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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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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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This Year in Retrospect

2017 has been an interesting year for me – it by no means has been great, but it’s mostly from decisions I made myself to make my own future better than it is right now. Some aspects of my year have been too personal to share on here, but I wanted to share some things […]

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The Reviewing Reel: A Taxonomy of Love

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen This book had its high points and its low points. Although, overall, the low points won out on the high. A lot of the reviews on Goodreads are overwhelmingly positive about this novel – mostly because it has a main character (Spencer) with Tourette’s Syndrome and a cute […]

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Life Feels and Growing Up

forgive me for this non-book related content. we will resume normal programming shortly. Hi! I’m Ellie, and I’m almost an adult. When I mean ‘almost’, I mean in about six months, almost to the day, but it’s still a scary concept. I’ve spent seventeen and a half years in the cradling hands of childhood, the […]

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The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What a book. What a play. What an everything. I will be honest when I say that I love musicals. I’m not just saying that to sound cool, I genuinely love musicals. So much that I sometimes think that I was born to be a Broadway star, I wasn’t. I […]

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The Reviewing Reel: Funny Girl

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby Before I get into the actual review, I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL for so long! The bug of college/revision/looking for a job got to me, and this has been on the back burner. However, I have read quite a few books in the past few weeks, and Funny Girl was one of […]

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The Reviewing Reel: Fever

Fever by Dee Schulman – I own this book in paperback I fucking despised this book. And I’m not afraid to say it. This book was a pile of fucking shite. I got it back when it was first released, in 2012, as part of a magazine subscription I had to Puffin Books (which was ace, by the […]