• February TBR ǀ Books & Reading

    Jess McGlynn February 8, 2017

    Before last month I would always have described myself as more of a mood reader; someone who didn’t like to stick to rigid TBR lists but actually I was quite impressed with how I did with January’s TBR. As I mentioned in my monthly wrap…

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  • For The Love of Writing… ǀǀ Books & Writing

    Jess McGlynn January 9, 2017

    In 2015 I set myself some very definite goals for the year and achieved exactly ZERO of them.  So in 2016 I decided I wasn’t going to set myself anything specific but just have a general gist of what I wanted to achieve.  Whilst I…

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  • January TBR ǀ Books & Reading

    Jess McGlynn January 4, 2017

    It is probably safe to say that I crawled over the reading finishing line in December.  I don’t know whether I had just exhausted my brain (I read 71 books in 2016, beating my Goodreads challenge of 50!) or whether I just chose the wrong…

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  • The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo ǀ Book Review

    Jess McGlynn November 9, 2016

    I am way late to the party on this particular trilogy but over our holiday I finally got around to reading Leigh Bardugo’s first trilogy: The Grisha.  Having read Six of Crows earlier in the year and adored it (I know, I haven’t shut up about it)…

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  • So Many Books…Not Enough Time ǀ Books & Reading

    Jess McGlynn November 2, 2016

    I think it’s fair to say that I’ve always had a bit of a ‘thing’ about reading.  When you’ve moved house as often as we have it becomes pretty apparent, pretty quickly, which items you have the most of and books definitely falls into that…

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  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer ǀ Book Review

    Jess McGlynn October 26, 2016

    For the purposes of this review I am going to be talking about the four main Lunar Chronicles books, not the additional novellas which Marrisa Meyer has written to alongside this series.This was my first fairytale retelling series and although I wouldn’t say that it…

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  • September Reads ǀ Books

    Jess McGlynn October 5, 2016

    I was pretty impressed with my reading over September.  I had imagined I’d feel a bit slumpy after reading so many great books over the summer but luckily that didn’t turn out to be the case and although I slogged my way through one 850 page book…

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  • I See You by Clare Mackintosh ǀ Book Review

    Jess McGlynn September 28, 2016

    Back in February I picked up my first thriller book for a long time; I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.  It was on a total whim but after the first few pages I was absolutely hooked  and finished it within a day.  I’m fairly…

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  • Autumn TBR ǀ Books

    Jess McGlynn September 21, 2016

    I have to admit that as much as I am lamenting the end of summer, I am actually pretty excited about the arrival of autumn as it is pretty much my favourite season.  I love the excuses to wear all my knitted grey jumpers (of…

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  • My Summer Reads Update ǀ Books

    Jess McGlynn September 7, 2016

    Way back in May (gosh how long ago does that seem!) I set myself a Summer TBR list here on the blog.  Then I filmed a video in June and changed it a little bit and now, as we reach the end of summer I…

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  • BookTube-A-Thon 2016 ǀ Books & Writing

    Jess McGlynn July 20, 2016

    It’s no secret that I love reading and at the start of the year I decided to blend a slightly different focus into my Youtube content and began sharing regular book videos.  I was excited to discover that there is a whole community of ‘booktubers’…

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