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    Am I Pretending To Be A Book Blogger?

    A week ago I was in a Waterstones and came across a copy of The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon. This is not particularly surprising because it was close to the release date. But when I saw that book last week, it was on a shelf 5 days before the official release. Normally during occasions like this the book blogger in me would have had a tiny freak out moment in the store. Immediately buy the book then come home and tell everyone on the internet that I got a book before the release date. ON NOT BUYING BOOKS This time it wasn’t quite like that. This time I noted…

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    Book Review | Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

    Paper and Fire is second book in The Great Library series by Rachel Caine. The series starting out with Ink and Bone. It is set in an alternate world where books are banned. This book has a really Harry Potter feel. With the main character, Jess, leaving home to join the mysterious library. If you love books about books, Paper and Fire is a must read. PAPER AND FIRE SUMMARY With an iron fist, the Great Library ruthlessly controls the knowledge of the world, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the…

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    Book Review | Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

    Ink and Bone is the first part of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, which is continued in Paper and Fire. Ink and Bone is set in an alternate history. The main character Jess, leaves home to join the mysterious library. This series has a Harry Potter feel to it, so its a must read if you’re looking for another Potter fix. INK AND BONE SUMMARY Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books…

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    How To Get Rid of Books

    You may have noticed I own quite a lot of books. Around this time every year I go through everything I own and clear out the ones I don’t want. I do this mostly because I have limited space and there is no point keeping something just for it to sit on a shelf. So today I am going to share my process for purging books. CHOOSING WHAT BOOKS TO GET RID OF The first thing I do is just look at my shelves. It may seem pointless to mention it but this is what I do. I go through each shelf and pick out the books I’ve read and…

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    Book Review | Disney’s Art of Moana

    I’ve been meaning to buy some of the Disney ‘art of’ books for a long time. If I had the money I would by every single Pixar one ever made (along with the one about colour scripts (it’s so pretty)). After seeing Moana I knew I had to buy Disney’s Art of Moana. I loved the movie so much, and the animation was fantastic. You can really see how much the studio has improved with doing water. DISNEY’S ART OF MOANA The one thing I liked about this book is that it had 2D renderings and concept art. Which is really nice to look at. It gives you an idea of what…