Friday, 28 October 2016

TAG: THE SECRET LIFE OF A BOOK BLOGGER

Hi everyone,

Long time, no tag! I actually don't remember the last time I wrote a post that wasn't either a top 5 Wednesday list or something about writing, because I am a terrible blogger.

I was tagged by the lovely Lara at another teen reader to do the SECRET LIFE OF A BOOK BLOGGER tag, which was created by...someone. Lara said she couldn't find the original creator of this tag and my google searches were futile, so if you know who I should give credit to please tell me in the comments! Basically, this is just a bunch of questions about my (extremely mundane and probably very underwhelming to read about) blogging life.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

1 WEEK TO GO! NANOWRIMO PREP UPDATE

ONE WEEK. ONE WEEK TO GO. THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

I'm freaking out, and I don't even have much more prep to do. My outline is finished, my characters are pretty well formed in my head and my Pinterest board is filled with cool inspirational stuff, so all I really need to do now is mentally prepare myself for the chaos of November. Oh, and world building. Damn world building.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: NON CANON SHIPS

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY WAS CREATED BY GINGERREADSLAINEY AND IS CURRENTLY HOSTED BY THOUGHTS ON TOMES. YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE GOODREADS GROUP.


You know when there are two beautiful, perfect characters and they have amazing chemistry and their personalities go so wonderfully together and they're obviously soul mates and then THEY NEVER BLOODY GET TOGETHER? I do. I know it all too well.

If you haven't guessed yet, this weeks topic for Top 5 Wednesday is favourite non-canon ships. For anybody who doesn't speak fangirl:
Canon = what actually happens within the book/TV show/other thing
Non canon = things that do not happen with the book/TV show/thing
Ship = romantic relationship
So, a non-canon ship is a romantic relationship that doesn't actually happen within the thing.

This week's post contains both books and TV shows, because I have a lot of TV feels and I need to vent about it. They are in a particular order this time, for a change.

WARNING: This post will contain very mild spoilers for the Harry Potter series (INCLUDING Cursed Child), the Talon saga, Teen Wolf (the MTV show), the 100 (the TV series and the books). It will also contain feelings and caps lock.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

NANOWRIMO TAG (2016)


16 DAYS TO GO! Are you freaking out yet? I know I am. I'm hoping to finish my full outline this weekend and then have the last two weeks to spend on character development and all that good stuff, but school is so crazy that I honestly don't know if I'll ever be prepared.

I'm kicking off my NaNo posts for this year with the NANOWRIMO TAG, which was created by NaNoWriMo legend Kristina Horner last year. I think I might have already done this but this is the 2016 EDITION. It's totally different.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

WRITER WEEKENDS: MY NOVEL PLANNING PROCESS

Hi everyone,

With NaNoWriMo less than three weeks away (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH) I am currently right in the middle of outlining my novel, and so it seems like the perfect time to talk about my planning process!

I am definitely not one of those people who can just open a blank document on November 1st and write a novel. I have loads of respect for anyone who can, but without my outline and detailed character profiles and world map and specifically created playlist I am completely lost. I normally spend at least a month or two planning before writing a book, and although the process obviously varies for each novel this is the general one I use.

DISCLAIMER: This is in no way a comprehensive guide to novel planning. It's just what works for me. Honestly, I don't even stick to it half the time anyway.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: BOOKS THAT TOOK ME THE LONGEST TO READ

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY WAS CREATED BY GINGERREADSLAINEY AND IS CURRENTLY HOSTED BY THOUGHTS ON TOMES. YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE GOODREADS GROUP.




Hi everyone!

It's top 5 Wednesday time again. I feel like these are the only things I post now because...well, honestly they're really quick and easy to write and I don't have a lot of time.

Anyway, this weeks topic is Top 5 books that took you the longest to read. I'd consider myself quite a fast reader (at least I was before school happened) and it's very rare that I take any longer than a week to read a book, just to give you some context.

In no particular order...


Sunday, 2 October 2016

SEPTEMBER READING WRAP UP




September is over! Thank god. It's almost always my least favourite month of the year and I'm so glad I don't have to go through another one for almost a year now.

I only read 3 and a half books in the last month which, whilst definitely not my best, isn't so bad considering it was my first month at Sixth Form and I spent most of my time completely freaking out about school. I think I'm starting to settle into the routine now, so hopefully in October I'll be able to find more time to read. Hopefully.