The Handmaid's Tale is a book that I received as a gift a long time ago, found a spot on my bookshelf for and then forgot about. That was, until the beginning of this year when I was looking through my books and making a list of the main ones that were on my unread list… Continue reading A book review: The Handmaid’s Tale
I'm really intrigued. What makes somebody a morning person or a night owl? I'm not really either. I work shift work and as a result my body clock is pretty much all over the place. Sure, there are down sides to this but the positive is that I can now literally sleep anywhere and at… Continue reading Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I watched the film adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. What compelled me to watch it was a mixture of loving horror films and complete intrigue as to how Daniel Radcliffe would tackle an adult role. Anyway, I watched the film and I didn't think about it again. It was one of those films that… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black
Sometimes you read something and it just speaks to you doesn't it? A simple sentence or phrase that somebody else has spoken but you feel as though the words could have come from your mouth. This is how I felt when I read the quote above. I love socialising, I crave quality time making memories… Continue reading Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?
What is your immediate reaction to that quote? Do you agree or disagree with his words? I came across this quote recently and it stopped me in my tracks. It really got me thinking and stayed with me enough to make me compelled to write this post. It made me realise how many 'classic' books… Continue reading ‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?
Yep, I can finally feel confident enough to say that winter is behind us and spring has well and truly sprung! I love this season, do you? It wasn't a particularly cold winter but even so, there is something so magical about spring wouldn't you agree? All the trees and flowers begin to bloom again,… Continue reading Spring has sprung!
Distract me, stop me, prevent me, give me excuses. However you may want to word it, we all have 'things' that will stop us from doing what we should be doing or planned on doing. I'm the first to moan and complain when my to-do list is too long, I'm often heard throwing out phrases… Continue reading Five things that distract me
So, here we are, halfway (pretty much) through April so it's about time that I posted my roundup of March. I hope you enjoy reading! HIGH March was the month when I finally got everything organised at home. I talked about wanting to sort through my clothes and shoes in my January and February 'in a nutshell'… Continue reading My March in a nutshell
Tsundoku. Are you familiar with this word? I wasn't. I hadn't even heard of it until a friend of mine showed me an article discussing it and said that it had reminded her of me. So, what does it mean? It is a Japanese term that means the act of buying books and allowing them… Continue reading Tsundoku
A little while ago I wrote a blog post all about how I find the motivation to blog. You can check it out here if you haven't already. My aim of that post was wanting to share my tips on how to stay motivated when you feel disillusioned. I feel a little silly writing this now… Continue reading Falling off the radar