After almost a month without internet, I’m finally back! We’ve sort of settled into our new home (albeit with very little furniture) and I’m slowly getting used to a completely new area. With life being quite hectic these last few months, I’m really disappointed to say that (in addition to a lack of regular blogging) I have failed on the reading goal over the first half of the year.  My work involves a lot of writing, reading and editing and from February…

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2016 was one of my best years yet on the reading front. I finally managed to smash my target of 12 books over the year (one book a month) and even read of total of 15 books. I think it was a mixture of determination, a reasonable amount of travel, some great books and discovering new ways to find my next book. I’m hopeful for 2017 and I’m looking forward to seeing what books make…

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There’s something deliciously indulgent about jumping into another world, tucked under a blanket with a hot drink and my favourite scented candle burning in the background. July to September feels like a distant memory as I get cosy and dip into the depths of autumn. It’s just so easy to forget one season and embrace the next when it’s as beautiful as autumn. But for one post, I’m  going to travel back in time and attempt to remember what I…

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One of the best things about the summer is being able to enjoy a good book in the sunshine. I find that these days I’m less bothered about watching my favourite TV shows and more interested in sitting outdoors with my favourite book. There’s also more travel during the warmer months with holidays, hen dos and weddings, jumping on trains and planes and whiling away the time with my latest read. I read some great books between April and June,…

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In what I’d call the ‘book drought’ that followed university and a social media addiction that began to peak in about 2009, if I read a book it was usually the result of a recommendation or from spotting an intriguing cover in WHSmith’s book charts whilst filling time at a train station. But since I gave myself a target of reading at least 12 books a year at the end of 2013, I’ve been much more proactive…

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