• Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: 2018 Reading Resolutions

January 12, 2018

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: 2018 Reading Resolutions

Read More Classics

I started my literature degree last year so I've begun to read more Classics. Most notably Emma by Jane Austen (review here) and The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (review here) however, there are so many more that I want to read...and that I've started collecting. By the end of 2018 I want to have read Withering Heights. That's my main goal. 

Read The Books I Own

I no longer have room on my shelves but I keep buying books quicker than I can read them... In 2018 I want to read more than I acquire. 

Be More Selective About The Books I Aquire

Following on from the read what I already have, is to be more selective with the books I do get. Because lately I haven't been...and this is the outcome...

Get On Top of Blogging

I'm still a little behind but I want 2018 to be the year I get ahead and create more content consistently. More than just reviews etc..

Read my ARCS/Proofs

Both through my job and blogging I'm very lucky to receive advance copies of books but with both uni and the ever growing TBR I struggle to keep up with the books that are coming in. I'm going to make a concerted effort to read the ARCS/Proofs I get sent within a few months. 

What are your 2018 Reading Resolutions?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

  • Reply
    Wattle
    January 14, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Good luck with your resolutions 🙂 They all sound totally doable to me! And I know what you mean about being more selective with books you get; I’m trying to do the same thing because I just don’t have the space (using the library again is helping me out with this too!)

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      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Thank-you lovely!
      I work in a bookstore and every time something new arrives the book magpie in me can’t help it. I’m trying to curb the habit but we’ll see how that goes… I’m gonna have to try to think of a way to do this though!

      Katie x

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    Gem
    January 14, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Some very good resolutions (I love Wuthering Heights) I think limiting book TBR piles is almost impossible when you’re a bibliophile but I think we all share that goal in common! I’m aiming to improve my blog content, be more active with reader engagement & spreading the book love, and I’m reading books out of my usual genres this year

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      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Some very good resolutions there yourself!
      I attempted to read Wuthering Heights a long time ago but I struggled. I want to try again now. Very true!
      Best of luck with yours!

      Katie x

  • Reply
    Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
    January 15, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Great resolutions, Katie! I wish you the best of luck for all of these 🙂 I am trying to be more selective about the books I buy – I do that more and more and so far it has paid off, feeling less stressed about having to buy tons of books I am not sure I’m going to enjoy and just… keeping my book budget under control feels great haha 🙂

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      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Thank-you lovely.
      Please teach me your ways!
      I’ve started to make lists and take pictures of the ones I like the look of. If then when I look back at this list I can’t remember what its about its probably not one I’ll love! Thus far it’s working (ish).

      Katie x

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