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I like to give out about the ridiculousness that is places outside of the US having Black Friday sales. Mostly because my inbox explodes and by the time it is upon us I feel if I hear the phrase again my brain is going to explode! 🤯 I honest to goodness got an email advertising reduced Black Friday rates for a conference!!!
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But...
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Colour me a hypocrite! I made an absolute killing on clothes and books today! 🙈
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#NadinesLibrary day 24: #BlackBooks

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I got my last @thebookishbox for the foreseeable today and going out with a bang! Little sneak peek at the beautiful @bookbeau that was included in this months package! 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

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Author I’m thankful for is actually easy for me to pick right now because I’m in the middle of a Harry Potter reread and I swear every time I read them I discover something new and it just highlights the genius that is J.K. Rowling! The women is a legend and that is all. ❤️
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I hope all my American followers have a wonderful day of family and food today. I really wish I had pie! 🥧
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#NadinesLibrary day 23: #AuthorYouAreThankfulFor

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These two books are definitely in my top 20 for 2017! I’m really enjoying this series and it is a because of bookstagram purchase. For me these weren’t books. They were an experience! 😁
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#NadinesLibrary day 22: #SciFi 🌌
#BooksAndProps day 22: #Blanket

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My friend made this for me her first year of training to be a goldsmith. She now makes incredibly intricate and stunning pieces of jewellery but this is still one of my favourite pieces! ❤️
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#BooksAndProps day 21: #Jewellery

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So I have a very rigid rule when it comes to dystopians. This is because I’m weird and a bit of a scaredy-cat. Basically I can handle almost anything as long as it’s not a dystopian of this world. Give me zombies on a spaceship and I’m all over it. 🧟‍♀️Give me a zombie apocalypse set on earth 30 years from now? Nope. Just can’t. I guess the best dystopians take human ideals or science and use them to scare the absolute bejesus out of you. My problem is that our society already scares the absolute bejesus out of me and I think we are fully capable of going all out dystopian! I don’t want for the worst to happen and be sitting there thinking ‘I’ve read this. It does not end well!’ 🙈
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Also, on that note. If there is an apocalypse of some kind I’d rather just bite the dust in the first wave. I really don’t think I’m up for all the drama of looking for food, hiding from whatever awful creature (human or otherwise) is at the top of the food chain and I’m sorry but I need to be able to shower! 🚿
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George Orwell print from @thebookishbox .
#NadinesLibrary day 21: #Dystopian

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I did a mini revamp of my reading room this year. New shelves and the like but this part remains pretty much the same. In an ideal world my reading room would be ten times bigger with wall to wall shelves and three or four different types of seating to choose from but until I win the lottery I’m happy enough with this. I have an actual throw cushion and blanket addiction. There are just so many in my house but I like it to be cosy! 🙈
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#BooksAndProps day 20: #ReadingArea

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I really should do more house pride posts. I was proper upset when I was first sorted into #Slytherin. Set up a completely new email address just to redo the sorting. Still Slytherin! 😂 I totally embrace it now though and as time wears on I actually kind of understand why I ended up there. 💚🐍💚
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I’m in a very Harry Potter mood at the moment. Started rereading Goblet of Fire last night and I’m also making my way through the new illustrated Fantastic Beasts! Hope to finish a series reread by Christmas as I always watch the movies over the holidays.
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#NadinesLibrary day 20: #HousePride

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I love my #DarkerShadesOfMagic shelf. It’s probably going to become my @veschwab shelf as I pick up her other physical books though. I was rotating the print I used as I have a few but I’ve been using this @taratjah one that I got in my September @fairyloot box for a while because I love the colours and Lila.
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I have no idea how the shells and stuff, which I picked up from the beach in the village I grew up in, gravitated to this shelf but they did and because Lila loves the sea they kind of work. .
#NadinesLibrary day 19: #ShelfieSunday
#BooksAndProps day 19: #Books

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I absolutely love sprayed pages! My Harry Potter house ones are definitely my favourites 🐍 but the Six of Crows duology are a close second!
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#BooksAndProps day 18: #Pages

