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… Continue reading My Reading Goals for 2020


Vegetarianism – the first four months!

Loaded vegan fries from The Warehouse Cafe, Digbeth 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… Continue reading Vegetarianism – the first four months!


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 Me when I let it sink in how fucking AMAZING this book was This book is one of the ones that I… Continue reading Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


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


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


(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)