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Bookish Protectiveness

Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness

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2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals

Hi everyone! I've been quiet here this month but have been reading, so there are some reviews just waiting to be edited in the New Year! What's everyone been reading this month?   While working through my reviews, I thought I'd share a little wrap-up of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. 2017 Unfortunately, I… Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals

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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

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Christmas TBR

Happy 1st of December! This year has flown by! Just thought I'd change things up a bit with my blog posts with a TBR! The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë - this is a library book, so it definitely needs to be read this month! The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick - I've… Continue reading Christmas TBR

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Friday Night Reading

Making a start on the last of my PRH JobHack prizes tonight, after finishing The House this afternoon (full review will follow shortly). Have heard many good things about The Growing Season so I'm excited to read it! What are your reading plans for this weekend?

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Book Hangovers

I’ve been binge-watching Jen Campbell’s amazing YouTube/BookTube videos during the last few days and I came across one about Book Hangovers. I can’t be the only one who has just discovered this term for this experience, can I? Either way, I’m glad I can finally put a ‘name’ on that feeling. A Book Hangover is… Continue reading Book Hangovers

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PRH JobHack – Newcastle, 22nd September 2017

Today's post is a little different. I attended a JobHack organised by the Careers and Events teams at Penguin Random House a couple of weeks ago, and had such a good time, I felt I had to share my experience. Every year, this event travels around the UK to give people from all backgrounds a… Continue reading PRH JobHack – Newcastle, 22nd September 2017