Books, General

Bout of Books 24: Day 1

At the risk of sounded like an over-excited puppy/child: BOUT OF BOOKS IS BACK WOOOOO. Yup, my favourite readathon is back for its 24th instalment, and I am pleased to say my 13th occasion mixing it with the cool kids! There is so much to love about the readathon, but don’t let me bore you with the details, find out yourself on twitter @BoutofBooks and on the Bout of Books blog! There is going to be a twitter chat tonight at 8pm CST/2am GMT, check it out for updates, information, chatting, and all things Bout of Books! Don’t forget, you can still sign up, so make sure you’ve added your link here.

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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Bookish Savings | 2019

Hello folks, how are you finding the January blues? I always think that January feels like the longest month of the year, and as much as I really don’t want to wish the time away, I am always pleased to see the back of it. I think we all suffer from either actual or perceived money problems in January. Christmas costs a lot, let’s be real, so January is all about saving the pennies and thinking about ways to put money away for the year ahead. Last year I decided to have a bookish savings jar that would help me save some extra money for my trip to Disney at the end of October. It worked a treat and I ended up having around £200 saved which was enough to make the effort worth it and for me to have a little extra pocket money to spend on holiday. Continue reading “Bookish Savings | 2019”

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T5W: 2019 Reading Resolutions

Can you believe that we’re already in 2019? I know, me neither, time seems to move so much quicker now as I’m an adult. On New Year’s Eve I set out some Resolutions for 2019, some for my life, some for blogging, and of course, some for reading. I am have decided to do a reading journal this year which is already taking shape, both to help track my reading and to satisfy the want to bullet journal, and use readathons and challenges throughout the year to keep me motivated and help me fulfil the following resolutions!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: 2019 Reading Resolutions”

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Top Ten Books of 2018

As we come to the end of 2018, it’s finally time to whittle down all of the books I’ve read this year and to try and make a top ten list. The problem? I’ve read 96 books this year, and gave 47 of those a 5 star rating. OK, this probably suggests that I over rate books, but it also shows just how many books I’ve loved this year. I love to look back at the books I have read and choose favourites, and more so than any other year, January felt like a long time ago and I almost forgot some of the earlier reads were actually this year.  Continue reading “Top Ten Books of 2018”