Quite the Quote | 18/10/18

Quite the Quote | 18/10/18

Quite the Quote is a weekly meme created by Another Book in the Wall, where we all share some awesome quotes from literature. The quotes can be from books that you’ve read years ago or books that you’ve recently read.

If you want to join in in this weekly meme, then you can! Just link back your post in Kelly’s original post so that she can see all of your quotes!

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Top 10 Tuesday | 16/10/18

Top 10 Tuesday | 16/10/18

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish list prompt originally hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme for this week is:

September 25: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

 

 

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I’ve been to America but I never went into a Barnes and Noble so when I go to New York next June, I’ll definitely be going into one and never coming out!IMG_7087.pngScreen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.02.05New York, U.S.A

 

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The same story for Barnes and Noble applies to The Strand… I can’t believe how big it. I’m going to be in there for hours!IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.03.07San Francisco, U.S.A

 

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Borderline Books is an independent bookstore in San Francisco that specialises in Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy… And because those are the main genres that I read (apart from horror), then I think that this would be the perfect bookstore for me to visit if I ever went back to San Francisco.IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.04.45Los Angeles, U.S.A

 

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Okay, so most of the bookstores that I have on this list are in America… I’ve just realised… But anyway, The Last Bookstore can be found in L.A and has a huge variety of new and used books and records.IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.06.48 Hackney, London, England

 

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Yay! The first British bookstore on my list! So Pages of Hackney is very high on my list of bookstores to visit because it specialises in literary fiction, politics, feminism, literary criticism essays, psychology and philosophy. These are all subjects that I study at university so I would be overwhelmed to be surrounded by all of these books if I went to Pages of Hackney.IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.09.03 Soho, London, England

 

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I love comics, graphic novels, manga… I love it all. So I really really really need to visit Gosh! in London. On their website, Gosh! state that “[their] range of graphic novels [are] second to none, and [they’re] always striving to source new and interesting product, whatever the genre. From translated European albums to mainstream superhero antics; stylish children’s books to contemporary graphic fiction; compulsively readable manga to cutting edge small press: [they’ve] got something for everyone.”IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.09.31Chicago, U.S.A

 

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A bookstore dedicated to feminism? YES PLEASE!! On their website, they say that “[they] are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children’s books for all ages, and the best LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction” which is absolutely amazing and definitely a store that I need to go to.IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.10.44 Canada

 

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I can’t really think of when I’ll get the chance to visit Canada, but I know that when I do, I’ll definitely be checking out Chapters Indigo. Along with books, they also sell stationery and little bits and bobs like that… I’m guessing that it’s the Canadian version of WH Smith?IMG_7087

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

 

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I’ve made an honourable mentions section because the final two in this weeks Top 10 Tuesday are bookstores that I have already been to, but ones that I want to go to again. I love the Selexyz bookstore. As you can see from the picture, it’s a bookstore in a church and it’s gorgeous. There is a HUGE English section that has all of the new releases and old releases as well. At the very back of the church is a café, where my parents usually sit whilst they’re waiting for me to choose a couple of books.

I’m also quite lucky that I have family who live near Maastricht, so whenever we go to The Netherlands to visit my family, I ALWAYS end up going to this GORGEOUS bookstore.IMG_7087Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 15.17.04 San Francisco, U.S.A

 

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Last time I went to America, I was 14… 10 years later and I’m going again. Unfortunately, not to San Francisco. When I was 14 and visiting City Lights Bookstore, I didn’t really appreciate the beauty of it, because I only wanted to look for YA books. But now that I’m older and have a wider interest in books, I can’t wait to go back and explore it from a different literary perspective. IMG_7087

Future themes for Top 10 Tuesday are:

October 23: Villains (favourite, best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil, etc.)

October 30: Halloween/Creepy Freebie

November 6: Backlist Books I Want to Read

November 13: Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own

November 20: Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie

November 27: Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.)

December 4: Cozy/Wintry Reads (Make this prompt suit your current season if needs be.)

December 11: Freebie (Make up your own topic, or use a previous TTT topic you might have missed.)

December 18: Winter 2018 TBR

December 25: Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning (If you don’t celebrate Christmas, spin this to be a book wish list.)

Have you been to any of these bookstores?

Until next time…

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NetGalley Haul of the Week | 14/10/18

NetGalley Haul of the Week | 14/10/18

I saw this post on Des’ blog and I thought that it was an amazing idea to share with you what books I was approved for on Netgalley on a weekly basis. For those of you who are regular readers of my website, you will know that I request A LOT of books off of NetGalley. I just can’t help myself. I see a pretty cover and BAM. I suddenly have 25 books that need reviewing.

Anyway, this week I was approved for these amazing bunch of books!

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First Impression Friday | 12/10/18

First Impression Friday | 12/10/18

If you’re not aware of what First Impression Friday is, it was created by Joe at JW Martin – Storeys of Stories where, every Friday, he talks about his first impressions of his current read. I actually think that I’m going to do this bi-weekly because, at the moment, I don’t think that I’m going to be reading books that quick due to university.

I also think that – where Joe has said that he will just come back to his FIF post and link his reviews – I’m going to come back to the post, and just write if I was wrong or right. So I have my predicted ratings, and then I’m going to write my actual rating and a couple of sentences on what I actually thought. But I will link my full review as well (once it’s written!)

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Quite the Quote | 11/10/18

Quite the Quote | 11/10/18

Quite the Quote is a weekly meme created by Another Book in the Wall, where we all share some awesome quotes from literature. The quotes can be from books that you’ve read years ago or books that you’ve recently read.

If you want to join in in this weekly meme, then you can! Just link back your post in Kelly’s original post so that she can see all of your quotes!

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