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Blogmas Day 7: Series I NEED to finish next year

Sometimes, when I begin a new series, I manage to buy or borrow all of the books in a short space of time and finish it within a few weeks/months. But, more often than not, I’ll pick up other books in between, and leave the second and third books for months and months. These are… Continue reading Blogmas Day 7: Series I NEED to finish next year

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Blogmas Day 6: Cities I’d visit for a snowy winter

For today’s blogmas post, I thought I’d write about some of the cities I’d visit if I wanted to enjoy a long and snowy winter. I’m not a massive fan of the cold (I’m a 100% certified summer child), but if there’s snow then it suddenly becomes worth the numb fingertips and freezing nose. So… Continue reading Blogmas Day 6: Cities I’d visit for a snowy winter

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Blogmas Day 1: Festive Reads

It’s December first, which means the first day of Advent (yassss chocolate!) and the first day of Blogmas. I’ve never done Blogmas before, but decided to do it this year because it sounds like a lot of fun, and I wanted the challenge of posting every day for 24 days. The posts I have planned… Continue reading Blogmas Day 1: Festive Reads

features · Japan blog · travel

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Japan

I spent three months in Japan last year and I learned so much about the country and its culture. Japanese culture is incredibly different to western culture and in many ways this is for the better. So I thought I’d share a few of the more unusual and wonderful things about Japan that you might… Continue reading 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Japan

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Cities I’d Love to Visit in Europe

After visiting Sweden last weekend and having a wonderful time, I’ve got wanderlust once again. Stockholm is a city of beautiful architecture and it got me thinking about other European cities I want to visit. Prague Prague is somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit for a couple of years now, but it rose to the… Continue reading Cities I’d Love to Visit in Europe

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Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

Recently, with the floods in India, earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes devastating Dominica, Puerto Rico, and other islands in the Caribbean, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of our lives revolve around physical possessions, and how lucky we are to be able to own books. Most of us will live in countries where… Continue reading Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

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Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part II

A couple of days ago I posted Books That Have Changed Our Lives Part I, highlighting some of the responses I got on a twitter poll that asked readers which novels had been life-changing for them. As I mentioned in Part I of this post, A Darker Shade of Magic is the series that changed… Continue reading Books That Have Changed Our Lives: Part II