Ten to Talk Through with Mary Jayne Baker

September means back to school, and thoughts of back to school can bring up the thoughts of Shakespeare.

One thing that can make Shakespeare a little more accessible is a retelling or a reimagining. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Love at First Fight, Mary Jayne Baker’s latest book.

This fantastic romance story, which came out last month, was inspired by Much Ado About Nothing. If this is one of your favourite Shakespearean works, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this story.

I had a chat with Mary Jayne to talk how she gets inspired, and just how she differs to the characters she created.

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Autumn 2021 Reading Plans

The seasonal TBRs continue here. I’ve had varying levels of success with them, but this season I really want to go all for it.

I’ve also got a book that will feature in a friend’s book club, so that’s definitely a spur on to read this book I for sure should have read by now. Some of them also appear on my 15 Before 30 list, which I’ve shared over on my Book Tube channel. Go check it out!

Have you read any of these books? Where should I start?

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Tag Thursday: The School Day Book Tag

September in my house always went back to school. There’s simply no escaping it when both your parents are teachers.

So, September seems like the perfect month to take this school-themed tag created by the wonderful Victoria from What Victoria Read. It’s separated into questions about the time of day during school, and also some about the subjects you studied.

For this tag, I’ll only be answering questions about the subjects I sat for my Leaving Certificate, the end of school exams in Ireland.

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Counting to 10 with Books

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

One of the earliest things we learn to do is count, and another early skill we acquire is reading. Today’s post skillfully combines both, as I’m going to count from one to 10 using just book titles.

Some of these I’ve already read, some I’ve absolutely loved, and there are a couple I have yet to discover. Hoe many of these have you ticked off?

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