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April’s Review Theme

April Editor Picks

Can you believe it’s nearly April?!

With Spring and the end of my university’s Winter term looming, I thought it time to treat myself to the many ‘to-read’ books stacked up upon my Goodreads shelf!

That’s why next month’s review theme is going to be ‘Editor Picks’, a month when I review a book chosen specifically because I’ve been putting off reading it for so long!

I’ll be posting what next month’s review material will be both here as well as on my Instagram @thatbookblogger on April 1st so make sure you follow the site to stay updated!

If you would like to make a suggestion on what you want to see me review in the future, make sure to leave a comment on my ‘Contact’ page or over on my account at Instagram!

In the meantime,

Happy reading!

Daisy

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March’s ‘Magical Realism’ Voting Now Open!

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It’s that time of the month again!! It’s time for your vote to see what you want me to read and review for March’s month of ‘Magical Realism’ on ‘ThatBookBlog.com’!

Robert Dinsdale’s ‘The Toy Makers’ published in 2018 by Del Ray publishers follows the life of Cathy Wray, a girl living in London in 1917; a girl running away from a shameful past before she stumbles across ‘The Emporium’, a magical toyshop that possesses secrets of its own.

Stephanie Garber’s ‘Caraval’ published in 2017 by Macmillan USA follows the lives of two sisters, Tess and Scarlett, who live under the thumb of their father until they learn of the mysterious, faraway ‘Caraval’ performance where the sisters long to be included. Will they learn to tread their own path or face being separated from one another forever?

Head over to @thatbookblogger(s) Instagram story to vote now! Results will be revealed later this evening!

Are you excited for March’s reviewing material? If you’d like to make any suggestions for what you’d like to see me review, make sure to leave a suggestion in my ‘Contact’ page.

Happy reading!

Daisy

ThatBookBlog.com

WordPress: @daisythebookblogger

Instagram: @thatbookblogger

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February’s ‘Famous Figures’ Review Material Reveal

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Revealing February’s ‘Famous Figures’ review material!! To kick off the wet month of February, I will be reviewing Lucy Worsley’s ‘Jane Austen at Home’ and James Shapiro’s ‘Contested Will’, two historical and biographical accounts of two of England’s (and indeed, the world’s) most influential authors!

Worsley’s biographical account of Jane Austen’s life was published at the bi-centenary of Austen’s death, providing intricate details never before seen into Austen’s childhood and early death at 41 in 1817. The book itself was a Sunday Times Bestseller and has received monumental praise in response of it’s publication.

Likewise, Shapiro’s 2010 piece ‘Contested Will’ received much brow raising as he attempts to delve into the elusive life of Shakespeare, exploring and evaluating the evidence and possible truths of ‘the bard’s’ many conspiracies surrounding his life and work.

Voting will soon open over @thatbookblogger on Instagram where YOU can decide which one of these fabulous texts will be read, evaluated and reviewed.

Are you excited about our choices? If not, make sure you send us a recommendation!

Happy reading,

Daisy

ThatBookBlog

WordPress: @daisythebookblogger

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Dear Readers…

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“Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honoré de Balzac

Dear Readers,

Happy (very) belated New Year and welcome to the newly developed That Book Blog!

I’m so sorry I haven’t been active on my site until now, but the past few months have been a whirlwind of university deadlines, moving houses and travelling! But now I’m back, so the critiquing can begin.

I’ve been debating for a while how to effectively manage my site in order to create consistently interesting content as well as engage in effective time management solutions but I think I’ve finally come up with a workable concept!

This is my plan:

Each month, a theme will be chosen and I will read a recently published (or soon to be published!) work of literature to fit around this theme. For example, in December I may choose the theme ‘Festive’ and so will read a novel that distinctly includes ideas centred around Christmas, snow, wintry settings etc. etc.

This theme could be chosen either by a random generator (if I feel a lack of inspiration), at recommendation, or even just because there’s a specific genre or style of work I’d like to read. However, this theme may also be related to certain novels being published at certain times. For example, in February there is normally a large amount of romance novels, poems etc. published in order to fit in with the consumer idea of Valentine’s Day so I may choose to review one of these. But don’t worry, I may choose something completely vague or out of the blue every once in a while to keep my readers interested!

With this concept, I’m hoping to publish two reviews at least twice a month; reviewing a ‘new’ or recently published work of literature as well as an unpublished or soon-to-be published piece of literature taken from sites such as NetGalley.

But PLEASE! If there are any other pieces you’d really love for me to review please leave a comment on my ‘Contact’ page and I will try my hardest to grab my hands on your suggested copy.

My reviews will be posted under ‘Daisy Reads’ on my menu where you can find and search all my new and past reviews!

I have extremely high hopes for this site and can’t wait to make my book blog ‘that’ book blog where all passionate readers can converge and converse on (see what I did there?).

February’s chosen theme will be revealed shortly! However, you can keep up to date with the blog and myself on Instagram where you can be truly part of the blog by voting in polls for what YOU want to see me read and review (and I will always do so truthfully…). Information can be found at my credentials down below.

Until February then!

Best wishes,

Daisy x

That Book Blog.

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