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Jamie Rose  Fantasy author, cake eater, colouring book addict & bookish fangirl || she/her || UK πŸ“– Enchanted Glass 🎧 Radio Silence

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It's my birthday! I'm old 😒 and I spent the day breaking up fights between the kids, cooking, tidying, gardening and doing laundry #mumlife
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Adulting sucks
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But I did get some lovely presents, including books (of course) and bookish merch. And chocolate.
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Sunset coloured books for #bluelovesbookishaugust
Sunset (pink books) for #augustlibrary17
Money, Money, Money (latest purchase) for #lyricallybookishaugust .
#bookstagram #booklover #booksunset #yafantasy #fantasybooks #becauseyoulovetohateme #bookhoarder #bookworm #yalit #yareads #instareads #readersofinstagram #pinkbooks

It's nearly the end of summer folks (northern hemisphere folks, anyway) Will you be sad to see it go? I'm not a big fan of heat and this summer's been a bit of an anti-climax weather-wise anyway, so roll on autumn. I'll miss being able to get outdoor photos whenever I need them, though.
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Book you love more with every read for #bluelovesbookishaugust - every time I read SoC & CK I pick up more if the clever links between Kaz's plans πŸ˜„
Six of Crows for #augustforbookmarks
I love to laugh for #lyricallybookishaugust ..
#bookstagram #bookishmerchfeatures #bookishmerch #readersofinstagram #instareads #yareads #yalit #yafantasy #fantasybooks #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom #bookishoutdoors #bookmarks #bookmarked #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #grishaverse

I'm a few days late with this one, but I wanted to post it anyway. It's for the #diversereads tag and if you've been following me for a while you'll know that's something I feel very strongly about. The diversity in these ranges from LGBTQIA+ characters and relationships, to disability and mental illness in many forms, to different cultures and colours of skin. Some are #ownvoices and some aren't. If you want even more inspiration, check out the #diversitybingo2017 tag and the grid on the slide 😊
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#frenchiefantasyaugust
Clouds (#bluebooks) for #augustlibrary17 ..
#bookstagram #bookstack #yafantasy #yacontemporary #diversityreads #diverseyalit #weneeddiversebooks #yareads #yalit #readersofinstagram #instareads #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #theupsideofunrequited #rebelofthesands #thestartouchedqueen #aristotleanddante #aristotleanddantediscoverthesecretsoftheuniverse #historyisallyouleftme #inkandbone #passenger

QOTD: which villain would you love to have an origin story for - or maybe to hear their side of the story we all know? I don't know which villains are featured in Because You Love To Hate Me yet, but there's some fantastic authors included, I can't wait to see what they've done with the idea. And yes, I may have bought it for the VE Schwab story πŸ˜…
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#bookishrainbow for #frenchiefantasyaugust
Cool Rider for #lyricallybookishaugust - I could go with the obvious & use Oscar's motorbike from I'll Give You The Sun, but the Magic Pumpkin from Geekerella is pretty cool too
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#bookstagram #rainbowbooks #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #yacontemporary #illgiveyouthesun #geekerella #yafantasy #becauseyoulovetohateme #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder

If you like your fantasy on the romantic side, you can't go wrong with Juliet Marillier. This was the first series of hers I read (though I accidentally read the 2nd book before realising it wasn't standalone) and the writing is so beautiful. It's a retelling, of sorts - I think the original fairytale is called Wild Swans - and there's tonnes of Celtic (mainly Irish) folklore in there too.
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Underhyped book for #bluelovesbookishaugust
Grass (green books) for #augustlibrary17
#bookanddrink for #frenchiefantasyaugust ..
#bookstagram #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #fantasybooks #fantasyromance #julietmarillier #daughteroftheforest #sevenwaters #booksoutofdoors #bookishoutdoors #booksoutdoors #instareads #readersofinstagram #bibliophile

No one smiles on book covers. Even most of my contemporaries, if there's a person on the cover at all. This was the best I could find, and even if Shazi's smile is a bit more like she knows more than you, I think that suits her πŸ˜…
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You're never fully dressed without a smile for #lyricallybookishaugust
#openbook for #frenchiefantasyaugust ..
#bookstagram #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #yafantasy #fantasybooks #thewrathandthedawn #bookandflowers #yareads #yalit #instareads #readersofinstagram

