Good afternoon my fellow bloggers and readers alike, lets poor a pot of tea and get reading. Yup – you guessed it! It’s finally time for me to announce the   Tea Leaves Book Club August read!

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July Wrap-Up & August TBR


Hey my fellow book hoarders/aholics/lovers/nerds and happy August. Wow. I made it. That’s really all I can say – July was one hectic month for me, gold star to me for surviving. Surprisingly, amidst moving, starting a full time job and dealing with the usual mundane I managed to find the tie to read a grand total of 10 books this month. I know. Where oh where did I find the time? Trust me, even I don’t know how I managed it. But I did and, I think 10 books is a personal best. Okay, so there was really 9 but one was a bind up of two books so yeah. Technicalities man. Technicalities. Now, as we venture forth into August and I solider on, staying not one, not two but a grand total of 6 books ahead of my goodreads reading challenge I thought I would share my reading month.

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Paranormal Recommendations


christmas-eve-service-banner-pageHey Bloggers!

As you may have seen at the Tea Leaves Book Club we were reading paranormal fiction this month. Our theme was ‘supernatural creatures’ and we read  ‘Obsidian’ by the lovely Jennifer L. Armentrout. As the month of July comes to a close and we travel into August for our historical fiction month I thought I would (yet again) recommend some more of my all time favorite paranormal books to you! These books fall under a variety of sub genres including aliens, vampires, angles, zombies, fae, werewolves and demons so hopefully you’ll find something to tame your blood lust. And, don’t forget to join us for discussions at the book club’s goodreads group.

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Life Update

So, you may or may not have noticed (depending on how many people actually read this blog – hopefully a few!) that over the past month I have been more than a little MIA. This can be further proved by the fact that there have been no, none what so ever blog posts during the month of July. Why? Well I am here to clear this up and to apologize profoundly for my brief absence, trust me when I say I have missed blogging and I have missed you even more! AND – I have a lot of posts and goodies planed for the months of August and September to make it up to you! (Starting with my rather long and intense review of the eighth and final Harry Potter book, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. Click here to see the full review.)

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (Spoiler Free)

B29056083ased on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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