Book Review – Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

One of the first books that I read this year was Julia and the Whale by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. It has been sitting on my shelf for a while but in the pre-Christmas madness, I hadn’t managed to get to it. It remains one of my top books of 2022, so I knew I had to fit Leila and the Blue Fox into my reading list as well. How could it not be as good as the previous one? I managed to finish it just before the end of November. I knew that I wouldn’t finish my current read in time, so decided to fit this one in instead. It was a quick read last weekend and a great way to end my month’s reading.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

November was a bit of a whirlwind, right? It was the most stressed I’ve been at work and it definitely affected my reading habits. I can’t see this changing over December as I’m already feeling anxious about how much we’ve got a lot going on right now. We’re a team of 2 but management seems to think we can do the work of at least double that. It doesn’t help that I’ve not been able to use much of my remaining holiday, so I could really do with a break. A few days here and there doesn’t make much difference. I’d just love a week of rest, reading and relaxtion. Roll on the few days we have off over Christmas.

Bookish Post – November 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

Number of books read: 7
Number of rereads: 0
Number of physical books: 2
Number of ebooks: 1
Number of audiobooks: 4
Number of ARCS: 0

5* reviews: 3
4.5* reviews: 0
4* reviews: 3

November seems to have come and gone really quickly. Too quickly to get much reading done. Although, it hasn’t helped that I’ve become slightly obsessed with playing Disney Dreamlight Valley recently as well. I didn’t want to get sucked in but it’s really enjoyable. Like Animal Crossing but with added plot points to follow. I tend to get bored of just arranging my island, so the storyline keeps me going. So, I’ve not read as much as I should have in November but what did I manage to finish?

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

How have we nearly reached the end of November? Not only does Christmas feel very close but I don’t feel like I’ve read enough yet. I think I’m on about 6 books, which isn’t that bad. It’s just disappointing in comparison to previous months. It doesn’t help that I’ve been so busy at work that listening to audiobooks has become difficult. I don’t think December will be much better, so it will probably be a slow end to 2022.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Turns out that I did jinx myself last week. Having been on top for of my TBR for a while, my ability to concentrate has just been destroyed this week. I’ve not been sleeping very well and have been feeling so worn out. It doesn’t help that work is super stressful but we’re too busy for me to have time off. I do have a couple of days coming up next weekend but that’s probably it until Christmas. Hopefully, I can make it through without succumbing to the stress. Otherwise, I won’t be able to finish much before the end of the year.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Without wishing to jinx myself, November seems to be going okay so far. I’ve been steadily getting through books, some of which are actually from my TBR and not just new ones. I’ve also started getting ahead with my weekly posts. Last week, I finished everything over the weekend, which meant I was less stressed during the week. I don’t know why I’ve never tried to get this organised before. I have so much more time for activities. Admittedly, I didn’t spend enough of that extra time reading but that’s okay. I managed to read plenty this week without it.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s November, so I’m feeling much more inclined to stay inside reading at the moment. I need to spend this month getting back on track with all of my ARCs and books I’ve been sent. I also want to get into as much crime fiction as possible because it’s that time of year. I’m hoping to get ahead with my posts, which should give me more time for reading during the week. I say should but we all know that my plans very rarely work out as I intend them to.

Bookish Post – October 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

Number of books read: 10
Number of rereads: 0
Number of physical books: 4
Number of ebooks: 0
Number of audiobooks: 6
Number of ARCS: 0

I had a few books on my October TBR that I wanted to get through. All linked to Halloween in some way. I didn’t get through all of them but I did manage to get a few finished. I also crossed off a few of the books at the top of my general TBR and an anticipated sequel. Who knows what November brings but I feel like I’m ending the month in a good place.

5* reviews: 0
4.5* reviews: 0
4* reviews: 1

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re a bit behind schedule this week because I’ve had a busy couple of days. A busy couple of days without much reading. Although, I did manage to spend a few hours finishing my current read today. I’ve also snuck in a couple of audiobooks at work, so I’m not feeling too bad.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It feels like every single rundown starts with me bemoaning the fact that I haven’t been reading enough. I’d love to say that this week was different but it really isn’t. I was rushing to finish everything again because I just wasn’t concentrating on reading. I’m hoping to do better next week but that’s my plan every week at this point.