November TBR

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So I have a few books that I want to get to this month, I don’t know how many I am going to get through but hopefully most of them as I have recently been reading more.

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves.

I have had this one on my TBR for sometime now and thought it was about time I got round to it.

The Unseeing

Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson.

‘A twisting tale of family secrets and unacknowledged desires. Intricately plotted and extremely convincing in its evocation of the everyday realities of 1830s London, this is a fine first novel’ – The Sunday Times

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she’s hiding something, but needs to discover just why she’s maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death?

I received this from Tinder Press and  love historical fiction so this is right up my street.

Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)

I am not going to put a synopsis up for this in case it spoils anyone if they haven’t read wolf by wolf. I am super excited for this.

Iron to Iron (Wolf By Wolf, #1.5)

I also have the novella to read which is from Luka’s perspective. It’s 104 pages so hopefully I can whizz through this.

No Virgin

My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped.

Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey’s story.

This is from Netgalley and really short only 192 pages, I think this is going to be difficult to read.

5 books for the month seems plausible especially as some of them are shorter.

What is on your TBR for November?  Are we reading the same books?


Massive October Book Haul

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Ok so I have managed to rack up a load of books this month. I mostly buy from charity shops, some days I will walk into the shop and will leave with nothing and then the next time I will leave with 5 (this happened yesterday)

I have managed to get some real bargains this month, but I really need to just stop! I have nowhere to put them any more and I have stacks of books around me like a fort.Please tell me I am not the only one.

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I managed to get the whole selection series for £7 from The Book People! This is my bargain of the month. I have heard this is not the greatest series but that it’s addictive.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

I loved Illuminae and I am so happy to have my hands on this book right now.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

I haven’t even read a Throne of Glass but I have this ready and waiting for when I eventually do.

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (Book 2)

I managed to get my dad to buy me this book, I haven’t read the sword of summer…. well I read the first chapter or so and I loved the writing style and how easy it was to read so I know that I am going to like them.

So that’s all my brand new purchases for the month which is pretty good going.

I also received an E-book directly from the author that I am going to be reading and posting a review of in the up coming months.

Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand

Blood is how it all began, and only by blood can it end. Chaos has reigned in Zendar for years since the rise of the seven Bloodlines. The Liege Aleron Corvinus ruthlessly seeks revenge for the mistreatment of his ancestors. His ambitions will only be sated when he claims the world under his family’s name; he will only stop when all of Zendar is his and the other six Bloodlines pay their weight in blood.

Azel Undel was born into this world of blood and sand. She is of a dying Bloodline, a feared one, but most coveted. Promised, in exchange for money, to a man she had never known; Azel travels across Zendar. Her ship is attacked and she alone survives, setting the wheels of fate in motion. She did not expect to become her enemy’s captive or that he would demand her submission to him.

Loyalties are tested, secrets are uncovered, and Azel will have to make a choice: remain loyal to her family and everything she ever stood for or be loyal to her own heart.

Taken from Goodreads.

Then there are all the second-hand books that I bought, they are all from the charity shops. Some are great condition others not so but for 99p each I couldn’t really turn them down.

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

House of Leaves

Outlander (Outlander #1)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

The Loney

Not If I See You First

How Not To Disappear

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That’s all of them, I am most excited for The House of Leaves as the synopsis is really intriguing and I have heard some fantastic things about it.

Have you read any of these books? What was your bargain of the month? What are you looking forward to reading on Halloween.



The Sims Book Tag

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I  wasn’t tagged to do this but I saw it over at thrice read and thought it was a pretty good tag to do, and since I haven’t done one in a while i thought it was time.

If you have not done so already go and checkout Thrice read’s blog as it’s really cool,there is loads of tags and cool reviews. The creator of the tag is HailsheartsNYC

I loved The Sims years ago, I would spend hours on end playing it but I was never very good at managing my Sim, I used to have house fires all the time, social services would take away my baby and I got robbed A lot. Luckily this doesn’t happen to me in the real world. It’s easy to say that I enjoyed the game but I was crap at it.

OK so here goes….

1. The Original Sims: The Best Author Debut

Ready Player One Ready Player One was Ernest Clines debut novel and it was bloody amazing.

2. The Grim Reaper: The Saddest Character Death

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) It has to be Dumbledore, oh dear god! Where’s the tissues?

3. Sims Getting Stuck: A Character That Just Got In The Way

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) Mal, I think if Mal wasn’t in this book then Alina would stop moping about. GRrrr!

4. Simlish: A Book With Amazing Writing

The Night Circus The descriptive writing in this was fantastic and will always be in my mind when someone asks me this question.

5. Expansion Packs: A Series Where The Books Kept On Getting Better

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) These books just get better, I know there has only been two so far but I am expecting great things from the next book.

6. Sims Romance: The Worst Case Of Insta Love

When We Collided God this made me cringe, love at first sight..bleurgh.

7. Cheats: A Book That Was Entirely Unrealistic

Dear AmyThis is one of the worst books that I could think of when it came to the plot.


8. Needs Fulfillment: A Character Who Made All The Wrong Decisions

Beautiful Broken Things Caddy made some pretty dumb decisions just to fit in.

9. Error Code 12: A Series That Started Off Great But Went Downhill From There

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) I am sorry to all the lovers of this trilogy but it is just not my cup of tea. The first one wasn’t too bad but  Siege and Storm was pretty bad. I will read Ruin and Rising because I am a weirdo and want to finish the series.

10. The Sims Vortex: A Book/Series That Completely Engrossed You

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)I haven’t read many series or finished the ones I have started but I can pretty much say that I enjoyed all the Harry Potter books.

Thanks for taking the time to read and I tag anyone that wants to do the tag.


Baby blanket

Another reason for my dramatic decline in reading was this latest knitting project that I took on.

My sister in law is expecting her bundle of joy anytime now and I wanted to make something for the baby that was 1. Handmade and 2.something that no one else would get her. Plus it’s made with love.

My photo doesn’t do the blanket justice.  As I am a beginner in the knitting world I wanted something simple to make but at the same time cute and stylish.

I  found the pattern through a friend but it also can be found at ravelry.com 

The pattern is created by lucie Sinkler.

These above images are from the ravelry.com website and are by Lucie Sinkler.

I have finished this recently and will probably be starting my partners scarf again.