• Back to university in seven days...
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I’d much rather be looking over the harbour of Villefranche again.
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At least I get to go back there next year with my favourite person💕
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There’s a few holiday posts gone up about this last cruise (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending the day with my laptop catching up on posts, emails and everything I’ve let slide over the past three weeks😂
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Oh and I start third year in eight days....😱
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I’ve finally put my August Wrap up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I had a real good reading month 😂
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  • #throwback to a lovely Sunday breakfast with my favourite person💕
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After a lovely night in Manchester we headed to @pkbcoffee - a favourite place of ours.
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And the best eggs royale I’ve ever had! Sam’s breakfast tacos were pretty good too😉
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  • On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
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I could eat this again today🤤
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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: 2019 Reading Resolutions

January 3, 2019
Top 5 Wednesday
Top 5 Wednesday

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: Reading Resolutions

I've never done one of these before but I decided to give it a go this year and it happens to be the first Top 5 Wednesday topic of 2019! In typical Katie fashion it's late but hey what can you do when you've two exams and a 3000 word assignment to do...and Christmas and New Year. Oh and all of the birthdays in January. All of them! I don't make personal resolutions because I never stick to them but bookish ones I think I can manage.

 

Keep On Top Of University Reading

This past semester my University reading list was insane. Nearly three books a week, which isn't a lot until you consider the fact that more often than not two out of the three were from pre 19th Century, incredibly convoluted or featured a mind boggling dialect (I'm looking at you Clockwork Orange) which meant that I fell behind a little. Not by much, I did pretty well to keep up. However I'd like to try and do better in this next semester and beyond. Here you can see just a few of the books I have to read for just one module.... EEEEEK.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I have put the Lunar Chronicles on so many TBR's time and time again and I just haven't picked them up. 2019 I will. Mainly because I'm sick to death of having a virtual shame bell rung over my head every time I have to admit to a friend from work I haven't read them. I can't tell you why I haven't. I know I'll love them. I adore Fairytales and Sci-fi. It's two of my favourite things!

Read More Classics

Of the Classics I intended to read in 2018 I've read one. Just one. Jekyll and Hyde. I have however, through Uni read an awful lot more than I thought I ever would. But I want to tackle the TBR I made myself and read more besides! I get a lot of inspiration from Lucy Powrie on Youtube who is a veritable classics queen. Her reviews are brilliant and her recommendations even more so!

The Classics I did read last year were;

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. 

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol. 

Utopia by Thomas More.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. 

Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy. 

Millennium Hall by Sarah Scott. 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey.

Started Expanding My Blog

2018 marked a change where I started to treat my blog not just as a way to justify the ridiculous amount of books I was bringing into my house but as a place to discuss everything that I loved. I started talking about places I'd been to eat, holidays and just generally branching out a little. With that came more of you. My readers, friends, fellow bookworms and foodies. I also started to take my other social media platforms more seriously. Particularly instagram, which if you don't follow me is always linked at the bottom of every post...not so subtle there. 2019 I want to continue this. To carry on posting about cafes I discovered, mini breaks and what you can do there. Perhaps film reviews, thought pieces, how to survive being 22. Honestly, I never related more to anything than seeing the post about at 22 you see friends getting engaged at Christmas and the other friends getting hoovers. For context this Christmas I got a Switch and have been merrily catching Pokemon to my hearts content.

Have you any suggestions for what else I could add to my little corner of the internet?

Keep On Top Of My Arcs

I don't want to posit a guess how many books I have to read at this point. I think if I did I'd throw up. I know it's that bad. I have five bookshelves all of different sizes and of course all are the Billy Bookcases from IKEA. I have a half Billy full of all my ARCS/Proofs that is in a different room to the rest of my collection. Awfully, I've read so few. They've arrived quicker than I've got to them but they're all ones that I'm looking forward to read. This year I want to try and get through the ARCS I have then I'm not playing catch up as much. Hopefully anyway!

What are your 2019 reading resolutions

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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