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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Updates

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Updates

IT’S READING TIME! I’ve posted my TBR separately so this is where I’ll be posting the occasional update about what I’m reading, what I’m eating and generally chatting all things readathon for the next 24 hours. Hour 0: Opening Meme 1) What fine part of […]

We Got Married

We Got Married

I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a pithy blog post title or a first line that somehow sums up the past few weeks in a way that conveys how wonderful they’ve been without sounding twee. I haven’t been able to. The […]

2016 End of Year Book Survey

2016 End of Year Book Survey

This last month or so has flown and I can’t believe that it’s already 2017 and time to fill out Jamie’s (from The Perpetual Page Turner) End of Year Book Survey!  I actually wasn’t sure whether my brain was going to recover sufficiently today after a […]

30

30

A couple of weeks ago, I turned 30. I had a pretty fantastic time celebrating with friends and family (there was a heck of a lot of food and even more wine) but there’s still something about the big 3-0 that’s pretty unsettling.  I think […]

2016 Resolutions and Whatnot

2016 Resolutions and Whatnot

I don’t tend to make many resolutions.  I usually have things that I’m trying to work towards or goals but I never seem to stick to “proper” resolutions and I’ve stopped making them over recent years.  This year, I’ve spent the last couple of days […]

2015 End of Year Book Survey

2015 End of Year Book Survey

Ah, end of year survey time.  It’s been a funny old reading year.  On the numbers front, I’ve read fewer books this year than I have in past years.  Achievement wise, however, I’ve toppled two pretty intimidating (and lengthy) classics and I’ve started a re-read […]

Canongate Handpicked: Get On It

Canongate Handpicked: Get On It

One gloomy Friday evening at the end of October, I was cooking dinner and browsing Twitter and spotted something that set my book loving heart all a-flutter: order any book from Canongate before the weekend was out and I’d get a free book, handpicked by […]

2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End of Year Book Survey

Hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner I’m trying to ignore the fact that I have to actually dress properly and go to work tomorrow and also the fact that I am still a little the worse for wear after an over-indulgent New Year’s Eve at 5.30pm and looking […]

March 2014, You passed me by

March 2014, You passed me by

Phewf!  What a month.  I know that all of us seem to feel the months flying by but I honestly couldn’t tell you what happened to March.  I’ve barely read a thing and I’ve barely had time to spare a thought for the blogging that […]

#readWilkie – LET’S DO THIS!

#readWilkie – LET’S DO THIS!

It’s here.  The Moonstone read-along hosted by Ellie @ Lit Nerd is HERE!  Yes, I did only sign up a couple of days ago but I have been looking forward to starting ever since.  It helps that the edition that I’m reading is the super […]