Do you believe in ‘the need to read’?!

Do you believe in ‘the need to read’?

Do you find the need to read comes at the most inopportune times?

No, this isn’t a commercial! But read on!

I find that I suffer with the need to read often!

  • I’m waiting for my son to get ready to go shopping. I flick open my book and I’m a chapter in and I have to close it. But I don’t want to!
  • Its past 12 at night and I have to go to work the next day. And I have to force myself to close my book to sleep….
  • I’m at my sons swimming lesson and promise myself I’ll talk to the other mums to not appear rude…..but the need to read is strong (sometimes stronger!)
  • Sat in work and all of a sudden the pull of my book is too much to bear….but I have to squash it down as I have work to do (and the fact they pay me to actually work and not read!!)
  • I get up and have to get ready for work….but the need to read makes me read 1 chapter….that turns into 4 and I have to rush around to get ready!

Is this an affliction all bookworms suffer with?

Let me know your situations in comments!


Books I need in May…

Nearly the 5th month of the year….where is the time going?

I think it’s fair to say that I am going to be totally broke in May! I mean who needs to be saving for spending money for a holiday?

These are the books that I want need in May:

Finale by Stephanie Gerber (really I’ve actually already paid for this as I’ve ordered Fairyloots special box!)

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The UnHoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons



Do you want any of these?

Have you read any already?

What did you think?

Top 5 Tuesday! 5 Star Predictions…..

Top 5 Tuesday is bought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her post and join in here.

Today’s topic is – Books I Predict will be 5 star reads!

Well here we go……

Finale by Stephanie Garber – we are so close to release! I loved Caraval and Legendary and I NEED this book, yes NEED!

Rage by Cora Carmack – I love this woman, she is just so lovely…..and Roar made my heart sing so I predict this is going to be fabulous!

Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley – Sigh….the Dream Man series! It seems that on 13 August, Mo will be joining in the ranks of Tack, Hawk, Brock and Mitch! Deep down in my bones I feel this will be a 5 star read!

Not pictured as no covers yet but also…..

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward rocked my life! I didn’t know if I was a sci-fi reader but I found I really was! I cannot wait until 12 November…and you can pre-order here

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

I think the publication date is 30 November (correct me if I am wrong!) I have read that it’s an adult fantasy series featuring a brand new mythical world where humans struggle with survival and hierarchies of the magical creatures they live among. I just think of her writing and a 5 star rating pops in my head!

*update – I’ve just seen this is due for release in January 2020 but I still wanted to keep it on!!*

What are your 5 star predictions?

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo….FINALLY!!!

Finally, yes finally I have read book 1 in this series!

And it was fabulous.

And I’ve found my new bbf, The Darkling!

Here comes the slap for waiting to read this for so long! I was mesmerised!

And…..I was totally in love with The Darkling…..

‘I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina. You and I are going to change the world.’

Yes I know, he is evil, he is dangerous and shows no mercy. But I still love him!

What a fantastic start to the series!

Easter holidays, books and scans!!!!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

First week of Easter school holidays. I had to work but my son has been having a great time going to adventure parks with his friends! I have this coming week off and I am so happy!!!

I also had a Dexa scan to see if celiac disease has ruined my bones… results yet but am crossing my fingers that all is ok.

Also… know when your just not feeling it and need to do a reread? Well I was there!

Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

I totally didn’t read in order but these 2 are my fave books of the series and I needed it. Needed out my slump!

Tristan by Cora Brent (arc) – as usual, a 5 star read from this author!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I’m reading an actual paperback. I normally read via ebook but am loving this!

So I said no monthly lists, but I just couldn’t help myself! I really need to stop this to try and get back to not feeling pressured!

But anyway….these 2 are on my list (it’s a sickness!!)

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber – Fairyloot readalong….


My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was from Abigail’s Books and was about what she is doing about waste.

You can see her post here.

I too have seen what the effects of waste has been doing to ocean animals and it needs to stop.  I fully recycle at home and my office has also changed to full recycling plus our in house Costa has got rid of disposable cups and since January, we bring our own.

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Saturday Shelfie!

My Guilty Pleasures Shelf!!!

Yes I have a guilty pleasures shelf!

