I was lucky enough to receive quite a few books for Christmas, so I thought I'd haul what I got!
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, I choose my top 5 favourite reads!
Two letters, saying goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.
A beautiful, emotional, and unapologetic film - see why I give Collateral Beauty 4.5 stars!
One day I will make this happen. It's Christmas Eve. I am sitting, laptop on knee, legs stretched down the settee and across the lap of my favourite person in the world. The room dim, with only the fairy lights on the Christmas tree and those running over the mantle piece giving it a warm … Continue reading A Future Christmas
On Wednesday I got the absolutely spellbinding opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside of London! Our university offered us a £12 trip to see the Warner Bros. studio, featuring hundreds of props and costumes, and behind the scenes treasures! It was an incredible day, one I will not forget in a long … Continue reading Harry Potter Studio Tour!
Starting University is scary for everyone involved - but after nearly four months here, it's safe to say that overall, it has been a pretty good experience. Let me start with a list of truth and lies about university: Truth: You will settle in very quickly. On the first night, our university held a party for … Continue reading My First Semester at University
I never used to reread books. I always thought there were too many new stories that I didn't know yet, to spend time on a story I already know. In fact, it has only been in the past year or so that I began to reread - and realised exactly what I was missing out … Continue reading Rereading
I am an absolute sucker for unusual words - you know, the Pinterest/Tumblr kind of words that pop up every now and then, describing something you love in a word you have never heard before. So, as I haven't posted in a couple of days and as it is now almost 2am (and not a … Continue reading Unusual Words
Yesterday, I wrote a review for Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a lovely website called Bookstacked. Our reviews always include the blurb at the beginning, and as I was typing this one out, an anger long since buried resurfaced. Blurbs create huge issues for me. I have seen far too many that give … Continue reading My Problem with Blurbs