Congratulations

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Congrtulations to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on this achievement

I would love to read her books I have read a short story collection and adore and I will deffiantly read her other books next year.

Find out more on her Website

https://www.chimamanda.com/

Take care and keep reading

Rhiannon x

#chimamandangoziadichie

Witches of Willow Cove

Title. The Witches of willow Cove

By. JOSH Robert’s

Published By. Owl Hollow Press

Published on : 26 May 2020 out now

Genre: Middle Grade

Rating. 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb.It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove. Green slime bubbling to life in science class. Giant snakes slithering around the middle school gym. Her best friend suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.

Things only begin to make sense when a stranger named Miss Winters reveals that Abby isn’t the only young witch in town—and that Willow Cove is home to a secret past that connects them all. Miss Winters, herself a witch, even offers to teach Abby and the others everything she knows about witchcraft.

But as Abby learns more about Miss Winters’ past, she begins to suspect her new mentor is keeping secrets of her own. Can Abby trust her, or does Miss Winters have something wicked planned for the young witches of Willow Cove? (Good Reads)

Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was hooked from start to finish. I loved the chractures the new take on witches and it creeped me out ad well perfect for Dark Autumn Days this book would be perfect for everyone and anyone who loves Witches and wants to get thoroughly spooked.

Meet Abby Robby Becca Zeus Amaythest Oliva Daisy Delphi and Piper and there array of pets as the get embroiled in all things magical as the try and uncover truths and navigate secrets school and being teenagers.

I loved the chractures and all of the pop culture references that littered this book adults and kids a like will enjoy this book I did, this book will make it on my Halloween recommendations to read every year. I need a sequel and I need Netflix to adapt this book it be perfect.

Would loved to have found out more about Mrs Vickory and Robbys Mum felt some of the adults were used as plot devices also the whole rope changing into a snake was rushed as well.

Enjoy this book with hot chocolate 4.5 stars for me. Thank you netgalley publisher author for letting me read and review this book.

About the Author
Josh Roberts writes the kind of middle-grade and young adult novels he always enjoyed when he was a kid growing up in a spooky Victorian funeral home. He is currently at work on the second book in the Willow Cove series, The Curse of Willow Cove.(www.willowcove.com )

Thanks to netgalley Josh Robert’s and owl hollow press for a free e book in exchange for a honest review

Making a dent in the never ending galleys

If you have read the book tell me what you think

Stay safe and keep reading:)

Rhiannon x

#Thewitchesofwillowcove #owlhollowpress #netgalley #middlegrade #bookreview

Books are My Bag Awards

Books are my Bag are hosting there awards on the 10th if November and you can vote in each category for the winner head to the website and Vote

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/vote?utm_campaign=vote&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bamb

Also follow them on Twitter to watch the awards on the 10th exciting

Also dont forget to support local independent book stores espcally to the build up for xmas 🙂

Stay safe and keep reading

Rhiannon x

#booksaremybag #bookawards #vote

Red White and Royal Blue

By Casey Mcquinston

Published By St Martin’s Press

Narrated By Ramon De O Campo

Listned on: Scrbd

Rating 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Review

I listned to Red White and Royal Blue on Scribd and I will deffo be listing to Audio books in the future.

I found listening to this book such a Tonic during this weird time I loved the concept of Alex the son of the President and Prince Henry of England Ioves there relationship story it was cute and funny and well as emotional at times it had everything you want out of a hate to love Romamance and I could not get enough I laughed out loud at times I cried with them and i shipped them straight away.

I enjoye listening to this book as the Narrtor is so funny with the voices I would deffiantly listen to the narrator on another Audio as it was great espy when he does a English voice for Henry it was enjoyable to listen to. I listned to this a lot when I tidyed and did the washing up and cooking. It was fun for once to let someone read to me then read for myself and I could relax and drink a cuppa or do a Puzzel.

I loved the writing style and the quirkiness of the chractures. I am looking forward to reading future books by Casey.

About The Author

Hi, I’m Casey!

I’m a writer—books, essays, books, articles, books. I live at the intersection of fun, escapist romantic adventure and smart-mouthed characters with bad manners and big hearts. I was born and raised in the Deep South, which taught me how to love a good story and a great biscuit, and now I live and work in New York City with my dog, Pepper. I’m represented by Sara Megibow at KT Literary. (From CaseyMcquiston.com)

You can follow Casey on Twitter

Her second book will be available next year 🙂

About the Narrator
Ramón de Ocampo has narrated more than a hundred audiobooks, including the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid YA/children’s series, and the adult fiction bestseller turned film This Is Where I Leave You. He has won nine AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards for his narration, including Best Voices two years in a row. (taken from recorded Books.com)

Hope you are all keeping safe and keep reading

Rhiannon x

#redwhiteandroyalblue #bookreview #audiobookreview #scribd #stmartinspress

Wrap Up and September reading plans

Well I didnt really read that much this month mostly watched the Handmaids tale on Netflix and spending time with friends and family really.