But look how lovely they look!

And look at Ariel up there all comfy sat on Edward Cullen!


This is going to be quite a short post and I am sure some of you will roll your eyes about the fact I have the Fifty Shades of Grey and the Twilight series displayed but…….

When these 2 series came out years ago, I absolutely loved them!  In a way they sort of saved my sanity.  It was a shit time for me at that point.

I think displaying these books are a reminder to me of the feeling I had when I grabbed back that love of reading, I needed something and these series gave me that bit if escapism.  Sometimes I look at them displayed and remember the absolutely heart warming feeling of the love of the written word.

Saying that I’m not sure if I could say the same thing now if I did a reread now…but who knows, one day!!


Do you display any books that mean something to you?

Fairyloot Unboxing: March – Favourites!


March Fairyloot – 3 year anniversary!

Theme = Favourites

To celebrate Fairyloots 3 year anniversary the box is all about some of our favourite fandoms – and the box was purple!

A colourful scarf by Cara Kosik depicting a selection of some fave book spines.

This is just so pretty, I love it. But I dont wear scarves so I’ll need to find something to do with it!

Bookish socks with an Alice in Wonderland design by Fairyloot!

Socks! I love socks! And these are so pretty and feel so soft!

Bookworm Page Tabs designed by Fairyloot.

I love the idea behind this…mark all your fave parts in a book!

Metal Bookmark by KDP Letters featuring a quote from Strange the Dreamer.

This is so pretty, I dont want to use it in case it gets scuffed!

Fairyloot Anniversary Enamel Pin

Love, love, love this! I have a book sleeve displaying all my pins so this will go on there.

3 art prints by @morgana0anagrom featuring:

Warcross by Marie Lu

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

These are lovely, so much talent here! I dont really do anything with my art prints, I really should!


The book of the month is…….

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

Fairyloot exclusive ✅

Sprayed edges✅

Signed by the author✅


We also got an extra book!

Viper by Bex Hogan

Exclusive cover✅

Signed by the author ✅

Try a Chapter Challenge!


Firstly, thanks to Destiny at Howling Libraries for letting me join in!

If you’re not familiar with the Try a Chapter tag, it’s a tag common on booktube (and sometimes blogs) where the participant reads the first chapter of five books and chooses one of those books to read, based on the results!

These are a few books from my Spring reading list so I want to know which I should read first!

  • I Dare You by Shantel Tessier
  • Cole by Tijan
  • Darkest before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins
  • Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  • The Fever King by Victoria Lee

My thoughts on the first chapters of…

I Dare You by Shantel Tessier



The prologue got me with these words…’I’m not a religious person. But I do know this. When I am damned to hell, it’ll be because I earned it.’

The reason I bought this book is because it was dark. And that line just drew me in.

Cole by Tijan



I got this book as a freebie from the authors newsletter so hadn’t really read the blurb even until now!

Chapter 1 and I am already haunted by this woman’s loss…and I want more!

Darkest before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins



OMG this was so good. This was the set up for the whole series, a virus hits humans and wipes a load out….and this is one survivors tale (and I feel romance!)

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller




I have fallen in love with Rasmira in the first chapter! I need to see where this goes! Feels like 1 chapter wasn’t enough!

The Fever King by Victoria Lee



Well colour me purple, this book has got hold of me with the first chapter!

This is so hard. Like really hard. I’m not sure if I can even choose! This was so easy last month!



And the winner is….


I have a confession though…..I’m already 15% into it as I couldn’t put it down!!!!

Review: Repeat by Kylie Scott

I love this author.

It’s that simple for me.

There is nothing that she has written that I haven’t loved. So to read this was a no brainer!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again.

Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

What a fantastic premise and I found myself invested from the get go. I challenge any of you not to fall in love with Clem!

Poor, lovely Clem, so innocent and child like really. I didn’t know whether to be envious to get the chance to start over again or feel so, so bad for the her.

Finding yourself again from the worst circumstances never read so good. Turns out the heart wants what the heart wants …

This was humerous, beautiful and was utterly addicting. And the book references….Caraval had me screaming!

So many hints. So many suspicions. I was on the edge of my seat. It feels like this book moulded itself to my soul.