Author: Laura

My Audiobook TBR

My Audiobook TBR

I’ve had an Audible subscription for months, and have been steadily accumulating audiobooks, yet I’ve barely listened to any of them. The only audiobook I’ve actually completed is Joanna Penn’s Productivity For Writers, which was fairly short. I just always seem to forget about them and end up listening to music or podcasts when I’m in my car, but I’d really love to get into audiobooks. I drive half an hour to and from work five days a week, so if I could get into audiobooks, that would be a whole extra 5 hours of reading time every week! Anyway,… Read more »

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How My Reading Has Changed Over The Past Decade

How My Reading Has Changed Over The Past Decade

I know it’s been the new decade for nearly a month now, but I still wanted to discuss how the past decade saw a complete change in my reading life. I started out the 10s (is that what we’re calling them?) as a teenager who had lost their childhood love of reading somewhere along the way, and I’m ending it as an avid reader, who reads more widely than I ever would have thought. So here’s a bit of a timeline of my reading life over the past decade: 2010 – 2013 At the beginning of the decade, I was… Read more »

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Life Lately #40

Life Lately #40

January is here, and the festive season is all over and done with. Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else find it all quite anticlimactic? I mean there’s such a huge build-up to Christmas and New Year, and then you get to January and just feel like…well, that’s over. And before you know it, everything is back to normal, and it feels like nothing ever happened. Don’t get me wrong, I had a really lovely Christmas. As per tradition, my boyfriend and I got up and opened presents, and then headed down to my parents’ house for a delicious… Read more »

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My 2020 Goals

My 2020 Goals

Happy New Year everyone! Yesterday was the start of a New Year and a new decade, which means it’s time for some goal setting! I’m honestly trying not to go too mad this year, as I’m terrible for excitedly setting all the goals in January and then realising that one person can’t actually keep up with all that for a whole year (and definitely not me…I get super lazy!). So I’ve just chosen a few key things that are important to me, like my writing and blogging, and I want to try and make some kind of progress in those… Read more »

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My Best Reads of 2019

My Best Reads of 2019

Another year gone, another best reads of the year post! I feel like I’ve read a lot of incredible books this year, and whilst a few have been in my favoured genres of fantasy and historical fiction, I also feel like I’ve expanded my horizons a lot this year, where reading is concerned. I mean, there’s a couple of contemporaries, a manga series and a ghost story on here, so that’s new! So here are my best reads of 2019: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames I’m probably supposed to work up to my absolute favourite book of the… Read more »

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What’s your Christmas routine?

What’s your Christmas routine?

Christmas is nearly here (only three more sleeps!)! Hooray! I simultaneously both love and hate Christmas, as I imagine a lot of people do. I love it because the day itself is always nice and relaxed, and you get to spend time with your family, but the lead up to it can be super stressful what with all the Christmas shopping and preparation to do (and as a postwoman, my work gets much busier over Christmas, what with all the Christmas cards and parcels!). Not to mention you always get that slump afterwards where you’re kind of like…so that’s over…. Read more »

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Life Lately #39

Life Lately #39

November seems to have just passed in a blur! It’s been such a busy month, yet super unproductive at the same time. Most of the month has been taken up with work, as I’ve been doing a fair bit of overtime in the run up to Christmas (I’m a postwoman, so as you can imagine, Christmas gets hectic, what with all those Christmas cards and parcels to deliver!). It’s all good, because I really do need the extra money so I can finally get my Christmas shopping underway (yes, it’s the 8th December and I have bought one thing so… Read more »

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8 Spooky Books On My TBR

8 Spooky Books On My TBR

I’ve never been a huge fan of horror, or spooky books, mostly due to the fact I’m a massive wimp. However, I recently read Laura Purcell’s book The Silent Companions, and whilst it massively freaked me out, I absolutely adored it. Since then I’ve been on the lookout for other spooky books to add to my TBR, and I’ve found some really interesting sounding books (trust me to wait until after Halloween to suddenly want to start reading scary books!). I think the key with me is that I want to read more psychological, haunted house books than any kind… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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