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Jamie Rose  Fantasy author, cake eater, colouring book addict & bookish fangirl || she/her || UK πŸ“– Our Dark Duet 🎧 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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I'm sitting here listening to the rain and I should probably be irritated because we're on an outdoorsy sort of holiday & it's not exactly convenient, but actually I just really like the sound & it's perfect ambience for the writing I want to get done. I've fallen behind on my #campnanowrimo goal so I want to get at least 2K words down.
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Required summer reading for #bookishgalsjuly - I really can't keep putting off my historical fiction
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#bookstagram #booksoutofdoors #bookishoutdoors #booksoutdoors #booksoutside #salttothesea #ruthsepetys #histfic #historicalfiction #yalit #yareads #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #bookphoto #instareads #readersofinstagram

Two days left of holiday 😊 I've done so much swimming I'm still vaguely waterlogged - you know when the back of your throat tastes chloriney for the rest of the day? Or maybe that's more to do with the over-enthusiastic 5yo who finds it hilarious to knock me over in the water. I don't have the best balance, and he has the force of a small cannon ball.
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Hungry Eyes for #lyricallybookishjuly
Late night reads for #bluelovesbookishjuly - if I didn't read late at night, I'd never get any reading done at all #mumlife #bookishmum ..
#bookstagram #booksandfairylights #fantasy #yafantasy #pantomime #finnikinoftherock #bookishcloseup #bookishglee #fiercefeatures #bestbookishpic #booklover #bookhoarder #bookworm #yalit #yareads #instareads #readersofinstagram #readersofig

Yep, it's this series again πŸ˜† Featuring Fire, this time - my favourite of the 3 & I'd forgotten how beautiful that cover was. If I haven't convinced you to read it yet, how about I tell you all 3 books take different angles on what it is to be a strong woman? Katsa might be a badass fighter, but Fire and Bitterblue aren't, and even Katsa has unexpected strengths outside of her fighting skill.
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The Swordfight for #lyricallybookishjuly
Epic battle for #bluelovesbookishjuly - there's a few battles in Fire & she has a different perspective on them 😊
#Bookandsnack for #fangirljulychallenge
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#bookstagram #bookphoto #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #fantasy #yafantasy #graceling #fire #bitterblue #kristincashore

Six gorgeous accounts you should be following (seriously, look at those pictures. I now have the strongest urge to sneak onto a random boat with a book...)
@ash.reads
@charli_the_book_princess
@bookschief_managed
@lulumoonowlbooks
@princezuko105
@literaturarian
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#bookstagram
#bookstagramshoutout #bookstagrammers #booklover #booklovers #bookworm #readersofinstagram #instareads #booknerds #abcllpshoutout

Library book protective jacket = how do I get a decent a shot without the light reflecting all over the place? I think I managed quite well. Eventually πŸ˜… ..
Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite adult authors so I'm ashamed how little if his I've actually read. My library has a pretty good collection so I'm hoping to remedy that this year.
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Monday blue books for #bookishgalsjuly ..
#bookstagram #excitedtbr #bookishoutdoors #booksoutofdoors #booksoutdoors #neilgaiman #theoceanattheendofthelane #librarylove #librarybook #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #instareads #readersofinstagram #fantasy

My best reads of the year so far - minus GGtV&V, which I hadn't finished when I took the photo. Plus, I don't have a hard copy of that yet. What, you didn't think I could choose just one best read, did you? πŸ˜… And this doesn't include rereads, or ADSOM & Harry Potter would be in here too.
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Today I met the boy I'm going to marry (best meet-cute) for #lyricallybookishjuly - ADSOM will have to be represented here by its sequels. And I love the fact that meeting was the first idea the whole Shades of Magic series spun out from.
Best book this year for #bookishgalsjuly
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#bookstagram #bookstack #bookcrown #bookishcrown #booksandflowers #favebooks #greatreads #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #fantasy #yafantasy #flashfall #shadesofmagic #carryon #wewereliars #ifiwasyourgirl #thissavagesong

