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2015 End of the Year Book Survey

2015 End of the Year Book Survey

I always enjoy completing the annual end of year book survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner. It’s a good chance to reflect on the books I’ve read throughout the year and see which books other bloggers are raving about. This year is the 6th edition. If you’d like to take part, visit the sign up post to add your link. Keep reading to see my response to the survey. 2015 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 9Number of Re-Reads: 0Genre You Read The Most From: YA dystopian Best in Books 1. Best Book You Read In 2015?  […]


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Posted 7th January 2016 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Preparing for a special Christmas or New Year delivery

Preparing for a special Christmas or New Year delivery

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. November seemed to fly by in a whirl of parties, meals and appointments, and so far December is going just as quickly. My main excuse is that I’ve been busy preparing for our new arrival-our little one is due on December 23rd, so as I write this we only have a week to go (although I suspect he or she will carry on the family tradition of being nearly two weeks late).  My nesting instinct has definitely kicked in and I’ve been stockpiling supplies, washing clothes, packing my hospital bag and preparing the […]


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Posted 16th December 2015 in: Life Updates. Tagged: , ,

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2014

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2014

So another year has flown by, and it’s time to reflect on the best and worst bits, as well as what I achieved during 2014. Check out the 2014 End of the Year Book Survey to find out all about my favourite books from last year and have a look at my 2015 Reading List and Challenges to see what I’m planning to read in the year to come. This year was probably the best year of my life (so far) as it was the year in which I married my best friend, started a new job and went on […]


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Posted 4th January 2015 in: Life Updates. Tagged: ,

2014 End of the Year Book Survey

2014 End of the Year Book Survey

Once again I’m taking part in the 5th Annual End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Pepetual Page Turner. I love reflecting on what I’ve read at this time of year. 2014 has been a busy year for me socially, so I haven’t read as much as I would have liked to, but I’m still proud of what I’ve managed.  If you’d like to take part, head on over to the blog and join up with the linky. Feel free to post a comment below and I’ll visit your blog. 2014 Reading Stats Number Of Books […]


2014 Reading List and Challenges

2014 Reading List and Challenges

I have quite a lot of books on my shelf and on my kindle to keep me busy this year but I’ve decided to narrow down my reading list to the ones that have been on my shelf for a while, or that I am really desperate to read. My Reading List Read: Switched, Time Riders, Nocturnes.And the following are books that I don’t own yet but are on my wishlist for this year. I might buy a few with the money and vouchers I got for Christmas. Read: The Book, A Million Suns. If I manage to read all […]


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Posted 2nd February 2014 in: BOOKS, Reading Challenges. Tagged:

2013 End of the Year Book Survey

2013 End of the Year Book Survey

I’ve decided to complete the 4th Annual End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Pepetual Page Turner as I had so much fun joining in last year. If you’d like to take part, head on over to the blog and join up with the linky, or post a comment below and I’ll visit your blog. Anyone who links up by January 10th is in the running to win a book of their choice from Jamie’s list! Best in Books 2013 1. Best Book You Read In 2013? I think it would have to be Days of Blood and […]


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Posted 3rd January 2014 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2013

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2013

I hope everyone had a fantastic time over the holidays however you celebrated. I had quite a busy Christmas travelling between families but it was fantastic to see everyone. New Year’s Eve was more relaxed, and we’re currently enjoying a lazy week at home until we go back to work on Monday. The year has flown by and I can’t believe it”s 2014 already! It should be one of the biggest years of my life, as I get married on May 3rd! There’s still a lot of planning to do before then, so I best get stuck in. I’m also […]


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Posted 2nd January 2014 in: Life Updates. Tagged: ,

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2012

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2012

2012 is almost over, so it’s both a time for me to look back across the year and reflect on what I’ve achieved and also a fantastic excuse for list-writing. Stats Novels read: 16 (Every Dead Thing, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Shiver, Red Riding Hood, Divergent and Insurgent, Legend, Crewel, Before I go to Sleep, City of Bones, Wither, Origin,  and Paranormalcy, plus over half of The Chronicles of Narnia. Pages read: 6518  Poems written: 1 (‘Maya’, published in Snark Magazine Issue 1 ) Short-stories written: 0 Flash-fiction pieces written: 2 (‘Trapped‘ and ‘Shadows and Light‘) WiP word-count: 6452 Blog posts: 98 (including […]