(Weird) Ways I Survive the Stress of University

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Hello book lovers! Today I thought that I would do a bit of a lifestyle discussion after sharing a very stressful night of research for a paper on my Instagram and getting a number of followers requesting that I do this type of blog post. I am currently in my second year of university with my courses being fully project and paper based rather than exams. As good as that is for me, as I am not the best test taker, the short period of time that we get given or lack of guidance is more often than not absolutely overwhelming. Hence why I feel like I have now found a great system (half way through my second year) that helps me survive the chaos. I realise that obviously not all of these will work for everyone but it’s always helpful to hear other people’s tips that you have perhaps not tried before. Continue reading “(Weird) Ways I Survive the Stress of University”

The Book That I Read in Only Three Days

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Hello book lovers! I am posting this review over 48 hours after finishing the book and I AM STILL NOT OKAY!! I finally gave in to buying this book on World Book Day, because I obviously had to celebrate it that way, and boy do I not know how it took me so long to pick it up! I first heard about Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman when the trailer was released last year as it was being shown in film festivals. It caught my attention right away with its artsy and travel vibes so once I found out that it was originally a book, I was ecstatic. Continue reading “The Book That I Read in Only Three Days”

Review: Rookie on Love, Edited by Tavi Gevinson

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Hello book lovers! I am finally writing a review for my first ever blog tour! I was sent this book by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House. How exciting! I am a bit late on this due to it getting lost in the mail but I am still so thankful for this amazing opportunity. I am hoping to film a review/discussion on my booktube channel soon (once I am no longer ill) so be sure to watch out for it!  Continue reading “Review: Rookie on Love, Edited by Tavi Gevinson”

An Unforgettable Day at Hachette

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Hello book lovers! Today is a bit of a different post but that is because I had an incredible, unforgettable, and life-changing experience a few weeks ago and have finally found the time to share it with you.

On Wednesday, 07 February, I went to the Hachette publishing house in London with my university’s publishing degree students to have a three-hour visit. Now before I get into all of the things that made me fall even more in love and eager to have a career in publishing, let’s just enjoy this photo of me which completely sums up my entire day. I almost cried three times, no joke. Continue reading “An Unforgettable Day at Hachette”

The Month for Big Books and Bribing?

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Hello book lovers! I thought that it would be fun to set myself a TBR pile for February. I tend to not do this anymore as I never stick to them but this month I am on a massive reading kick so I thought that I would give it another go while being more reasonable with my amount.

January was a really good month for me but I have decided to give myself a break from my reading assignments for my creative writing course (minus my massive one) and focus on some of the books that I bought recently.  Continue reading “The Month for Big Books and Bribing?”

Started The Year Off Strong

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Hello book lovers! We are already into the second month of 2018 which is unbelievable and quite stressful seeing as my April deadlines are officially fast approaching.

January was a decent reading month for me – I completed two books and got through half of another. I have to read five books for my Creative Writing course by April so that has been my priority lately though I do think that I might give myself a quick break seeing as I have almost completed three of the five. Continue reading “Started The Year Off Strong”

Review: Mindhunter by John Douglas

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Hello book lovers! Today I have a review for you that I originally wasn’t planning on writing BUT I loved the book too much not too and, admittedly, I have to do a book presentation on it and figured that writing this would actually help me with that rather than being another thing among my pile of assignments right now.

Now for anyone who has watched the Netflix series, Mind Hunter, this is the book that inspired it. It is a true crime novel written by John Douglas, the FBI Agent who worked towards inventing and establishing the practice of criminal profiling. Yes I admit that I got that wording from the book blurb on the back of my copy but that is the easiest way to explain it. Now with it all being true – a recap of the cases that he helped with, the criminals that he interviewed, and the difficulties that he faced in his personal life due to his work – it is a bit gruesome and intense at times. However, as a person who LOVES true crime and TV shows such as Law and Order SVU, this book was one that I will never forget and could happily re-read in the future. Continue reading “Review: Mindhunter by John Douglas”

Review: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

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Book Blurb: When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide.

97815098375402Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding.

Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment.

And now there’s a ghost inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

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2018 Goals as a Book Blogger

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year! It’s officially 2018! How crazy is that?! I am officially half way through my bachelor’s degree and can I believe it? No, not at all. Time is just going too fast!

With that being said, my slogan for this year: New year, New blogger! No I do not mean that in the sense that I am going to change everything that I do and delete all of my accounts to start from scratch. I am just determined to be FAR more professional and organised this year. I found myself putting off all my book blogging accounts constantly this past year (well I only started all of this in March, but you know what I mean) for life and school. Is that a bad thing? No, it is to be expected and not something that I am embarrassed by. I just want to put myself on more of a set schedule and treat all of this like a job. Continue reading “2018 Goals as a Book Blogger”