#mindforbooks

Back in Dublin and heading home to homemade gluten free pizza and gluten free beer. I love going away but food is often very limited and I need pizza in my belly right now. 🍕
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Prague was amazing and even though security was at the gate and I just about lost my shit because I’m a drama queen it was epic and I think I’d like to go back next winter. Eastern Europe in general is becoming my most favourite place to visit.
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So my last Prague photo of the week is the ultimate. #DaughterOfSmokeAndBone for the win. Took this at the John Lennon Wall and the whole area filled me with happy vibes. 💞
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#lainitaylor #daughterofsmokeandbonetrilogy #daughterofsmokeandboneseries

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I was supposed to save this to post for tomorrow but I can’t cause I love it. This is @lightspeedcrafts plaque that’s in my giveaway and to be honest I don’t want to give it away. I love it and it photographs so beautifully!
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I’ve managed to get a few lovely shots in this area. Recommend checking it out if you make it to Prague.
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#nightofcakeandpuppets #lainitaylor #daughterofsmokeandbone #daughterofsmokeandbonetrilogy

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Well Prague is ridiculous! What city needs to be this gorgeous? It’s totally showing off! 😂
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We are both absolutely dying. Having Bloody Marys and salty food overlooking the Charles Bridge right now. Things could be worse I guess. We drank all the drinks in @barandbookstynska last night. As evidenced by the receipt in my handbag this morning! 🙈
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Wondering and looking for some more giveaway prizes after lunch. May also need another Bloody Mary or three! 😂
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#nightofcakeandpuppets #lainitaylor #daughterofsmokeandbone

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Expect to see a lot of this book over the next few days.
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We have arrived in Prague. Having bubbles in the apartment and heading to @barandbookstynska via food next.
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Reminder to check out my #nightofcakeandpuppets giveaway. I’m having very Zuzana feels. She is in the air people! 😂

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Cannot believe I’m off to Prague tomorrow. Someone come pack and blow dry my hair for me?
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Super quick caption today and it’s an update on my giveaway. The #bookfriendships2018 hashtag isn’t showing up all the entered posts. I have absolutely no idea why but it’s very frustrating! 🙄 I plan on going through each and every comment on the giveaway post and checking each persons feed so I won’t miss anyone but if you have entered, tagging me on your entered photo would be really helpful and speed things up a bit when I go to check the posts. I have no idea why this is happening and I’m so sorry about it. You try to do something a little different and Instagram just screws you over! 😒
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Anyways, keep an eye out for my stories the next few days if you are interested in seeing Prague! 💞
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#TheReadersBookNook day 20: #DetectiveNovel

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Happy #MapMonday
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#TheRepublicOfItreya map today and it ties in nicely with the release of the title for the new #Nevernight book which is called #Darkdawn. I am a total cover ‘ho when it comes to this series and can’t wait to get my hands on both editions.
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So I’m off to Prague on Wednesday for my #DaughterOfSmokeAndBone trip and of course I’ve been hit with the plague. Well it’s a head cold but it feels like the plague. I took a sick day today because I’m afraid of it getting worse so I’m dosing myself and really hoping I’ll be over the worst of it by Wednesday. I’m feeling so sorry for myself. It’s pathetic! 😂
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Don’t forget to check out my #Prague giveaway! Closes this Friday. Also keep an eye out for my stories from Wednesday as you might see some of the added prizes I pick up in Prague!
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Showing off my second favourite house today. My Godson turned 11 this week and he is a proud Hufflepuff. I got him some Hufflepuff merchandise which included this gorgeous #woodmark from @inkandwonder.designs and house edition Philosopher’s Stone. He is only 11 and already all over hardbacks. He is definitely related to me. 😂
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I love sharing this fandom with him and I didn’t think it possible but I think his Harry Potter love makes me love it even more.
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Also, there seriously needs to be a badger emoji. 💛🖤 .
#NovelBeanFebruary day 18: #SockSunday

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Mini book spiral. I’m having a little #acotar hangover and I’m also just not in great form so I’m doing a KA reread. Chaos MC reread to be exact. I would murder every single one of these men (well maybe not Joker) if I met them in real life. They alphadouche in the extreme! But reading about them? Reading about them when I’m feeling low? EPIC!
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I’m about halfway through Motorcycle Man and already feeling better. Tack is such an asshole, he says the most inappropriate things and I kind of love him! #SorryNotSorry 🙈
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Also, don’t forget to check out my giveaway, can’t believe I’m off to Prague on Wednesday. I’ve nothing done! 😂
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#NovelBeanFebruary day 17: #BookSpiral

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Good luck for the year of the dog!
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It’s Friday and I’m getting ready to read KA and hide from the world for the weekend. Myself and himself are having a date day tomorrow but other than that I’m avoiding the world. 🙈
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Do you have books that are pure comfort reads? I like to call them book hugs. What are your book hug reads?
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#TheReadersBookNook day 16: #ChineseNewYear #YearOfTheDog

