Book Review: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! is the first novel in Terry Pratchett’s  Discworld series to center around the City Watch, Ankh-Morpork’s police force. This was not, however, the first book I personally read about them. I can’t remember which one I started with exactly, possibly Jingo or Men at Arms. The highlight of the City Watch novels to me is Night Watch, which I […]

April 17, 2016
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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a topic for a Top Ten list. Check out the link to see what topics they have planned for the coming weeks. Spring has sprung (kind of. Well, actually, it’s still pretty naff here in the Shropshire. But we can pretend, […]

March 19, 2016
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Bookish Crafts

Bookish Crafts

Recently I’ve been looking for ways to deal with my stress and anxiety. In terms of general relaxation, reading and gaming help take my mind off of life. To supplement these distractions, however,  I’ve been looking into other avenues of stress relief. Thus I have taken up various crafing activities. The Necklace It started with a […]

March 7, 2016
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Ren Recommends: The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

Ren Recommends: The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

Sometimes my mum has to travel for work but she always brings something back for me, a little gift to mark her return. The latest gift I received was The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness.  It’s part of ‘The Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups‘ series . The series is made up of novelty, humorous little books that are […]

March 3, 2016
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I Love My Kindle Paperwhite

I Love My Kindle Paperwhite

I’ve owned a Kindle HDX (called Smaug because he totally hoards loads of treasures, AKA books, films and a couple of totally addictive games) for a few years now and enjoyed it immensely. But there’s always been one draw back: when it comes to reading an ebook on there I tend to get distracted by […]

February 29, 2016
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Top Ten Recent Additions to My TBR

Top Ten Recent Additions to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a topic for a Top Ten list. Check out the link to see what topics they have planned for the coming weeks. This week I’m going wild and bringing you Top Ten Tuesday on a Thursday, because why not? The topic […]

January 21, 2016
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Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

“This isn’t a story!” “Everything is a story.” (Rowell, 2015, p.507) Carry On does that thing that I love books to do the most. The narrative has a playful self-awareness that works on multiple levels.  Carry On is not a repeat of the stories you know. Carry On is a play on the stories you know. The book starts at the beginning of […]

January 17, 2016
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Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I put off getting a copy of The Raven Boys for ages. I’d skim read a few reviews in the past but never been particularly interested in the book. I think one of the problems at first was the blurb. It didn’t sound like my type of book. Having read the book now, the emphasis the […]

November 9, 2015
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On the Plus Side (3)

On the Plus Side (3)

On the Plus Side is a feature on my blog that covers the positive things that have happened to me recently. August has been quite a good month for me. The highlights include my birthday and getting a job offer. My job involves blogging and social media so I’m hoping it will be fun. I’m […]

August 26, 2015
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Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

I think I’ve found my favourite book of 2015. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street ticks all of my boxes: Victorian setting, a splash of Japan, a weaving of magic and loveable characters. I was first drawn to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by the cover. It is utterly beautiful. If you want to buy a book for its physical […]

August 19, 2015
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