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book box club unboxing: mythical monsters

book box club is a monthly subscription book box which features a new read every month, a clubhouse to discuss the book and plenty of other themed goodies. this is my first book box club box and i signed up because the theme sounded really cool. the items in the box have been lovely too. the box is just under …

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madame alchemie apothecarie & perfumerie

as you should know by now i love reading, particularly fantasy books. i’m becoming more and more engaged in the bookstagram community on ig and have started subscribing to book boxes. from this i’m finding out loads of amazing bookish businesses that create wonderful products and talented artists. i think, so far, my absolute favourite has been discovering madame alchemie. …

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there is an atmosphere of anger

felix has conjunctivitus and after a telephone consultation with the doctor he was prescribed some antibiotic eye drops. adam went out yesterday to collect from the pharmacy (who didn’t have it, because the doctor didn’t send it until the end of the day) but that is beside the point. he came home saying how weird it was walking around town …

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high bmi pregnancy during a pandemic

high risk pregnancy is something i know a little bit about – because i’ve been there. i’ve written a lot about my experience of a high bmi pregnancy however i’ve never had to look at what that means for those experiencing a high risk due to bmi pregnancy during a global pandemic. the truth is no one is exactly sure …

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the midnight lie – book review

the midnight lie by marie rutkoski is a recent read of mine from the illumicrate february book box subscription. it’s a ya fantasy fiction book and i rate it 4/5 stars. the blurb: “where nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the high kith. life in the ward is grim and punishing. nirrim …