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Oh Volde, how I love thee!
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He is just my most favourite villain of all time. How can he not be? Dude is totally cray, cray! He is delightful to read!
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You are one of the most powerful wizards of all time and because of a prophecy (which, if he’d been paying attention while at Hogwarts instead of opening chambers that killed poor sad teenage girls, he would have known are tricky to interpret at best) he makes it his business to kill a baby. He fails and goes through some arduous shit in order to come back and kill an 11 year old boy and fails again and keeps failing for 7 years. We should probably feel sorry for him. 😂
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Seriously though he is awful and dreadful and cruel and kind of hilarious! 🙈
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#TheReadersBookNook day 15: #LoveToHate
#TheDarkMark

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“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have... The wait was worth it.”
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I have lots and lots of OTP’s but as I’m coming to the end of #acowar it seems only right to post these two.
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I knew I’d like this series and I knew it was a mistake to start it because now I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MORE!! 😫
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And I know I only have to wait until May for more but that’s only a baby book and I want a honking 700 page tome thank you very much!
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#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 14: #OTP

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Happy Valentine’s Day lords and ladies!
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We don’t really do valentine’s in our house. We did the first one together and it was kind of a bust. It was in the days of the boom and we went to a restaurant that tried to pack in as many people as possible, so everyone was basically on top of each other, and they only did a set menu and the food was terrible and cost a fortune. It was like something out of Faulty Towers. I put a stop to it after that.
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So instead we decided to do little things for each other throughout the year (yes, it is 🙄) but for us it’s much more romantic and I kind of love it. To be fair he is much better at it than I am but also to be fair I’m pretty easy to please. Get me a book and I’m yours! 😂
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Whatever it is you do on this day though I hope it’s a good one! 💞
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#TheReadersBookNook day 14: #Horror #MyBloodyValentine {this prompt is the best prompt ever! 😂}
#NovelBeanFebruary day 14: #ValentinesDay

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Finished #25inFive yesterday and managed to clock up 26 hours and spend a good chuck of Sunday rewatching most of Gavin & Stacey. It seems that an allergic reaction to face wash and giving yourself an unintentional chemical peel has an upside. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️
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These are the books I read for it. Now it looks way more impressive than it actually is. Wonderstruck may look huge but there was only about 150 pages of actual text, the rest was all illustrations. It was really lovely!
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And I only managed to get through 60% of #acowar so I’m still reading that. I DON’T WANT IT TO END! 😫
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#NovelBeanFebruary day 13: #CurrentlyReading

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‘You are far too familiar with your prince,’ he warned.
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‘So you confess it, then?’ [...] ‘That you are mine.’
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Rhy and Alucard make me DEAD.
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They are #swoonworthy everything! I also love ‘Fix your crown, my prince.’ Alucard does really good swoon. 😍
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Can we all just ignore that I mixed up the end of the rainbow? That be great. Thanks! 💞🙈
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#TheReadersBookNook day 13: #Rainbow {I didn’t plan this quote and the rainbow at all but how cool that it’s a diverse couple.} 🌈
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#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 13: #SwoonWorthyQuotes

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⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️GIVEAWAY CLOSED⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️
⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️IT WILL TAKE A FEW DAYS FOR ME TO GO THROUGH EVERYTHING SO EXPECT ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️
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I'm so excited about this giveaway!! 💞
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I adored the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The whole thing was epic but what I loved the absolute most was the friendship between Zuzana and Karou. I am so in love with Zuzana, she was a fierce friend and it was wonderful to read. Even more wonderful to read was Night of Cake & Puppets. I think everyone should have a copy of this book because it is basically book prozac. I can't imagine it possible to read it and not feel happy after.
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As a direct result of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Night of Cake & Puppets myself and my bestie are heading to Prague for a few days at the end of this month. Books really are the best influence! 😂 And to celebrate my trip I'm doing a giveaway. The prize is a copy of the beautiful Night of Cake & Puppets and this deadly Zuzana inspired plaque from @lightspeedcrafts who does gorgeous merch for this series and lots more besides.
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Also included will be 3 to 5 items I pick up on my trip. I hope to have them fit in with the general theme but I'm a magnet fiend so FYI one of them is going to be a Prague magnet. 😂
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I want to do something a little different this time, and perhaps a little more time consuming for those who want to enter, but I hope it will make it fun! 💞
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To enter:
📚Must be following @mindforbooks (that’s me that is)
📚Like this post and tag two friends who you think would be interested in entering
📚Post a bookstagram photo inspired by your favourite book friendships with the hashtag #bookfriendships2018
{All three will count as 1 entry}
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📚For an extra entry share this post in your stories for 24 hrs and don't forget to tag me.
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Rules and info in comments...
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Something I was definitely not expecting from the Court of Thorns and Roses series was all the steam. Hot damn!!!
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So expect to see a lot of #acotar posts from
me in the coming weeks. Sorry not sorry! Kind of obsessed to be honest. 🤷‍♀️
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#NovelBeanFebruary day 12: #MapMonday
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 12: #SteamyScenes {Hello chapter 55 in #acomaf I’m talking to you!}