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I was up until 4.30am reading the new @kristenashleybooks and after I woke up at stupid o’clock (that being too late for a productive Saturday) I started in again. I say it every single time. @kristenashleybooks is my happy place. I love my fantasy but I need her books in my life for my mental health! 💆‍♀️
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#NadinesLibrary day 18: #Fairytales

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Winter is really moving in here, it’s getting chilly and I’m missing autumn and it’s colours. This is a throwback to the end of September when we got some gorgeous red in our back garden.
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#BooksAndProps day 17: #Leaves

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The Lumatere Chronicles is probably my favourite read of the year so far. That’s a year that included the Darker Shades of Magic trilogy which is outstanding. That will give you an idea of how highly I personally rate these books. I asked my very good friend @giuliabo67 to recommend a book to me with a kickass, take no prisoners, don’t need no mans to save her, heroine. She didn’t even hesitate. Finnikin of the Rock was the first book she named. She was not wrong. What she didn’t tell me was that every single women in this trilogy is kickass. Every. One. Quintana though I think is my favourite. She was viewed by her people as broken and useless when she was in fact a goddamn warrior. Quintana of Charyn also happens to contain the most amazing prologue I have ever read.
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I really want to go on about how wonderful these books are and how clever and topical to the current state of the world they are but I don’t have enough space here! Just know they really are amazing books with amazing women being amazing.
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#NadinesLibrary day 17: #FavouriteHeroine

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I love how this shot turned out. The light was just right this morning and A Conjuring of Light was a last minute addition. I love it when a plan comes together! 😂
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#NadinesLibrary day 16: #Bookspines
#BooksAndProps day 16: #Hair

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So I think Australia needs a special shoutout today! In an ideal world we wouldn’t have to vote on stuff like this and common sense would dictate but having experienced the jubilation and the joy of the LBGTI community in Ireland 2 years ago there is something wonderful about knowing the majority of your country voted for love! Congratulations Australia! ❤️💛💚💙💜

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Shelfie Wednesday? I really need to do a sort out but I actually like this set up even if it makes absolutely no sense to anyone but me! 🤷‍♀️
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Fantasy is my favourite genre so about 70% of my books fall into that category!
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What’s your favourite genre?
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#NadinesLibrary day 15: #Fantasy
#BooksAndProps day 15: #Shelfie

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I’m just going to assume this is middle grade? 🤷‍♀️I’ve no idea what age middle grade is and I’m honestly too lazy to google it.
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I loved this book as a kid. After reading it I used to enjoy going around the house trying to make my own concoctions. My mother did not like this book! 😂 I got this for my niece for Christmas, I’m pretty sure my brother won’t thank me! 😂😂
#NadinesLibrary day 14: #MiddleGradeBook

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I’m off work this week and doing a staycation in our own house. I cannot explain how wonderful it is. Spending the days reading and the nights watching Stranger Things and movies. Eating all the food and tonight we are indulging in some cocktails. I was kind of regretting not going away somewhere but now I’m delighted. This is heaven!
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Finished The King’s Men last night and I’m now reading Lessons in Cartography, the fanfic that’s recommended for after. It’s really very good. I can’t recommend the All for the Game trilogy enough, it sucked me in from the get go and add to that the fact that you can get all 3 ebooks for like $3, you’d be crazy to pass up such a deal!😜
#BooksAndProps day 14: #Candle

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Obsessed with both editions of the Nevernight and Godsgrave covers. I thought the US ones were gorgeous but I think these are my new favourite, especially when they is naked! ❤️🖤
#NadinesLibrary day 13: #CoverLove

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Last year I kept a bullet journal. I actually enjoyed it but I kind of let it take over my life and instead of using it to organise my life I became obsessed with taking notes of my current reads. I got carried away and was writing out half the books I was reading even though the majority of the books I was reading were ebooks and all my highlights were being saved anyway. I was spending way too much time on it so I took a step back. All my KA’s are in there though so it makes for fun reading back over it.
#BooksAndProps day 13: #NotebookAndPen