A double confession today - not only have I not read this book, but I've never watched Labyrinth 😱 I don't know how, it wasn't deliberate!
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#retelling for #bluelovesbookishjuly
Book and music for #fangirljulychallenge ..
#bookstagram #bookphoto #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #instareads #readersofinstagram #yalit #yareads #fantasy #yafantasy #wintersong #labyrinth #bookandcandle

Today's QOTD is for my fellow writers. Is there a book, or series, or maybe a few that inspired you to start writing? I can trace a path of several, and Harry Potter is on there for the fanfiction I wrote, the first time I got feedback on my writing from strangers who liked it.
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Book that changed your life for #bluelovesbookishjuly
Book to film for #bookishgalsjuly
#bookandfunko for #fangirljulychallenge ..
#bookstagram #bookphoto #bookishoutdoors #booksoutofdoors #booksoutdoors #kidlit #harrypotter #harrypotterandthephilosophersstone #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writersinspiration #booklover #bookworm #bookhoarder #readersofinstagram #instareads #bibliophile

So I finally got round to this trilogy, and thanks to a lot of DIY time made it through the audiobook much faster than usual. It took me a while to warm to Kestrel, but what it did so well was to have two protagonists with polar opposite goals where there seemed like no possible way they could both get a good outcome - but neither of them were the villain. It's only since listening to this I've realised how rare that is in all the fantasy I've read. Four stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Take my breath away for #lyricallybookishjuly - This is why it didn't get a full five stars. The writing style didn't quite work for me, and using the wonderful cliche of the breath she didn't realise she was holding is a perfect example πŸ˜†
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#bookstagram #fantasy #yafantasy #thewinnerscurse #thewinnerstrilogy #yareads #yalit #bookworm #booklover #bookhoarder #readersofinstagram #instareads #bookreview #audiobook

We're past halfway through July already 😱 so it must be #sumtbreadathon and #campnanowrimo update time. I'm doing a lot better with the writing than the reading but hopefully I'll catch up a bit this week while I'm on holiday. I've only got about an hour left in The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (seriously, that's a lot to write out each time, can we start a campaign to initial it? GGtV&V?) and it's shaping up to be one of my best reads of the year so far. We're talking Shades of Magic level amazingness here. What's your best read of the year so far?
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Tag time - #bookandnotebook from @racheliswriting
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#bookstagram #bookphoto #bookworm #readathon #writersofinstagram #writerslife #bookstagramwriters #booklover #bookhoarder #yareads #yalit #instareads #readersofinstagram #bibliophile

Summer #nosocksunday 😊 My feet look odd from this angle. I had to cut my ankles out of the shot πŸ˜…
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I've managed to narrow down my holiday reading to, oh, six books. Including this one. Oh, and my kindle. And if all else fails, little girl's bringing six or seven MG books πŸ˜‚
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Summertime for #lyricallybookishjuly
Character that grew on you for #bluelovesbookishjuly
#socksunday for #bookishgalsjuly
Book and ice cream for #fangirljulychallenge
And I'm back up to date with my challenges πŸ˜„
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#bookstagram #bookphoto #booklover #readersofinstagram #bookworm #yareads #yalit #bibliophile #instareads #bookhoarder #coverlove #booksoutdoors #booksoutofdoors #bookishoutdoors #fantasy #yafantasy #ourdarkduet #veschwab #monstersofverity

How nervous was I taking this picture? I've no idea how some of you do it with the full-size candles, and the glass jars, OMG! The Wrath and The Dawn did get a little blob of wax on it but luckily it came off without damage πŸ˜“
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I'm off on holiday tomorrow, so although I've stocked up on photos to keep posting, I won't be so active on here for the next week. The week's mainky planned around keeping the kids busy, so by the time I get back, I'll probably need another holiday to recover. β—†
#purplebooks for #bookishgalsjuly
Seven for #nkbtbjuly β—†
#bookstagram #bookphoto #fantasy #yafantasy #booksandcandles #bookspiral #booklover #readersofinstagram #bookworm #yareads #yalit #bibliophile #instareads #bookhoarder

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