Spelling May in Books

Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post spelling out the month, but this time I’ve also added the word spring because 3 letters just didn’t seem long enough for a post. Anyway, let’s get into it!


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Ten Books on My Spring TBR

Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in top ten Tuesday, and sharing ten books I’m hoping to read this spring. I’ve picked review copies I’ve been sent (almost at random because I’ve been SO lucky recently and I didn’t want the whole post to be review copies!!) and also just some things I’ve bought or have on loan from the library. Anyway, onto the post!


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May 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing my anticipated releases for May post a couple of days early, because I have some really exciting posts planned for next week, including an author interview. Onto the post!


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Reviews: Time Flies by in the Yellow and Green

Hello everyone! Today, I’m back with my latest batch of reviews, which all have yellow and green covers in honour of it finally being spring (my second favourite season, and autumn only wins because my birthday is in November, to be honest). Onto the post!

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April 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing my most anticipated releases for next month, even though I can’t believe we’re at the end of March already! How did that happen?! Anyway, onto the post!


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Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring 2021 TBR

Hello everybody! So, I have very bad form for actually completing TBRs, but recently I’ve been using more rigid reading schedules and this combined with a few other factors has been helping me read so much more in 2021 than I’d probably otherwise be able to. I actually have quite a lot more than ten books I’m hoping to get to, but here are a small selection of some books I’m hoping to be reading over the next few months as part of today’s Top Ten Tuesday. Onto the post!


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March Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing some books I’m really excited about which are released in March. At the time of writing I’ve still not read any of these, but by the time you’re reading this, I should hopefully have got through most (if not all) of the ones I’ve been lucky enough to recieve an early copy of. Onto the post!


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The Spring Flowers Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, since we are now well into spring (despite the deceptive weather), I’m going to be doing the Spring Flowers Book Tag. Onto the post!


Daffodil- A book about unrequited love

The Upside of Unrequited is about a girl experiencing love for the first time after many years of unrequited love. I don’t talk about it anywhere near as much as I do Simon Vs but I really love it as well.

Foxglove- A book you pretended to like

I can’t think of any! No point trying to lie.

Lilac- A book about a first love

This was unexpectedly hard to come up with! I think the aforementioned Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda would fit?

Hyacinth- A book with a sad ending

Ways to Live Forever has the saddest ending ever.

Peony- A book that made you feel embarrassed

Ooh I don’t know. I remember feeling embarrassed when I read Bras and Broomsticks because of the title, which everyone commented on.

Tulip- A book with the most beautiful declaration of love

Nick’s at the end of Geek Girl melts me every time.

Crocus- A book that made you laugh out loud

There are loads. The most recent one I can think of where I was laughing a LOT is A Girl Called Shameless!

Pansy- A book that challenged you to think about an important or heavy subject

The Boy at the Back of the Class is about a child trying to befriend the Syrian refugee who has just joined their class, and it’s thought provoking, moving and somehow incredibly funny all at once.

Daisy- A book about a strong female friendship

Beautiful Broken Things focuses almost solely on a female friendship! It’s great, and the friendships are super complex.


What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Do you have a favourite flower? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

5 Films I Watched in March and April

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Today, I’m going to be talking about the films I watched during March and April! Spoiler: one is a new fave, and Paddington 2 is up there on that list too tbh. Onto the post!

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Inception– this isn’t the sort of film I’d ever choose for myself, but in the main I really enjoyed it (I watched it in school, as my 2nd media text). Once I (more or less) got to grips with the mindbending chopping and changing of worlds, I thought the worldbuilding was incredibly clever, and I also really liked the well-acted characters. Also, it’s a lot more enjoyable and easy to write essays on than Blade Runner, this winning my gratitude.

Paddington 2- everything that made me love Paddington 1 beyond words is only improved upon here. Paddington himself is so, so precious and I just adore him as a character, and I also really like the ensemble of the Brown family, the neighbours and Hugh Grant as a nefarious villain with lots of disguises (I love it when disguises feature in books or films or TV). The humour was on point, and my heart was both in my mouth with fear and on my sleeve with tears flowing as I was so worried for Paddington. I need the 3rd film immediately.

Love, Simon– this is, if you don’t already know, is the film adaptation of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (one of my absolute favourite books). Though there were some changes made, the gorgeously feelgood atmosphere and the storyline remains the same, and I love it almost as much. It’s romantic and funny, with a superb cast (Nick Robinson and Alexandra Shipp were exactly the way I imagined their characters, especially) and one of the best endings I’ve ever seen. I cannot WAIT to own a DVD of this, because it’s the sort of film that could cheer you up after any bad day, and I know already that I’ll watch it over and over again.

Hidden Figures– this told the story of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three incredible African American women who worked for NASA and were instrumental in aiding John Glenn’s journey into orbit. I had never heard of these women before, but I thought they were incredibly inspiring and the racial injustice they faced was appalling. Though it wasn’t fully historically accurate it did prompt me to research a bit more and I’m really glad I do now know who these women are. As a final point, I thought this was phenomenally acted, particularly Taraji P Henson as Katherine.

The Aristocats– I buddy watched this via Twitter DM with my friend Louise, and we had the BEST time (well, I did, anyway). We talked about the story structure, because Louise teaches me new things about that basically every day, but also realised how truly evil the villain is (which we’d kind of forgotten), agreed Ev’rybody Wants to be a Cat is awesome and cooed tons over those precious little kittens. And moaned about the irritating geese…


What films did you see during March or April? What are your thoughts on the ones I’ve seen? I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy xxx

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