I've done it, folks - I've finally read the Raven Cycle πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Don't they look stunning all together? Final verdict: I love them 😍 My favourite is probably The Raven King, least favourite The Dream Thieves, though it was still a 3.5⭐ And don't ask me to choose a favourite of the boys, just like Blue, I'm a little bit in love with all of them πŸ˜†
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Do you love the Raven Boys? Tell me your faves & least faves and generally fangirl with me πŸ˜€
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A Spoonful of Sugar for #lyricallybookishaugust
Character name you can't pronounce for #bluelovesbookishaugust - Gwenllian
Daisies (white books) for #augustlibrary17 ..
#bookstagram #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #yafantasy #fantasybooks #theravenboys #thedreamthieves #bluelilylilyblue #theravenking #theravencycle #booksandsweets #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #coverlove #bwabreadathon

My next read 😊 I finished The Raven King today, so that's 6 books so far for #bwabreadathon and still 2 days to go. Sadly this photo was taken weeks ago when I was on holiday so as much as I love the location there won't be any repeats 😒
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Sunshine (#yellowbooks) for #augustlibrary17
Library checkout for #bookstabingo
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#bookstagram #booklover #bookhoarder #yacontemporary #contemporarylit #illgiveyouthesun #librarybook #bookhoarder #bookworm #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #booksoutofdoors #bookishoutdoors #booksoutdoors #bookishglee #bestbookishpic #librarylove

My love-hate relationship with hardbacks: so pretty. So expensive. So all differently sized 😨
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Plenty of badass women to choose from in this shot for #womandcrushwednesday and #winabookwednesday 😊 Who's your favourite? Orion from Flashfall's in the front so I'll go with her again, but I'm looking forward to seeing more of Daphne in the sequel to Timekeeper (Chainbreaker's cover reveal is next Thursday & I might be a tiny bit excited)
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#frenchiefantasyaugust #timekeeperbook #chainbreaker #waitingonwednesday #flashfall #yafantasy #booklover #bookstagram #bookhoarder #bookworm #ditchthatjacket #readersofinstagram #instareads #yareads #yalit #steampunk #dystopian #yascifi #hardbacks #nakedbooks #bookchevron #bookspines

That's why we call him Wylan Van Sunshine - Crooked Kingdom
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I could have gone with Kell for favourite redhead but it's been too long since I've shown some appreciation for my favourite member of the Dregs πŸ’£
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Impossible for #lyricallybookishaugust
Candles for #augustlibrary17 ..
#bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #yalit #yareads #instareads #readersofinstagram #yafantasy #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom #wylanvaneck #wylanvansunshine

I was thinking the other day about how much easier it is to bring to mind recent reads and forget old favourites. When someone asks for a recommendation or what your favourite of something is. So I've deliberately broken out some of my oldest books for my 5 favourite female characters (just don't ask me to put them in order, I can't do it!):
⭐ Alanna of Trebond from the Song of the Lioness series
⭐ Fire (from Fire!)
⭐ Kerowyn from By The Sword
⭐ Lila Bard from Shades of Magic
⭐ Orion from Flashfall
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What's an old favourite of yours you forget to mention?
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My Favourite Things for #lyricallybookishaugust
Bent & broken for #bookstabingo
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#bookstagram #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #yafantasy #fantasybooks #alannathefirstadventure #thesongofthelioness #tortall #bythesword #fire #agatheringofshadows #agos #shadesofmagic #yascifi #dystopian #flashfall #booksoutofdoors #booksoutdoors #bookishoutdoors #yareads #yalit #instareads #readersofinstagram

When a book is already making you cringe by p3, you know it's not going to end well. The characters were all hideously unlikable but what really did it was the number of times the MC claimed she was not like everyone else. Ugh. And while an unreliable narrator done well can really make for a gripping story, in this it just felt like information was being withheld for the sake of it (because otherwise there wouldn't be a plot). DNF
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#bluelovesbookishaugust #frenchiefantasyaugust #bookstagram #yafantasy #dnf #urbanfantasy #librarylove #thegraces #bookandcandle #bookreview #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #yareads #yalit #instareads #readersofinstagram #bibliophile #bookcrown #bookishcrown

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