April Book Haul



Ooops I did it again! I will never be able to control myself when it comes to books, it just makes me sooo happy plus every new book is making my fantasy of my owning my own library more of a reality.

I did really well I bought 1 new book and all the others were from the charity shops at a fraction of the price.

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

My partner – the beautiful creature that he is found a copy of the compendium on Ebay going cheap (I am not willing to pay £45) And as he is obsessed with the TV series he bought this for the both of us.

Still AliceLooking for AlaskaNever Let Me GoLet's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True MemoirPretties (Uglies, #2)

In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

I am looking forward to all of these books, I am really happy that I managed to get The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making These were really cheap and in great condition.

The book that I bought full price at a whopping £3.99 was:

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

I am so excited to read this that It is on my May TBR. I have only heard good things about this.

So it’s a reasonable size book haul but the great thing is that I spent hardly any money whoop whoop.

Let me know if you have read any of these.

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Mums/Maternal Figures

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.

when I first saw this weeks theme, I couldn’t think of one  mum that was particularly good. The problem is the books I have read are where the mum’s are dead,missing, psychotic or neglectful…. So maybe one week I may just do the worst mum’s. Anyway I managed to wrack my brain and I think I might have got 5.

Molly Weasley – I think she has to be on the top of my list “Not my daughter, you bitch” she is just a typical mum, fussing and worrying. I also wouldn’t mind her knitting me a jumper for christmas.


The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

Alba’s mum is such a cool down to earth woman and she is like her best friend all in one and plus she owns a coffee shop/bakery…ummm yes please!

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Blue’s mum and aunts –  There is something I just really like about these women, it feels homely and loving. I also really like that they have psychic abilities.

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel’s mum from what I can remember from this book was lovely, I read this years ago and wasn’t really a fan.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Mariam never had a child of her own but she is such a loving and warm person despite the turmoil that she goes through. Laila as well is a really great mother to her child.I love them both.


Yay! I managed 5! Thanks for reading and let me know your Top 5 and if we had any the same. Happy hump day!

wrap up

A very late March Wrap-up!

refurbished Regular


So March has been over for quite a while and I still haven’t managed to put a wrap up yet!I have been feeling kinda slumpy with reading and blogging since my Harry Potter challenge. I think I am starting to get back into it now though so Hopefully you will see more posts and reviews from me in the next few weeks


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

I actually finished the complete series in the month of March and won my bet with my colleague. I also posted a review for philosopher’s stone and Chamber of secrets.

I haven’t written any reviews for 3-7 yet and was wondering if you would prefer a collective review or individual?I have added a poll for your answers (Plus I have never done a poll before – so I clearly

 just want to play around)

Haiku Princess: Poems in Ascending Order of Profanity

To break up the Harry Potter a bit I read this short selection of Haiku poems Haiku Princess by H. O Tanager

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)

My daughter and myself finally finished reading the 1st diary of a wimpy kid – my daughter enjoyed this and it got a couple of laughs out of us. This is a middle grade book with lots of dialogue and pictures. I rated this 3 stars.


I also wrote a few posts in general that were March TBR update This was just to let you know how I was getting on with my reading and then I got a bit slumpy and posted Slump or boook hangover?



Latest 5 star reads

Spring TBR

10 Childhood favourites


Fictional items you want

Books that feature time travel


And then I had a bookhaul – like every month I can’t resist buying books. I try to buy from charity shops as it makes it a lot cheaper.

March Bookhaul

That is my March wrap-up, I am sorry it is so late and would really appreciate it if you could answer the poll.

I hope each and every one of you had an amazing March and Easter and had a fabulous reading month.