How We Survived A Book Buying Ban

Setptember was a big month for me and some of my bookish friends. We all decided that we’d take a break from book buying and just focus on the books we had to hand. I’ve decided to extend mine, and now it will be my reward when I’ve done 50 work outs. Some of the other girls joined in, and have decided to take their ban a little further too. But, I asked two of them what they thought about their time in book buying jail, and what are their plans for when it’s all over.

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Challenge criteria: A bestseller from a genre you don’t usually read.

Blurb: 

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

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Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

It’s been a difficult year for Cleo Jones. The car accident that crushed her leg didn’t just destroy the village baker’s dreams of becoming a dancer, but crushed her confidence too. And recovering from that has been harder than healing from any number of broken bones…

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A Playlist of Hopes and Dreams

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Season of Hopes and Dreams by the wonderful Lynsey James. While I have actually read the book, and will have a full review of it up later on, I wanted to do a little something different for my stop on the tour today. While I read the book, I was in constant contact with Lynsey, and we both would send back and forth songs we thought would fit into the book perfectly. So, that’s what I decided to do with my stop on the tour. Lynsey and I have put together a little playlist that perhaps you can listen to while you read this book.

Image via Neverland Blog Tours

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Reading Challenge: Third Quarter

Don’t you always feel like the year goes way too quickly these days? It’s like you blink in January and suddenly it’s October, the schools are back, and shops are going to start playing Christmas music any day soon. Don’t fret, we’ve got a season of Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas to get us through to Hallowe’en first.

Now is the ideal time to check in on my reading challenge from this year. As I showed last time, I pretty much knocked my Goodreads challenge out of the park, so it wasn’t really a big concern for me as the year drew to a close. But there are still two other big challenges to keep an eye on.

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