Reading Q&A

Absolutely ages ago, I asked on Instagram for questions regarding reading and books. This may seem an unusual topic to dedicate a whole Q&A to on here, but I actually get tons of questions about my reading habits, so I wanted to collate everything into one post for those of you who might be interested. As many of you asked similar questions, I won't be naming anyone in this post, for which I hope you can forgive me.

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June Books

It's that time again when I do a round up of the books I read in a particular month, this one being June. As usual I'm running late with the reviews but we've got there in the end. Because I was finishing up various books from May at the beginning of the month once again we did *not* hit my targets, but here goes.

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Hair Extensions: My Experience

Last week I had my hair extensions removed after around six weeks so I thought it best to write up this post before I forget all about my days as a long-haired mermaid type. Before we get started a little disclaimer: the hair and the fitting of the extensions were #gifted to me by the lovely Vixen and Blush.

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May Books

It’s been a wee while but I’m back again with a round-up of the books I read in May, and you can watch the accompanying video here. This month I didn’t get round to reading as much as I wanted, mostly because I got stuck in a rut with two of the longer titles listed below that I really wasn’t enjoying; I need to get better at giving up on the books I don’t like. Anyway, there were at least a couple of hits which I can’t say for every month, so it's not all bad.

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January Books

I thought instead of doing singular reviews of just some books I read every month on here, I would try doing one big post to accompany this week’s book video, that would go into more depth on the best and the worst and give synopses of some of the others so you can easily locate them if you need in the future. Let me know which way you prefer.

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Outfit 018

Today I have a comfy, cosy winter outfit for you all because it’s just that time of year when I want to hibernate inside my clothes and never come out. It can be a challenge keeping things cool whilst still doing this, so this is one (very Western) interpretation.

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Top TV Shows

Whilst I do love to read, one of my favourite things to do which I don't often talk about at length on here or on my channel, is binge-watch a good TV show. I go through phases of watching lots of films, but I'm almost always on the hunt for a new series to dive into.

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Outfit 017

This week’s outfit is a little more chilled than last week’s. I’m wearing these incredible Dr. Martens from my latest haul that I bought in the January sales (they’re no longer available in the sale but you can still get them on ASOS). Planning outfits around a good pair of standout boots seems to be becoming a bit of a winter-dressing habit. T

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Doing More Things I Love in 2019

Like many young people these days I have a hard time not working, further compounded by my being self-employed. That doesn’t mean I don’t have downtime, but it’s all too often guiltily snatched when I hit the burnout stage, which in turn can spiral into days of unproductivity. Or I’m spending it scrolling mindlessly through social media when an afternoon suddenly turns up out of nowhere.

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Outfit 015

Today I'm bringing you another outfit wearing this gorgeous jacket from Free People. This would mark exactly the second time I've worn it after the outfit I posted here but I'm trying to find more ways to style it without it being too overwhelming. Until I can pair it with floaty summer dresses, though, I've gone for an all-black ensemble featuring my new Aquazzura boots that I got for Christmas.

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Making the Gym Stick: A Guide for Gymophobes

Before last year every time January rolled around I would resolve to get fit and go to the gym more often. And every time I would be back to my usual lazy self come February, disheartened by the whole process. I've never been one for exercise; I loathed PE lessons at school, was the first to complain about walking somewhere and was always more inclined to curl up on the sofa with a good book (I mean who can blame me?)

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Top 5 Books of 2018

Instead of individual reviews to go with this book video, I thought that it would be the perfect time to do a round-up of the best books I read this year. I'm so nitpicky with books these days that I figured it'd be a nice thing to point to those ones that I absolutely loved (or at least found intriguing) and would wholeheartedly recommend. It’s also that time of the year that I suspect a few more of us are curling up on the sofa to dip our noses into new worlds, so if you do need a little inspo this is for you.

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The Cyber Week Post

Now I know you guys must not only be feeling overwhelmed by Black Friday sales (aren’t we all?) but also the influx of posts by your fave bloggers trying to round up the best of them, too. Well, I’m here to add to that influx - sorry!

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ASOS Cyber Week Picks

It’s that time again when ASOS is running a 20% student discount, and I know that lots of you guys are students so I thought I’d put together a few of my fave picks from my fave brands. It’s so easy to forget the sheer range of brands that ASOS carry, meaning you can get lots of your wishlist pieces with a significant discount!

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Normal People

A few days after reading Sally Rooney's Normal People in one sitting and I'm still not quite sure what I think. In my heart of hearts, my instinct is that this is good writing doing a lot of work to cover up a rather hackneyed love story.

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The Overstory

What's everyone's favourite genre? I don't think there are many people out there who would say ecofiction. The reason, of course, is time. With the exception of apocalypse novels maybe, you need at least decades if not longer to reveal the drama in nature, especially in plants, and even more particularly in trees.

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Snap

I'm back to book reviewing and I couldn't be happier. If it's relevant (i.e. there are lots of twists and turns), within my reviews I'm going to do a couple of paragraphs with no spoilers that summarise how I feel about a book, and then for those who have read the book or just want my full thoughts, a second clearly marked spoiler section will also be available. That way I get to write proper reviews but also don't spoil anything for those of you who don't want to know!

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