I gave my best friend a unofficial engagement party and have started Dating wich is scary. We celebrated mums birthday and Granny moved to her new flat as well.

Been making the most of eat out to help out.

I finshed the Hobbit and have started reading Daisy Jones and the Six

So September well it’s my Birthday month and I am going to be 31 which is insain as it was only yesterday I was celebrating my 30th yikes

Reading plans not setting a TBR just read as much as I can and enjoy also I am back doing book tube and inhave found TICK Tock lol.

Have a good reading month

Keep safe and well

Rhiannon 🙂

How I said goodbye to toxic friendships

I know this is not a bookish post but I want to inform people about the difficulties I face when I am the person who didnt do anything wrong

I have been In certain scenarios were I

have encountered Toxic people in my life I have been told when I have reacted when I am not to blame. Over the weekend one of my very best friends got pushed aside by 2 people who I now know as toxic my friend is very loving and caring and give 100 percent to every friend and so do I so when the husband of this friend told her they couldn’t meet up with her and she would have to wait untill the Winter or next year as we are in a pandemic knowing that was not correct as I live in the UK I called them out and I said they made more of an effort with 2 other people beciase and I quote they live near us. This lead me to come off the group message and I dodnt want to react I said my piece and that was fine I did not swear or get angry I w\nas shocked that was how they felt and they just pushed her aside.

I then get a private message from husband saying do you have a problem other wise I will react wich gave alarms bell for me I decided to explain calmly how I see how my friend gets broken hearted that they dont seem to want to meet up or make the effort before the pandemic they just used us for lifts and didnt seem to want to get a train or hop on the bus to see us. A few years ago they got married in Cyprus and we all made the effort to be there as friends so everytime on group chat when someone has achieved something they would always turn it round to themselves and it’s all about them.

Anyway I wanted to leave it like that but oh no husband then brings up my past wich upset me becuase that is not called for i try and leave it and he continues trying to get a reaction out of me and backs me into a corner I just want to say you should never do that to somone who has Aspergers and struggles with social communication becuase sooner or later you will get a reaction I tried to say leave me alone then he said I have tried to help you and I cant I do not need help I need friends who are not out to try and get me to react I did say one swear word and told them to leave me alone.

Then my friend sends me a screenshot of said friend husbands FB page detailing what happned and twisting the story so they can get sympathy to make them feel better I got angry and upset becuase I used to do that 10 years ago but have learnt that it doesnt help anyone you dont do that you dont tell the whole world what happned its between us it stays between us I got very upset and tried to find my sertraline beciase I was sobbing on the bed I pulled myself together and said NO they dont deserve my friendship they dont deserve my tears and they deffiantly will not get my forgiveness

By him posting on fb you come across as silly and crazy as well this person is ment to be 33 years old and is acting like a 10 year old I have no energy for it and at the end of the day he has shot himself in the foot beciase he has made himself to be the bad guy and showing the world how vile they can be.

I hope sharing this will help people to understand I see the world differently I know that I handled it well and I have friends who will support me. I feel sorry for them and they all need to go and educate them self on how not to be 2 faced human beings. If you are in a situation were you are being used then talk to someone and get out it’s not healthy for your mental health its exhausting.

I hope by writing and sharing that if people find themselves In this situation you are not alone do talk. It sucks when you try and be calm you get the blame not them. For me I will grow from this they will not they will carry on untill they do this to somone else beciase they are not ready to change.

I hope by people reading this that I educate one person or inform people that toxic people do exist and if you face a similar situation then talk to them privately not put on FB were all the world can see and if you can not solve it on messenger then walk away wich I tried to do.

Rhiannon x

#aspergers

Dear Emmie Blue

Title Dear Emmie Blue

By Lia Louis

Published By Orion Publishing

Published on. 6.8.2020

My Rating 4.5🌟

Available. Available to buy at Waterstones and Amazon and independent book stores and on the kindle.

Genre. Contempory Romance

Blurb A delightful story about how the things we imagine to be best for us usually aren’t. The reason you will love Dear Emmie Blue is because you’ve probably *lived* Dear Emmie Blue, in some small part of your own journey to adulthood.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In this charming and poignant novel, teenager Emmie Blue releases a balloon with her email address and a big secret into the sky, only to fall head-over-heels for the boy who finds it; now, fourteen years later, the one thing Emmie has been counting on is gone for good, and everything she planned is up in the air.

At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.

Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship—she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off from her job. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?

