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    Bookshelf Tour : One Shelf at a Time

    I came across Wonderfully Bookish’s Guided bookshelf tour the other week and I loved the little insight into her world and her shelves so I thought I’d introduce you to my shelves one week at a time. I have a couple different book shelves dotted around my house filled with a mixture of different books and I thought it would be fun to look at each shelf separately every week. So first up, is my bedroom bookcase. These shelves contain my favourite fiction books to read, and mainly have fantasy books and also my current tbrs on them. They’re generally the books I grab before bed to read. So let’s…

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    Gollancz Preview 2019

    I was exceptionally lucky this week to be able to swindle myself into the Gollancz Preview evening for 2019. Gollancz is the SSF publishing imprint of the Orion publishing group. As the oldest specialist for SF & Fantasy publishing in the UK, you can imagine, I was ridiculously excited to find out the upcoming releases for 2019. Promising an evening of books, food and banter, I was ready for an great evening out in London, and Gollancz delivered just that. I was initially apprehensive arriving at Carmelite house, but Imogen, from Imogen’s Typewriter, kindly introduced herself and I settled into the event as we chatted. Thanks so much for enduring…

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    To DNF, or not to DNF

    That is the question we all face at some point. DNF for the uninitiated stands for “Did Not Finish”. Not finishing a book can be a touchy subject amongst the book community. Some die-hards will always finish a book, others are serial DNFers. I was always really proud of myself for finishing every book I ever picked up, that was until last week. I started reading a eARC book through Netgalley and really struggled through to 40%, and I mean really struggled. And I had to seriously ask myself the question, why am I truly reading this? I turn 30 next year and started realising how little I’ve achieved on…