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Reading challenges – #ARCAugust

I've been loving reading challenges just lately - I've found them to be a great way of focusing my reading a bit more, at a time when I seem to be finding that difficult. With a baby on the way in November, I'm finding myself increasingly distracted. This seems to happen to me whenever a… Continue reading Reading challenges – #ARCAugust

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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?

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Read Harder Challenge 2017 – February update

  I'm two books down in the 2017 Read Harder Challenge, and I'm feeling pretty good about it so far... I've always loved this challenge, but have been notoriously bad at never finishing it - I'm hoping 2017 is the year I change that! I never plan my reading out as I have to be… Continue reading Read Harder Challenge 2017 – February update

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Pictures of my unimpressed cat with my books

Because cats and books are the best! I love my cat, Coconut, and I take a lot of pictures of her, often with my books. Here's a selection of my favourites to help brighten your day - because who doesn't love photos of cats with books?! Starting with one of my all-time favourite photos of… Continue reading Pictures of my unimpressed cat with my books