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I Failed My Goodreads Challenge and That’s Fine

Last year I set myself an ambitious Goodreads challenge to read 52 books in 2018. In hindsight, this was ludicrous. Sometimes life is busy, this year more than normal, and there were whole months that went by without me managing…

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

I’m back with a wee book review today. Considering Godsgrave came out almost a year ago this review is hardly hot off the presses, but after recently checking it out from the library I found that I had a few…

Brambling Books: May

Welcome back to this monthly series on the blog, in which I have a quick chat about and review what I’ve been reading this month. Despite my best efforts to stick to my Goodreads  challenge of 52 books this year,…

“When in doubt, go to the library”

Long before JK Rowling wrote those words, this little bookworm was haunting her local library, having exhausted the child-appropriate books in my own home. I had yet to take an interest in my Dad’s extensive Discworld collection, instead steadily working…

When A Book Is A Slog

Every now and then, a book doesn’t quite live up to your expectations. If, like me, you’re attempting to read more this year or even doing a Goodreads challenge, you can end up stuck in a bit of a rut.…

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

God, Margaret Atwood can write, can’t she? The first book I read by her was The Handmaid’s Tale in the summer of 2016 and I absolutely loved it. Naturally, I spent my Christmas money on books, and one of those…

Dissolution by CJ Sansom

I read Dissolution by CJ Sansom at the very end of 2017, and although it took me a little while to get into it, but by the time I was a third of the way through I was hooked and…

My Current To-Read Pile

Although I haven’t really set myself any resolutions for 2018, my new mantra of “just get on with it” applies to basically everything, including books. I didn’t read as much I would have liked in 2017 and I’ve really missed…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

My Nan very kindly gave me four books as part of my Christmas present, and Six of Crows was one of them. I’ve seen Leigh Bardugo‘s name floating around Twitter for years now and finally decided to see what all…

Finding Time To Read

Considering reading is my main hobby aside from this blog, I really don’t do it that often anymore. I think a lot of people find that the older they get the more their hobbies fall by the wayside. We lead…

Current Favourite Cookbooks

I really enjoy cooking most of the time. There are some (read: many) days when I can’t be bothered, but I go through weeks at a time when I’m really inspired and excited to cook new foods and try new…


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