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Month: June 2017

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur | Review

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, lying on a table with a vanilla candle and a tube of honey

4 stars.

 

 “accept yourself
as you were designed”
“we are all born
so beautiful
the greatest tragedy is
being convinced we are not”

Going into this book, I knew very little, only what was in the Goodreads blurb (featured below), and that people on bookstagram had been mentioning it in many posts. It was somewhat of a shock to realise just how intimate some of the poems in milk and honey were.

“milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, and heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look” Summary from Goodreads.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start

Top Ten Tuesday banner made by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t,’ and since joining bookstagram, and the online book community this list has gotten longer.

So, in no particular order, here are the main ten series I desperately need to read.

  1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

I adore the Game of Thrones TV series, so for a few years now I have been meaning to read the books it was based on. I just haven’t quite done it yet, because they are so damn intimidating. I know about the multiple character POVs and everything. So, I just have to be in the right headset when I attack these books. However, I have promised myself to start the series at some point this year.

  1. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I recently read my first Schwab novel with This Savage Song, and I really enjoyed it and the way she had the story unfold. Plus I have heard a lot of rave reviews about this series; so I am definitely want to read this soon.

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May Wrap Up & June TBR

 

I know it is a bit late in the month to be posting this. However, I made a promise to myself to post a wrap up each month this year, and I want to keep it.

I seem to have hit my stride, reading wise, so to say. In April, I did really well, and the streak continues. Last month I read four book, which isn’t as good as April’s five but still better than the one book in March.

Considering I’m still on low shifts and minimal work, I have more time to myself to read, though currently reading has been battling for my attention ever since I took up knitting again. I wish I could do both, and maybe there is a way, it would just require some balancing. So, if anyone knows any tips to knit and read simultaneously please let me know.

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The Liebster Award | Book Tag

Liebster Award Badge

I was extremely pleased and honored when the wonderful Emily from A Bookish Adventurer, nominated me for this award. She is such a genuinely nice person; check out her Instagram, her pictures are phenomenal (@abookishadventurer).

Thank you for considering me for this; please make sure to check her blog out, as she is amazing.

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is all about building out the book blogging community. Specifically, it’s a way to highlight newer blogs that don’t necessarily have a large following (less than 200). You get to discover hidden gems of blogs, make new book blog friends, and learn more about the bloggers you already follow.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their site on your blog
  2. Display the award on your blog
  3. Answer 10 question about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you
  4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers for the award
  5. Create a new list of questions for your nominees to answer
  6. List these rules in your post
  7. Inform the people/blogs that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post, so they can learn about it. 

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