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April: It’s a Wrap

I’m sat at home, putting off doing housework that needs to be done, frantically updating my reading spreadsheet for this month and thinking ahead to work. What an exciting morning, eh? It’s sunny outside today. It’s not really warm, yet, but it’s sunny. I finally feel like we’re getting to the good weather this year. Y’know, the kind that let’s you go for a walk and sit down and read a book in the local park. We’re getting there, slowly but surely.

Another month has gone by since my March Wrap Post and it’s been a poor reading month. I didn’t read that many books from start to finish, and ended up reading some absolute tripe towards the end of the month. I wouldn’t say I fell into a reading rut, but I worked so many hours for so much of the month that it left me with little time to read around it, so I think reading those rubbish throwaway novels has got me reading again. I’ve also got 4 books on my currently reading shelf, so if that’s anything to go by, then next month’s list should be a little longer and better looking. I’ve crossed off another couple of challenges, but they’re starting to get a little harder now, and I’ve somehow still only read books new to me. How?! Continue reading “April: It’s a Wrap”

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March: It’s a Wrap

Happy Easter everyone! Welcome to Spring (if you can call it that), longer days, and warmer temperatures. I feel like the weather is making a mockery of the concept of Spring right now, but here we are. Maybe it’s Mother Nature’s April Fool’s joke? I’ve been to my parent’s house for a Sunday dinner of casserole potatoes, braised potatoes, and lemon mousse, and it was pretty good.

I do, however, feel terrible. I have a headache, sore throat, and my sinuses are hurting. Add to that the weird feeling of disorientation and a lack of concentration, now is a perfect time to look at better things. A whole month has gone by since my February Wrap Post and it’s been a good reading month. Yes, I read some rubbish, but I managed to read and listen to quite a few books. The problem? Well, now as I have crossed off many of my challenges, some of my reads no longer fulfil a challenge when I finish them. Oh well, it’s not going to stop me reading what I want to read.  Continue reading “March: It’s a Wrap”

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February: It’s a Wrap

It’s absolutely freezing. I’m sitting here, under a blanket, with a hot water bottle, a mocha, and my Gryffindor jumper on, looking out of the window at the grey, windy, cold weather and just thinking nahhhhh. I’ve been out in it (to my parent’s house) and it’s just so cold, so, I’ve decided to curl up and get some blogging done instead. So, yes, on with the post.

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY GUYS! What better way to celebrate World Book Day than looking back at all the awesome books I had a chance to read in February? I read another odd mix of books throughout the month, and I am still managing to keep up the trend of only reading new books to me. I’m quite proud of myself for not re-reading anything yet! Continue reading “February: It’s a Wrap”

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The 140 Character Review: January 2018 in Books

In 2017, I read over 120 books and reviewed every single thing I finished. I’m sure you’ll agree, that was quite an impressive feat?! Don’t get me wrong, I am really pleased that I have some recorded thoughts summarising everything I read, I found that writing a longer review for everything to be routine and something to do for my wrap post, rather than something to do for me. So this year I have decided to bring by the 140 Character Review to summarise everything I read – of course some will also have a longer review because I have too many feelings!

The 140 Character Review is my short and concise way of expressing my feelings on watch I watch and read. Throwing it back to the original twitter limit of 140 characters, I try to summarise my opinions to tweet length. To read other 140 Character Review posts, click here. Continue reading “The 140 Character Review: January 2018 in Books”

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January: It’s a Wrap

Well well guys, it’s no longer January (aka the longest month of the year, the month that never ends, the month that is made for us to be poor), which means it is time of the first wrap post of the year. January has previously been the month that I read hard in, where I shift through a huge stacks of books, and take part in a load of readathons. January 2018 has been a lot busier in my life than was initially expected, so I haven’t read quite as much as January’s gone by, but I took part in Bout of Books and the 24in48 Readathon and I also joined an awesome online book community of book bloggers and YA readers called Crone Bloggers. Continue reading “January: It’s a Wrap”

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December: It’s a Wrap

It’s the last wrap post for all of the books I read in 2017. Can you believe this is It? I didn’t read that much in December overall really, due to family news, a holiday to London, and then the festive period, my concentration has been poor and my free time has been focused on other things. But that’s no excuse, my book of the year was finished this month!

Let’s get on with the show: Continue reading “December: It’s a Wrap”

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2017 Round-Up

Can you believe that we are almost at the end of 2017 already? No, me either! It’s come round so quick. I feel like I say this all the time now, but it’s so true, time just seems to fly by. It’s been a real mixed bag, 2017 has dealt some awesome times, brilliant trips, but also unsettling news, and occasionally devastating blows. But enough of that, what about the resolutions I set at the beginning of the year? How have I done?

Just to recap, my New Years Resolutions can be found here, and have found that regularly checking in has helped me try and be accountable for the resolutions I made all the way back in January. Click here for a peek and a recap for 1st quarter check-in, 2nd quarter check-in, and 3rd quarter check-in.

Well, I am going to fill you in. I’ve decided to do a traffic light colour system this year. Green for completed, orange for given it a good go, and red for failed. Sounds simple?! Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions: 2017 Round-Up”