Pokemon Shield: First Impressions

Pokemon Shield: First Impressions

So yesterday was release day for the new Pokemon games, Sword and Shield! Hooray! I’ve been pretty excited for this for a while, as I’ve loved what I’ve seen in the trailers, and it’s pretty exciting to get a proper Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch (not that Let’s Go Pikachu wasn’t fun!). I started playing it last night, and so far I’ve really been enjoying it, so I thought I’d do a little ‘first impressions’ post. I’m still quite early into the game (I think I’m basically as far as the first gym battle), so maybe I’ll do a… Read more »

Divider

Life Lately #38

Life Lately #38

November is here, and I am absolutely baffled by how close it is to Christmas already. I always intend to start my Christmas shopping in October, but so far it hasn’t happened, so I’m hoping I can get it all done this month. I really, really don’t want to end up battling my way through busy shops in December, but that’s what always ends up happening! October was quite a busy month though, even without doing any Christmas shopping. It started out with a week off work, which I feel like I really needed. As I spoke about in this… Read more »

Divider

Blogtober 2019 Wrap-Up

Blogtober 2019 Wrap-Up

So today it’s the last day of October (Happy Halloween!), and the end of Blogtober 2019! As I spoke about yesterday, I’m surprised I managed to successfully post every day in October, but somehow I did! This was my first ever Blogtober, so I’m glad it was a success, and I had so much fun writing all of my posts (even if it was a little stressful at times). Anyway, I thought I’d wrap things up with a full list of all the posts I published this October, in case you missed anything! Thanks so much to everyone who has… Read more »

Divider

5 Things I’ve Learnt From Blogging Every Day in October

5 Things I’ve Learnt From Blogging Every Day in October

As you may know, I’ve been taking part in Blogtober this month, and so have posted a blog post here every day in October. Tomorrow is the final day, and I already have my final post ready, so I think it’s safe to say I’ve been successful! Back at the beginning, I wasn’t entirely sure that I would manage it… I was going into this challenge off the back of a terrible blogging slump, and so the idea of having to post every day for a month was overwhelming. But I wanted to take part anyway, and just see how… Read more »

Divider

Mini Reviews: ‘Once and For All’ And ‘Eliza and Her Monsters’

Mini Reviews: ‘Once and For All’ And ‘Eliza and Her Monsters’

I’ve been reading even more contemporary YA fiction recently, and have been really enjoying it. I read one of the few Sarah Dessen books I hadn’t yet read, Once and For All, and unsurprisingly I loved it. I also read Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, which I had heard so many good things about. Thankfully it lived up to my high expectations! Check out my reviews below: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen Louna works for her mother’s crazy wedding planning business, and has seen literally every disaster that can possibly befall a wedding, and so it’s… Read more »

Divider

My Favourite Disney Songs

My Favourite Disney Songs

Having young nieces and nephews has meant that I’ve got to watch and rewatch a lot of Disney movies in the past few years, and one of my favourite things about them is the songs (and I imagine I’m not alone in that!). They’re generally just so fun and catchy, and in the case of some of the older ones, laced with nostalgia. So here are my favourites, and I’d love to know yours in the comments! ‘When Will My Life Begin’ from Tangled Personally, I think Tangled is an incredibly underrated film. Whilst it’s popular, it’s nowhere near as… Read more »

Divider

Why Setting Goals Works For Me

Why Setting Goals Works For Me

At this time of year, one thing that’s on my mind a lot is goals. For one thing, the end of the year is edging ever closer, so it’s only natural to look back at the past year and think about all the things I have and haven’t achieved. But also, this is the time of year when I’m heading into NaNoWriMo, and right now I’m also winding up Blogtober 2019, which has me thinking about goals, and why I set them. Because the thing is with me, I’m actually super lazy. Or maybe lazy is the wrong word? I… Read more »

Divider

Why I Don’t DNF (But I Probably Should)

Why I Don’t DNF (But I Probably Should)

Since joining the book blogging community, the acronym ‘DNF’ is something I’ve become aware of, meaning ‘did not finish’. But is it weird, that until then it had never really occurred to me to do that? To just stop reading a book and move on? I literally can’t think off the top of my head of any fiction book I’ve ever started and not finished, even if I wasn’t really enjoying it. Even now that I know ‘DNFing’ is a thing that you can do, and that loads of people do it (I’m not going to be arrested by the… Read more »

Divider

The Best Things About Book Blogging

The Best Things About Book Blogging

I’ve now been book blogging for over five years, and I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. As someone who is famous for taking up new hobbies and then quitting them weeks later, it just goes to show how much I’ve got out of book blogging, that I’m still at it! So I thought it was about time I did a little ‘book blogging appreciation post’, and shared the things I consider to be the best about book blogging. So if you’re on the fence about starting your own blog, read on and get… Read more »

Divider

Mini Reviews: ‘The Other Woman’ And ‘What You Did’

Mini Reviews: ‘The Other Woman’ And ‘What You Did’

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a thriller kick again, and read two wonderfully sinister books that I’d highly recommend: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones and What You Did by Claire McGowan. Check out my reviews below! The Other Woman by Sandie Jones Emily has finally met the man of her dreams in Adam. Everything should be perfect, but lurking in the shadows, pretending to be all sweetness and light is Adam’s mother Pammie, and she’s out to get her. What Emily initially thinks is just a single mother being over protective of her son spirals and becomes… Read more »

Divider