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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

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10 Ways to Add Audiobooks to your Daily Routine

I was very skeptical about audiobooks when I first started bookstagram, and I still am quite picky (if I don't like the narrator's voice, I can't listen to it), but I've gone from listening to no audiobooks at all to audiobooks making up about half of my total reading over the past 6 months. I… Continue reading 10 Ways to Add Audiobooks to your Daily Routine

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Before I Say I Do | Review

Title: Before I Say I Do Author: Vicki Bradley Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Genre: Psychological Thriller / Crime / Police Procedural Rating: ★★★★★ Published: 28th May 2020 Before I Say I Do is a psychological thriller that will blow your mind, and scare you just a little bit! An unbelievable debut novel. SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading Before I Say I Do | Review

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A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

When I joined bookstagram in July 2019, I only knew I wanted to read more books. I didn't know that I'd end up falling in love with the bookstagram community, start a blog, love taking photographs and changing up my style, become obsessed with charity shops or end up with over 100 physical books on… Continue reading A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

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Furious Thing | Review

Title: Furious Thing Author: Jenny Downham Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: YA Rating: ★★.5 SPOILER ALERT | this review contains details about the novel’s ending and some specific scenes within the book This one really missed the mark for me. I thought it had huge potential, but there were too many things that I couldn’t… Continue reading Furious Thing | Review

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The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping

Six months ago, I'd never even been in a charity shop, and now I can't walk past one without going in and searching through the books. The presence of charity shopping has increased on social media recently – at least for me – as the focus on ethical consumerism and fast fashion developed. However, it… Continue reading The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping