Wednesday, 31 August 2016

AUGUST READING WRAP UP



Hi everyone,

In case you missed my constant complaining, I had been suffering from a severe lack of reading motivation for the past 7-ish months. It was very tragic. Luckily, this month I managed to recover a little bit and read some books. In fact, I read almost as many books this month as I did in every other month of 2016 so far. THE READING SLUMP IS OVER! OBSESSIVE-READER-MIA RISES FROM THE ASHES! HALLELUJAH!

Okay, I need to calm down now...here are all the books I read this month!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

REVIEW: WHAT I COULDN'T TELL YOU - FAYE BIRD (BLOG TOUR)


A COPY OF THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.
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TITLE: What I couldn't tell you
AUTHOR: Faye Bird
PUBLISHER: Usborne
RELEASE DATE (UK): May 1st 2016
GOODREADS: X

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: BOOKS I WANT TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

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Hi everyone,

I don't want to freak anyone out or anything, but there only four months left of this year. What the heck?! Luckily, that's long enough to read books. Lots of books. Boooooooooks...

Anyway, here are five (of the many) books I want to read by the end of the year. For the purpose of this list I decided to exclude books that are coming out later this year but haven't been published yet because, well, that's a whole other list.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

WRITERS WEEKENDS: MY EDITING GAMEPLAN

Hi everyone,

So, Camp NaNoWriMo is long over and I decided it's time to bring back my old Writers Weekends series so I can carry on talking about my writing. Every Sunday there will be some kind of writing related post, whether it's tips, a tag or an update on what I'm working on.

I'm currently working on editing my first novel. This is the book I wrote when I was fourteen and it's also my first time really trying to edit anything so...yeah, there's a lot of work to do. It's terrible right now (after one very quick round of editing where I didn't really change anything), but hopefully I can change that now.

Without further ado, here is how I'm planning on going about editing this book.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: AUTHORS I'M WAITING ON BOOKS FROM

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Hi everyone,

It's Wednesday again! This weeks topic for Top 5 Wednesday is authors you're waiting on books from. These are authors whose writing I love and want to read more from but don't have any new books coming out soon (that I know of, anyway).

Authors, if you're somehow reading this, WRITE MORE STUFF! Please. Thank you.

DISCLAIMER: All the facts in this post are from my own knowledge and a quick Goodreads search. If any of these authors have published books I'm not aware of please let me know!

Monday, 8 August 2016

BOOKS THAT MADE ME CRY :,(

Hi everyone,

I am the kind of person that cries at books. A lot. Like, I seriously cry to some extent at more than 75% of the books I read. I'm just a very emotional person anyway, and I get extremely attached to characters extremely quickly. It's not a good combination.

Upon thinking about this, I realised that most of the books I get really emotional about fit into four different categories. In this post I just wanted to talk about those, and give a few examples of books in each category in case you want to spend all your money on tissues too.

This post was prompted by Lisa Heathfield's Paper Butterflies, which made me cry for over an hour straight. It's brilliant and it broke me. You should read it!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

AUGUST TBR

Hi everyone,

GOOD NEWS: I'm out of my reading slump! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has managed to restore my reading motivation, and for the first time this year I actually feel like I can pick up a book a read. It feels AMAZING. J.K. Rowling is my hero.

To celebrate my newly recovered reading mojo, here are some of the books I'm planning to read over the next month.

Monday, 1 August 2016

I WON! - CAMP NANOWRIMO JULY 2016 RECAP


Hi everyone,

So, Camp NaNoWriMo is over and I am officially a WINNER! Yes!!! There was a point when I thought I wasn't going to make it, but I am very happy to say that I wrote (just) over 50,000 words in the month of July. Today I just wanted to go through a quick recap of my month and report on my final word count.