A Guide: How I Rate Books on Goodreads

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I have recently revived my Goodreads account. This decision came about when I decided to read fifty-two books this year. I have since realised that this little challenge has become an exercise whereby I practice and endeavour to improve my book reviewing. I’m not naturally very good at it but I want to become a […]

January 31, 2018

A Sunday in Guildford


One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to see my uni friends FAR more often. I didn’t do very well in the last half of last year but 2018 has already seen me reunited with some of my uni favourites twice! Callum and I got the chance to visit Neetu yesterday in her hometown, Guildford. […]

January 29, 2018

5/52: The Little Breton Bistro

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Today I finished The Little Breton Bistro, my fifth read of the year. Although this took me longer to read than the other books I’ve finished this month, I’m still ahead of schedule and, therefore, still very smug. I’ve rated the novel over on my Goodreads account but if you keep on reading you’ll see my […]

January 28, 2018

Dear Stomach: Five Tips


Dear Stomach, You and I don’t always get along too well. Even when I think I understand you better than anyone else, I’ll get on a train and you’ll complain all the way there. Or I’ll wake up to make myself some eggs and you’ll, pretty soon, tell me off. We have a love-hate relationship […]

January 22, 2018

The Mustard Yellow Edit


Ever since I was a little girl, watching Winnie-the-Pooh with childishly happy eyes, I have adored the colour yellow. It was always my favourite colour. Even though I decided blue was for a little while (I really was, as my brother protested, simply copying Jordan’s favourite colour), and a little later green took its place, […]

January 18, 2018

4/52: The List of my Desires

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Yesterday evening I closed The List of my Desires by Gregoire Delacourt and rated my fourth book of the year over on my Goodreads account. Yes, I’ve finished four books so far this year! And, yes, I’m more than a bit smug, as was obvious when I immediately messaged my brother to boast while he […]

January 16, 2018

3/52: Turtles All the Way Down

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Upon deciding to read fifty-two books this year─which I am documenting over on my Goodreads account as well as the blog─I knew John Green’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down had to be one of the first books I read. I’ve been a huge fan, like a lot of people, since reading The Fault […]

January 15, 2018

2/52: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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Over on my Goodreads account I have set myself the challenge of reading fifty-two books this year. I have always been a bookworm but, last year, I didn’t prove it. Considering I’m an aspiring book editor and a wannabe author, it really makes no sense that I didn’t spend much of last year reading- especially […]

January 8, 2018

1/52: Milk and Honey

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To ensure I spend 2018 with my nose in as many books as possible, I’ve set myself a challenge on my Goodreads to read fifty-two books this year. *Internally and externally screams from fear and excitement.* Once I decided this a few days before the New Year, I got myself onto Amazon with a grin on […]

January 4, 2018

Five Feasible Resolutions


It’s the first of January and, after brunch and a pint of water, the muggy feeling has almost lifted and I’m very motivated about this brand new year. New Year inspires segregation; it creates a few categories of like-minded first of January people. Some hate that fresh start feeling; others see through the hangover and […]

January 1, 2018