E is for “Eat Me” #atozchallenge

E is for “Eat Me” #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter E, I’m talking about the food and drink in Wonderland that was labelled with the message “eat me” or “drink me” and what this represents.       Quotes “However, this bottle was NOT marked `poison,’ so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast […]

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#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

After a long break from writing, I finally started to get back into it this year. I decided to rejoin the Insecure Writer’s Support Group to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are Olga Godim,Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan.    When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?  Well, I have to admit that this is something I struggle with. In the past, when my writing hasn’t been […]

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D is for Dreams #atozchallenge

D is for Dreams #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter D, I’m looking into the symbolism of dreams in Caroll’s works. At the beginning of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice is lying by a riverbank with her sister. She later wakes in the same spot, realising that the whole adventure had been a bizarre dream. The events in Through the Looking Glass are also a dream, but Alice wonders whether it was […]

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Teaser Tuesday: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Teaser Tuesday: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

It’s time for Teaser Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker in which we share two teaser sentences from a book that we’re currently reading. If you’d like to take part, simply: -Grab your current read -Open to a random page -Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! -Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!   My Teaser       “We’ll squeeze […]

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C is for Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar #atozchallenge

C is for Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter C, I’m focusing on two of the most iconic characters from Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar.       The Cheshire Cat The Cheshire Cat is one of the most well-known and beloved Wonderland characters. He is a magical feline with an iconic, mischievous grin who frequently appears out of nowhere and then disappears, leaving his smile as […]

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B is for Bill the Lizard #atozchallenge

B is for Bill the Lizard #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. For the letter B, I have chosen to look at one of the minor characters from Alice in Wonderland.   Bill the Lizard Bill the Lizard first appears in chapter four of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When Alice grows to an enormous size and gets stuck in The White Rabbit’s house, the rabbit orders Bill the handyman (handylizard?) to go through his chimney and investigate. […]

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A is for Alice #atozchallenge

A is for Alice #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.    Today kickstarts the challenge with the letter A, and I bet you’ll never guess what I’m writing about. Yes, let’s start by discussing the classic heroine, Alice.  Alice is a young girl who is filled with curiosity and cannot resist following the mysterious white rabbit. She stumbles down the rabbit hole and ends up in the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland, where everything she thought […]

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Book Blogger Hop: Why I’m Not in a Book Club

Book Blogger Hop: Why I’m Not in a Book Club

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.   “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”   Question of the Week: How many book clubs do you belong […]

Posted 31st March 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags
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Spring 2018 #Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

Spring 2018 #Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

Last week’s Bloggiesta ended way too soon! I didn’t get everything on my to-do list done, but I did achieve a lot more than I would have done without Bloggiesta. Considering how busy I was, I’m pleased with what I did accomplish. You can read Bloggiesta wrap-up posts from other participants here.   Here’s a break down of all my updates to the blog last week.   Tasks I achieved (or partly achieved)   Visit and Comment on Other Participants’ Blogs This is actually still ongoing, but I promise I will get to everyone on the list and reply to […]

Posted 28th March 2018 in: Blog Fests & Hops, Blog Updates
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Labels, Categories, and Tags, Oh My! Spring #bloggiesta Mini-Challenge

Labels, Categories, and Tags, Oh My! Spring #bloggiesta Mini-Challenge

It’s the 6th day of the Bloggiesta and I’m only just checking in with an update but I’ve been so busy behind the scenes! I decided to take part in the ‘Labels, Categories and Tags, Oh My!’ mini challenge hosted by Berls @ Because Reading. Here is a brief description of the challenge:  For this Bloggiesta mini-challenge you will pick one set of labels, categories, or tags and organize them! Take a screenshot if you like or simply describe what you did somewhere – share a link on twitter (tag it with #bloggiesta), in our Facebook group, or even Instagram.   […]

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