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Ellie’s Guide to Your Perfect Post-Breakup Valentine’s Day

This will be the first Valentine’s Day in three years that I’m spending sad, alone and single, so although I might not be the world’s expert in singlehood, my time after my relationship ended has given me enough insight into all you need for your perfect night in. Whilst your friends in relationships neck each […]

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Review: Alice

Alice by Christina Henry Date read: 21st October 2019 – 26th October 2019 Page count: 325 Genre: Horror Format: Paperback Rating: 5/5 You can’t go wrong with a little dark retelling – especially not when it’s a new version of Alice in Wonderland. It lends itself to darkness, although the Disney version is incredibly brightly […]

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My Reading Goals for 2020

I managed to read 151 books in 2019 – as many as I managed the year before, which is a strange coincidence (and has nothing to do with the compulsion I felt to make the number the same two years running…). I also managed 201 books back in the days of 2017, which was mostly […]

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Vegetarianism – the first four months!

In late August 2019, I decided to go ahead and do what I’ve been wanting to do for many, many years. Until this time, I was either too young, too dependent on my family, or too flaky to really stick to my guns about what I wanted for myself and for my diet. But I’m […]

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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Date Read: 9th September 2019 – 9th September 2019 Page Count: 391 Genre: Historical Fiction, LGBT+ Romance, Adult Fiction Format: Ebook Rating: 5/5 This book is one of the ones that I bought only because it was on sale on Amazon, but I’d also heard […]

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reintroduction

Today, I bring to you my reintroduction. A quick run down of who I am, what I stand for, and why I’ve chosen to come back to this blog. I had a dry reading spell for the first half of 2019, but it’s picked up again since I came back from university for the summer. […]

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Review: Brushstrokes

Where I was expecting an interesting historical fiction novel about late 1800’s France in the time of the artistic revolution… Well, this isn’t what I would consider interesting. Unfortunately, what starts out as an engaging narrative, voiced by a real-life portrait artist (who I had never heard of before requesting this novel), ends up in odd, semi-erotic accounts of a man’s creepy love-at-first-sight obsession with a beautiful young woman, who is somehow in love with him within seconds, too.

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Updates: aka, why I disappeared

If I could sum up the last quarter of my 2018 in one word it would be ‘crazy’. When I started this blog back in 2016, I’d just completed my GCSEs, just started dating my first (and only) serious boyfriend, and hadn’t fully experienced the perilous joys of a night filled with apple sourz and […]

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Review: Goodbye, Perfect

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard Date read: 9th July 2018 – 10th July 2018 Page count: 300 Genre: Young adult Format: Paperback (from local library) Rating: 4/5 I’ve read all three of Sara Barnard’s books now, the first of which is reviewed here. I enjoyed her second quite a bit, but this book got enough going in me to warrant […]

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Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne Date read: 13th July 2018 – 13th July 2018 Page Count: 348 Genre: Young Adult Format: Proof copy (borrowed from my sister, who got it from her school librarian) Rating: 4/5 I have also reviewed What’s A Girl Gotta Do? on this blog – another book by Holly Bourne. Go check […]