City of Lost Souls (2012) Review // JUST CALL ME BOO BOO THE FOOL

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare

Book 5 of “The Mortal Instruments”

Fantasy, Young Adult

Trigger Warnings: Death, joke about asexuality, incest, attempted rape, sexual assault, loss of a loved one (past), injury, incestuous storyline, gore, war

Publication Date: May 8th, 2012

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION // HP CHATS

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling ...

Okay, so we’ve truly discovered that J K Rowling is a trash bag over the last month (well, last few years, really) but I started this series and I would like ot finish it, so I will, BUT, this series will be the end of my focus on the Harry Potter series on my blog. This series and the characters mean so much to me because I read them as a child and they were the books that comforted me at that time. I will continue to read the books but, I think the series is well-popular enough without me seemingly promoting it. So, I will continue to read the books, I just won’t talk about them on my blog.

Instead of donating more money to JK Rowling by buying new sets of the series or new HP merch, consider donating to one of these organisations isntead:

Homeless Black Trans women fund The Okra Project | Trans Law Center | Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

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I Read Mostly 3 Star Books? Losing Confidence in My Reading Tastes Discussion

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time dissecting my reading tastes and paying a lot of attention to my Goodreads page and my general reading tastes and I discovered that my avergae rating on Goodreads (which I’ve actively been on since 2015) is 3.52 (interestingly my average rating has gone down since I outlined this post last week – it was 3.53).

So, my average rating on Goodreads is 3.52 and I’ve always said that I think 3 stars is a solid rating for a book, and maybe that’s why I give out so many 3 star average ratings I honestly don’t know. But, I’ve been noticing lately that while I read a lot of books and I read relatively broadly from middle grade to adult and in different genres within those age groups. soo many of the books I read, while I like them and would recommend them, are usually 3 stars or somewhere within that 3 star range.

So yeah, today I’m sort of rambling on about how I think I’m losing faith, or maybe confidence is a better word? in my reading tastes. and how I’m reading a lot of books and while I’m liking most of them, I’m not loving them and it’s sort of bringing me down? Like, I just want to be loving books again! I don’t want to change how I read or the quanity or where or when or even what because I genuinely love the groove I’ve gotten into. I just want to understand how to get myself to stop pikcing up average books!

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WWW WEDNESDAY 10.06.2020 | Re-Reading Favourites & Buddy Reads! 💕💕💕

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with an update for how my reading has been going for the last week, and what I’ll be reading over the next weeks!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and you can find my other WWW Wednesday posts and find my progress here.

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Ninth House (2019) Review // IF WE WERE VILLAINS x KINGSMAN (MEETS FANTASY)

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo

Book 1: Alex Stern

Adult, Dark Academia, Fantasy, Mystery

Audiobook, Review Copy

Trigger Warnings:  violence, death, murder (on page, graphic), dead bodies (graphic depiction), autopsies, ritual, infected wounds, self-inflicted pain, drug use, overdose, anxiety, corpses, child rape (12, graphic), statutory rape (15), sex, assault, sexual assault, violence, past trauma (PTSD), loss of a loved one (past), grief, magical date rape drug, gore, drowning (on page), parental neglect and manipulation/abuse, racism, forced/drugged sexual assault of multiple women filmed on video which was circulated amongst a group of men, forced eating of human waste (to a rapist), talk of suicide, physical abuse, blackmail, use of words like whore, slut & bitch, toxic relationships, physical abuse for sexual pleasure (depicted negatively), bloodletting & self-harm

Publication date: October 1st, 2019

Thank you to Hachette Australia for supplying me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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WHY THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD DOESN’T TRANSLATE WELL TO THE SCREEN & WHY I THINK IT SHOULD // AKA. THE SCREEN MAJOR IN ME POPPED OUT AND I HAVE THOUGHTS | A DISCUSSION

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Just a heads up, there are going to be spoilers for all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books & the movie + show! There will also most likely be spoilers in the comments! You’ve been warned!

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with a long discussion-chatty type post so please buckle up, grab some snacks and prepare to really tell me what you think in the comments section because today we’re discussing the Shadowhunter tv show & movie!

Remember, this is a discussion post so I do really want to know your opinions, so please let me know all your thoughts in the comments! (I love long comments so don’t be afraid!)

[Disclaimer: These are just my opinions, you’re entitled to your own and that’s okay!]

You can find my reviews of the Shadowhunter books here.

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RECOMMENDING MORE OF MY FAVOURITE MOVIES! PART 2 // Nicholas Cage + Murder Mysteries + Disney Feel Goods + Classics

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! So I recently did a post recommending some of my favourite movies of all time and I had a blast talking about all of them with you guys so I figured why not do a part 2?

If you wanna here me go off on tangents and talk about Keanu Reeves and Studio Ghibli a lot you can find part 1 of this series here.

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MAY MADE A PJO AND HOO BOOK TAG AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH 😍😍😍 | aka. The PJO/HoO Character Book Tag

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Oh my God, everything is happening at the moment and I am loving it! Rick Riordan (the man HIMSELF) recently announced that the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is going to be adapted into a tv series on Disney+ and I am super excited about it! This is one of my favourite childhood series of all time, and I know I’ll still be reading it well into the future, so picture me in 20 years having a mid-life crisis and still reading Percy Jackson! Also, oh my god Becky Riordan just dropped some hints about “beginning another journey with Percy” and I am STRESSED!

So, I love Percy Jackson, it’s getting a tv series, Becky is stressing me the f out, I’m currently re-reading the series with the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries and now May has created a tag based on my absolute favourite characters and I AM LIVING!

*This tag is spoiler-free and has no plot hints or anything like that, so you can do it if you haven’t read all or any of the books!
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MY OLYMPIC GAMES TBR // aka.we’re getting all the Percy Jackson content and I’m living for it!

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So… is anyone actually surprised??? I love Percy Jackson so there was no way I was going to miss out on an entire readathon based around Percy and the gods! I recently did the test to see who my “Godly Parent” would be and I got Poseidon and I’m honestly not surprised because I’ve always felt like he represented me best, though I do feel like it’s kind of like getting Gryffindor in a HP quiz 🤷‍♀️.

You can find out more about the readathon here.

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Meet Sofia! // Allonsy Blogger Interviews

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! This year I’ve been focusing on getting to know other bloggers in our bookish community and right now I think it’s more important than ever to be staying positive and engaging with each other online, so today I’m interviewing Sofia @ A Book A Thought!

I loved getting to know Sofia more through reading her answers to my questions! She’s such a fun personality and I cant’ wait for you all to get to know her too!

Here are some of Sofia’s most recent blog posts if you’re curious to see what she writes about!

A Book. A Thought.
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