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3/5 Dragons

80 pages

 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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2/5 Dragons

881 pages

Total pages: 1790

Total pages this year: 11550

 

Friday Poetry

2/8:- John Rice

9/8:- Robert Graves

16/8:-Christina Rossetti

23/8:- John Bunyan

30/8:- Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti is definitely a firm favourite of mine.

 

Mid Week Quotes

7/8:- Bill Watterson

14/8:- Sophocles

21/8:- Euripides

28/8:- P. G. Wodehouse

 

Book Tags

Down the TBR Hole #13

ABC Book Challenge: G

Down the TBR Hole #14

 

So that is my August wrap up. Thankfully I read a few more pages than last month.

Please drop me a comment with your august wrap up links or if you want to chat about the listed books.

Happy reading

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July 2019: Wrap Up

July has been a very busy month and thankfully I have managed a bit of reading, most of it to be honest when on holiday. I spent the end of July struggling through some text books for my Diet and Nutrition course and reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt when I had some spare time.

So here are the books I read, if you click the pictures you will get sent to the review:-

Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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352 pages

4/5 Dragons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireside Gothic by Andrew Taylor

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256 pages

4/5 Dragons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaws by Peter Benchley

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340 Pages

4/5 Dragons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

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130 Pages

2/5 Dragons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total pages in July: 1078

Total pages this year: 9760

 

Poems this month

5/7/19- Rain in Summer by Henry Wordsworth

12/7/19- To You by Langston Hughes

19/7/19- Morning Song by Sara Teasdale

26/7/19- High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr

 

Quotes this month

3//7/19- Song of Solomon

10/7/19- Nigel Kennedy

17/7/19- Neil Armstrong

24/7/19- Lee Hamilton

 

So that is my July Wrap Up. Fingers crossed I manage a few more books in August.

Happy Reading

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April 2019 Wrap Up

Well April hasn’t been exactly as I expected. To be honest I wanted to do a lot more reading but I have struggled to get any real reading done this month. However I have done some Waterstones adventures, so that makes me feel better.

Books I have Read

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton

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Thorns in a Realm of Roses: The Henry Queens by Thomas Crockett

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The Time for Murder is Meow by T. C. LoTempio

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Click on the pictures to go to the reviews.

 

Waterstones Stores Visited

Walsall

Peterborough

Wells

 

Poems from April

Last Words by Peter Porter

The Railway Children by Seamus Heaney

Good Friday by Christina Rossetti

St George and the Dragon by Finola Akister

My favourite was Good Friday by Christina Rossetti, I plan on getting the complete poems by Rossetti soon as I really want to read more.

 

A good month but I hope in May I manage to read a few more books. I must admit I am really enjoying NetGalley and the new books I get to read. I hope everyone had a good April.

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March 2019 Wrap Up

What a busy month March has been both reading and working. This March has been the month where I have done the most teaching ever in one month and I have managed to keep up reading to a certain point.

So here is how March has gone. (If you click the picture you go to the review)

Books Read in March

Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself by James Swallow

2/5 Dragons

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The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue by Anon

3/5 Dragons

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The Endgame by Jeffrey Archer

5/5 Dragons

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On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas De Quincey

1/5 Dragons

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The Inner Voice of Love by Henri J. M. Nouwen

2/5 Dragons

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

5/5 Dragons

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Waterstones Challenge Update

Only one Waterstones visited this month sadly which was Wolverhampton. Hopefully April will be more fruitful.

 

Other Updates

I also joined NetGalley and have so far had two books from it.

Altogether an eventful March reading wise. How was your March?

Lady Book Dragon.

 

 

February 2019 Wrap Up

Another good reading month!

This month has been great blogging wise, more follows and likes off people and feedback on a review from an author, which I really appreciated.

I managed to read 7 books this month, granted some of them were only short but sadly work has got in the way and my reading has slowed. This month I discovered two things: one, I love the Star Trek books and plan on reading as many as I can and, two, I have discovered a new possible favourite author Elly Griffiths. I read her latest book (review on the way) and I could not put it down. I would have happily not gone to sleep and carried on reading all night but my husband needed his beauty sleep.

Books I read this month

(If you click on the picture you’ll go to the review)

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4 out of 5 Dragons.

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5 out of 5 Dragons.

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3 out of 5 Dragons

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4 out of 5 Dragons

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3 out of 5 Dragons

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5 out of 5 Dragons.

I also managed to visit a few Waterstones stores and tick some more off my list, oh and buy some new books, which is always good.

Plans for March

For March I would like to read the next two Star Trek Discovery books and The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon anything else is a bonus. I also plan on visiting a few more Waterstones stores.

Have you got any plans for March?

Happy reading.

Lady Book Dragon.