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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s focus is on favourite quotes, and oh boy do I have so many quotes that I have loved over the years. I even have a notebook dedicated to writing my favourites in every so often, so choosing just ten to highlight is no easy feat. I would also like to point out that these are in no particular order!

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Mid Year Book Haul 2017

Mid year book haul, all the book I bought from january 2017 to June 2017

I haven’t been able to do any haul posts on here, because I am constantly putting myself on super strict book buying bans. Which I broke, exponentially last month.

This means I now have the fun job of finding space on my already quite full bookcase for these lovelies, but I also get to share what I got with you guys.

So I thought the best way for me to do hauls would be if I just did a post every six months so that enough books would acuminate to be worth mentioning.

Let me know what you think.

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The Liebster Award | Book Tag

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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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April Wrap Up & May TBR

In March I didn’t do very well, things got hectic and I only managed to finish one book. Fortunately,last month I did much better. I’m actually quite proud of my progress in April.

In April I read 5 books, three physical and two eBooks, I only didn’t read one of the books from my TBR but I am going to attempt to get through that one this month. I have currently read 18 out of 50 books, and am currently two books ahead of my reading schedule according to Goodreads.

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March Wrap Up & April TBR

This month I did abysmally, so terribly in fact that I almost wasn’t going to do this post this month. However, since I made myself a promise to try to do this monthly here I go.

Life got busier than I expected in March, rushing about, renewing my work contract, doctor’s appointments, and more just left me with little time to dedicate to reading. Additionally I also started knitting again so some nights I would choose knitting to calm the mind before bed over reading.

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February Wrap Up & March TBR

So this has been delayed a little, mostly because I wasn’t sure what to write for the beginning of the month, a book review or a tag. Then I stumbled across a lot of bloggers posting monthly wrap ups, which I thought was a great idea and something I’m definitely thinking about doing continuously throughout the year.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Film Review

Fantastic beasts and where to find them movie ticket, with the text book, my copy of The Creature Vault and a Newt Scamander pop figurine.

4.5 stars

The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. (Source: IMDB.com)

One of my most anticipated films of last year was Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, my boyfriend took me to the midnight screening as an early birthday present. So I know this review is incredibly late, but alas life and other things piled up and catching up on reviews fell to the wayside.

Attending the midnight screening was incredible, being in a room full of Potter-heads, all equally excited about this extension of the universe that defined our childhood; it’s the best thing. It’s one of the reasons I love attending pop culture conventions, the sense of community and ease you feel when surrounded by people you know don’t think you strange for fangirling over things. It’s the best feeling. So to say I was excited about this film is an understatement.

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The Book Blogger TMI | Book Tag

Photo I took for the Book Blogger TMI tag.

I found The Book Blogger TMI tag on Spines and Covers and thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate my one-year bookstagram anniversary. I can’t believe it has been a year, I definitely think my account has grown and changed over the year, and I would like to think that I have improved.

How old are you?

I’m twenty-two.

What book are you reading?

I’m currently reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’m going back and forth between the two.

What are you wearing?

A grey oversized shirt and leggings.

OTP?

I would have to say Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition) | Review

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4 stars

“In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”

So, now that things have settled and most people have had the chance to read this extension of the Potter universe. I feel like I can sort through my thoughts about this. So this review will contain spoilers so please don’t read any further if you haven’t had the chance to read the script, or see the show. I would love to see the show, see it in the format it was meant for. But alas I’m in Australia, and don’t have enough for the flight over, so I will just have to wait and hope it either goes international, or the show is filmed and released on DVD.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. It’s also the first official Harry Potter story to be portrayed onstage.

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.” – Summary from Goodreads

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