Author's Note

January Reading Wrap Up

Well that went quickly! One month of 2022 down already, and I feel like it’s only been about a week. It’s been a very busy month for me, so I didn’t necessarily get everything read that I wanted to, but let’s take a look at how it went.

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Twenty Questions Book Tag!

I was tagged to answer these twenty questions a good while back by Judith at Dead Good Book Reviews, who is not only an excellent booktuber but also one of my real life best friends – you should check her out! I’m not usually much for tags, but I like these questions a lot, and it’s been a long time since I’ve answered any bookish questions, so here we go…

1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
I can already see so many of my answers to this being “it depends”, but let’s start as we mean to go on: it depends! Some series can stand to be longer, and some need to be shorter as they have more focused plots to tell. I like everything from standalones to trilogies to super-long series! Some of my favourite series have upwards of a dozen books: Lindsey Davis’ Falco books have 20 (and then a spin-off series that’s already up to 9 books and still going!), while The Chronicles of St Mary’s by Jodi Taylor is up to 12, and I think there are more planned. If the series is good and the structure suits more adventures, then I’m happy for it to keep going.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers

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The Return of #Februwitchy!

Way back in February 2020, I ran a month-long readathon called #Februwitchy, focusing on witchy books and fun. I always intended this to be a yearly event, but the start of 2021 was not a great time for me (or for most people), so running a long event was the last thing on my mind. But this year, I’m delighted to say, the witches are back!

The aim of this readathon is really simple:

Read witchy books!

That’s it, just read books about witches in February. We’ll start on the 1st and finish on the 28th, and just make our way through as many witchy books as we can!

I’ve made a few changes this time around to make things even more flexible. Here’s what will count for the readathon:

  • A book with ‘witch’, ‘spell’, or ‘potion’ in the title
  • A fictional book with a witch as one of the main characters
  • A non-fiction book about witchcraft or the history of witches

The other big change this year is that there’s no sign up, Twitter sprints, or tracking – if you’d like to take part, please just join in at your own pace! There’s a graphic below for you to use to select your TBR, if you’d like to, and I’d love to see what you’re planning to read.

Please do tag me on Twitter or leave me a link in the comments here if you post about #Februwitchy – I’m looking forward to reading your posts! My TBR will be up at the start of February, and I have some great things on it!

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Duology Do-Overs Mid-Month Check In

We’re halfway through January already, so I thought it was time to take a quick look at how I’m getting on with my Duology Do-Overs challenge! If you missed my initial post, check it out to find out more details about what’s going on – for now, here are the duologies I’ve managed to finish so far.

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Book Reviews

Middle Grade Mini-Reviews, Part One

I’ve read quite a few middle grade books recently that I don’t quite have a whole post’s worth of thoughts on, so here are some quick thoughts about each! I’ll split this post into two parts so that it doesn’t get too long, so look out for part two next week.

I was sent e-ARCs of all of these books via NetGalley, apart from Escape Room, which Nosy Crow sent me a physical proof of. As always though, all opinions are my own!

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