#TopTenTuesday 10 Book Mash-Ups I’d Love to Read

#TopTenTuesday 10 Book Mash-Ups I’d Love to Read

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s topic is: “Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined)”! Which books would you love to smush together and read the resulting story? Or maybe you don’t want to mash-up the entire story, just certain […]


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Posted 7th August 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2018

July was a great month for me. I completed Camp NaNoWriMo, had lots of outdoor fun with my family, went on holiday to Hunstanton and turned 29. Blogging Total blog posts: 14. You can read all my July posts here. Blogfests/events: Insecure Writers Support Group, July Comment Challenge, We are the World Blogfest, Camp NaNoWriMo. Book promos: None this month. Books completed: 1. Whoops! In my defence, I was reading several books at once and am close to finishing most of them. But this one was the only one I actually finished. Books reviewed: 0. Oh dear, I am so […]


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Posted 6th August 2018 in: Blog Fests & Hops, Blog Updates. Tagged:

The Sunday Post (11): Holiday in Hunstanton

The Sunday Post (11): Holiday in Hunstanton

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Dreams What does your MC want most? What’s driving them forward? Nova is working on board a spaceship with a team of scientists who are searching the galaxy for an Earth 2.0, a new home for humanity. She dreams of being one of the first to discover a beacon […]


#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post 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:  Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover,Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery! I can’t really answer this month’s optional question about publishing pitfalls since I have no experience in that area, so I thought I’d talk about my Camp NaNoWriMo experience instead. If you’re not familiar with it, Camp NaNoWriMo is an extension of National Novel Writing Month in November (a challenge where participants aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days), but […]


30 before 30: My Quarter-Life Bucket List

30 before 30: My Quarter-Life Bucket List

      Today I’m turning 29 and lately I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to achieve in the next year before the big 3-0. My friend Naomi actually got me thinking about this as she was the one who first mentioned her pre-30 bucket-list, but I’ve seen a few other bloggers post similar lists, most notably Shooting Stars Mag. 30 does sound a bit scary and it’s sobering to realise I’m probably about a third of the way through my life already. But ageing is certainly not the end of the world as the media would have us believe and […]


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Posted 30th July 2018 in: Life Updates. Tagged: ,

#WATWB Good News: How a football fan helped his deaf and blind friend experience the World Cup

#WATWB Good News: How a football fan helped his deaf and blind friend experience the World Cup

  It’s time for another We are the World Blogfest. Sometimes all the bad news in the media can get us down, but the WATWB aims to raise our spirits by introducing us to positive, heartwarming news stories from all over the world. Luckily there are still plenty of good things going on in the world to restore our faith in humanity. “We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

After following the hashtag #ThursdayAesthetic on Twitter for a while, I’ve finally decided to take part. So today I’m sharing an aesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. I still haven’t decided on a real title. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Setting Crossover starts on a spaceship, but the main setting is the planet Aura, located in an alternate universe. Aura […]