Books, General

Bout of Books 18: Day 6

bob-expert06It’s the weekend: yey! I have the weekend off: yey! It’s the penultimate day of Bout of Books 18: booo! After all the overtime I have done this week, and know I have lined up for the rest of the month, I am quite tired. So, to combat that, Emma and I have devised a day that has maximum productivity for minimum effort. That sounds about right for the first Saturday of 2017, right?!

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Bout of Books 18: Day 4

bob-expert06I am in denial that this is the half way point and I am going to pretend that it’s just going to go on forever, OK? Good! I have a normal shift slot, length, everything today, no overtime or crazy starts or finishes, which makes a weirdly nice change. It’s the local pub’s quiz of the year tonight, and I will actually have an evening to do things. I am hoping the earlier start also means more reading time of course too!

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Bout of Books 17: Day 6

bout of booksYesterday was an unmitigated disaster of a Bout of Books day, so I am determined to make the most of the penultimate day of Bout of Books 17, Yes, you did read that correctly, the PENULTIMATE day! It’s scary how fast this week has gone. I’m hoping to make some serious progress after my early(ish) night yesterday!  Continue reading “Bout of Books 17: Day 6”

Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 character book review – Catch-up


I have read so many books in recent times, that I have decided to split the reviews over two posts. Partly because I can only cope with posts being so long, partly so readers can actually search for the review of the book they want if they actually feel like it (please, feel like it!!) and also because I can see my blog post number rise (I know, how sad). Continue reading “The 140 character book review – Catch-up”

Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 character book review – An Introduction

A few weeks ago I read an article that summarised the Disney Pixar movies in 140 characters, or a tweet for those who are technologically unchallenged. (You can find the article here.) This made me think, why not do something similar yourself?! I have been reading a lot more over the past few months, and decided a while back that I wanted to review the books I read in some way to practice writing and to collect my thoughts so I actually had, and retained, an opinion on what I had finished. Continue reading “The 140 character book review – An Introduction”

General, Travel

If today was was a GCSE result, it would have got an A

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think ‘Today is going to be a good day?’ No, me neither, usually.

That said, this morning I woke up, and just felt happy, excited, productive, which is a bit new for me. I think I might be a morning person (my Mum would vehemently disagree considering how late I sometimes, and prefer to, rise) which is good to learn, even if I have wasted many a morning in bed.

Vietnamese Visa
Vietnamese Visa

My Vietnamese visa arrived this morning, which was a great wake to mark the 4 weeks today until I fly to Thailand marker. I am ridiculously excited. Ever since that little countdown clock on the side of my blog changed from months to days it has seemed extra real. Seeing the visa in my passport was an extra thing that made my mood soar this morning! (I have put a pic up, the weird angle is just to hide any actual details of either my passport/visa for security reasons.)

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I am so #Technologically @Challenged

Ok, so yes I have Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and I have this blog. Yes I am 22 and part of the most technologically gifted generation. Yes, I have grown up thinking it is normal and part of life to own laptops, mobile phones, i-pods, tablets, and have wifi wherever I go. But, if you saw me use any of these,  you would realise that I am seriously technologically challenged.

Let’s start with gadgets. I do have a few, a touch/smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, and an i-pod, but I am rubbish using them. I’ve always had an alright phone, never the worst/least advanced on the market, but it never has all the latest features or gizmos. I have only just sold out and got a tablet, and that was because it cost an extra £1 per month on my phone bill. I have a laptop, mainly because I needed one for school and University work. Which is obviously what it has been used for mostly, and not at all marathoning shows and attempting to use social media. As for an i-pod, well I got one of those because I do like music, and they’re meant to be the easiest to use. I’ve had it for 5 years and I can’t work i-tunes, so I’ve only ever put 2 sets of music on it. It’s a good job I put a lot of songs on at once, or I would be screwed. (It’s got Disney and rock on there, so I’m sorted. Thankfully, I know myself quite well.) I haven’t really ever dabbled in gaming. At all. I thought that was a step too far. I have only just got Candy Crush. I don’t get the fuss. Continue reading “I am so #Technologically @Challenged”

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I Like Sportz and I Don’t Care Who Knows

I know quoting a Lonely Island lyric title (I know I have changed the ‘We’ to ‘I’ for any avid Lonely Island fans) is a little bit corny, but it completely sums up my last few weeks. My blog has so far solely centred around my University education ending and moving on, and while that is all well and great, it’s not all I am about. I love sports, a ridiculously large amount. I follow a lot of sports reasonably closely, I’m usually pretty useful on a pub quiz team in the sports round, I even have a pair of sports related tattoos, so I am sure, if you take all of this information and think about it, the last few weeks have been unbelievable for me. Well, months really.

I don’t really know how far to go back with my sporting obsessions for the year, so I am thinking, brush over the fact that my favourite player became darts world champion for the first time, and that the Winter Olympics were awesome this year – especially as I was able to watch everything (the beauty of a European host city.)

I am a huge football fan. It is without doubt my favourite sport to watch, and the sport I follow most closely. I am a Liverpool fan (for anyone who doesn’t know me, and hasn’t read my bucket list, I would like to stand in front of the Kop on the Anfield Turf, and I would like to see them win the league.) This year was great, heartbreaking, but great. For the first time since I was born (my Mum always reminds me we haven’t won the league since the year before I was born) I thought Liverpool were going to go all the way, and even though we were pipped to the post by Man City at the end, it was great to see my local team back where they belong at the top of the league, and qualifying for the Champions League again.

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Let me introduce myself

Hi, I’m Liz and I’m a 22 year old sports fan, traveler, reader, film-watcher, and writer from Liverpool.

I’ve just completed a BSc Geography degree at Lancaster University, and have no idea what I am going to do in the future. So feel free to hop along while I make sense of everything and flounder in the real-world.

As I have nothing else to say, I thought I would share a few of my favourite quotes that I think/hope tell you more about myself:

  • “Not all those who wander are lost” JRR Tolkien
  • “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein
  • “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams” Matt Smith as Dr Who
  • “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for” Harper Lee
  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me” Oscar Wilde
  • “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever”Walt Disney
  • “Me I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for, you never can predict if they’re going to do something incredibly stupid”Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
  • “But if this ever changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, say live and let die” Paul McCartney
  • “Geographers don’t get lost; they merely explore” Catherine O’Toole
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” Mark Twain
  • “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” JK Rowling

This will stay up on my about page until, well, I change it, but I thought i would introduce myself properly.

So yes, Hi, I hope you’re well. If you fancy it, follow me on here, and on twitter (@LizHannah25) and Instagram (LizWhitehouse25).