End of the Year Plans Tag!

the end of year reading tag

Okay, so technically it’s a little early for Christmas- though that and the end of the year are approaching at the speed of holiday shopping. So I thought I’d do the End of Year Tag originally created by Ariel Bisette  over on Youtube.

It’s technically for books but I’m a tag rule bender so I’m adding movies to…

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Scotland, Books & Customer Service Flashbacks

diary of a bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller

By: Shaun Bythell

Grade: B

A year in the life of a second-hand bookseller in a small Scottish Town. Shaun Bythell owns The Book Shop- the second largest 2nd hand bookstore. So it fulfills two dreams of mine. Owning a bookstore and living in Scotland.

But also provided great memories of customer service which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I can laugh about them now 🙂

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All the Best Deaths

All the Best of the Deaths

Okay, this is a bit morbid perhaps but I was thinking of it in regards to Strange the Dreamer and we’re so close to Halloween so All the Best of the Deaths. By the way this isn’t a good or bad thing some of these absolutely devastated me but they were so well done!

Also there’s some pretty famous deaths in here but just in case spoilers for: The Book Thief, Crooked Kingdom, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Mockingjay, Strange the Dreamer, & The Hate U Give.

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My Weird (Possibly Deadly) Dinner Party List

The Dinner List

The Dinner List

By: Rebecca Serle

Grade: C

I picked up The Dinner List from Book of the Month. The story is about a girl whose birthday dinner actually becomes a living answer to that whole make a list of the 5 People You’d Most Want to Dine with. Audrey Hepburn included.

Honestly, the book was okay. Pretty meh. It’s got a love story and says some nice things about life and loss by the end. But I was just hoping for so much more. It does however give me a perfect excuse to the The Dinner Party Tag! Which I naturally couldn’t keep just literary.

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Books & Cookies! And One Late Tag…

jack-jack loves cookies

Once upon a time wonderful blogger Kelly from Just Another Book in the Wall tagged me in the Cookie Book tag and I immediately thought… cookies and books! Yes! Then I was cursed with procrastination, forgetfulness and a general ability to lose my Blogging Notebook like everywhere and now eons later (at least months) I’m doing the tag!

I’m also a (cheap) cookie connoisseur so am including below the 5 greatest cookies of all time.

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Contemplating Changing Opinions & Blogging Life

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So at the end of September I will have had this blog for 4 years. I was looking back over old posts to see if my opinions had changed about anything. I reread a couple of books I’ve loved in the past. I rewatched a bunch of movies. Probably the big one this year I’ve tried the whole audio book thing again.

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Writer’s Box #2: August 2018

Scribbler August Box

So in July I received my first Scribbler box which is a subscription box for writers by writers and while I wasn’t big on it I decided to keep the subscription going for August.

I thought August -which was all about “Creating Tension” -really upped the game. I also must say that one of the “perks” from this box is getting to participate in private chats with industry insiders. I was late for the July event but watched it after and I did take some interesting information so I’m looking forward to the next one.

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