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    My second Isolation to be read pile

    In April I shared with you a series of books I was reading and going to read over the lockdown period. Ten weeks in and things aren’t back to normal. I doubt they ever will be. But for the time being, it means I’m getting a fair bit more read. This month’s reads May was taken up with finishing The Book of Dust Volume 1 by Phillip Pullman. It took longer than I expected, as did the Hunger Games trilogy. So I’ve only really started on this pile of reads in the last week. So I guess these will get me through June and July. Non-fiction first I try to…

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    An update on my isolation to be read pile

    So we’ve been in lockdown in the UK for just over 8 weeks, I think. To be honest it could be less – it could be more. I lost track somewhere around week 4. It feels like – in Spike’s words – it’s been at least 91 weeks now. But the good thing to come of it? I smashed my reading list! My Isolation to be read pile  I shared with you this pile of books towards the start of isolation. I started them all, bar Juniper Lemon’s Hapiness Index, after lockdown was announced on March 23rd. I was looking forward to every book on the pile and the extra…

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    My isolation to be read pile

    It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a to be read pile on here. As we’ve got weeks of being stuck in this house I’m hoping that my time can be used wisely with reading – and blogging! So I thought I’d share what I’ll be reading with you all… New reads  When lockdown was announced I was partway through Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index which I adored. I’m starting with light hearted, easy reads as I felt the circumstances required it. Therefore my next choice was Bigfoot Tobin and Me by Melissa Savage. A story of a 10 year old girl who has been moved into her grandads house…

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    From the Review Pile (#15): The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. *** This weeks book came out last month from MiraInk. I was really excited to get round to reading it but unfortunately I hadn’t got round to reading it before others crept up on me and needed reading. I loved the first in the series but I think…

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    From the Review Pile (#14): The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. This weeks book is one that was published just two days ago. I was sent a copy months ago but unfortunately I put it to one side because its publication was so long away, then things got manic.I saw the fantastic trailer for it on its…

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    From The Review Pile (#13): The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. This weeks book has been on my shelf for years… literally, I received it in October 2011. I really love the sound of it and am gutted that actual review books keep getting in the way of my reading of it. The book is The Emerald…

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    From The Review Pile (#12): Witch Crag by Kate Can

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. Today’s book is Witch Crag by Kate Cann, I received a proof of this as a prize at a Foyles event last year, before it even came out. I was ecstatic as I had heard a lot about it and really wanted to read it. I nearly started…

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    From The Review Pile (#11): Forbidden by Jana Oliver

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog.  Todays Pick comes to you from my very large review pile. When the final book in the Demon Trappers series came out I was offered them all. I asked for the first two books hoping I would like them then I would buy the…

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    From the Review Pile (#10): Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page. Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. The meme is usually run on a Thursday but as I have a blog tour scheduled tomorrow I thought I would post a day early.  Todays FTRP is a little different from my normal reads, which is why its still on the shelf! This…

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    From the Review Pile (#9): The Peculiars by Mareen Doyle McQuerry

    From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page. Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog. This weeks pick is one from my actual review pile and makes me feel very, very guilty! I actually requested The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry because it sounds incredible but I have just not been in the mood to read it since it came…