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My Godson turns 11 on Tuesday. My little Hufflepuff is growing up so quickly. My sister is so calm about it. I think she needs to start freaking out and do something about it but she won’t listen! He is going to secondary school next year for goodness sake. Where is my little baby gone? 😫
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The one thing I’m doing okay with though is the fact that he is a pretty epic little human. I know I’m biased but the kid is amazingly kind and empathetic. I think he is going to end up being a really great big human. I just wish he’d slow down a bit.
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All his birthday presents this year are Harry Potter themed. This @inkandwonder.designs Hufflepuff woodmark is one of them. Yay for fandoms! 😂
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#NovelBeanFebruary day 11: #Bookmark

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I have such a love/hate relationship with Sunday. We always really spoil ourselves but the fear of Monday is very, very real!
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What’s everyone up to today?
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My plan is to continue #25inFive and I’ll be doing it with this beauty. I’m not a bit happy about finishing these books to be honest. I really don’t want them to be over. ☹️The other half is doing steak and we are having bubbles, the spoiling as mentioned above 😂. I feel a nap will also be in my future.
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#TheReadersBookNook day 11: #NeglectedBooks {I’ve had to read this as an ebook because this book is so heavy and it was taking me too long to read! 🙈}
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 11: #CharmingCharacter {All the inner circle.}

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So I’m not sure I’ve made this clear since I read the #daughterofsmokeandbone trilogy but I love these ladies and their friendship very, very much. They are wonderful!
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It helps that I basically have the biggest Zuzana crush ever! 😂
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Anyways...
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Because these ladies are so wonderful I’m having a giveaway inspired by their friendship so keep an eye out for that. It should be up in the next day or two!
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#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 10: #SweetestFriendships

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Well I’m feeling ridiculously sorry for myself today. My face still hurts. Everything is stupid. 🙈
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I’ve not been in the mood to do much of anything the last few hours so I think a nap and a few more hours of #25inFive is as wild as I’m going to get today. I might have to make some whiskey sours later. Because of the feeling sorry for myself thing! 😂
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We may also watch a few more episodes of Altered Carbon tonight. Anyone watching it? We’ve only watched one episode but I’m really liking it. Makes me want to read some Sci-Fi!
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#fairyphoto10
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#thereadersbooknook #neglectedbooks {I’ve been getting FairyLoot since last August and so far I’ve read one book. I’m fixing that and @evu_kim has suggested buddy reading all the one to come so they won’t be neglected for long. I hope. 🙈}

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I’ve set myself a personal challenge for 2018 and that is to read one book of poetry a month. I used to adore poetry when I was younger and I have no idea when or why I stopped reading it. This is my February pick and I’m really excited about it. I’m hoping to read it over the weekend as part of the #25infive readathon I’m participating in.
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Blurb:
Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood and a diagnosis of HIV positive. "Some of us are killed / in pieces," Smith writes, some of us all at once. Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America--"Dear White America"--where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.
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#TheReadersBookNook day 9: #BlackHistoryMonth - author of colour
#theunreadshelfproject2018 - #diversebooks
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#poetrychallenge2018

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I’m very much down the #ACOTAR rabbit hole right now. I’ve got some merch for this series in past book boxes and I bought a Rhysand candle for reasons but now I want all the merch there is and I’m so happy with these bookmarks. They are adorable! 💞
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#FairyPhoto10 ACOTAR & #MagneticBookmarks
#NovelBeanFebruary day 9: #FavouriteSeries {I think this could be a new contender}
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 9: #SlowBurnRomance {I’m on chapter 40 of #acomaf. JUST KISS ALREADY!!!}

