Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie! Desert Island Books

tttIt has been a while, hasn’t it. I have been up to my eyeballs in work lately. Yes, it is all my own fault, I’ve signed up to an excessive amount of overtime, and that will mean lots of money, but it has left me with a very limited amount of time to do things outside of work. Y’know, like remembering to take part in Top Ten Tuesday, oops. Oh well, couldn’t let a freebie week go past now, could I?

For all you lovely people 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 team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of 2016 (pt. 2)

tttOK, so many of you (I say many…you know what I mean) may be feeling a sense of dejá vu right now. Yes, I have just posted a blog post with an identical title, all about books. But this year was a bad year of reading for me, so I also decided to do a TV shows and films one on a separate page.

For the (actual) final time this year, the lovely folks at Broke and Bookish team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.  For all you lovely people who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved. click here. If you’re a regular participant, or a newbie, you should also check out Bout of Books for a fun-filled New Year readathon!

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of 2016

tttThe last TTT of 2016, wow, I can’t believe this year has gone quite so quick. I know, I know, we all say the same thing as each other at this time of the year, but seriously, this year has just evaporated away so quickly. It’s been a fairly good one for me personally, littered with change (for the better, mostly) travel, TV, books, food, friends. That said, it has been a weird year for the world, the curse of 2016 is still going strong, and in future, 2016 is going to become the stuck answer for any unknown quiz question answer.

For the final time this year, the lovely folks at Broke and Bookish team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.  For all you lovely people who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved. click here. If you’re a regular participant, or a newbie, you should also check out Bout of Books for a fun-filled New Year readathon! Continue reading

Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

xmasjumperIt took us a while to put up the decorations this year, but the tree is well up, the Christmas jumpers are out and on, the festive baguettes and drinks are in the shops, and last night was the Christmas Quiz. I bloody love Christmas (as anyone who has seen my continually growing festive jumper will attest to – see pictured for my Christmas Eve jumper this year). The 23rd to 25th December is hardly the best weekend to commit to reading anything, but who cares, I’m going to do it anyway! Continue reading

T5W: Spooky Literary Settings

118368It’s Halloween season, the spooky characters of the world are coming out from their coffins and caves, and the pumpkins are at the door of the supermarkets. It’s a good time.

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

24hr Readathon: A progress report

Welcome friends to the 24hr readathon. Yes, that’s right, the time where we strap our selves into a chair, surround ourselves with books, and read until we can read no more. (No, not any other ordinary Saturday, we’re doing it for a reason this time). I signed up here yesterday, when I was feeling like the world was against me and was moping in a world of sicky despair. I am glad to say that I am feeling marginally better yesterday. My voice is still far from normal, my nose is running faster than Usain Bolt, and my head feels like there is a constant samba party using my eyeballs as a steel drum, but I am feeling less, well, bleurgh. Continue reading

T5W: Books that took forever to read

118368This week’s Top 5 Wednesday takes place on the second day of my week off from work. I highlight that because I have no plans for this week off, and I have just realised it as I write this. Yes, Emma and I have grand plans for this weekend that involve flat pack furniture and Strictly (I know, I know, you’re all jealous), but we would have had that off together anyway this week, so I have started to wonder why I took this week off work at all. I shouldn’t really complain, a week off work is always nice, but I kind of feel like I am wasting it! Anyway, less of the moaning and more of the reading…

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