Christmas Songs book tag | selliott16

Halo, halo, halo! 

It’s Friday… that means it’s TAG DAY. (I should start posting tags on a Thursday cause alliteration is my jam… but old habits die hard, maybe in the new year!) 

Today I’m taking on the Christmas Songs Book Tag. I saw this while browsing the interwebs for different tags and thought it was the perfect FESTIVE tag to be involved it. Plus, I bloody love a Christmas song! If you fancy joining in the fun, feel free! I don’t remember where I saw this first!
“You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch” – Name a Villainous Character You Couldn’t Help But Love.

I’ve gone with Kaz Brekker…

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When life throws you lemons… | selliott16

find the things you’re most grateful for. 
My little Christmas tree in my classroom. My kids loving doing the Advent calendar. My kids making me smile EVERY DAY. Laughing at the Christmas play (despite the fact I’ve seen it a fair amount of times). Being able to brush myself off. My cousins. My goddaughters. Books. Hot chocolate. Good news. A free slice of banana bread. Having tea with one of my favourite people. Quilliams. Being a Geordie. My brother and his sheer ridiculousness. Nachos, cake and tea. My family. Watching my best friend be brilliant and brave. Book post. Cats. People of…

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Friends tag: Charlotte edition! | selliott16

Good morning friends!

Today I have another taker for my Friends tag. My brilliantly hilarious friend Charlotte (yes, Charlotte of Charlotte Somewhere) has taken on the challenge of the Friends Tag. For those of you who don’t know Charlotte, she’s a brilliant book blogger and one of my best friends. Her blog is full of brilliant reviews from both her AND her brilliant son, S. His reviews are some of my favourite ever blog posts! (I’m hoping that I can convince her to get S to take on the Friends challenge… or at least SOME of the challenge. Watch this space!)

You should 100% check out…

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November wrap up! | selliott16

It may be December 10th, but I still am yet to round up my (rather pitiful looking) November reads!

In November, I:
Only read 3 books!
Started a few books, but my brain wouldn’t let me read.
Suffered from some pretty bad SAD.
Was a bit poorly.
Slept a lot.
Started rehearsing for the Christmas play at school.
Experienced my worst reading block for a while.

Did some Christmas shopping!

My November in books is a pretty TINY pile comapred to some months… but hey, when you’re not in the mood, you’re not in the mood!

The books I managed to get through were:

2 YA books and 1 kids…

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S4S – Blogging highlights | selliott16

Hello hello hello!

It’s Sunday again! Time for some reflections on what have been some of my top moments of the year! Today’s #SixforSunday looks at:
2018 Blogging Highlights

2018 has been QUITE THE YEAR for me… so let’s find some of my highlights.
Winning a UKYA Blogger award. 
I’m still not sure how I won the ‘Best Newcomer’ category, but my word, what a moment that was!
Chairing an event with my absolute queen, Melinda Salisbury, and the brilliant Alice Broadway
I was SO NERVOUS for this, but it was absolutely incredible. I love both Alice and Mel so so much.
Chairing Laura Steven…

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The Bookish Naughty or Nice tag | selliott16

Morning troops!

How are we all? What’s going down this here Friday morning? Has Christmas reached your house yet? 

As we all know, Christmas is the time when you are deemed “naughty or nice”, so I thought I’d find a naughty or nice themed tag to do! I luckily found the perfect one… a bookish one on my friend Amy’s blog. You should check out her post here.
Received an ARC and not reviewed it: Naughty

Now I have never done this on PURPOSE, but I can imagine there’s an ARC or two in my collection that I’ve not reviewed.
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley: Nice

I’ve not…

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Looking for a brilliant read for a teen in your life? | selliott16

Here we are, day 3 of my gift guide. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them! It’s been a blast looking back at my year in books and thinking which ones I would recommend people buy and read AND SHOVE IN EACH OTHERS FACES *ahem*.

Today, on this here final day of recommending, I’m sorting through the MANY MANY YA books I’ve read this year and giving you 12 that you ABSOLUTELY need to buy for the YA fan in your life! (Just as the past few days, none of these books will REALLY come as a surprise!) Without further ado…

Scythe/Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura…

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