DAY 6: The Book You’ve Read the Most Number of Times.

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Greetings fellow book nerds! Right now I am hyped up on lack of sleep, (I’ve noticed this usually tends to be my final wave before I conk out completely) so lets hope I complete this without my head bashing the keyboard. 😀

The first book series that enters my mind – and probably a thousand other bookworms heads around the globe is the Harry Potter series. I’ve read it at least six times and went through a stage where I reread them every summer. Originally the books always came out at this time and I would sit reading them in the garden. Once the series was finished I continued the tradition, and even now whenever I see the first rays of sun in grey old England I feel the irresistible urge to dig out the first book and start Harry’s adventure all over again. However, to me Harry Potter seems too much of an obvious choice and as much as we all love it, it is hard to say anything ground breaking or new on the subject of interest! Besides, I already rambled about Luna on day 2. 🙂
So instead I choose to give the spotlight to a less well known and under appreciated set of books that I have reread multiple times and love just as much – Continue reading

DAY 1: A Book Series You Wish Had Been Longer OR Would Just End Already.

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So here we are, day one, and with a pretty interesting question!
As a general rule, I don’t usually wish for a series I’ve read to go on longer. The thought may pop into my head at first after I’ve just finished a fantastic one (e.g. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, or the Inheritance Cycle) but in the end I find I am usually happy with the way the author wraps everything up, and I am always wary of the danger of stretching out a series for the sake of the money or for the fans when there isn’t enough interesting material to work with. So instead I’m going to opt for: A book series you wish would just end already!

As soon as I saw this question, there was a particular series that came to mind:

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Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan Review 4/5

Overall Impression: A fantastic first book full of magic, mystery and discovery. It never disappoints!Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan

Due to my recent reading slump I decided to go back to an old favourite, Book of Shadows the first novel in the Sweep/Wicca series, a set of books very dear to my own heart, coming second only to Harry Potter. This is around the fifth time I’ve re-read Book of Shadows now if not more. Behind it’s garish front cover lies a beautiful coming of age tale. I first discovered this series aged 14, and in a weird way, I almost feel like the books chose me. They came to me in a point in my life where I really needed them, and they held for me some key advice and life lessons that helped me deal with several big changes going on at that time. These books are incredibly underrated and in my opinion deserve a much bigger spotlight.

Something it happening to me that I don’t understand. I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magickal things.
It scares me.
I never chose to learn witchcraft. But now witchcraft is choosing me.

Morgan Rowlands is a young, conscientious girl of sixteen. She lives with her parents and sister Mary K in the town of Widow’s Vale. Her life couldn’t be more normal, going to school, visiting church and hanging out with her best friends Bree and Robbie. That is, until the mysterious and exotic Cal Blaire breezes into town. His charisma and lighthearted demeanor makes him instantly popular with every social group in the school, and Morgan can’t help but feel drawn to him in a way she has never experienced before. So when Cal invites a group of schoolmates to an unusual party out in the woods, she uncharacteristically accepts. Continue reading