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Ivy Lane and Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley

Both of these two books are set within the same type of universe as each other. Where each of the main protagonists of the stories, have had an encounter, but also become very good friends. Tilly Parker is the first protagonist within Ivy Lane, set in the outskirts of Derbyshire, England. Which the main setting of the story is focused on the scenery of an allotment and the tight community that goes with it.
Ivy Lane is set out into four individual parts, which is each season of the year. Spring; Summer; Autumn and Winter. It follows the outsider, Tilly Parker, who has only just recently moved to Kingsfield through the one year and how she develops in confidence and her new found friendships.
The thing that i love out of both of these two books is that once you finish the book, you think that it is all over. But truly it is absolutely not! With recipes filled up to your eyeballs, you can relive the greatest moments of the book - food!
Appleby Farm is focused on the person called Freya, …

A Dragon's Guide to Slaying Virgins Tour

Review: Within the first few chapters of this book, I found that the main character, also known as Morgan is very strong and stands on her own two feet. The first chapter displays this very well when you can almost witness a side of sarcasm and fire. It can be seen as something ultimately different when looking at certain formulas that an author may use for their main. A refreshing change to the usual "wishy-washy" type of protagonists that we usually encounter within some popular books. Not going to mention any at this moment in time!
Other characters such as Heather are very likeable too, in their own individual ways. I found that as the story progressed I began to enjoy her character more.
The great part about this though was that even though it is in a middle of the Otherworld Realms series, you can easily be able to pick this book up and read it, without having to go back to the other books prior. Not only do I find this a good quality that this author does have, but …

Happy 1st Birthday, Crossing Pixies!!

Yep, it has rolled to that time of the year where everything first began. A concept, rather than a figment in reality.

So how did this all start? Well, to put it simply, I wanted something better; something more innovative (well, I'm slowly getting to that point) and I wanted to prove myself that I could stick at something. As well as including my passion for the love of books!

But what is Crossing Pixies' story? It all began in the second week of the 2014 summer holidays, on a Tuesday, which was the basis for most of my post history.

Weirdly enough, if you were here reading this blog from the start, Crossing Pixies itself has had a lot of faces. In more ways than one. It had a lot of different names within the first few months. Some that even I can't exactly remember! But the name that I do remember was the first -- The Big Book Marathon. Which now looking back I realise that it's not the easiest to find a name.

The main concept was to review books for a single year.…