The Creatures of the Night Book Tag.

This tag was originally created by YouTuber Katytastic and I was tagged by the lovely Zezee With Books here on WordPress. I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but thought I should do something on my blog in honour of it, and this is the only tag I’ve found that I really liked.

The idea is that you choose a book that has each supernatural creature listed below in it.


1. VAMPIRE.

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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.

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The Queen Book Tag.

Thanks so much to Zezee With Books for tagging me! Queen are my all-time favourite band and I basically think that if a song’s not by Queen then it’s probably not worth listening to. (I mean, there are exceptions, but rest assured, Queen are the best band ever.)

This tag was created by Josh at Literary Gladiators.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – A work that you feel successfully tells the story from multiple points of view?
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The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman.

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Book Review: ‘Nina is Not OK’ by Shappi Khorsandi.

I received this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion of the book. Quotes in the following review may differ slightly from the final published version of the book.

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‘Dear sir or madam,

I’m writing to complain about my treatment by your staff on Saturday night.

At approximately 11.20pm, I gave a young man I’d just met a blowjob by the downstairs bar. One of your bouncers (I’m afraid I cannot describe him, my vision was blurred) dragged me out and threw me onto the street without giving me a chance to call my mum, tell my friends or finish the blowjob.

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Book Review: ‘No Virgin’ by Anne Cassidy.

I received this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion of the book. Quotes in the following review may differ slightly from the final published version of the book.

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The beginning of this book was very slow and to be honest quite badly written. The main character was an embarrassment: she is socially awkward and overly hurt by friend situations that aren’t really situations at all. Early on in the book, she turns against Patrice, her so-called best friend – who is an extremely good, attentive friend to main character Stacey – because Patrice invites someone from one of her classes over her house without clearing it with Stacey beforehand.

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Book Review: ‘Swing Time’ by Zadie Smith.

I received this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion of the book. Quotes in the following review may differ slightly from the final published version of the book.

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I was excited to receive this book but unsure what to expect. I loved Smith’s White Teeth, but couldn’t get past the first chapter of On Beauty. I downloaded Swing Time with a butterflies in my stomach, hoping this would be something great.

It’s no White Teeth. The protagonist, whose name remains a mystery, is try-hard, selfish and unlikeable. She changes her personality depending on whom she is with, and shows little interest in anyone other than herself and her alleged friend Tracy, whom she is (often creepily) obsessed with. She’s uncaring towards her mother and behaves bafflingly towards the men in her life.

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How to Get Free Books.

We all love books, but they cost a bomb. Here’s some thrifty ways to curb your bookish spending habit and still read lots of books you haven’t read before.

1. Start a book blog.

If you have a blog, you can sign up to websites such as Netgalley and request a digital copy of a book before it’s published. I like this way of getting free books because it makes you feel like a member of an exclusive club, getting to read books before they hit the shelves, and generally most of the books I’ve gotten from it have been pretty good. You’re not always guaranteed to get the ebooks that you request, but the more you review, the more likely you are to be approved for the next one.

Also, I just checked my NetGalley and I’ve received a copy of Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

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