20 Questions Book Tag

I do love a good tag, and once again, I saw that Emma had done a tag that I thought I would enjoy on her blog, and decided to tag myself. Tag Thursday is a feature on her blog, so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon this week with her. While I found it at her blog @ The Terror of Knowing, it was originally found here! It’s simple title of 20 questions if quite self explanatory, so let’s get on with the answering!

1.How many books is too many books in a book series?

Too many books is when you are finishing the books for the sake of finishing the series, rather than finishing it because you’re still enjoying it. I am a fan of a trilogy, or a series of books that is necessarily long (like Harry Potter) but I get tired of stories quickly if they start to lose steam (Bloodlines by Charlaine Harris), become too ridiculous (ASOIAF). So yes, if you’re writing it to simply make more money and spin that one good idea you had, that is too long.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I am a fan and a hater of the cliffhanger. I hate having to wait to find out the answer or the outcome when I know there is going to be another installment telling me, but I am a fan of an ambiguous ending, where, as a reader, I can decide which ending suits my interpretation of the read best. Continue reading

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T5W: Creepy Settings

Oooooo, something spooky this way comes. We’re well into fall now, and before we know it Hallowe’en will be here. And with that comes all of the creepy and the spooky post ideas that are made for this time of the year, and this week is no exception to that!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.  Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Reads

I am partial to a little bit of autumn. I love the fall, it’s by far my favourite season. It screams candles and crunching leaves and cardigans and jumpers and boots and football under the floodlights and nights in by the fire and thanksgiving and bonfire night and my birthday and Christmas preparations. It’s just the best time of the year.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.

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St. Johns, Antigua

I’ve wanted to visit Antigua for a while.  For me, Antigua is a proper Caribbean island. It’s one of the big holiday destinations I’ve dreamed of going to. I’ve watched many a cricket game on the TV broadcast from St. Johns and thought I’d really like to visit there one day. My Mum had said the same, so when we saw the cruise that went there, we decided that was the one for us. St. Johns was the fourth of our 5 island stops, and instead of blindly wandering around the island, we organised a tour in advance and joined 4 others in a detailed and informative island tour.

*It’s taken a long time to get back round to posting this. In light of recent events, I decided now was the perfect time to write about our amazing day. <! Continue reading

Strictly Come Dancing @ The Movies: Week 3

Welcome one and all! Get you blankets and your popcorn ready and get comfy, because this week, Strictly is going to the movies. *cue music* du du duhhhh duhhhhh duhhhh du dededuuuhhhh* This week the celebrities are moving and grooving to songs that featured in film, so get ready for classic songs, themed dances, and the odd costume or five!

Last week was the first elimination week, and we said goodbye (outrageously and sadly) to Chizzy, She was fiesty, funny, and she really went for it. She was truly brilliant entertainment, and I am absolutely gutted that she won’t be in it anymore. As much as I am not Pasha’s biggest fan, he’s pretty fun and a laugh, so losing the pair of them so soon in the competition just sucks.

I wonder who will step up this week and who will stumble under the pressure? Let’s get on with the show!

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Fat Friday: Week 1

Week 1 is done, over, finito, and I have stuck rigidly to my diet! I know. I wanted to clap myself! I am starting to see results when I look at the scales, but I am yet to see any results when I look in the mirror or feel any difference in my self. I feel like I’m hungry a lot, but that I am simultaneously getting better at saying no to snacks without thought. I am also getting into more of a routine, or at least looking at my week and making time for a routine.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record or my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I am to improve my life for the better!

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