Emmie Blue is about to learn everything she thinks she knows about life (and love) is just that: what she thinks she knows. Is there such thing as meant to be? Or is it true when they say that life is what happens when you are busy making other plans? A story filled with heart and humor, Dear Emmie Blue is perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Evvie Drake Starts Over. (From Goodreads)

If you like Friendship Romance a plot twist mixtapes comedy then this books is for you

Trigger warning this book does ft sexual assault.

Review

This was such a joy to read I love Emmie so much I could relate to her so much as a 30 year old. This book is so much more then Romance at the heart its about friendship and family is not about blood. I loved emmie and Luke's friendship after Luke picks up Emmies balloon at 16 and a friendship is born. Emmie is shocked that Luke is getting married as she thought it be her and luke asks emmie to be best women I thought 
Luke was great at the beginning but the Author tricked me into a false sense of security in making Eliot the bad guy as Emmie has a secret were her teacher sexually assaulted her wich is done subtly and well. And it all comes out. And we find out that Eliot is the one who secretly has loved Emmie, this book is full of soul and has funny moments.
Love Louise Emmies lodger I cried at the end
Everyone needs a best friend like Rose and Fox so funny at times Rosevis so funny you want to spit tea out with laughter
Ana is a bitch
The wedding was a bit of a let down as it was a big thing at the beginning of the book and it fell short
Solid 4 for me can not wait to read a complete version of this perfect beach read book

About the Author

Lia Louis is a writer from Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner and three young children. In 2015, she won ELLE magazine’s annual talent competition with her contemporary love letter, #RelationshipGoals. Lia’s fascination with letters doesn’t stop with her writing: she also has a varied collection of old letters which are a source of inspiration to her. Somewhere Close to Happy is her first novel. Lia can be found tweeting at @LisforLia. (From fanfiction.com)

I hope you enjoy reading Dear Emmie Blue as much as I did happy publication day thankyou to netgalley Lia Louis and Orion publishing for letting me having a e arch in exchange for a honest review.

Have a great Thursday

Rhiannon xx

#DearEmmieBlue #netgalley #LiaLouis #bookreview #orionpublishing

July Wrap Up And August reading plans

Wow August already I still think its March next month I will be celebrating my 31st hope August is a slow month. But let’s go back to July. I read 9 books last month that is pretty good for me mostly netgalley books and I took part in the reading Rush as well were i read 4 books in 7 days wich is good for me. I recomend the picture book ABC of Black History a childrens picture book and the Mermaid Atlas both books have stunning illustrations. I throughly enjoyed Dear Emmie Blue review up tomorrow as it’s out in the UK Tomorrow. I loved the Diviners as well.

I read 5 5 star books

2 4.5 books

1 4 star book

And 1 3 star book

And 3 non fiction books

TV and Film

Havent really been watching much I am enjoying eastenders secrets from the square Jack Whitehalls sporting nation and Romesh Ragnathans misadventures from my sofa.

I have been doing film nights with mum have rewatched pride and prejudice sense and sensibility and Boheimum Rapsody

I started listening to Audio books currently listening to Red White and Royal Blue on Scribd loving it.

And my best Friend got engaged and I am brides maid and its pokemon themed I am so excited to celebrate with her 🙂

My August reading plans are mainly to keep reading wake up early read keep that routine. I am participating in the @disneyathon wich is all through out August so reading the Hobbit still reading Voyager. I need to do better and read more diversley and read from more black Authors as well there are a few books I am interested in such a fun age and clap when you land is deffo on my list to read this month.

I hope you had a good July and looking forward to August I deffiantly am I will leave you my fave qoutes from the films I have been watching with mum.

Have a good August leave a comment what you have read recently

Rhiannon

#julywrapup #Reading plans

The Reading Rush Day 7 I read 4 books in 7 days 😊

Last Day today and I did it I read 4 books in 7 days completed 4 challanges and did all the insta challanges wich was fun. I loved doing this readathon it helps me create a much needed routine wich I am going to stick to I also want to take part in more readathons and do more challanges as it’s a fun way to read and maybe set a week were I just read a books it was a great feeling to read a book in one day I have not done that since I was a child and teenager. So yes I enjoyed the week. I hope you enjoyed the challanges I will do a wrap up on Tuesday.

Insta Challange book art ✅

Challange to read a book that is the same clour as your birthstone ✅

Rhiannon x

#thereadingrush #thediviners #libbabray #readathon

The Reading Rush Day 5

Wow what a day finshed The Hollow now started the Divners wich is so good and reached 1 thousand steps on my 1 million step challange for diabeties UK will leave link down below if you would like to sponsor me I also managed to catch some pokemon as well. I went back to parents and had s nice hot bath and read a good chunk of the Divners. And I did the Instagram challange wich was book Stack.

Have a good day

Insta challange Book Stack ✅

Challange read a book from a Genre you want to read more of ✅

Rhiannon

Link of you want to sponsor me

https://step.diabetes.org.uk/pages/existing

#thereadingrush