Sunday Spotlight – Following New Book Bloggers!

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Hi Readers

I realised earlier this week that my Reader feed is kind of dead. So I decided I need to find some new blogs to follow to fill up my feed and give me all the bookish posts I need.

I’m so glad I did this because I’ve found some great new bloggers and now my feed is always full with new content. I thought I’d share with you some bloggers I’ve recently followed in case you also need some new book blogs in your life.

Shannon – Shelfish for Books – Check out her Fiercly Feminist Reads post. I love it!

Beth – Escape from Reality – She’s been posting all the spooky posts this past week and I’ve loved reading them. Check out her Halloween Book Tag!She also has a beautiful bookstagram!

Louise – Louise Loves Books – I loved her post What I Currently Have Out From the Library! It’s such an interesting mix of books. 

Eli – The Book Supplier – I really enjoy their Sticky Note Reviews! Check out the What If It’s Us sticky note review!

Jolien – The Fictional Reader – I found her post How Fanfiction Has Saved and Carried My Love For Harry Potter very relatable.

Emily – A Literary Life – I actually found this blog through twitter. I loved their post Book Awards, What’s the Point?

Eleanor – Real Tasty Pages – This blog posts about Film & TV as well as books, I loved their post Top 5 Criminally Good TV Shows.

Abbie – Cafe Book Bean – I love their most recent post Bootastc Blogger Books, a post featuring other bloggers recommending their favourite scary reads. It makes for a wide range of great recommendations. 

Meggan – Between the Pages – This month she’s been doing blogtober where she’s posted every day for October. It’s coming to end now but it’s not too late to catch up! Check out her Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag!

Amanda & Antonia – Classy X Book Reviews – This is a blog run by two people and I found them thanks to their ABC Challenge ‘Q’ post. 

Thanks for reading!

Jess X

Sunday Spotlight: The Cry (BBC)

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Hi Readers

The Cry is about a young mother who is struggling with a newborn baby. She travels to Australia with her fiance to gain custody of his teenage daughter, only for an unthinkable tragedy to change her life forever.

I love a good BBC Sunday night drama. They really know how to make a gripping mystery and The Cry is their latest one.

This show comes in the shadow of The Bodyguard, which was incredibly popular and I think just about everyone in the UK watched it. I think it’s done very well to fill that gap on a Sunday night. What makes it unique is it’s showing a side to motherhood not often shown on TV. 

It’s incredibly tense and unsettling. You go into it thinking it’s a whodunnit but the plot twists turn it into something entirely different and you just never know who you can trust.

The final episode premiers this evening and I have no clue how it’s going to end. Which I love!

Have you been watching The Cry? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!

Jess X


Spotlight Sunday: Book Bloggers!

Hi Readers

For the second week of Spotlight Sunday I’ve decided I want to share with you some bloggers I have been loving this past week.

First, Ally Writes Things – I’ve recommended her blog before but she’s continued to be one of my favourite blogs. This week, my favourite post of hers was this weeks Thursday Top 4 post – Books To Get You Out of a Reading Slump.

I’ve also been enjoying Liz Whitehouse’s blog, Travel in Retrospective. I became aware of her blog because she was also taking part in the Charms Extra Credit readathon, but it was her Strictly Come Dancing round-up post that I REALLY enjoyed. I am obsessed with Strictly.

Last but not least, we have Olivia’s blog, A Word is Power. What I love about this blogger is her vast range of book recs. I feel like she has a book for everything and so many of them I’ve never heard of. Check out her Hispanic Heritage Month Recommendations.

What blogs have you been loving this week?

I also couldn’t not mention the new series of Doctor Who. It started last Sunday and introduced the first ever female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker.

I had my doubts only because I didn’t enjoy the last series of Doctor Who but Whittaker quickly stole my heart. She may even give David Tennant a run for his money for being my favourite Doctor, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. 

Honestly though, that was a great first episode and I can’t wait for more!

Thanks for reading!

Jess X

Sunday Spotlight – A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Hi Readers

I’ve made a lot of changes to my blog recently. I’ve got new banners, I’ve organised my pages and I’m no longer just posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as I’m aiming to post most days now.

Sunday Spotlight is the latest addition to this blog. Every Sunday I’m going to Spotlight something I loved during the week. Sometimes it will be a TV Show, a Film, or other peoples blogs and blog posts. It’ll change each week and basically be whatever I want.

This weeks Sunday Spotlight is a TV Show I’ve become obsessed with, A Series of Unfortunate Events. 

It’s a Netflix Original Show and was adapted from Lemony Snicket’s book series. There are two seasons with a third and final season already filmed and hopefully coming really soon!

We follow the Baudelaire children who have just been orphaned and is sent to live with Count Olaf, who is just after their fortune.

There’s also an addictive but incredibly frustrating mystery surrounding the Baudelaire’s parents. Literally every episode leaves on a cliff hanger so you always have to watch just one more episode! 

This series is weird and wonderful. The entire atmosphere and dark comedy makes it a perfect Halloween watch if you’re looking for something not too scary. 

I don’t know if it’s a faithful adaptation as I’ve never read the books. But I’m about to start reading them because I have to know what happens. So maybe I’ll do an adaptation review once I’ve read them. 

Let me know if you’ve watched this Show!

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X