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

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

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

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

7/52: The Hate U Give


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Today I finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, the seventh book I’ve read this year. I decided to read fifty-two books in 2018 (you can follow my reading journey over on my Goodreads account) and knew this novel needed to be one of the first books I read. I’ve sat on the sidelines […]

February 23, 2018

6/52: The Best of Adam Sharp


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This morning I finished my sixth book of the year, The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion. Since deciding to read fifty-two books this year (and, in turn, document my reading adventure over on my Goodreads account) I knew I had to pick up Simsion’s newest book. His book, The Rosie Project is one […]

February 8, 2018

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

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