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    2017 End of Year Book Survey

    I was going to do a straight ‘Top Books of the Year’ post and then I was struggling to think of books to put onto it. It turns out that I’ve had a bit of a mixed reading year. On…

  • bookish survey,  reading habits

    End of 2013 Book Survey

    How much do I love a book survey at the end of the year?  A lot.  Not so much that I would get my arse into gear and actually post it at the end of the year, obviously, but since…

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    A to Z Bookish Survey

    As I was banging on about on Twitter for a while, we were due to move house yesterday We didn’t, for reasons that relate largely to many less competent members of my profession.  We were, however, told that we would…

  • challenge,  reading habits

    2013: The Year of No Challenges

    Image found here I had originally planned to write and post a review today but really?  New Year’s Day?  Who was I kidding?  I have instead read part of my book, felt queasy, gone for a walk, drunk a lot…

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    2012 in Books: The Survey

    I joined in with this survey last year and it was a great way to round off the year.  I think I’ve had a mixed year when it comes to reading.  I’ve been the busiest I’ve ever been at work…

  • meme,  Monthly TBR,  reading habits

    November TBR Pile

    Given the mysterious silence that my blog has been labouring under recently, you’d be forgiven for believing that I had been buried under my November TBR pile, rather than just building it.  Fear not, friends, I have not suffered a book-squish-related…

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    Things I Learnt from ‘Shelf Re-Organisation Day’

    The shelves in my study have been in disarray for months.  When I bought new books, rather than lovingly place them alongside other books of their genre/author/colour, I instead adopted a Finding-The-Best-Hiding-Place-For-This-Book-I-Shouldn’t-Have-Bought system.  I know, I should patent it.  I…

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    Holiday Time: What to read?!

    Image from DavidsBeenHere.com Tomorrow will be my Bout of Books Read-A-Thon post so before that, I’m squeezing in a moan about that familiar quandary: what to pack to read on holiday.  On Monday, Boyfriend and I fly to Estonia for…

  • blogs,  reading habits

    Why Be a Book Blogger?

    In June 2010, I was browsing the internet looking for my next read.  I was surprised to stumble upon a whole swathe of people that were writing about what they were reading, setting challenges for each other and getting as…