The Red Queen series is a YA fantasy series I’ve fallen in love with over the last few years. Victoria Aveyard is an incredibly talented author who has built an incredible world and story full of strong badass female characters and seat-gripping fantasy fiction.

So, I’m sure you can imagine my intense joy (and shock) when I headed to Waterstones, Brighton on my lunch break only to see a sign announcing an exclusive signing with Victoria Aveyard happening at that very moment!

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Studio Ghibli films

I’ve been a huge fan of Studio Ghibli movies for almost as long as I can remember!

Not only are their movies magical and captivating, but they are all stellar examples of what can be created when incredibly talented individuals from the world of animation put their heads together.

Here are the five Studio Ghibli movies that are closest to my heart…

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Children of the Whales book

Today I’ll be reviewing Children of the Whales vol 1, the first manga in the series by Abi Umeda. I was inspired to buy this book as I recently started the Netflix series!

I’m not completely up to date with the series yet having only watched the first five episodes, but I felt I had to get the book too. Here’s why I enjoyed the manga just as much as the anime…

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Ocarina of Time book

My favourite game in the Zelda series will always be Ocarina of time. I love Zelda as a whole, but I feel Nintendo have yet to beat the charm, fun and gameplay of the 1998 classic.

I also loved the re-released Nintendo 3ds version too!

So, of course when I saw the Zelda legendary collection manga, the first volume I decided to buy was Ocarina of Time – which includes part 1 and 2.

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It’s a well-known fact that bank holidays are one of life’s unexpected pleasures. And, this May bank holiday was one of the nicest in my recent memory!

The weather was absolute gorgeous, with the hottest days of the year so far. Not only did the weather make my days off instantly better, but I spent it with my favourite people too as well as doing tonnes of relaxing and reading! What more could you want from a long bank holiday weekend?

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