Book Blogger Hop

Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #10

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.

The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!

What is your first book of the year

It should have been this one…

the gilded wolves

I received The Gilded Wolves as an ARC and my plan to read it by the end of December didn’t exactly come to fruition. As the release day is 15th January 2019 (and I needed to actually read it) it meant that this was on my list to become book numero uno for 2019.

But as it turns out I am a massive mood reader and because I wasn’t in The Mood I ended up opening something that was on my 2018 TBR instead.

So my first book for 2019 was…

to kill a kingdom

As I’m debating whether or not to do reviews for every book I read I don’t know if I’ll do a full review on this one or a recap in my end of month wrap up post.

Just in case you are burning to know – I gave it 3 stars BUT those 3 stars wobbled between a 2 and a 3.

I’m not worried because I don’t think there’s a curse that if the first book of the year is ‘meh’ that there will be an overall negative reading experience for the rest the year.

Or… or is there?

Guys? Is there?


Blog Hop

Daniela @ Bookiverse has continued her Blogging Beast Strategic Plan with this weeks post being all about vision and prepping.

May @ Forever and Everly has wrapped up her 2018 with The End of Year Book Survey and it is mega and contains all levels stats and graphs and things that make my mouth water.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound has done an awesome recommendation list on the Ten YA Books to Look Forward to in 2019.

Finally I feel its time to tell you about my addiction to my bullet journal. Ok, it’s not an addiction I just need it in order to survive and use it every day. Wait…. is that an addition or organisation??

If you’re thinking of starting a BuJo (I think that’s what the cool kids call it) or if you have one and are looking for ideas then may I direct you to Charleigh @ Charleigh WritesJenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts and Lori @ Beyond Betwined Reads who have shared their inspiration and journal plans for 2019!


21 thoughts on “Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #10

    1. I didn’t realise I was such a mood reader until recently!

      I really struggled between a 2 and a 3 but then I think I’m unusually picky and part of me is beginning to wonder if I’m expecting too much from YA fantasy but I still really love it.

      It’s probably not going to be the read of your life! Well, it might be but I doubt it!

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  1. I would be so curious to hear your thoughts on Gilded Wolves! That cover is gorgeous, and I don’t know if I should buy into the hype or not. Also, I personally believe you of all people should do full reviews (because I desperately depend on them for guidance lol), but I do get you with 3 star reads. They’re the worst to write reviews for because your feelings on them are just “meh.” Doesn’t exactly muster up the most enthusiasm to write, does it?

    (Btw, I accidentally DNF’d TKAK last year. I liked the beginning well enough, but then life got in the way lol.)

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    1. Ah! I actually posted my review on Gilded Wolves yesterday! The cover is such a stunner and the description sounded amazing but unfortunately I only gave it 2 stars.

      You’d be pleased to know then that that review was very full and rambly! What guidance it serves you’ll have to be the judge 😛

      I’ve read so many 3’s where I just don’t have to the capacity to say anything other then – yeah it was good. It doesn’t mean I didn’t like it because I usually really enjoy those ones but it’s a bit like rating a Nando’s.

      TKAK for me isn’t one I would go out of my way to recommend, I could probably sum up what happens in a paragraph!

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  2. My first book of the year was nearly a DNF (I just ended up skimming the last 30%) so I think you’re off to a better start than me hehe. 😀

    Also, I missed the part where you said “bullet journal” and read “BuJo” as “Boo-ho” (like the spanish pronounciation) and was like, “Whatever that is it sounds super cool??” *facepalm*

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    1. What was your first book? I’m having a not so stellar month but there was a gem in there which was Once Upon a River. Haha! We could repronounce BuJo to boo-ho. God knows what purpose it would serve 😛


          1. Yup, the movie! I can’t remember if you’ve read Wintersong? I heard it’s also kind of similar to Labyrinth.

            And the review’s partially written but I still don’t have the best time writing reviews that go “Yeah, um, nothing really happens in this book and I have no strong feelings about it one way or the other…THE END.” Sigh.

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            1. I have Wintersong but I haven’t read it yet! I know there’s a Goblin King involved so I’m quite excited for it but I’ve heard very mixed things about how good it actually is.

              Hahaha! I know what you mean, I’m trying to not review everything I read anymore only because I was doing just that and saying, ‘yeah, it was good. Just good.’


  3. Thanks for this post! I want to get into bullet journaling because I see so many beautiful ideas and more linked here. I don’t think you are cursed. What a terrible thing it would be to read only ‘meh’ books all year just because the first one was.

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    1. You’re welcome!

      I started bullet journaling in 2017 and now I wouldn’t be without it. I had multiple lists everywhere and in the end just thought, ‘what am I doing?’ and compiled it all into one. So far its been working out great. I’m not creative at all so mine is a very basic set up but I like looking at other people’s prettier versions 🙂

      Luckily I really enjoyed the book I read after To Kill a Kingdom so I think it was just a lukewarm start!


  4. Firstly, I definitely don’t believe you’ll be cursed reading wise…though I’ve definitely had those thoughts before ha-ha!! I always get worried that if I start bad then I’m DOOMED!

    Secondly, thank you so much for the shout out (and for showing me other people who do bullet journal posts)! You’re such a sweetheart! I REALLY want to focus on Bullet Journal posts this year.

    Again, thank you! You’re such a sweetheart.

    Have a great day!!

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