I can’t believe it’s the first of December today! I absolutely love Christmas and I’m really looking forward to it this year, and I’ve decided to challenge myself to do Blogmas again this year. I’m pretty sure it’s been a couple of years since I last attempted to do it, so I’m a little apprehensive over how well this is going to go.
I am slightly cheating though because I’m still going to be doing my weekly posts, but just filling in the other days with Christmassy ones! Which is why the one for today is still my weekly catch up!
Girls of Paper and Fire, by Natasha Ngan: I have got to the really good, steamy parts and I am absolutely living for the bonding relationship between the girls. I really can’t wait to see how this first installment finishes.
Kingsbane, by Claire Legrand: I can tell that this one is probably going to take me a while because it is very heavy going. The book itself is so big, not that it’s a bad thing but it just means that I’ve got all my fingers crossed that I’ll have finished it before the end of the year.
I haven’t finished any books since my last wrap up (I have bought more though!) because university is starting to pick up now with my assignments due in before Christmas.
Friday Night Dinner: I’ve already finished this series but I went back and watched some of the classic ones because I find it so funny.
Mindhunter: I binge watched the first season but then stopped because I started to find it a bit dark and I wanted to watch something a bit lighter for a while.
I’ve done really well at keeping up with my weekly posts for Public Relations, but not so good on any of the others! Which is why I am hoping that Blogmas will get me inspired again to get writing all different kinds of posts on my blog.
Book Review Book: Why I’m no longer talking to white people about raceAuthor: Reni Eddo-LodgeYear: 2017Pages: 249Synopsis: “In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren’t affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog,… Read more
I took an unexpected break from blogging recently, as I found it hard to keep on top of posting and was running out of inspiration. Not only that, but it was my birthday yesterday so I’ve taken time off work as well to reconnect with myself. I’ve had a couple of weeks of seeing friends… Read more
I only had one event scheduled for the Sunday, but I was quite excited to attend the session and wrap up my Newark Book Festival 2020 experience. Overall the festival has been a highly enjoyable event, I’ve loved the opportunity to log into these sessions and relax at home while listening to authors discuss some… Read more
I attended the Newark Book Festival last year with Siren FM, and I never imagined that the events would take place online this year! Even so, I have loved attending two events virtually today and I have so many thoughts. I never need an excuse to discuss books or listen to people talking about books!… Read more
Book Review Book: Girl, Woman, OtherAuthor: Bernardine EvaristoYear: 2019Pages: 453Synopsis: “Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind… Read more
All in all, things have been rather slow but that is to be expected with the way that university is at the moment. I’ve got some ideas up my sleeve for this month though, so I’m excited to properly throw myself into blogging and getting ready for Christmas!