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The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter | Book Review |

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The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter

This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A special section at the end of this volume contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter that were not published during her lifetime. Beautifully reissued with a newly designed slipcase and jacket--a truly stunning gift.

Published: 1986
Published Edition: November 2006
Publisher: Warne

Pages: 400

Form of Reading: Hardback/Audiobook

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review

I have been a huge fan of Beatrix Potter for years and I have been wanting to read the entire collection. I was so happy that I got the book for Christmas from my dad. I had already read a couple of the stories before getting the book but hen I got the book I was a little reluctant to read it.

I would re…

My NEW Bullet Jourrnal

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So back in the middle of December, I made a blog post about my Bullet Journal (see here). In the month of February, I ended up not liking what I have put into my Bullet Journal and scrapped it.



This is my NEW Bullet Journal.

I got this book on Amazon, it's a Leuchtturm 1917 which is what I originally wanted and it is also the dotted paper, which is the kind that all the other Bullet Journalers use and it is so much easier.

Planning

During my previous BuJo, I had so many ideas for my pages that I was already half way into the BuJo and it was already the second month of the year. During the month of February, I was watching Kara (BohoBerry) daily bujo vlogs and I got addicted to wanting them in my Bujo.

You can get many ideas for your pages if you look at Pinterest or on other Bullet Journaling videos. One of the things that I wanted to do was have an expense tracker, I have a habit of buying things that I want but don't necessarily need i.e books.

If you want any b…

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole | Book Review

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A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her . . .

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him. A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents -- until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae -- and their notorious dark desires -- ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings. An all-consuming desire . . . Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle bea…

Book Haul No. 17 (I think I broke my debit card)

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Well, I bought a bit too much this month.

I seemed to have spent more money in March than I had in January and February combined. But my excuse for buying this much is that I have a habit that can't be controlled, sorry.



I always try to contain my purchases because I worry about when I get to the other books that I have bought in the last couple of months. I think I might've mentioned before that I think I have bought more books than reading them last year and I am worried that I might repeat it for the second time. I might consider a book buying ban, I honestly got most of these books because I was mostly curious about the plot or I have read other books by the Author and that I have been interested to read. I don't want to go "cold turkey" when it comes to purchases but maybe cutting it down to possibly five books a month.


Book Purchases





The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

I know what you are going to say "But wait, Steph, Don'…

Ariel by Sylvia Plath | Book Review |

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Ariel by Sylvia Plath

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.

'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

Published: 1965
Published Edition: May 2010
Publisher: Faber and Faber

Pages: 81

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Review

I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to poetry and I thin…

Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review |

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I apologise for my absence, I have been having busy lately and I haven't had an opportunity to read and write. Hopefully, I am back on track and read more and write more book reviews.


Villette by Charlotte Bronte

'That evening more firmly than ever fastened into my soul the conviction that Fate was of stone, and Hope a false idol - blind, bloodless, and of granite core. I felt, too, that the trial God had appointed me was gaining its climax, and must now be turned by my own hands, hot, feeble, trembling as they were' 

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette.

There she struggles to retain her self- possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as …

A Summer At Sea by Katie Fforde | Book Review |

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A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

Emily is happy with her life just as it is. 

She has a career as a midwife that she loves. She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?


Published: February 11th, 2016
Published Edition: Februar…