Three Rainy Bank Holiday Weekend Reads


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Rainy bank holiday weekends are almost a given in the UK. They probably wouldn’t feel right without a relentless pitter patter against the window as we try to resist eating Easter eggs we’ve bought for other people… Just me? Yesterday, as I attempted a Spring clean (and failed), I came across three books that are […]

March 31, 2018

Fangirling for YA Fiction


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For someone who isn’t entirely sure what their favourite genre of book is, I have an awful lot of young adult fiction on my bookshelves. I could probably take up three shelves with just YA fiction. Young adult fiction is literature supposedly written for twelve to eighteen year olds and yet, I wasn’t ready to give up […]

March 29, 2018

11/52: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


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Today I finished the eleventh book of the year; with teary eyes and that “WHY DOES THIS BOOK HAVE TO END” feeling in my heart. I’ve officially got three joint favourite books of the year so far; The Hate U Give, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and now, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by […]

March 23, 2018

An Ode to Freelance Writers


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When I’m not waitressing or selling kitchenware, you’ll find me freelance writing next to a cup of tea and a burning candle. Yup, it’s as brilliant as it sounds. Freelance writing is, however, a funny sphere when you’ve not navigated it before, nor been given too much advice about it. I’ve been writing for a […]

March 21, 2018

How to Tackle Your TBR


Kath's Bookshelf

Within the bookish world you will find two types of readers. Smug Kindle users with their device full of books that take up no physical room and book hoarders who have so many books in their “to be read” pile that they could make a coffee table out of them… or ten! (Trust me, I’ve […]

March 19, 2018

10/52: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine


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This year I’ve decided to have a go at reading fifty-two books before 2019 (while documenting it over on my Goodreads account). Yesterday I was horrified to see Goodreads terrifyingly labelled me “1 book behind schedule.” Today I finished the very popular Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Now, I sit smugly, having […]

March 18, 2018

9/52: The Sun and Her Flowers


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I am aiming to read fifty-two books this year (which I am also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after it taking me two weeks to finish the eighth book of the year, it took me less than one day to read the ninth. I finished The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur last […]

March 15, 2018

Review: My ASOS 4505 Leggings


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ASOS is my go-to site to order new workout gear from so, when they announced their very own fitness line (named ASOS 4505), you can imagine my excitement. Upon release, I headed straight over to ASOS to check out the range and struggled to add just the one item to my basket. I regretfully managed it […]

March 11, 2018

8/52: Lincoln in the Bardo


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Yesterday I finished the eighth book of the year so far; book eight of fifty-books I intend on reading in 2018 (you can follow my reading journey over on my Goodreads account). Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was the book I purchased from a bookshop last month; being a lover of physical books, […]

March 9, 2018

Surely Time’s Up?


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Of course we need to be celebrating women all day every day, but there’s nothing like International Women’s Day to help a feminist smile as soon as their alarm goes off. (Well, after snoozing it three times and finishing their second cup of tea of the day.) It’s on days like these when we see […]

March 8, 2018