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Little Things 15

I’m back in the UK. For good. Yes, my year abroad in Madrid is over and now only one year remains of my degree. It’s always frightening to think about how quickly time passes by. I still feel as if I should be waking up early for work and that…

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Author: Ocean Vuong Published: June 2019 Pages: 246 Rating: 5 stars “I am thinking of beauty again, how some things are hunted because we have deemed them beautiful. If, relative to the history of our planet, an individual life is so short, a blink of an eye, as they say,…

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My One Year Blogging Anniversary

If you would have told me one year ago that this blog would still be up and running I wouldn’t have believed you. To my own detriment, I’m someone who starts projects but rarely completes them. My notebooks are half-filled with unfinished stories, incomplete drawings are stashed away in boxes…

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May Reading Wrap-Up 2019

After the best couple of reading months radiating with glowing reviews, May came along and welcomed a string of 3-star reads. I only have myself to blame, forever falling into the over-hyped book trap. I delve into books with high expectations and I’m consequently left underwhelmed. Anyone else? Despite how…

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March and April Reading Wrap-Up 2019

My reading for 2019 so far has been incredible and the past couple of months have possibly been some of the best ever. In March and April combined I read 19 books, most of which received at least four stars. Maybe I’m too generous with my ratings, maybe I’m just…

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Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Author: Elizabeth Letts Published: April 2019 Pages: 351 Rating: 5 stars A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud–from the family’s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood…

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Mini Reviews: The Flatshare and My Lovely Wife

I guess you could say love comes in all different shapes and sizes. I’m not one for cheesy romance novels; characters falling in love within five minutes of knowing each other, the will-they-won’t-they tension and superficial relationships. Alternatively, the premises of both ‘The Flatshare’ and ‘My Lovely Wife’ are (wonderfully)…

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February Reading Wrap-Up 2019

After January trailing on by at a snail’s pace, it seems crazy to think that we’re now in the third month of the year. Despite how quick February seemed to have passed by, I still managed to read seven books this month. I haven’t been as motivated to read over…

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January Reading Wrap-up 2019

I wanted to start my first wrap-up of the year by sharing some of my reading goals. I mentioned in my 2019 Intentions post how this year I’m aiming to read 60 books. Counting towards this total will hopefully be some classic literature.

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Mini Reviews: Thrills, Tension and Trust

Thrillers, psychological fiction, suspense stories – there’s something about mind games, unreliable narrators and devious characters that makes me gravitate towards this genre. I love a novel which can challenge my expectations. A novel I can’t put down until I’ve unveiled the unknown. Each of the three books featured in…

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