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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… Continue reading This Year in Retrospect

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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… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: A Taxonomy of Love

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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… Continue reading Life Feels and Growing Up

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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… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

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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… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Funny Girl

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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… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Fever

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(I forgot to title this when I posted it)

I as a person am neither particularly social or good at being social (is that a good grammar?), so Christmas for me always poses a significant problem. Firstly - cards. Pieces of card and paper, really. Nothing much else. I'm not a great deal good at making them, but yet I always try to, even… Continue reading (I forgot to title this when I posted it)

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Emma Blackery Live

Finally. Last night (or last night on the day I'm writing this, which is 27th October 2016), I saw Emma Blackery live at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, which was just as bloody amazing as it sounds. It was quite small, which is good considering that it was my first concert and I was very… Continue reading Emma Blackery Live

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To Books

How do you find time to read so much? I spend less time than I should on my college homework, I take my books downstairs and read whilst I'm eating lunch. I pull them out of my bag and read them on trains to and from sixth form, I procrastinate on my assignments in favour… Continue reading To Books

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Spooky Scary Skeletons

You know that Halloween is approaching when you walk past a Starbucks and see all the advertisements for pumpkin spiced lattes, and the tacky plastic decorations lining the shelves of your local supermarket. Suddenly, it's like a switch has been thrown, and tumblr is exploding with gif sets of pumpkins growing in the garden. Everywhere you look,… Continue reading Spooky Scary Skeletons