Things on my Bookshelf that Aren’t Books!

Hey guys! I don’t know if anyone is interested in this but I always like seeing what items people have on their shelves, so I thought I’d share with you all what’s on my bookshelf! I haven’t been well the past week and I just needed a quick post for my blog. I thought this would be quite good and I really hope you all enjoy it! I only have one bookcase and it’s an absolute mess so please ignore that. I need to reorganise it but I just can’t be bothered yet. Anyway, enough rambling! Lets get into the post!

I received both of these items in a FairyLoot box (I forget which one now – maybe the February 2017 box?) and I just thought they’d look really nice on my shelf. The first one is like a pencil case or a make-up bag, I guess it’s personal preference! I’m kind of nervous to use it because I don’t want to ruin it so I just let it sit on my shelf. The second is like a character card? It’s someone from the Throne of Glass series – maybe Dorian? I have all those books but I just haven’t read them yet. I thought the artwork was beautiful so I just sat it in front of the Throne of Glass books stack.

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2017 Goals Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Bit of a spontaneous post for you all! Since we are very nearly in 2018, I thought it would be good to look back on the goals I made for 2017 and see how many of them I actually managed to complete (probably not many)! These were my goals for 2017:

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 3.37.54 pm1) Read fifty books

I can’t believe it but I actually managed to do this, yay me! It was super hard and I’m definitely not setting such a big target for 2018. It’s just going to be too much of a struggle now with my full time job! But I am super happy I can say that I read fifty books in 2017! This is honestly a very big accomplishment for me and I am so happy with myself.

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Books I Wish I Read in 2017

Hey guys! Here is the third post in my 2017 wrap up and I’ll be talking about books I wish I read in 2017! I know that it’s not the end of 2017 yet but there’s no way I’ll be reading these books by the end of next week. I’m currently reading some other books and I’ll be finishing them off hopefully! By the way, I was really tired when I was writing this and it was the fourth post I’d written, so if I start rambling I’m sorry! Hope you enjoy!

Shadowblack1) Shadowblack by Sebastian De Castell

I really loved Spellslinger and was so excited for this book. I was even more excited when I realised it was coming out in the same freaking year as Spellslinger! They weren’t making us wait a year for the sequel! But even though I bought it months ago, still haven’t read it yet. Sigh. I’ll hopefully pick it up in January because I really love Kellen and need to see what he’s up to in the second book! The first book was amazing, amazing, amazing. Such a jaw dropping plot twist and cliffhanger so I need to see Kellen again to find out whats happened!

 

 

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The Intimidating TBR Tag!

Hey everyone! I know this tag is quite old now but I really want to do it! I have a huge TBR pile I think around 70 books. It was nearly 100 at one point though so I have got it down quite a bit! So this seems like a good tag to help me decide which ones I am most excited to read. So lets get into it!

I’m not sure who created this tag! I looked on YouTube and the original video was deleted! All credit goes to the original creator whoever that is!

A Court of Mist and Fury.jpg1) What book have you been unable to finish?

I have been unable to finish A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I really enjoyed the first book A Court of Thorns and Roses but for some reason I just couldn’t get into A Court of Mist and Fury. I just didn’t enjoy the plot or the writing as much as I did the first one. I am hoping to try and pick it up again before the third book comes out but at the minute I’m just not in the mood for it. I think the size of it intimidates me because it’s just HUGE. It’s putting me off.

 

 

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Hey guys! Today I decided to do the unpopular opinions book tag! No one tagged me to do it, I just thought this would be a really fun tag to do! I love book tags but rarely do them myself and I want to change that! Hopefully I will be doing a lot more after this!

I hope you enjoy this tag and please don’t be offended by my choices. If you loved these books, great! But sadly I didn’t and that’s just my honest opinion.

Here is the original: TheBookArcher

vampire-academy1) A popular book or series that you didn’t like

Vampire Academy… I just don’t understand why everyone seems to love these books? I’m not going to go into detail about why I don’t like this series because I do that a lot already, anyway. You’re all probably sick of hearing me complain about these books! I think maybe I read them at the wrong age because I read them when I was about 18 or 19, I think? Maybe I should have read them when I was 14 or 16, I might have liked them better.

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: 2017 Goals

Hello everyone! This is my first Top 5 Wednesday post of 2017! I have really enjoyed taking part in this the last few months and have decided to carry on taking part this year, too! I can’t wait to see other topics we can do over the coming months.

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

The topic this week focuses on 2017 goals and it can be anything from reading goals to blog/channel/Instagram goals and personal goals! Pretty much anything you want! My goals will mainly be focused on my blog and reading challenges. I’m pretty active on Instagram since I post everyday, if I set a goal for that it would probably be to take more pictures!

img_20161017_1414591) Read fifty books 

I set a goal of fifty books in 2016 but I only managed to read 40/50 which isn’t bad but still ten off my goal! I have set the same target again this year because I know I can easily hit 40 again so my goal this year is to try and hit 50 books!

2) Post more reviews

The past couple months I have posted very little reviews so my goal this year is to try and post a lot more. I have been reading books I haven’t felt like reviewing so I might split it more fairly this year. For example, instead of reading a chunk of books I know I’m not going to review, I’ll read a couple ones I am interested in reviewing and then switch to ones I know I definitely won’t review. Hopefully this will work!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

Hey guys! This weeks topic is focusing on older books that deserve some love too! It can be books you meant to read in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 and never got around to. These are books that have been sitting on your TBR for a while, and you really want to get to!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

I honestly don’t even know where to start with this… I have that many books to read it’s painful and they are all begging to be read but I just don’t have enough time! Too many books and not enough time is my problem. I’m going to have to be harsh and pick favourites for this post so lets just get into it.

red queen1) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This was actually on another Top 5 Wednesday post books you want to read before the end of the year and would you look at that, I haven’t read it! I’m not really surprised but I would like to read it in 2017 which is scary to think that is only a few weeks away! Has anyone read this book? I mainly bought it for the cover and have heard so many mixed reviews about it! Would love to hear your thoughts on it and if you think I should bump it up to the top of my TBR?

 

 

 

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