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My Reading Round-up of 2016

First off, I have to wish you all a Happy New Year! We can all now wave goodbye to that absolute train wreck that was 2016, and welcome the apocalypse of 2017 instead. Best of luck to you all, haha! In 2016, little was done about reading or book-blogging until the summer arrived, largely due… Continue reading My Reading Round-up of 2016

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The Gap Year Diary: Aug/Sep 2016

Well, for one, I admit that this series is just going to be my regular life, but with a bit more focus on what I'm doing education wise extra things this year. Oh wait, that's what I normally do anyway, isn't it? Well, it got a fancier title! In this post (I ramble a lot these days):… Continue reading The Gap Year Diary: Aug/Sep 2016

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Winter Holiday Reading 2015: More Than This by Patrick Ness

So a friend of mine throughly loves Patrick Ness, and whilst I've seen his books around for the entirety of my secondary-school life, I haven't picked any of them up. Mostly because his books don't sound much like my 'thing'. This is one of, if not the, newest of his books. 'More Than This' is… Continue reading Winter Holiday Reading 2015: More Than This by Patrick Ness

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Winter Holiday Reading: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

I finished a book as the winter holidays began. (Over a month ago, I know!) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is, by far, not the most appealing title, and the blurb reads like a supernatural rip-off of the Hunger Games. Seriously, I hate YA blurbs these days. I thought marketers wanted the book to stand out,… Continue reading Winter Holiday Reading: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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Textbooks and Apple Sauce

Laughably, if anybody wants a decent textbook to study with this year, the School will be of no help. Last year, having fallen short on AS textbooks they had to give us revision guides for free. The AS textbooks in question weren't even the right ones for our specification and I'm personally not fond of revision… Continue reading Textbooks and Apple Sauce

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Summer Reading 2015: The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky

I know it's the end of summer but I found this in the backlog of drafts and didn't realize I hadn't posted it yet! I'd been meaning to take this out for a long long time but could never find it in the school library. I spotted it randomly whilst looking for a final book… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky

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Weekly Thoughts #10

I am typing almost half asleep and am blissfully wondering if I could squeeze in a nap before dinner... I think one of the single biggest factors of my skincare problems is my lack of sleep. The other is hydration, which has been easier to rectify. I get into bed at 10pm but don't fall… Continue reading Weekly Thoughts #10

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Summer Reading 2015: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

A novel sized book is instantly going to be a bit easier to read than something sized like a textbook (however thin that textbook is) so I was hoping that Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman would be a welcome break from all this mind-boggling information. Like all but two of my summer reading books,… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Summer Reading 2015: Atypical Behaviour by Linda Turner

This is going to be a boring reading post - it's a textbook. I know, I know, but I did say I would include the textbooks as technically I am reading.    This counts as 'reading around my subject' because it seems we don't do any more atypical behaviour throughout the rest of my Psychology… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Atypical Behaviour by Linda Turner

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Summer Reading 2015: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

With summer comes summer reading, memorably emphasised (!!) by the Headmistress during this year's end-of-year assembly. I've taken out five books, only two of which are fiction since I need to do some background reading into my chosen university subject. I will share those reads nevertheless.  I have picked up this book several times in… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Cinder by Marissa Meyer