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Did you have a relaxing weekend or was it crazy busy? .
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It's Sunday night. I feel like I didn't have a weekend at all because it was so busy. We had my three year old nephew sleep over, so yesterday was a mix of getting chores and errands done and entertaining him! So much fun, but also quite tiring! Today we hosted a big family dinner with about 20 people, so that was a lot of work. But, I got to meet my brand new niece and nephew! Twins! 😍😍 They are adorable! Now I am finally sitting on the couch and hoping to get a little bit of reading in before bed. .
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I have been wanting to read this one for a while because I love Liane Moriarty's books! She is one of my go to authors and I'm excited to finally start this! I will leave the synopsis in the comments for those who want to check it out! Hope you all enjoy what's left of the weekend! Maybe yours was more relaxing than mine! .
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Are you a fan of surprises!? .
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Happy Saturday bookworms!
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Today, we were out getting some stuff done and we stopped at the book store. (obviously!) I was just roaming around and all of the sudden my husband comes back from the register with a bag in his hand...and inside was this!! My first ever Harry Potter illustrated edition! .
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Needless to say, I am over the moon excited! He totally made my day and scored some major points! 😍 It is so gorgeous! I think I will start my re-read of the series with this book! .
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Do you own these editions!?
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Tomorrow is the release day of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald here in Canada!! 😍
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I know some people have already been able to see this movie and you are so lucky! I don't know if I will have a chance to go tomorrow...but don't worry, I'll definately be going at some point!
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How is the weather where you are? We are having our very first snowfall as we speak! ❄❄❄
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That's all for today...just wanted to share my excitement! Hope all of you bookworms have had a fabulous Thursday!
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One of my favorite artists published a beautiful book titled That's What She Said- Wise Words from Influential Women.
I had the pleasure of meeting her a few months ago at a book signing. She signed the book to Kennedy, reminding her anything is possible. I take so much joy in reading it to her today and thinking about reading to her for years to come. Thank you @kimothy.joy for highlighting so many amazing women. ✊🏼💜
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Happy Sunday bookworms!
Do you have any recommendations for great holiday reads!?
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Yesterday, hubby and I started decorating for Christmas and tomorrow we are going to put up the tree! I started One Day in December and I am loving it so far. It's a cute romance with lots of funny, sarcastic bits and a fun holiday vibe! I feel like I'm getting into the holiday spirit and I am in the mood for some fun holiday reads! .
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Do you choose your books seasonally? I usually don't at all, but i am feeling Christmassy and I'm rolling with it! So please let me know of some cute holiday recommendations! .
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I swoooooon for Sally Rooney! Really did not think I would enjoy her that much (I’m not sure why now that I think about it. Probably judging a book by its cover lol) but I fell in love with her writing. I also fell in love w her interview on the podcast Literary Friction (shoutout 2 @bookmateriality for suggesting it!) I found her so charming and I was really inspired that she wrote it at 23 and that it only took her 3 months to write. After I heard the podcast interview I started to image all the characters w her same Dublin accent. I am dying to read Normal People by her!! Someone send one to me!! I’ll trade you! Not this sally Rooney book because it’s a library copy obvi lol 😅 but anything else *maybe* 😂 But fr Sally Rooney is on a writing spree! overwhelmed and so inspired by all of the wonderful books and writers there are, I want to be filled with all of them. And because of winter and grey skies 🌫 ❄️💙

