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Second First Impressions – Sally Thorne

Position Vacant: Two ancient old women residing at Providence Retirement Villa seek male assistant for casual exploitation and good-natured humiliation. Duties include boutique shopping, fast-food fetching, and sincerely rendered flattery. Good looks a bonus—but we aren’t picky. An advertisement has been placed (again!) by the wealthy and eccentric Parloni Sisters. The salary is generous and the employers are 90 years old, so how hard could the job be? Well, none have lasted longer than a week. Most boys leave in tears. Ruthie Midona will work in Providence’s front office, and be at the Parloni’s beck and call, forever. That’s sort of her life plan. If Ruthie can run the place in her almost-retired bosses’ absence, with no hijinks/hiccups, she has a shot at becoming the new manager. She might also be able to defend her safe little world from Prescott Development, the new buyer of the prime site. Maybe after all that, she can find a cute guy to date. All she needs to do is stay serious—and that’s what she does best. Until, one day, someone dazzling blows into town.

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What I Read in March!

March seems to have been quite a long month and I do not know why. I've managed to read another 10 books throughout March which I proud of. So, I am back with another what I've read this month post. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in March!

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The Spring Book Tag!

I feel like I've not done a book tag in absolutely ages. So, now that we are officially into Spring, I thought it would be a lot of fun to do the Spring book tag. I saw this tag over on Steph's blog, so be sure to check out her post. Here is the Spring book tag!

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What I Read in January!

January has been an odd month! It has gone slow yet quite quickly at the same time. I've managed to read 10 books throughout January which is excellent! So, I am back with another what I've read this month post. I have some thoughts on the books I read throughout January. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in January!

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What Happened in 2021?

It is the last day of 2021 (FINALLY!). I cannot believe that tomorrow we are in 2022. This past year has both dragged and flown by. I really hope that 2022 brings a lot more joy than 2021 did. But, despite all the horrible things that this year has thrown at us all, I thought it would be nice to look back on all the lovely things from my 'What Happened in?' posts. I want to see what happened throughout 2021 and what has changed over the months. Here is what happened in 2021!

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Currently I’m…

I am so nosy when it comes to seeing what other people are currently watching, reading and listening to. So, to help with my own intrigue, I've been writing a monthly post for a while now in which I share what I am reading, listening to and watching. Here is this month's currently I'm...

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys fell in love. Now they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ari has spent all of high school hiding who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante – dreamy, witty Dante – who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

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November Book Haul!

I was 100% sure my November book haul was going to be large but much to my surprise it isn't. I have 10 books that I hauled throughout November. This haul consists of presents for myself and books gifted to me by publishers. Here is my November book haul!

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Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon – Quote

I am currently reading Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon and I am absolutely adoring it. As always with Nicola's books, it is giving me some well needed escapism, happiness and a dash of sadness. I wanted to do what I normally do with a book I enjoy which is pick a quote from it and get designing. So, that is exactly what I did!

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5 Audiobooks Worth Listening To!

I love listening to an audiobook. They are the perfect way to get some reading done whilst driving to work, cleaning the house or just a lovely thing to listen to and relax. I've listened to quite a lot of audiobooks in the last few years and some of them I talk about a lot. Here are 5 audiobooks that I feel are worth the listen!