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Posted on March 25, 2016

Amazing Magazine Review and Giveaway

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Boo has recently been enjoying reading The World’s Most AMAZING! Children’s Educational Magazine! Amazing! is a children’s educational magazine that is based on the National Curriculum. It is for boys and girls aged 7 years and over and it is full of articles, facts, stories, jokes, riddles, poems, recipes and activities. Read more

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Posted on March 15, 2016

The Day Louis Got Eaten Review

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The lovely people from Moon & Star Books sent the kids ‘The Day Louis Got Eaten‘ by John Fardell to review last week and they have also given us an extra copy for one of my lucky readers to win 🙂 If you haven’t heard of Moon & Star before please do check them out, all of their books are under £5 and they have a wonderful selection. I am very proud to have them as my #BML16 sponsor this year 🙂

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Posted on February 26, 2016

Introducing Moon & Star Books…

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I’m really excited to introduce my #BML16 sponsor Moon & Star Books to you today. I love being able to represent a business that I love! We can never have enough children’s books, our house is full of them and I just love to buy more, it also helps when they aren’t too expensive… all of the children’s books on the website are brand new and under £5 (lots of the titles are £1.99/2.99)! Read more

Posted on January 3, 2016

2016: A Year for Books!


Last year I set myself a really difficult (for me) challenge, during 2014 I read a total of 2 books, I love reading but just wasn’t finding the time for it so I started the book a week challenge during 2015. I wasn’t surprised that I failed but I was pleased that I pushed myself to find the time to do more reading. I managed a total of 20 books during 2015 so I didn’t do too bad (for me). The first half of the year I was really good, I even read the whole of the Twilight series in just two weeks but then things (Netflix) got in the way and instead of picking up a book I was picking up my iPad for a fix of The Vampire Diaries or such like.

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Posted on December 31, 2014

2015: A year for Books!

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This year I have been a terrible reader, I am currently reading my second book! This really saddens me so I have decided to make it my goal to read a book every single week during 2015.

I love to read so this shouldn’t be a massive challenge, once I’m reading a good book I am hooked and don’t want to put it down!

Here is a list of some of the books that I intend to read, I own either the paper version or the kindle version of these books already, I love to buy books so I have acquired up quite a collection that I have wanted to read over the past few years… Now I just need to start reading them!

  1. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  2. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window – Jonas Jonasson
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J. K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling
  10. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  11. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  12. Mockingjay– Suzanne Collins
  13. All for you – Sheila O’Flanagan
  14. Leftovers – Stella Newman
  15. The Hidden Child – Camilla Lackberg
  16. Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  17. Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
  18. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
  19. White Wedding – Millie Johnson
  20. A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
  21. The Christmas Cookie Club – Ann Pearlman
  22. What the Nanny saw – Fiona Neill
  23. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  24. Never Let me go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  25. Let’s pretend this never happened – Jenny Lawson
  26. How to be a woman – Caitlin Moran
  27. The wedding day – Catherine  Alliott
  28. The wedding girl – Madeleine Wickham
  29. A French affair – Susan Lewis
  30. The lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  31. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  32. A compromising position – Carole Matthews
  33. The girls – Lori Lansens
  34. Pieces of my heart – Sinead Moriarty
  35. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  36. A minor indiscretion – Carole Matthews
  37. The unpredictable consequences of love – Jill Mansell
  38. The road – Cormac McCarthy
  39. A clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  40. The outcast – Sadie Jones
  41. The bad mother’s Handbook – Kate Long
  42. 19 minutes – Jodi Picoult
  43. Mercy – Jodi Picoult
  44. The Cupid effect – Dorothy Koomson
  45. The chocolate run – Dorothy Koomson
  46. The Mill house – Susan Lewis
  47. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  48. Running with scissors – Augusten Burroughs
  49. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
  50. New Moon – Stephanie Meyer
  51. Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer
  52. Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
  53. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  54. Shopaholic to the Stars
  55. Pride and Prejudice
  56. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma
  57. The Sunrise – Victoria Hislop
  58. Wish You Were Here – Catherine Alliot

I know there are more than 52 books here and I probably won’t get round to reading more than one per week but I wanted to create a list of all the books that I own that I have yet to read. I am sure I will pick up more when I go shopping too!

If you have any great book recommendations then please leave them in the comments below, I love to hear about new books that I could discover. I will pick up anything and give it a go. I’ve read classics such as ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and ‘Lolita’ but am also happy with a Sophie Kinsella or Sheila O’Flanagan 😉

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a VERY HAPPY New Year! xx

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