How to Get Out of a Reading Slump


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A runner’s greatest hamartia is athlete’s foot; a writer’s is the dreaded writer’s block. A reader’s most painful downfall, however, is The Reading Slump. A reading slump defies all logic and can strike even midway through a book a reader is truly enjoying (*cough cough* Ready Player One); it can crop up when a reader […]

May 19, 2018

13/52: Ready Player One


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I have, AT LONG LAST, finished the thirteenth book of this year. I’m attempting to read fifty-two books this year and am documenting it over on my, recently, quiet Goodreads account. I am so grateful to finally have added a book to my online library. Although it took a month to read, I am grateful […]

May 3, 2018

How to Keep Up with Your Goodreads Challenge


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Being that I’m four books behind schedule, I’m not sure I’m the right person to be dishing out reading advice. I am, however, giving myself a kick up the rear and getting down to business. For most people that means something way more kickbutt than getting home early from a night out, wrapping a blanket […]

April 25, 2018

Three Small Books


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As I fall behind on my 2018 reading challenge more and more as the seconds tick by (Goodreads is yelling me that I’m two books behind schedule- ouch), I am ignoring my current read to write about three other books I’ve already read. Three small books, to be precise. The kind of books I need […]

April 15, 2018

12/52: From Rome With Love


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I started my bank holiday Monday with the last couple of chapters of From Rome With Love by Jules Wake; the twelfth book I’ve read this year. I decided to challenge myself to reading fifty-two books this year (which I’m also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after a few relatively heavy reads and […]

April 4, 2018

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

How to Tackle Your TBR


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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