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Tag: Day and Night!

D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?
I tend to read more at night. My mornings are usually quite busy!

A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
Too many to list here!

Y: YA or not?
I love a bit of YA!

A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee!

N: Nobody borrows my books or I don’t mind lending them out?
I don’t mind lending my books out if they’re looked after. Mess up my book, though, and you won’t be borrowing any ever again!

D: Do you ever smell your books?
Doesn’t everyone?

N: Not everyone likes books, is this a positive or a negative?
A positive because it’s a quick way of knowing who I shouldn’t bother talking to! 😉 I’m joking, of course. Everyone is entitled to like different things, so it’s neither a positive or a negative

I: I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?
Best condition! Though my favourite books aren’t in perfect condition due to over-reading!

G: Gosh I have too many books! True or False?
Can anyone ever really have too many books?

H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?
Nope! My dad dropped one of my books in the bath before, though! Does that count?

T: Toned or un-toned while reading? . . or in other words. . .Do you read and workout at the same time?
Nope! I find it difficult to do my yoga/pilates while reading! My focus is usually on not falling over!

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What do you think of this tag?
What are your answers? I’d love to know!

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I’ve graduated!

I can now officially announce that I have finished university with a 2:1 degree in English and History!

Friday, 10th July was my graduation ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining and I had my favourite people there. My mum, my fiancé and two of my three brothers. I had 4 tickets so they all came into the ceremony with me.

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My brother, my fiancé, me, my mum and my brother

(Official photo of me to follow when I receive it in a few weeks).

I also had all of my family and my fiancé’s family watching on a live stream and came out of the ceremony to lots of texts saying that they saw me.

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A picture of me receiving my degree (the lighting wasn't great)

After the ceremony, we went for a meal. It wasn’t anything fancy (we went to a pub) but it was perfect. The food was great and everyone ate until they felt sick.

Everyone had a great time. There was lots of laughing (and a bit of crying from my mum!). I couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate all the hard work and effort that went in to gaining this degree qualification!

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Now, on to my PGCE (primary) course in September!

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Award: Blogger Recognition!

I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Kenzie from Bookish Things and Tea! I’d like to begin by saying a massive thank you for the nomination! It really means a lot to me that you thought my blog was worth nominating!

Kenzie’s blog is awesome and I’d love it if you could check it out! As you may know from my Recommended Blog list, Kenzie’s blog is about everything YA!

Here are the rules:

1. Select 15 other blogs to give the award to. You might have to do some searching, but you can find those blogs. You can’t nominate yourself or the person who nominated you.

2. Make a post to show off your award! Talk about how your blog got started and give some advice to the other bloggers out there. And share the fancy picture!

3. Comment on each blog to let the blogger know that you have nominated them.

4. Link to the original post at Edge of Night that way anyway can find the original guidelines and such.

Why I started blogging:

I started blogging during the final few months of my second year at University. I was losing my love of reading due to doing a joint degree in English and History and wanted to create a site to celebrate the great books that I had been reading (even if I was reading them very slowly). I didn’t expect to get any followers as I’d sort of started it for myself, so I was blown away when other bloggers started interacting with me! From there, I really fell in love with blogging and the blogging community.

My advice to other bloggers:

As Kenzie said, take regular breaks from blogging and don’t try to force yourself to write posts. It won’t happen and you’ll just feel really disappointed in yourself! Also, don’t worry about what other bloggers are doing or how their site looks. Your site is yours and it should be what you want it to be, not what you think it should be!

Who I’m nominating:

1) Becky at Blogs of a Bookaholic
2) Lauren at Bookmark Lit
3) Dayna at Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers
4) Michelle at Spider’s Book Club
5) Claire at Claire’s Cosy Corner
6) Ditch the Bun
7) Lexi at Sempre Dolce
8) Romance Novels for the Beach
9) Brittney at Brittney’s Book Nook
10) CK at CK’s Reading Corner
11) Krystal at Breathing in Fiction
12) Carla at  Random Thoughts of a Twenty Something
13) The Editor at The Journal
14) Cristina at Girl in the Pages
15) Nicole at Thoughts on Fantasy

 

 

fancy_page_dividerPlease check out these blogs! They really are great!

Also, I apologise if anyone that I have nominated has already received this award or doesn’t accept awards. I did check but sometimes these things get missed!

 

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Review: ‘Wrong Place’ by M.A Comley

Genre: Crime / Thriller
Length: 205 pages (approx.)

This is book 1 in the DI Sally Parker series.
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I have awarded this book 5 stars.

Synopsis: DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she’s hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It’s up to Sally and her partner DS Jack Blackman to find out why before the body count rises to double figures. While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home. His actions not only threaten Sally’s new-found confidence, but they also force the DCI to give Sally an ultimatum concerning the case.

Can Sally overcome all the obstacles fate has placed in her path and arrest the brazen killer?

Review: I will happily admit that part of me didnt want to start reading this book. Comley’s Justice series is great and I was worried that this book would be more of the same, just with different names. However, I should never have had those thoughts as it simply wasnt true. There were parallels in parts, but this is definitely it’s own story. In fact, I’m even tempted to say that it is my new favourite book written by Comley!

I greatly enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced and unpredictable and the characters were well developed and believable.

From the very beginning of this book, I was hooked. The story opens with an encounter that goes very differently to what I had imagined! Comley left me guessing throughout as to who the killer was and how he would be caught. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing, too!

I really liked the character of Sally and found her to be very realistic. She is a strong woman in a strong role at work, but still capable of showing her vulnerabilities at home and still finds herself in difficult situations. I also greatly enjoyed the storyline of Sally’s work partner, Jack. I found myself cringing at the situation he was in! I feel it is important to note that I did not find this information about the characters personal lives to distracting or overpowering, but rather felt that it added depth to the characters.

I also loved the references to the star of Comley’s Justice series, Lorne Simpkins, and the references to other works in this genre (such as Linda S. Prather’s ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt). Very clever!

All in all, a superb start to the series and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

★★★★★ – Fast paced and unpredictable with believable characters. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested! A great start to the series! Very highly recommended.

Where to buy:
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon US (Kindle)