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Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit

I am a self-confessed bibliophile. I bloody love books. I love reading, I love libraries, I love book stores. I love almost everything there is to love about books. It’s probably a good job considering how much I talk about them. Top Ten Tuesday is all about connecting book lovers like myself with others, and that’s why this week’s theme is so awesome, because it’s all about other ways book lovers find new books and acquire new reads. I think we all have those book stores and libraries that we have always wanted to visit and admire, and I am the same, which is why I’ve been looking forward to this week’s top for a little while now!

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit”

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Book Haul #13

Would you believe if if I told you that I am finally buying less books and reading the books that I already owned? It was worth a try I guess? In my defence, I has been 3 months since I posted Book Haul #12 because I have been making an effort to actually buy less books. I know, you’re probably disagreeing, but I have now stopped purchasing Book subscription boxes, and I am thinking long and hard before I actually buy any books. I have definitely made a little bit of an effort to read books I already owned or have been on my TBR for a while as well, as well as ARCs, which has been fun.

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Strictly Saturdays: Week 4

Good evening Strictly lovers and welcome back to Strictly Saturdays! What a week it has been eh? Strictly has been everywhere, starting at the movies, and ending in Scandal – just like Hollywood! Last week we saw Lee Ryan and Nadiya Bychkova leave the show and I have to say that I am not disappointed, and nor does it seem anyone else except them really is either. And so we’re back to normal this week, no special themes and no opening pro number on the live show (such a shame as the Harry Potter Dance last week has already gone down in Strictly legend!) Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays: Week 4”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read

Good evening folks! Normal service has been resumed here at Travel in Retrospect, which means I have taken another of these great Top Ten Tuesday post ideas and twisted into something that works for me. This week, the topic is longest reads. I know that I have read quite a number of long books, and also know that this list would realistically be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire only, so I decided to look at both longest books I’ve read, books I’m surprised were that long, books that were the earliest I remember diving into and books that were way way to long for there own good. What can I say, it’s a mixed bag as always!

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read”

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Strictly Saturdays: Week 3 at the Movies

Good evening ladies and gentleman and welcome to Strictly at the Movies. It’s possibly my favourite Strictly week, everyone dressing up and dancing in characters to some of the most iconic film numbers, it just doesn’t get more dramatic and over the top! I like that this is always early on, when most of the contestants are still in the competition and there are lots of crazy and wonderful dance numbers. We always see a dance disaster, someone comes out of their shell, and often there is a memorable moment or two to be had (Jay and Aliona’s Pulp Fiction Live anyone?). Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays: Week 3 at the Movies”

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New Year’s Resolution: 3rd Quarter Check-In

It’s October. It’s Autumn. It’s over 75% of the way through the year. It’s only 2 and a half months until Christmas. Am I scaring you with the look how far through the year we are updates yet? I’m scaring myself if I am honest! We’re at that point of the year where you’ve done a lot of what you’re going to get done and the rest of the year is quite planned, when resolutions have been fulfilled, or started, or we’re too far into the year to fix, which is terrifying. Let’s see how I’m doing.

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