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While they are not alike in almost any way if you liked #ADarkerShadeOfMagic I’d recommend #Vicious. Especially if you are looking for a @veschwab fix. I loved ADSOM because of its originality, its characters and its pace and for me Vicious had all the same attributes. I absolutely devoured it. I can’t wait for #Vengeful.
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#TheReadersBookNook day 8: #LikeThisReadThis
#NovelBeanFebruary day 8: #BookishVillian
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 8: #SweetToothCharacter {Rhy Maresh. I’ve been stopping myself from using Rhy for most of these prompts. He is just all kinds of awesome and he is as sweet as pie. ❤️}
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Good morning my lovelies!!
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I’m feeling a tiny bit sorry for myself today. I stupidly used a new face wash for two days last week and had an allergic reaction. It’s totally my own fault because I know there are only a few things I can use but I had to be all idiotic and try the ‘extra sensitive’ fancy face wash. Well now I’m basically giving myself a chemical peel and my face hurts. It hurts a lot.☹️
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Anyway, sorry for complaining. I’m the worst patient! I should look on the bright-side. My face will be super smooth next week. 🤷‍♀️
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I’m on chapter 20 of A Court of Mist and Fury and can I just say this shizzle is my kind of book. I purposely put off reading these as I knew they’d take over my life but I don’t think I prepared myself well enough for this takeover! 😂 Thankfully I’ve started #25inFive today and I can let them consume me this weekend.
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#FairyPhoto10: #ReadingNook #ReadingNookAndPillow
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#acotar #acomaf #acowar

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These are my dates for the weekend ahead. I’m doing the #25inFive and it starts tomorrow. I’m not sure if I’ll get them all read but I can tell you right now I’ll be trying to get A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin completed because I’m in it people and there is no going back. #TheHouseOfWind #Hooked
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I have avoided spoilers for these books FOR SO LONG and I have no idea how I’ve managed but I’m glad I did. I know a few things that are going to happen, because it’s impossible not to, but I’m mostly in the dark.
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I’ve added batman to the pile in case I need some breaks and I have a book of poetry I’d like to start over the weekend that’s not pictured. Roll on the weekend.
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#TheReadersBookNook day 7: #DateWithABook

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My unboxing always suck! Why are they always so difficult? I love the cushion cover that came in the January @fairyloot box but I was really very close to chucking it out the window! 🙈
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Moving on! Favourite box so far. Although I think I say that every month. It’s good to be consistent! 😂
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Also using The Cruel Prince as a favourite kiss prompt. While it’s not my favourite kiss of all time it was a very good one. I like that one of Jude’s many issues is her not knowing if she wants to kiss Cardan or kill him. I was in the kill camp right up until that kiss! I’m so fickle! 😂
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Shops tagged and I plan to have a full unboxing post on the blog by the end of the week. It should have been ready for today but I don’t want to talk about it! 🙈
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#Fairyphoto10: #Unboxing
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 7: #FaveKiss

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I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done at the weekend as I had visitors. I had a wonderful time but family really do impact on reading time. 😂
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Anyway, as a result I’m only finishing #ACOTAR today. I really like the world building and all the intrigue and I’m also absolutely dying to know what’s going to happen but I don’t think this one is a 5 star read for me. More like 4 stars. I have been told by many, many, many people that the first one is the weakest and it gets a lot better. I’ll definitely be diving straight into the next one. Even though Feyre has made me eye roll a fair few times I like her very much. She has an inner strength I find admirable. I’m unsure about absolutely everyone else at the moment. I trust nobody. 🙈
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I’ve kind of cheated on the red front for this prompt, or I’ve decided to interpret it differently, and chosen the red foil title from my purple book, Wicked Like a Wildfire. It’s thinking outside the box is what it is. Or it’s because I couldn’t make the 3 colours work together with books and I gave up! 😂
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#TheReadersBookNook day 6: #PurpleBooks
#NovelBeanFebruary day 6: #WhiteBooks
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 6: #RedBooks
#ReadForWomen: 100 years later

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I still have to read Language of Thorns. Thinking of dipping in this weekend as I’m planning on participating in the #25inFive readathon. I would love to be able to do the #24in48 but I’m almost certain that it would break my brain. I’ve been itching to do a readathon for a while and I think this one is doable.
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#TheReadersBookNook day 5: #Novella
#NovelBeanFebruary day 5: #BookAndCoffee
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 5: #CinnamonRoll {Nikolai❤️}

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I have always thought Harmoine and Ron was an odd pairing. Don’t get me wrong, I love them together, but I just think it’s an unlikely match.
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The Half Blood Prince causes all the tears for me. It’s also my second favourite in the series.
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Sometimes captions are hard. My brain is actual mush today. 😏
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#TheReadersBookNook day 4: Wha! #BooksThatMadeYouCry
#PrintedAlphabetXOXO day 4: #UnlikelyPairing

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Another Sunday and another hangover! 🙈
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My mother and my aunt came to visit this weekend and yesterday we went to watch the rugby (we won, I have no interest in rugby at all but it was a nail biting end and the atmosphere was amazing) and then we came back to my house and played cards. They are both sharks and took all my money. We all drank far too much and we are all dying today. It’s a Bloody Mary kind of day.
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Bloody Mary’s are actual magic.🍹
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I hope to get a good bit of #acotar read today. I may need a nap first though! 😴
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#NovelBeanFebruary day 4: #ShelfieSunday

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