A Paper Tiger's Tale

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New Year New Me! (Except Not) || 2018 Wrap Up & 2019 Bookish Goals

Well holy Hasselhoff in a handbasket, you mean it’s 2019 already? How dare it. Not in MY TwentyGayTeen! I mean, in my TwentyBiTeen. Because that’s what year it is now.Β 

Boaty McBoatFace versus Napoleon || Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C S Forester

πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ’€//β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† How are the Napoleonic wars so blood(il)y awesome?! I think I love them so much partially because vague and misplaced patriotism, partially because everyone was fricking pengagleng.

Twilight Goes to Prague || Daughter of Smoke and Bone

πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ’€πŸ’€/β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β Hey guys! NaNoWriMo is officially done (#completeditmate) Christmas is officially here, and it’s time for MOAR BOOK REVIEWS. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of THE most uber hyped, uber loved recent YA fantasy classics, and I have A LOT of thoughts. Most of them are positive. But …some…not so…?

#Preptober Challenge (aka nanowrimo, pumpkins, & Freaking Outβ„’)

Hello possums! This week I'm doing something a little bit cheeky -- repurposing the instagram #Prep_tober Challenge as a blog tag (mwa hahhahaa!) BUT WAIT! What is preptober, you ask? Well, it's the nickname some writers on Teh Interwebz have... Continue Reading →

Walking and Wonder || The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane

🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯/β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The Old Ways is a meditation on the joy of walking. Each chapter describes a different journey which Robert MacFarlane has taken through the countryside of Britain and beyond. Β And holy HECK is it beautiful.

#AmWriting Update || New Daily Writing Habit & Coming to the USA?!

Ey up me ducks! It’s been a while since I did my last proper update. Mainly I’m still freaking out that summer has already passed us by, but I’m chuffed that August was pretty productive for me reading and writing... Continue Reading →

Piano Keys & Heartstrings|| A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews

🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯/β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day.

Genderbent Sherlock Holmes in SPAAAce! || The Tea Master and the Detective by Β Ailette de Bodard

πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ’€/β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Ey up me ducks! This week I’m reviewing a gorgeous little sci-fi novella starring three of my favourite things: Sherlock Holmes, female friendships, and MOTHER FUDGING SPACESHIPS.

Mild romance and meh plotting || Heroes At Risk & Heroes Return by Moira J. Moore

πŸ―πŸ―πŸ―πŸ’€πŸ’€/β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† || πŸ―πŸ―πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€/β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† Ey up me ducks! It’s time for another double review as I merrily steam through this fantasy rom-com series. After the travesty that was Heroes Adrift, I am glad to say I enjoyed book 4 and also book 5, sort of.* Whoohoo! Aren’t novels great when they’re not randomly racist?! Who’d have known!

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