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Monday Medley #9

This is actually the second time I’ve written this post. After spending an entire evening working on it, I woke up the next morning to discover that Blogger had inexplicably decided to delete the post from my drafts. I was rather less than pleased, so here’s hoping my second attempt actually manages to be published!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Mini Review




I purchased Caraval by Stephanie Garber waaaay back in March for my Spring Reading List, and I’ve only just got round to reading it. I do find that I get into phases of reading loads and then reading hardly at all, and I’m getting back into the swing of things with this. I’m absolutely loving this so far and have almost finished and can’t wait to find out how it will end. It follows Scarlett and Tella, two sisters caught up in a dangerous game where, I promise, absolutely nothing is what you think. There have already been so many twists to the tale that I didn’t expect and that doesn’t happen very often these days.


First up is a great post from Martha Jane Edwards all about the ethics of buying dupes of designer products. It’s a controversial subject but she covers all bases and it makes for a great read. Find it here.

Katy’s travel posts are always amazing and it was with a slight sigh that I immediately added Syros to my travel bucket list immediately after reading this post. Click for stunning photographs and instant wanderlust.

Another travel post here from Media Marmalade, all about a few things you need to know before going to San Francisco. San Francisco is definitely on my list of places to go and the information about flights and getting around is invaluable for any tourist. Read it here.

My fave is back, yep, it’s Gwennan! This week she’s talking about the value of living in the moment and a few moments lately that have reminded her to appreciate where she is. Clickety-boo.

Jemma needs no introduction in the blogging community, and I absolutely loved her recent post about self-care. As someone who, on bad days, tends to neglect the absolute basics of looking after myself, this was a post I could relate to. Well worth a read.

Beverley’s post about how she became a solo traveller is a bit of a rollercoaster read but her journey definitely qualifies as inspiring. Reading this convinced me to reconsider travelling alone and try to make it work for myself since I’ve had mixed experiences. Find Beverley here.

Finally, Paula of Thirteen Thoughts wrote about how to enjoy time alone and use it productively. I’ve spent a good portion of the last few years living alone and have definitely implemented some of these tips myself. I’m moving in with my boyfriend in a few weeks so it’s less relevant for myself, but hopefully, someone else who struggles with time alone will find some value in it. One to bookmark.



I was recently introduced to Rick and Morty, and while initially being a bit unimpressed by all the burping, you kind of stop noticing it after a while and just become absorbed in the outlandish stories. The bonkers sci-fi themes are right up my street, but I love the character realism that goes along with it.

That’s your lot for this week, here’s hoping Blogger doesn’t delete it all again before it goes live…

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