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WWW Wednesday – what have you been reading lately?

WWW Wednesday is a meme led by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. I've always loved this meme, so thank you Sam for keeping it alive! If you want to take part, just answer the following three questions: • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – what have you been reading lately?

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Spooky, fun and freaky – 3 books to help your Halloween withdrawal symptoms

Still kind of wishing it was still Halloween? Here's a couple of books to keep this autumnal holiday alive! I've not read much spooky fiction lately - I've been too busy freaking myself out with non-fiction about the current state of the world. But when I unexpectedly got approved for 2 ARCs on NetGalley, and… Continue reading Spooky, fun and freaky – 3 books to help your Halloween withdrawal symptoms

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24 in 48 readathon – my weekend in books

Did you take part in the #24in48 readathon this weekend? I didn't manage 24 hours (not even close), but I really enjoyed taking part! The 24 in 48 readathon is my kind of reading challenge - the aim is to read for 24 hours in a 48 hour period. The creator and host, Rachel, holds… Continue reading 24 in 48 readathon – my weekend in books

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Why have kids? 3 books that helped me solve “the baby dilemma”

I haven't always been enamoured with the idea of having kids and, to be honest, I'm still not sure I am! But when the topic came to the forefront, I did what I always do - I looked to books for guidance! I had a lot of concerns when my husband and I first had our… Continue reading Why have kids? 3 books that helped me solve “the baby dilemma”

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3 minute review – The Girls by Emma Cline

Having heard a lot about The Girls, I thought I would really love it, and not just because everybody else seems to love it. I'm English, I was born in the 80s and I'm therefore not particularly familiar with the events surrounding Charles Manson in the 60s. But it sounded fascinating - lots of potential… Continue reading 3 minute review – The Girls by Emma Cline

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Book club commitment-phobes – 5 other ways to engage with fellow book lovers

Just can't bring yourself to join a book club? There are other ways to connect with other bookish folks, it doesn't all have to be so formal! I'm kind of in love with the idea of book clubs - I envisage myself and a group of like-minded individuals, sitting in a cosy pub, drinking real… Continue reading Book club commitment-phobes – 5 other ways to engage with fellow book lovers

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Anxiety and stress: are books a help or a hindrance?

As someone who has suffered from anxiety in varying degrees for the past 4 years, I've been reflecting on the part books have played in changing my mental state - and it's brought me to some surprising realisations. For as long as I can remember, reading has always been a great comfort to me. I… Continue reading Anxiety and stress: are books a help or a hindrance?