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    My February Bookshelf


    Good morning and happy Friday! Welcome to the February edition of the bookshelf featuring the books I have devoured throughout the month in order to reach my Good Reads challenge total. Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon I bought this and Bryony’s debut ‘The Wrong Knickers’ at the same time but as I didn’t really like…

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  • My January Bookshelf


    This year I decided to set myself a Good Reads challenge – I aim to read 40 books before the year is over. Last year I ended up reading around thirty, starting strong but failing terribly towards the end of the year. I’m much more determined to reach my goal this year! I Might Regret…

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  • ‘The Muse’ by Jessie Burton


    After really enjoying Burton’s first weird and wonderful offering (The Miniaturist), I decided to purchase a copy of her latest novel ‘The Muse’. I’m 5 chapters in and just like the previous book, I have been totally sucked in to the story. I’m not usually a fan of historical fiction novels but The Miniaturist and The Muse…

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  • 5 Roald Dahl quotes to bring a little sunshine into your life


      As a kid I loved reading Roald Dahl’s books and as a teenager I actually based some of my college art work around his stories and Quentin Blake’s illustrations. Even as an adult his books can be enjoyed and I imagine children will be reading them until the end of time. The 13th of September marked…

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  • I am an introvert


      I recently picked up Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ and whilst I haven’t finished it yet, one of the chapter’s really resonated with me. I am an Introvert. In it, Amy says ‘Being an introvert doesn’t mean your shy. It means you enjoy being alone. Not just enjoy it –…

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