Make up books

Make up books

Last December I reviewed the new Pixiwoo beauty book. I liked it, but wanted a bit more from it. But that doesn’t mean that I am lost in the make up book department. I already owned a few and realized I hadn’t really shown these before. Which is why I figured I could do a dedicated post to the make up books I own and tell you which ones I would recommend.

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Francois Nars – Make up your Mind
Lisa Eldridge – Face Paint
Rae Morris – Make Up The Ultimate Guide
Rae Morris – Express Make Up
Cynthia Schulz – Cynthia Beauty
Taylor Chang-Babaian – Style Eyes

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Combined book review (March 2017)

Combined book review (March 2017)

I’m still on that reading train. This month I read another 5 books. I made good progress on some YA fantasy series that I’ve been reading. And to keep up with my promise to myself to read more non-fiction, I also managed to squeeze in two of those reads. This month started with a lackluster read, but I also read some books that I thought very well my time. Here’s what I read in the month of March.

combined book review march 2017 kings cage siege and storm grisha red queen talk like ted bedlam cress lunar chronicles

Marissa Meyer – Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Catharine Arnold – Bedlam
Carmine Gallo – Talk Like Ted
Leigh Bardugo – Siege and Storm (Grisha #2)
Victoria Aveyard – King’s Cage (Red Queen #3)

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February 2017 book review

February 2017 book review

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, I still managed to finish roughly a book per week. I did cheat a little as one of these books I finished just last Sunday, but I didn’t want to wait with reviewing it until next month as it was my favorite read this month. Here’s what I read in February.

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Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands
Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1)
Marissa Meyer – Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
Neil Gaiman – American Gods

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Classic books worth a read

Classic books worth a read

Having majored in English lit for 6 years at uni ensured a decent amount of a classics have been read and accumulated over the years. For a long time, I even favored reading classics over easier reads as that’s what I had most experience with and I wasn’t quite sure what else to read. Today I’m sharing 7 of my favorites that are definitely worth a read if you haven’t gotten round to them yet.

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J.D. Salinger – Catcher in the Rye
Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
Bram Stoker – Dracula
Edgar Allen Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings
Willa Cather – Song of the Lark
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Book Review (January 2017)

Book Review (January 2017)

The first month of 2017 is already over, which means it’s time to talk you through the books I read last month. I did a good job and read 5 books this month. I decided to not only delve into some fiction, but also picked up two non-fiction reads and am currently 1 – 2 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. In short, it was a good reading month, despite the busy times and piles of grading. Here’s what I read in the month of January.

january 2017 book review

Genevieve Cogman – The Masked City
Sarah J. Maas – Empire of Storms
Oliver Tearle – The Secret Library
Christopher Winn – I Never Knew That About London
Marissa Meyer – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)

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My favorite bookish youtubers

My favorite bookish youtubers

Did you know there is this world called Booktube? Yeah I didn’t know either, until a few years ago and I became obsessed. Well obsessed isn’t the right word as there aren’t many booktubers I’m subscribed to. Most of them are a bit too young minded for me. At least the most popular channels seem to read nothing but YA fantasy and YA contemporary for the most part and that isn’t always my cup of tea. So I haven’t found the perfect channel for me yet, but I have certainly found a few channels that I love to watch from time to time.

Books and Quills

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