I envy the strength of the person that can walk into a book store and NOT purchase a book. Obviously, I do not have that strength, and I have blasted my book-buying-ban to oblivion this week by purchasing not one, but four new books. Welcome back, Sammy. Admittedly I did go searching for one of … Continue reading Latest bookish purchases
The Wicked King by Holly Black Published: January 8th 2019 Rating: ★★★.5/5 I've been in a book slump for a loooooong time. Nearly a year, actually. And as it happens, the first book in this series (The Cruel Prince) was one of the last books I read last year before everything went downhill. It pleases me … Continue reading Book Review – The Wicked King
If you have been following my posts over the last year you might have seen that I was going through a bit of a rough patch with my mental health, and because of that I started to withdraw from all my hobbies and activities thinking that was what I needed to get better. I had … Continue reading It’s been a while.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Published: March 8th 2016 Rating: ★★★★★/5 So if you follow me over on Instagram you may have seen me plugging the little book club that I started on Instagram/Facebook/Goodreads called Read With Sammy. For the month of April we chose to read Rebel of the Sands together and I … Continue reading Book Review – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
If you're active on Goodreads, you've probably set yourself a reading challenge for the year. I actually started the year with a goal to read 50 books, and coming out of April I have already read 45 books!!! I am definitely leagues ahead of where I thought I would be for reading this year, so I … Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge Update
Even if you're new to the bookish community, I am sure you would have seen a book haul in some way shape or form. Basically, when the end of the month comes around we pull out all the books that we have accumulated over the month and put them in a pile. We take photos … Continue reading April Book Haul
Hey booklovers, long time no post! I've been pretty overwhelmed with my job, my reading schedule, and my little bookstagram account lately, so I have definitely been neglecting my blog *sad face*. But, the lovely Brianna over at Paperbackbrii tagged me to do the 'Get To Know Me' tag so I thought it would be … Continue reading The ‘Get To Know Me’ tag!
Hey book lovers! It's been a few months since I started this little blog, and so far the only things that I have been posting are book reviews. Not that it's a bad thing! But I do want to give you guys a bit more variety. So, I think it's time that I shake things up a bit … Continue reading What’s Up Wednesday: New Format!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer Published: January 3rd 2012 Rating: ★★★★/5 I read Cinder a few weeks ago, and I made a note to write up a proper review for it when I had time... So, here I am. Marissa Meyer has created a beautiful anthology series called the Lunar Chronicles, with each book being a retelling … Continue reading Book Review – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift Published: March 1st 2016 Rating: ★★★★★/5 Last week I was contacted by my local independent bookstore, Boffins Books, to read and review a few books supplied by publishing house Simon and Schuster. After having a quick look at the books on the list, I realised none of them were Young Adult! … Continue reading Book Review – Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift