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The Disney Tag

You guys, I am going to Disney World this month. Yes, you read that correctly, this month I am taking my friend Emma to Florida for the first time where we are going to have all the fun in Disney and Universal and have the best time. The closer we get, the more excited I am, so I have decided to channel said excitement into a tag! I found this amazing Disney themed Tag on Michelle’s Purple Pumpkin Blog, so please check her out, and consider yourself tagged for all the fun (especially you Emma – we need to get ready for our holiday)! Continue reading “The Disney Tag”

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October TBR

Autumn is most definitely here. It’s jumper weather, soup is on the menu, and I am curling under the blanket at night more often than I am not. I love this time of year, especially for reading, and I am so ready! I struggled a little with reading in September after what was a reading packed summer, and I’m feeling ready for some fall stories. I really love this time of year and I have a lot of early starts this month that should leave time for me to read in the afternoons before Emma gets home.

Once again, we’re going on holiday again this month. We’re away for a little longer this time, off to enjoy the sunny temperatures in Florida and to introduce Emma to Disney. As we’re not going until the back end of the month, I am probably going to do a holiday TBR that will see me into November too.

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September: It’s a Wrap

The summer has most definitely disappeared. The temperatures have really plummeted, the leaves are changing colour, and pumpkin spiced lattes are very much a go. I love this time of year, autumn is most definitely my favourite season, and this fall I plan to make some headway on as many reading challenges for Book Riot Read Harder and Around the Year Challenges as I can. I feel like September wasn’t the best for me in any sense (holiday aside, the holiday was amazing), but I have managed to shift a couple of book bogeys from my shelf and read another two NetGalley ARCS. Continue reading “September: It’s a Wrap”

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Strictly Saturdays: Week 2

Evening all and welcome back to another sparkly Strictly Saturday. This week’s instalment is coming somewhat delayed thanks to a delightful birthday celebration meal for my Gran who celebrated being 82 years young yesterday!! We went for pizza and I have to say that the new pizza place that has opened is really good. So, full of food, we’re settling in a little late but spoiler free for some good ol’ dancing fun.

I really like what the male judges are wearing this weekend. I’m a pretty big fan of burgundy, and the flowers on Bruno’s jacket are pretty cool. They are definitely dressed better than the women. Shirley is exposing a huge amount of chest and even though she is not actually exposing anything, it is making me uncomfortable. Not quite as uncomfortable as seeing Darcey’s knickers, but y’know. Let’s just get on with it shall we:

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T5W: Favourite Book Covers of 2018

This topic comes up in various forms across similar memes and tags and is something I have done in many forms before. It has, however, been a while since I did one. So, when I saw that this week’s topic was favourite book covers, I adapted that to be covers of new releases in 2018. The reason? There has been some seriously pretty books released this year so it makes for one stunning post!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Read by Authors I Love

As I watch the Great British Bake Off and admire the biscuit chandeliers the contestants are making, I’ve turned my attention to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. I think it’s safe to say that we all have favourite authors, and those authors are people who influence what we read. I have a habit of putting off reading all of the books by my favourite authors so I have something to look forward to, so this is a great list for me!

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: Books I Haven’t Read by Authors I Love”

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Fall Book Tag

Can you feel that? It’s the first real cold morning of this year’s Fall. The temperature dropped below 10 degrees into real get your boots on and coats out of the cupboard levels, and my breath could actually be seen in my car. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are firmly on the menu, Halloween is creeping into the shops, as are the lovely sight of jumpers and boots, and going to the football is soon going to become a lesson in how many layers you can wear and retain the ability to walk easily and sit down painlessly. The leaves are even turning the lovely shades of orange and red that signals Autumn is well and truly here! Continue reading “Fall Book Tag”