City of Glass: A Book Review

Book: City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare

Series: The Mortal Instruments (3rd book)

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Age Recommendation: 14+

I really enjoyed City of Glass, I definitely enjoyed it more than City of Ashes (It tore me apart). I really liked Clary (the main character) a lot more in this book compared to the first to in the series. It felt to me like she had matured a bit and I liked that a lot, it complimented the storyline very well. so if you have just started The Mortal Instruments, persevere it gets better as the books go on.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD, READ ON AT YOUR OWN RISK

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March TBR

I may have completely failed reading my TBR of February…. I finished one book and that was ‘City of Ashes’ by Cassandra Clare. I was planning on reading more but school life got in the way and by the end of every day, week, I was exhausted. So, I’m not going to do a wrap up because that’s completely embarrassing but I am going to do a March TBR.

March TBR

I’m pretty sure that these books were my February TBR but that’s okay because I will read/finish them at some point this year. So here are the books I will be reading in the month of March:

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (I’ve started this)

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers (I’ve also started this)

Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

To Kill A MockingBird by Harper Lee (This is for school)

So hopefully I will be able to read these books and have the motivation to read when I feel tired.

– Tamsyn

You How I keep Life Organised

I cannot keep my whole life organised, sometimes life gets you and hits you with something spontaneous. But the stuff I can control, I tend to plan. Why? because I don’t really like spontaneous things to happen. Like a pop quiz, a spontaneous outing, I like to know what’s happening and when. To know these things I have two books.

Personal Planner

I got this planner from Typo. I use this for everything but school work or school things. I really like the gold ‘2017’ and the blue watercolour background.
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So to organise my planner I categorise things into two sections, events and tasks. For events, before I write done the event I draw a circle. And for tasks, I do the same but instead of a circle I draw a square, this is so I can draw a cross in the square once the task is done at or a line straight through to say that the task is cancelled.

 

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School Planner

My second book is, of course, my school planner. This is just a random lined notebook I found in my house I think it’s a good size (18.5 x 24.5cm) because I can fit all the info I need into it but It isn’t too big and bulky. On the front I have hot glued some postage stamps on to give it a bit of character.

 

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This is how I work it. Each month I will do a monthly outlook, where I can write in all the assignments I have that month, then I have a page to a week where I can put in all my homework for that week and what I learnt in classes. Writing done what I learnt each week, I think, is really helpful when exams come round because then you know what you need to study and it’s easy to find.
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So those are the two books I use to organise and plan, but ultimately I’m never going to know anything I just need to rely on my Heavenly Father to look after me and plan my life story.

Next year I think I will try a bullet journal and put my school work in with my personal events and then I will only have one book.

I hope you enjoy this post that’s a bit different than usual, please like if you would like to see more posts like this!

– Tamsyn

‘Smart Girls Don’t Wear Mascara’ : A Book Review (Spoiler Free)

“Smart Girls Don’t Wear Mascara” is a book written by an author in my local area, Cecily Paterson. It is aimed at younger girls 12-14 in age.

‘SMDWM’ is about a girl called Abby Smart who is just starting yr 6 at her local school. With her best friends and their Smart Girls Club, Abby knows that it will be the best year ever. That is until the new girl arrives…

Cecily was so kind and gave me her book after I finished doing work experience with her last year. I read ‘Smart Girls Don’t Wear Mascara’ in my summer break.

I thought ‘SGDWM’ good, but I found the main character quite naive. I think this is because this book aimed at younger people and the fact that the main character Abby is a 12 yr old girl.

So besides that, I didn’t have any other problems with the book and thought that it is well written.

I think if I was younger I would’ve appreciated ‘SGDWM’ a lot more so I do recommend it to younger girls, tweens and young teens.

Cecily’s Website

Happy reading!

– Tamsyn