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: 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.

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Review: Stand by Me by Judi Curtin

Challenge criteria: A book by/about a person with a disability.

Blurb:

What if something that happened a long long time ago still made you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they’re looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one’s heard of a mobile phone?

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Review: Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom

Challenge criteria: A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, Michael Joseph Books, in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review . 

Blurb:

Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it’s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah’s best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way…

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