Abandoning my YALC TBR

Admittedly, i know i’ve not stopped banging on about my YALC TBR for a good three months now. Ever since authors started to be announced for the event, i took the time to really think about what i would need to read beforehand and what i would enjoy the most. It’s not even to have the most books signed, i just hate going to events where everyone’s read a book and you don’t have an opinion on it!

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Is Reading A Competition?

I have been thinking a lot about this sentiment for a little while now. I’ve been a little overwhelmed with life in general (social media, a lot of things happening in my personal life etc) for some time, and it comes with the territory that reading is becoming a little overwhelming for me.

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Bookish Happiness

A few months ago i started a little series entitled ‘Bookish Happiness’. This is where i talked about all the things in the past few weeks/month that made me particularly happy that were book related. I really loved doing the first one and showcasing all the positivity that is happening around the book community at the moment. Here is the next installment of all the bookish things that have made me very happy recently.

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Reading Update and Blogging Anxiety

I had an absolutely great reading month in April, and I was really pleased with how much I managed to get read at the start of YALC stress. I created my TBR’s and started to read from them and was very pleased with what I actually managed to get done. Then I hit a slump.

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Creative Writing Group!

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Since October or so, Sarah and I have been going to a creative writing group inManchester. Sarah told me about it and I started to go with her and now we try and go every week or as often as we can. I’ve always wanted to join something like this because it’s fun to meet new people, especially other people who have an interest in something creative! I’ve made new friends there, built my confidence and I always have a wonderful time.

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The Lit & Phil – Newcastle

Last week, me and my partner took an over night trip to Newcastle. I’d been wanting somewhere semi-new (I’ve been before) to explore and to get away from our city for a while. Newcastle seemed like a good option, with it’s museum options, shops and historic places to visit.

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