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    September Book Haul!

    It has been the longest time since I last did a book haul. To be truthful, I didn’t have the money to spend on one until the other week. I really wanted to get some spooky reads ready for October. But I’ve also bought all the books I’ve been desperate to read for months now. So without further ado, here are the books that I bought on Amazon… Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Goodreads rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Coming of age/Mystery Price: £5.99 [Paperback] With more than 57,000 reviews on Amazon, how could I resist buying this one? I’m literally so excited to start reading it as I’ve wanted…

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    The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich

    **DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.** SUMMARY Since she was a child, Lillian Connelley has been raised to love trumpeter swans and she is determined to protect them at all costs from a vicious hunter who is killing them. As a birthday wish come true, Lilly’s family take her to visit Cattail Marsh on her 11th birthday to see the newly hatched cygnets. Tragic events unfold when the murderous hunter, Dean Drake, shows up and shoots the swans and Lilly’s parents – killing the swans, her father, and injuring her mother. She watched as Drake shot them all and…

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    The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina [Review]

    SUMMARY “We all have something to tell those we’ve lost” Yui lost her mother and daughter in the devastating March 2011 tsunami in Tōhoku, Japan. Now she is faced with dealing with her crippling grief and learning how to live with it. She hears about the phone box on the radio she realises she must go to it herself in hopes of trying to heal her broken heart. That’s where she meets Takeshi, a widowed husband with a daughter who won’t speak after the loss of her mother. Together, they must work through their pain in order to start living again. REVIEW When I first laid eyes on this book,…

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    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides [Review]

    SUMMARY Silence is golden until a woman living a seemingly ‘perfect’ life is accused of shooting her husband and won’t tell the tale of why… Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, is married to fashion photographer, Gabriel. The couple lives in one of London’s most desirable areas in a beautiful house with large windows. Gabriel returns home from work late one evening and is shot five times in the face by Alicia. This is when she goes mute, not uttering a word about the heinous crime committed. Locked into a psych ward, Alicia crosses path with criminal psychologist, Theo Faber. For years, he has tried to work with her, and now,…

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    Why Do I Write?

    First impressions might make you think this will be a profound post. The reality is, this post may be listing things you’ve read from me on previous posts. But I figured since I’m making a grand return to blogging, I might as well explain why I write. It’s been a while since I last did due to the fogginess in my mind. When your thoughts are jumbled and unorganisable, you can’t form the right sentences to reflect what you really mean. That’s why for a long while, I’ve been on-again-off-again blogging. If I can’t focus my mind solely on writing then no blog post is going to make any sense…