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This blog started as a way for me to keep track of the books I read, but already has become so much more!

My book taste is quite diverse and I am certainly not a book snob. I just like what I like. There are some popular books I don’t like and books people hate that I do like, but there you go!

I like fantasy, contemporary fiction, historic novels and all sorts really.  I love books about animals, you know, Watership Down- style. I love Jane Austen. But I do like a bit of Dick Francis every now and again as well, or Agatha Christie! I do read non-fiction as well when I am in the mood for that kind of thing.

My favourite book is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde. When I read that book, I was absolutely blown away by it.

For book ratings I have gone for a 7-star system, feeling 5 was too few and 10 too many. Just the way I like it! It roughly equates to the following:

★☆☆☆☆☆☆ absolute and utter trash with hardly any redeeming qualities

★★☆☆☆☆☆ yeah, I did not really get it, but there is probably an element of okayness

★★★☆☆☆☆ it was ok(ish)  and it definitely had bits i liked

★★★★☆☆☆ really quite decent, but may have some issues, or something was missing

★★★★★☆☆ a good read with minor flaws that I could get over

★★★★★★☆ a quite awesome book worth reading again

★★★★★★★ I want to treasure and love this book forever


What are you reading? What should I be reading? Recommendations always welcome!

Lola 😀

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  1. I do not have a lot of time for pleasure reading. Most of the time during the school year I am reading fifth graders narratives, expository essays and opinion pieces on whether or not chocolate milk should be served at school. ( Overwhelmingly yes, on the chocolate milk from the 11 year old population!) I do try to listen to audiobooks on my commute, but lately I have been bicycle commuting. My favorite book I have read recently is “the year of yes” by Shonda Rimes. I mainly read biographies and non-fiction with romance novels on occasion (like Richard Paul Evans type not harlequin). I am excited to explore more books with summer break on the way!

  2. Haha, I remember chocolate milk being serves at school when I was young. We all used to get milk at breaktime, but some kids did not like milk, so they would get choccy milk. I remember the chocolate milk boxes were smaller than the regular milk boxes. Now they don’t serve milk (or anything) anymore – you have to send stuff to school with your child.

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