MY 2020 GOALS CHECK IN!

2020 really has been a whole ass mess, huh.

I don’t usually do this but I’ve been lobing updating you all on how my reading has been going so far this year so I figured why not do a mid-year goals update too? So, here we are, my goals update so far this year:

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The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag [2020 Ed.]

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Look at me actually writing something that isn’t a wrap up or a review! Today I’m doing the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. I do this tag every year and it’s officially the end of June which means it’s officially half way through the year which means it’s time to freak out!

2018 / 2019

I wasn’t tagged by anyone but I recently saw Ilsa do the tag on her blog and inspired me to write up my own answers!

GENERAL STATS:

# Books Read: 106

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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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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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JANE AUSTEN REVIEWS | Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion & Northanger Abbey

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Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! I’ve been in a weird mood lately but I’ve been really wanting to talk about Jane Austen so I figured why not write a post about her books! The only problem? I haven’t read half of them! 😂 So, I decided why not read all of Austen’s books in publication order and finally see how I feel about her books!

So, I read them in pub order, no, I didn’t read her unfinished novels because I don’t want to do that to myself. What’s the point of getting attached to characters knowing that the story will never be finished? (by Austen, at least)

So, yeah, here’s a full Austen review! I hope you enjoy!

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The Kane Chronicles Trilogy Review

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Review: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan – Heart Full of Books

The Kane Chronicles – Rick Riordan (2010 – 2012)

Buddy Read with Destiny

Middle Grade, Mythology

TW: Racism, enclosed spaces, death, loss of a loved one (past), injury, sibling separation

Find my individual reviews for each book in the trilogy here ↴

The Red Pyramid | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | review

The Throne of Fire | ⭐⭐⭐ | review

The Serpent’s Shadow | ⭐⭐⭐ | review

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