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Absolutely in love with my @inkandwonder.designs bookmarks. Going to pick up a few more for Christmas gifts. I’ve obviously seen them around a lot on here but pictures don’t do them justice. They are just so cool. Also got my Fantastic Beasts this week and it is gorgeous. I’ve spent the weekend reading it with my niece. The illustrations are mind blowing!
#NadinesLibrary day 12: #SockSunday
#BooksAndProps day 12: #Bookmark

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#NadinesLibrary day 11: #FunFactAboutMe: Hmmmm I can’t think of a fun fact to be honest, so a weird fact about me is I can only wear my socks and tights inside out because I hate seams! 🤷‍♀️
#BooksAndProps day 11: #Mug
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So I’m going to be contrary and say I’m not that happy about a new release of Murder on the Orient Express. There are two reasons for my contrariness.
1: David Suchet is Poirot. Can’t people just leave well enough alone? (I actually liked the Albert Finney adaptation because that cast was EPIC and also that movie was before Suchet.)
2: Johnny Depp! I’m not going to get on a soapbox here so all I’m gonna say is NOPE!! I’ll soon not be able to watch anything the way Hollywood is going! 😒
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#NadinesLibrary day 10: #FavouriteMystery
#BooksAndProps day 10: #Lights

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I’m so broken. This week has been hard. So busy at work and I’m staying up super late reading because of the ‘All for the Game’ trilogy and the gym has been kicking my ass. I need it to be Friday and I needed it two days ago! 😂
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#NadinesLibrary day 9: #BookStack (mini version)

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Loving both these editions. One from @fairyloot and one a gift from my very good and generous friend @giuliabo67 for my birthday. I haven’t started it yet. I’ve not read Six of Crows or Crooked Kingdom but I have read The Grisha Trilogy. Should I wait until I’m finished the duology before I read?
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#BooksAndProps day 9: #Pillows

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Currently absolutely OBSESSED with the All For The Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic. I’ve had these books on my kindle since 2015 and I knew this would happen. I’m in the middle of The Raven King and I want to be finished so I know what happens and I don’t want to go on because I don’t want them to be over. This is why we read right? 😂
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I’m going to have to buy these in paperback because $3.22 for this level of writing feels like I’m robbing the author.
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#NadinesLibrary day 8: #BookAndCandle

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I’m slightly hungover (read: kinda dying) in this post! I was at a wedding on Saturday night and took this on Sunday. I’m actually pleased that I was okay enough to take photos. That’s a score for me! But anyhow I’m telling you this to explain why my eyes are all wonky. I have glasses to help correct them but glasses can’t fix 5 hrs of sleep and drinking the night before!! 🙈
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#BooksAndProps day 8: #Eyes

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So I’m finding bookstagram a little disheartening at the minute. I know that it shouldn’t matter about the amount of likes a post gets and I usually don’t let it bother me, I started this account to stop bothering people who didn’t care books with pictures of books, but I dunno, you kind of get sucked in and spend lots of time and effort on pictures and then they just sit there and you end up feeling a bit ☹️. I mean look, it’s not the end of the world but it does make you a bit less motivated. I’m hoping I’ll be over my little self pity fest by Thursday at the very latest. 🙈
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On a lighter and brighter note. This special edition of A Darker Shade of Magic is ridiculously gorgeous. ❤️🖤
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#BooksAndProps day 7: #Frame

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QOTD: Batman or Superman?
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AOTD: Batman because he is awesome. Superman is a tool. He annoys the heart and soul out of me. He is a sanctimonious doucheface! My boyfriend is a Superman fan. We have such fun conversations about them! 😂
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#NadinesLibrary day 7: #FavouriteSuperhero

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I developed a bit of a Dalí obsession at a young age. I went on my first pilgrimage to Figueres at 16 and Cadaques a few years later. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of the museum in Figueres!
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#BooksAndProps day 6: #Clock (The Persistence of Memory)

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