Books I’m Thankful For

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

We don’t really have Thanksgiving in Ireland, which is a shame because the holiday contains many of the things I enjoy – friends, family, and food. A lot of food.

That’s not to say I can’t take on one of the fundamental things about this holiday, and give some praise to some books that made quite the impact on my life. These books have shaped me significantly, and they’re for sure books you should also pick up.

Books I'm Thankful For

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Review: The Call by Peadar O Guilín

Challenge criteria: A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)

Blurb:

What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down…

Three minutes.
Nessa, Megan and Anto know that any day now they wake up alone in a horrible land and realise they’ve been Called.
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Favourite Childhood Books

I’ve been reading for pretty much my entire life. My earliest memory of reading is sitting in the golf club my Dad is a member of, and reading a book named “Can You Moo Like A Cow?” (spoiler: yes I could.) My love of reading completely ignited from there, and it really took off.

I spent most of my childhood with my nose firmly wedged into a book. I got into so much trouble with my parents for staying up to read long past bedtime. I even tried to get away with the infamous “torch under the duvet cover”,  but nothing could keep me from my love of reading.

There are a few books I’ve loved all the way through my life, and some that are so special to me as they’re books I have a strong connection with from my childhood. All the books featuring here are ones I read before I turned 12.

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Characters I Want To See More From

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But A Lot.

Do you ever find yourself pining after a character you’ve fallen in love with? It happens to me pretty much constantly, and there are a lot of characters I’d love to get a “where are they now” type sequel. I love “where are they now” endings in books, because I feel like it ties everything up perfectly and leaves no room for guessing. So, I’m going to humbly ask for a WATN for some of my favourite characters throughout my reading life.

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