What is your favourite genre to read??
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I am a sucker for a good psychological thriller! Which, when I think of it, is actually kind of shocking considering I'm a really big baby and scare quite easily! .
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I think I enjoy reading this genre so much though, because I adore a good plot twist! I love books that keep me guessing until the very end. Right when I think I have everything figured out, the author throws me for a complete loop! Those are my favourite kinds of reads and I find that the thriller genre gives the reader a lot of those plot twists! .
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Some of my favourite authors of this genre are Gilly Macmillan, Ruth Ware, B.A Paris, J.T Ellison and Shari Lapena. Definately check them out if you love a psychological thriller like I do! .
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Do you have a go-to genre!? .
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How soon into a book do you know you are hooked? .
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For me, it's all about that first chapter or two. Almost always, those first few pages tell me whether or not I'm going to love it. I can just tell by the authors wording, the way they describe the scene, the explanations of the characters. Sadie by Courtney Summers had me hooked within the first few pages! The last words of the first chapter are: "I can't take another dead girl" I was like, more more more! .
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This is such a good read! I'm nearly done and I must say, it lives up to the hype surrounding it! If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it! .
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So what is that moment for you, when you just know that the book is going to be awesome!? Is it in the first couple pages? Do you have to get closer to the middle and be really invested in the characters? Let me know in the comments!
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#bookrecommendation Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton has been one of my favourite reads this year. The book explores so many themes about growing up, love, self-esteem and friendship. I found so much to like about it - the way Alderton writes is funny, open, observant and relatable. I love her podcast and her column in the Sunday Times- I would read anything she wrote. By the end of the book, I wanted her to be my best friend. It left me optimistic and happy - what a great end result! What happy books have you read recently? .
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#currentlyreading This has been on my tbr for ages - ever since I fell in love with #hamiltonmusical Its quite a mighty book and I kept passing it over thinking it was quite intimidating but as it’s #nonfictionnovember I thought I’d be brave and give it a go. I’m about 200 pages in and I’m finding it fascinating. Hamilton himself was a genius - arrogant and egotistical but a genius nevertheless. But reading about the details of how America was born seems really relevant right now. I’m so glad I didn’t let the size and scope of the book put me off. What intimidating reads have you been so glad you finally read? .
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What is everyone's #currentread on this lovely Sunday?
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Yesterday, I took a trip to @chaptersindigo and came out with some new reads. I took a poll of which one I should read first and this was the clear winner! I have been seeing so much of this book lately. I have heard so many good things, so needless to say, I am excited to get started! I will leave the synopsis in the comments for those of you wishing to know more! .
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Book collection!! Slowly running out of room for more reads!! 🙈🙈😬😋📚📚 #mysharedshelf #bookstagram #bookworm #bookwormproblems #love #obsessed #home #📚📖 #💕😍 #shareyourshelf

Do you have a favourite author, who no matter what they write you know you are going to love it? .
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People often ask me who my faves are and though I do have many, @jodipicoult is a name that I mention every single time. I love her books. Not only are they beautifully written and full of emotion, but the story always deals with real life issues. .
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This is just a small collection of some of her brilliant works. If you haven't read her stuff before, I would definately recommend you give them a try! .
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Who are your faves!? I would love to hear about them in the comments! .
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#wrapup October was such a great month: classics, re-reads, romance and chills, and revisiting some favourite fantasy worlds. I loved this month! It was always going to be great with P&P and Dracula (two of my all time favourites) but I loved A Woman in White and returning to the #throneofglass world was so much fun. What was your favourite read in October?
Pride and Prejudice ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The year of yes ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dracula ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The woman in white ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Death comes to Pemberley ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Shining ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Alices adventures in wonderland ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The end of the affair ⭐️⭐️.5
Tower of dawn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ .
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Happy November! It's a new month which means new books and new possibilities! .
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What is your hot beverage of choice?
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I'm not a fan of coffee or tea (I know, weird right!?) But I love a delicious hot chocolate or a hot apple cider. Today, I am home from work nursing strep throat so it's all about soothing hot drinks, lozenges and staying cozy.
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I guess on a positive note, I have time to finish my #currentread The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I'm loving this book so far! It's heartbreaking, it's honest and it's just plain good. .
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"...a moment later they had entered the Great Hall, where the Halloween decorations put Hermione out of their minds.
A thousand live bats fluttered from the walls and ceiling while a thousand more swooped over the tables in low black clouds, making the candles in the pumpkins stutter." .
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Happy Halloween!! .
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I would certainly love to be enjoying the Halloween feast in the great hall at Hogwarts! How about you? .
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Unfortunately that nasty head cold I was battling all weekend has returned in the form of strep throat, so it will most definately be a quiet night in for me! If you are celebrating tonight, I hope you have a great time! .
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Happy Monday!
Question...has anyone seen this movie in theatres? .
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I have not yet, I prefer to read the books first. I have heard great things about this. It's been on my shelf for a couple weeks now and I'm about to start it tonight! To me, this sounds like an excellent story that focuses around real life issues. I was told to get my tissues ready, so let's see! I will post the synopsis in the comments for those interested. .
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Have you read the sun and her flowers yet?

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