Me…But Not Me

Time is a funny thing. I looked back through it and found a story I wasn’t aware I was documenting. It’s not explicitly told. It’s told through online ramblings about books I love and hate. It’s told through body language and things left unsaid. It’s told through me, in my videos from last year – the ones from summer to the end of the year. Continue reading Me…But Not Me

Under 100 by 2019

Bag of books - the magicians by Lev Grossman, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson, Over Nine Waves by Marie Heaney, The King Must Die by Mary Renault, The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes, Spinning Silver

It’s by no means a rare thing to hear a bookworm saying they have a lot of books on their TBR. But I like the idea of pulling that number back down to double digits at least, and so when I sawΒ Danielle’s (@ The Chronicles of Danielle) update post for her challenge of getting her TBR under 100 books, I thought I’d set myself the same challenge (I loved her post!).

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Self Confidence and the Internet

[Photo credit: Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging]

This is something I’ve been meaning to write for awhile. I’m talking months. Almost an entire year. But the ironic thing I found out was that writing about self confidence proves to be a hard thing when you’re up against….well, your self confidence. Or more accurately, lack of.

But here’s the thing.

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Current Favourites | Months worth of new loves built into one

This post has been a long time coming, meaning it’s also going be about a mile long. So grab a cup of tea folks, we’re gonna be here awhile. There’s been so many new discoveries lately, new products I use everyday and things I’m looking forward to, I just had to yell about them somewhere.

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How Blogging Helped Me Deal With Grief

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So…we have a little something different today guys. Something more personal, written by a guest, and something I feel the need to help share.

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A massive, massive thank you!

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I…wasn’t going to write this post. The niggling voice in my head keeps telling me that to do so would be vain. But I can’t help feeling so overwhelmed with love for the book community in recent days, and so my need to give a proper thank you has managed to stamp that voice down – if only long enough for me to write this post. I may regret it after, but for now let’s go.

A lot has happened in the past week. I’ll go into it more below, but basically…

I’ve been shortlisted for the UKYABA’s under “Best Content and Design”!!

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Show Stopper Blog Tour: Extract of a dark society & deadly circus

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I have something exciting to show you today guys! I decided to buddy up with Scholastic to bring you an extract from Hayley Barker’s new book Show Stopper!

I’m so intrigued about this book after seeing it around online, and even more so after reading through the extract myself. Also, look how stunning the cover is!!

I hope you enjoy!

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December Wrap Up – The one where I fly through books quicker than usual

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December. The month of festivities. Christmas creeping closer, the streets bustling more as people hurriedly buy gifts for others. Everything is suddenly strung with lights and tinsel, lighting the world up for the final month of the year. There’s a happy atmosphere surrounding the air, gently concealing the stress levels Christmas can bring.

December brings along the Christmas break. A break from work, a break from college, a break to recover from the year. A break…to READ.

Okayy, that’s obviously not the universal reason for the Christmas/End of Year break but it sure as hell is MINE.

So let’s see what December brought!

There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like the see, combined with my January TBR! Click here to see! (though I forgot to mention one of the books – doh!)

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2016 End of Year Book Survey – In it for the long haul

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So with 2017 just started, I decided I’d take part in the 2016 Annual End of Year Book Survey – Originally made by The Perpetual Page-TurnerΒ (all the graphics are made by her too).

This is basically a look back of all the books I read throughout the year, though not necessarily published this year, filling in all the categories πŸ™‚ A quick, easy post, but an interesting one nonetheless!

So without anymore rambling, let’s get into the survey!

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Looking back at my 2016 reading resolutions – let’s see if I nailed them or failed them

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At the start of 2016, way back when the new year brought hopeful ambition coursing through my veins, I made a whole bunch of reading resolutions.

Now, resolutions aren’t something I usually stick to. The intention is there, but the motivation very quickly dies. However…somehow reading resolutions are easier to achieve to me. Maybe because I’m actually interested in them, or because it’s not a huge lifestyle change?

There were quite a few though. And a lot of the time I forgot I even had resolutions. So I’ve honestly no idea how this look back will go, but I’m excited to see whether I failed it or nailed it πŸ˜†

Let’s take a look back!

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