• 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: Books For Your Younger Self

September 12, 2018
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: Books For Your Younger Self 

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

University is scary. Entering any new educational setting or even a job is terrifying. I can't explain how scared I was to start University. I was going to be older than most of the other students and I knew no-one at all. Fangirl taught me that fear is healthy to a point. It's a means of survival but it shouldn't force you into hiding into your room shoving breakfast bars into your mouth because you're afraid of the cafeteria. I adore this book.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

Younger Katie. Feminism isn't a bad word. It's how it gets used, you are a feminist because you believe that a woman can be just as strong as a man, but you're also an advocate for men's mental health. Seriously, look up the statistics on male suicide. It's terrifying and the phrase 'man up' needs abolishing. This book would've made me fight against so many things when I was younger. Like the fact that I wasn't allowed to officially join the school badminton team even though I was bloody good at it. Must admit, that now grates on me. This book quite frankly should be required reading. It's fabulous.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Do what makes you happy and when it feels like an obligation theres something wrong. The act of creating for my younger self was so cathartic but at times it started to feel as though if I wasn't creating I was a failure. The fact I'd try to write a story and it wouldn't be perfect and worthy of a film franchise and it's own theme park straight away was soul destroying. I finally understood those feeling when I read Eliza and Her Monsters. That unless you love what you're doing there isn't a point. I started to love what I was writing, admittedly this is only a few months ago but I wish I'd read this so much sooner.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Your sexuality is yours and yours alone. Take no notice of the people that make a comment on if you're showing too much skin or too little because frankly you cannot win. This is a world in which when sexual assault is mentioned and the first questions are "were you drunk?" or "what were you wearing?" not "are you okay?" or "how can we help?". The Exact Opposite of Okay* celebrates sexuality all round be it male, female or in terms of the LGBTQ spectrum. It doesn't beat around the bush and fully exploits the ridiculous double standard present in our society for young woman and men. So, I will wear the jeans I think my bum looks great and I will be wearing them for me. I put makeup on because I enjoy it not because I'm on the hunt for a suitor.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Wear your intelligence like a suit of armour because I promise you it is going to be your best friend one day. Ignore the name calling, the pestering and society subliminally telling you that intelligence isn't attractive. It is. But thats not the only thing it is. It's empowering and fun. When you can enter into a conversation about the best historians if you're researching the Holocaust, gender roles in Virginia Woolf's Orlando or write an essay about the art of drag and include Schrodinger's cat, Shakespeare and the X-Men you will feel unstoppable. Oh, and intelligence is sexy. The lovely guy you'll end up dating has agreed it is, and was thrilled when you knew what the benefit of rolling a lemon was and cling filming a large spoon when dealing with mash is the only option. I wish I had met Audrey Rose Wadsworth when I was in highschool. I would've felt an awful lot more confident.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What books do you wish your younger self had read

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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