Like my O.W.Ls earlier in April, I hadn’t intended on studying for the N.E.W.Ts, mostly because my dissertation is due in early September and I didn’t think I would have time! Fiction reading is giving me a nice break from reading academic books all-day though and there are a few books I’d love to read before Dublin 2019 (World Con) so a structured TBR would definitely be helpful for keeping me on track.
The career that I chose back in April was ‘Magizoologist’ as it is the career I would most love to do in the Potterverse. I passed all of the O.W.Ls I needed to progress onto the N.E.W.Ts for the Magizoologist career so I’m ready to sit my N.E.W.Ts. I need to achieve an O in Magical Creatures, an E in Charms, and an E in Herbology. For each N.E.W.T, I then need to pass the prompt for each grade so I will need to read 3 books for Magical Creatures, 2 for Charms and 2 for Herbology. In total, I will need to read 7 books this month in order to pass my N.E.W.Ts and become a Magizoologist ❤
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TITLE: The Outcast Hours
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin
RELEASED: February 2019; Solaris
KEY INFO: anthology, short stories, gritty, eerie, diverse authors & diverse rep
suicide, murder, spiked alcoholic drinks, drugs, murder, violence, queer death, graphic descriptions of dead bodies
amazon // rebellion publishing // goodreads
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Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story
Welcome to the fourth instalment of Down the TBR Hole! It’s been exactly a month since I posted my last Down the TBR Hole and I can’t believe how much more my TBR has grown since then. It feels like fighting a never-ending battle sometimes haha.
This month I had planned on meeting some of my deadlines that I set myself in my first instalment, but unfortunately, I’ve barely been able to do any reading (let alone blogging or anything else). So far I’ve only managed to read The Snow Child, and had started The Night Circus but had to put it aside to try and deal with all of my upcoming ARCs! I’m hoping once the ARC tide calms down a little bit I’ll have more time for my wonderful backlist books 🌊
As it’s been a little while since my last post and I’m eager to get through my TBR pile as quickly as possible, today’s post contains a grand total of 31 books!
How it works:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 books)
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
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It’s been quite a long time since I’ve done a discussion post and today I wanted to discuss with you all different ways that we can hype and support our favourite reads outside of reviews. I think one of the biggest misconceptions about book blogging is that you have to review everything and if you’re not reviewing books then you’re not supporting those books or authors. Yet, when I recently looked back through my blog posts whilst doing my brand redesign, I noticed that I very rarely review my favourite books. I usually review most of the other books that I read, but I just find reviewing my favourites so hard, I never know what to say! Despite not reviewing them, I still get a lot of people who tell me that they read one of my faves though I never reviewed them.
So, how can we hype up our favourite reads outside of reviewing?
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TITLE: Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
AUTHOR: Stevenson, Ellis, Watters & Allen
RELEASED: April 2015; BOOM Box!
GENRE: Graphic Novels
FORMAT: Library Paperback
KEY INFO: cute and diverse graphic novel, friendship, relationships, camp
REPRESENTATION: all female MC’s, women of colour, f/f romance, possible trans feminine character
CONTENT NOTICES: n/a
amazon // book depository // goodreads
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