What I’ve Been Doing in Lock Down

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I’ve officially been in my house for over a month now, as i hope most of us have been. It’s a weird feeling, and not something you can really describe. But we’ve all had a little bit more time to be getting on with things, so i wanted to let you know what i’ve been up to!

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Changing Reading Routines

Chat HeaderBefore lockdown, I had quite specific times that I read and it often wasn’t whilst I was at home. I had gotten into the habit of reading on my commute to and from work (or most times I used public transport), reading in cafes with friends and attempting to read before bed but this rarely ever happened. Lockdown has changed this quite a lot as the only place I can now read is at home! I always had a weird relationship with the word ‘productivity’ and what it means and I’ve had to again deal with it as I felt guilty reading at home – read on to see how I’ve adapted my reading routines! Continue reading “Changing Reading Routines”

How Lock Down has Affected My Reading

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Everyones talking about it, and it’s really difficult not to talk about lock down at the moment. Firstly, i hope everyone is safe and well, and your families and friends are safe and well. It’s scary and new times, with a lot of struggles for many people. I won’t be posting about this regularly, due to the fact i know blogging is an escape for most people, but there are a few things i wanted to talk about.

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My Favourite Places to Read

Chat HeaderWith everything going on at the minute, I’ve found myself picking up on things I’ve been missing recently, one of which is a simple luxury of reading in different places! I thought I’d write a post about my favourite little spots to read, both very specific places and more general. I’ve always been someone who likes to change up their setting a lot (at university, I used to jump between studying in my bedroom, my friend’s room, our kitchen and the uni library) and lockdown has made me even more aware of this. Continue reading “My Favourite Places to Read”

Reading Intentions Update

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The Gravity Of Us – Phil Stamper

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Hi everyone! I’m Lois from Lois Reads Books and I’m taking over The Little Contemporary Corner today. Whilst lockdown has been happening Sarah and I wanted a pick-me-up. This came in the form of The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. This post is going to be my review of the book and you can pop over to my blog to see Sarah’s review very soon!

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My Changing Taste in Books

Chat HeaderRecently I’ve been reading quite different books to what I usually pick up. The last few years I’ve mostly read contemporary YA fiction novels but so far this year I’ve been diving into adult and non-fiction books as well as stories set a few decades ago as opposed to recent years. I’m enjoying it very much and I’m loving reading a variety of books! One of my intentions this year was to read whatever I want and jump out of my usual habits and I’m so glad I have. Continue reading “My Changing Taste in Books”