Category: Lists

5 Signs That You’re A Stationery Addict

5 Signs That You’re A Stationery Addict

The other day I was looking for a note I had made in a notebook about the novel I’m currently writing. Should be easy enough, I thought. How wrong I was! Simply opening my desk drawer was quite a task, it was so rammed full of notebooks and diaries, and pens and random pads of sticky notes…and then when I finally got it open I had to sift through it all to try and find the particular notebook I was looking for, right at the bottom. Eventually I found it (a pink, sparkly leopard print number from Paperchase!), but my… Read more »

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30 Fun Hobbies To Try

30 Fun Hobbies To Try

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a hobby maniac, or a ‘serial hobbyist‘ as I’ve previously referred to it, in that I just love taking up new, and often very random hobbies. I’ve tried everything from playing various instruments, to numerous crafts, and even sports (which for anyone who knows me, is pretty shocking!), and whilst a majority of them haven’t stuck, I think there’s just something really exciting, and even beneficial about trying something new. In fact, I personally think that hobbies in general are good for us, because modern life is so insanely busy that just… Read more »

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5 Great Podcasts For Writers

5 Great Podcasts For Writers

What’s not to love about podcasts? They’re free, portable, and are a great way of getting a dose of inspiration and entertainment into your day, all whilst doing something ordinary and necessary, like driving to work, or exercising, or walking the dog. You can find podcasts on pretty much any topic, but my personal favourites all tend to revolve around the craft of writing, and I can definitely vouch for the fact that they’re an incredible resource for any budding writer! Therefore I thought I’d post a list of my five favourites, some of which I’ve undoubtedly mentioned many times before, and others… Read more »

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30 Things I’d Like To Do Before I’m 30

30 Things I’d Like To Do Before I’m 30

My birthday is in a couple of weeks, and I’m officially going to be 24 years old! I know that isn’t old, but seen as I still feel like some kind of awkward 17 year old inside, it’s always kind of jarring to be reminded of my age, and the fact that I am, in fact, a grown adult. Heading into my mid-twenties has really got me thinking about my next landmark birthday – the big 3-0 – and all the things I’d like to have done before then too. Your twenties is generally considered to be this exciting, coming-of-age time… Read more »

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My Favourite Bookish Couples

My Favourite Bookish Couples

So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – the day of love, or unnecessary consumerism, depending on your view – and I thought I’d do a little love-related post in its’ honour! So here are the bookish couples I’ve ‘loved’ the most (see what I did there?): Red and Sorcha from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier Daughter of the Forest was one of my favourite reads from last year, and that was largely because it boasted one of my all time favourite bookish couples: Red and Sorcha. I adored them both individually – Sorcha for her bravery and loyalty, and Red for his… Read more »

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Who are your writer idols?

Who are your writer idols?

Everyone has an idol, or hero: perhaps a Hollywood actress, or a talented athlete, or a scientist, or even just a favourite teacher or a family member. We all have that person (or people) who we look up to and admire, and who we aspire to be more like. For bookworms and writers alike, those people are often writers: writers whose books we have loved, whose careers we admire, whose creativity we aspire to, or even just writers who we consider to be wonderful people (maybe they make a lot of time for their fans, donate a lot to charity, help young… Read more »

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5 Things To Love About New Year

5 Things To Love About New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Despite the festivities that generally accompany the start of a New Year, I personally tend to find it quite a depressing time of year. It signifies yet another year gone by, and often there’s that feeling of ‘how the hell is it that time of year again?’ and ‘where has all that time gone?’ It also doesn’t help that January itself can be a somewhat grim month, with the cold, wintery weather not even being offset by the excitement of Christmas on the horizon. However, there are also a lot of positives to starting a New Year,… Read more »

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Best of 2016 (and my 2017 Resolutions!)

Best of 2016 (and my 2017 Resolutions!)

2016 is rapidly drawing to a close, and as a whole, I think the world will breath a huge sigh of relief when 2017 dawns! It’s been a strange and turbulent year, from the huge shocks that were Brexit and Donald Trump becoming President, to the horrible acts of violence you see everyday on the news and a multitude of sad and shocking celebrity deaths. However, all that comes as a strange contrast to me, as on a personal level this has been a pretty good year. There have been ups and downs, and a lot has changed for me this year,… Read more »

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The Best Books I’ve Received As Gifts

The Best Books I’ve Received As Gifts

Buying books as a gift for bookworms is both easy and incredibly difficult: easy, because you know they love books, but difficult, because they probably already have so many and us bookworms often have very particular tastes! These days I more often tend to get book vouchers if someone wants to buy me a bookish gift, and that’s just fine by me. I really don’t expect people to know enough about my current book collection and what’s on my TBR list to pick me my perfect book, and so I don’t mind choosing for myself! However, over the years I’ve received a lot… Read more »

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My Top 3 Harry Potter Christmases

My Top 3 Harry Potter Christmases

Hooray! Christmas is nearly here! Not that I’m particularly excited about it right now – I work in retail, so Christmas is just shorthand for ‘stress’ as far as I’m concerned! But I’m trying to be less of a Scrooge and be more festive, so I thought I’d do a nice Christmas themed post, and combine it with some Harry Potter, just for good measure! Seen as each Harry Potter book covers a year at Hogwarts, each book features a Christmas and Harry and co. spend them in a variety of ways, ranging from cosy family get-togethers at the Burrow, to staying at school and even… Read more »

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