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10 Books I Will Read by the End of 2020

The end of 2020 is a scary phrase, a combination of the mind-boggling fact that it's already mid-October and I can in fact think about the end of the year and the tiny niggling part of my mind that is a tad concerned that 2020 just won't end. I've read a lot of amazing books… Continue reading 10 Books I Will Read by the End of 2020

a bookish life · books · readathons

I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

In the last week of August, I took part in (and somehow completed) a 7 day reading challenge with some of the editorial committee for my university's student newspaper. There were 7 prompts to complete and the aim was to read 7 books and fulfil all the prompts. I really thought I'd fail this–I originally… Continue reading I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

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The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

As much as it would be a literal dream come true, this post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Scribd–I just really love their app and enjoy shouting about it! And, I love reading and writing recommendations posts, and this combines the two! I love Scribd. I've been subscribed to them for… Continue reading The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

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5 of My Favourite Etsy Stores for Bookish Items

Booksmarks, book prints, coasters, t-shirts, enamel pins – I love them all! And I've found the best place to shop for all things bookish is Etsy. You get to support independent creators and can find some absolutely amazing things in their shops. I love decorating my bookshelves (and my whole room) with book-related items, and… Continue reading 5 of My Favourite Etsy Stores for Bookish Items

a bookish life · books · reviews

Re-evaluating My Rating System

Rating a book can be confusing. I can like and dislike wildly different elements of two books and yet the overall rating ends up the same. At the same time, there are a few things in books that almost always result in my star rating being lowered. And, the things that make me instantly dislike… Continue reading Re-evaluating My Rating System

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My 15 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

It's no secret that I have a lot of books still to read on my shelves. It's also no secret that that doesn't stop me from a) buying new books, b) adding new books to my wish list and c) searching for future releases! I really love seeing videos and blog posts with anticipated releases… Continue reading My 15 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

a bookish life · books · secondhand books

How Charity Book Shopping Helped My Social Anxiety

Anxiety manifests itself in many different ways. Though some people's experiences will inevitably overlap, everyone's experience of anxiety will be different. Everything in this post is simply my experience, as I fully appreciate that my experiences won't match other people's, and what works for some won't work for others. But, I do believe there is… Continue reading How Charity Book Shopping Helped My Social Anxiety