MY FAVOURITE FRIEND GROUPS

This weeks topic for Top 5 Wednesday is one of my favourites because I’m reflecting on my favourite friendship groups!

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GOSSIP GIRL BY CECILY VON ZIEGER | Spoiler Free Review

22188.jpgTitle: Gossip Girl
Author: Cecily von Zieger
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit
Publication Date: April 1st 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆

 

I concede. I read this solely because I was hugely obsessed with the early seasons of the CW adaptation of Gossip Girl. When I came across the audiobooks via my library, I thought why not? I have always wanted to try the books. However I can’t say I’m eager to jump back into this Cecily von Zeiger’s mind after what was a pretty unenjoyable, and at times, aggravating read.

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BOOKS I LOVED WITH TROPES I USUALLY HATE

Some tropes, no matter how annoying, can be absolved if they’re in the hands of a capable author… right?

That might depend on how forgiving the reader is though… you can expect me to be very forgiving.

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FAVOURITES I’D LIKE TO REVISIT

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Top Five Wednesday! This one’s an interesting one, where we get to talk a little bit more about some old favourites that I probably have never mentioned on my blog yet.

I personally don’t make much of a consistent effort to re-read my favourite books. I tend to only revisit books if I’m behind on a series. I definitely tend to re-watch shows all the time (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty most often because they always make me laugh!) But this list will otherwise focus on mostly on books because I actually have a few planned re-reads!

Although, this topic is great because it can cover more than books — movies, tv and games can very much apply to this topic! And if you want to join in on future T5W’s, here’s the link the the goodreads group!

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BOOKS I’VE REMOVED FROM MY TBR ❊ T5W

Welcome to the rare instance where I actually manage to easily curate my weekly T5W list.

Why? Because I actually regularly cull my Goodreads TBR pile to ensure the list stays below 50 or safely around it.

Also, I regularly DNF books. I can tell in whether a book is not for me or it might be a put down for now kind of thing. If it’s the former, well it gets kicked off my TBR!

This is one of those T5W’s that is therapeutic to write. Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section what you really need to remove from your TBR pile.

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PEOPLE LIKE US BY DANA MELE | Spoiler Free Review

35356380Title: People Like us
Author: Dana Mele
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller and LGBT
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin Imprint)
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

 

Upon beginning People Like Us, I would’ve described it as combination of Gossip Girl meets Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why. All the while, still remaining unique in it’s own way. However, the latter half of this book took a sluggish turn that severely hampered my enjoyment of this novel.

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A THANK YOU| Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Six (Final Challenge!)

The last challenge… a thank you! I couldn’t see myself doing this, cause even the idea feels sappy. But I thought it wasn’t half a bad idea to ‘close’ off this challenge so to speak. (And perhaps challenging myself a little by doing something outside my comfort zone!)

This challenge is about writing a thank you to someone, be it J.K. Rowling, the characters of the Harry Potter world or anyone else. Essentially, we’re telling the world what this series, characters and world means to us!

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MY FAVOURITE HARRY POTTER QUOTES | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Five

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” — J.K. Rowling

Welcome to the fifth day of the Harry Potter challenge week. This day was allocated as ‘the wildcard’, meaning bloggers were allowed to create their own topic for this challenge. As the title says, below I’ll be recounting (some of) my favourite quotes from the series – and I’ll make sure not to leave out which character said what and from which book/movie.

Beware; a lot of these are sappy, inspirational quotes or quotes about friendship and love. I’ve put a few humorous ones in the mix too – but the sappy quotes are the ones I gravitate towards too!

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THE HARRY POTTER TAG | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day One

AND SO IT BEGINS!

The first official blog post that kicks of my week of Harry Potter related posts is The Hogwarts tag! Creator of the tag is not currently known at this point. This tag is supposed to illustrate a sliver of what my life would possibly be like at Hogwarts.

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