Bookpile | 2015 So Far

  I have got pretty behind on reading but whatevs. Its been so long since I posted a proper Bookpile that I might have to remind you, I’m rubbish at writing book reviews. I don’t even read book reviews. I just like reading books and logging what I have read alongside my ridiculous opinions and…

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Seasonal Sounds | 02

  For some odd reason my last Seasonal Sounds post is still one of the most clicked on posts on this blog to date – so I thought with the crossover in season – I should probably update you.   Here is Winter / Here is the start of Spring.   Read more Personals /…

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Happy Birthday Auckland

  It is Auckland’s 175th birthday this weekend.   I have such a strange relationship with Auckland. I grew up what felt like miles away (it was 45 minutes on a bus) wishing I lived in the “big smoke.” Then I lived there and I wished I lived in a bigger smoke.  Now I live in the biggest, most…

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Museum Bookpile

  I am still reading Dune so in the absence of a pile of books I read in November, I instead give you a pile of books I bought/was given when I left the Natural History Museum. The gift store at the Natural History Museum is one of my favourite places to buy books –…

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Seasonal Sounds.

    I do this thing where I build playlists per season, as they progress. I tend to listen to a pretty core set of albums, but when there are songs that I am attached to at particular moments in time I add them to a seasonal playlist to enjoy in bulk.   Here is…

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Christmas Wish List : Books

This is not a gift guide, you understand, but if there are other people in your lives who like to read about strange things they might like these.   The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – The only fiction book on my list. I like taxidermy, sounds spooky. The Sick Rose by Richard Barnett – I’ve…

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October Bookpile

  I thought I would keep it seasonal in October and read the rest of the werewolf trilogy I started reading earlier this year. I really, really love these books. At first, the shift in character perspective was slightly weird, but I got used to it and Tallula Rising – the second in the series – turned out…

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August – September Bookpile

All YA, all the time yo. This Summer has been crazy and I’ve been seeking solace in books meant for teenagers.  Nothing new there I guess.   I realised while reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that I haven’t re-read the earlier HP books since 2002/3. Probably because I left my copies in New…

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June/July Bookpile.

You may have noticed that June yielded zero books in the bookpile, due to me napping more than reading. Which is fine to do sometimes, right? So this is a double month. In June I was reading City of Heavenly Fire at home whilst Scarlet was my on the move book of choice. COHF is…

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