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Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Race by Nina Allan | Book Review


It's the weekend! I hope you have a lovely day. My weekend is going to be spent reading, (yes, lots of reading,) Netflix and sleeping! If you haven't already checked out Thursday's book review, I am also doing a giveaway. Click here to check it out and enter. You can win a copy of How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss. I also have another new book review that went live on my blog, click here to view it. I reviewed Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey.

Today's book is called The Race by Nina Allen. Nina, who is based in Devon has won the BSFA award for short fiction, the prestigious grand prix l'Imaginaire and the Aeon Award. Nina has also been shortlisted for the British Fantasy award four times. The Race is her first novel and is out now.


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss | Book Review and Giveaway


I hope you all are having a lovely week so far. Yes, that's right I'm hosting a giveaway so that you could win a copy of this book shown in the photos, I've also got a review further down. I will be letting you know how to enter at the bottom of this blog post. 

Today's book  review is called *How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss. This book is Clare's second novel and is out this month. Clare's first novel is called The Year Of The Rat. I have read some great reviews on How Not To Disappear. The first thing I noticed as soon as the book arrived was the front cover, I do love a good cover on a book. 


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Caves, Safari and Witches


How beautiful is this photo above, I took it whilst on the bus ride around Cheddar. It makes me want to be there again right now.

Clemloves has been a little bit quiet this last week, and that's because I've been on holiday. My friend Emma and I went on holiday to Somerset and stayed in the Wookey Hole Hotel. We stayed there for 4 nights, the hotel room was lovely, we had our own ensuite, TV, desk and chairs and there was free wifi. We arrived on the Monday and just spent the evening relaxing, then on the Tuesday we went to Longleat, to look round the safari park and the house. Having never been to Longleat before I was so excited to go, especially after watching the TV series that came on ages ago about it.

As I mentioned above, the hotel was lovely and also included a life size statue of a witch outside, (see photo below.) Although the hotel was right next door we didn't actually go in to Wookey Hole caves, but hopefully I will be able to do that next time. I went when I was very young, but I can't really remember it much now. The hotel was about a minutes walk from a couple of pubs, so we decided to have a meal at one of the pubs for tea. The one we went to had a garden round the back, so we sat and relaxed in the sunshine. I ordered some chips, as it can be quite hard to find places that have something that I can eat, as I can't have dairy, wheat and gluten. Because of my IBS I also can't have anything with onion and garlic in. But the chips were homemade and were so good.
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Monday, 25 July 2016

Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought by Lily Bailey | Book Review



How lovely has the weather been recently. It's so nice have some lovely warm sunny weather. I've recently just got back off holiday, It went so quick though, but I had a really good time. It was nice to visit some new places, relax, eat lots and be with a good friend. 

Today's book review* is by Lily Bailey who is an author and model. The book I have been reading and am reviewing is called 'Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought.' Lily has suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from a very young age as a child and teenager. Because We Are Bad was published this year in May and Lily shares her experiences of having OCD. In 2014 Lily started campaigning for better awareness and understanding of OCD.



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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Supernatural, Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner | Book Review


If you have read some of my previous book reviews, you will know that I am a huge fan of fantasy and science-fiction novels. I love being taken on a completely new and different adventure. 

Today's book review is by author Tim Waggoner, who has published over thirty novels including short stories. These also include tie-ins to Supernatural, Stargate SG1, Grimm and Nightmare on Elm Street. This book is available from Titan Books, along with other Supernatural novels.


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Monday, 11 July 2016

5 Reasons Why I Keep a Journal


Ever since I was little I have loved writing, I find it quite therapeutic. I have so many notebooks lying around ready for when I want to jot something down. I love finding and looking back at journals I kept when I was little. Some of the things I wrote! 
Here are 5 reasons why I keep a journal.
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Friday, 8 July 2016

5 Ways To Be Productive On A Rainy Day


You wake up, get out of bed and look out your window and it's raining. It's actually quite fitting that as this post has gone live, it's raining outside! Usually the one thing I feel like doing on a rainy day, is just getting straight back into bed again or catch up with some shows on Netflix. But the thing is when it's a rainy day, you can get so much done and be very productive. Here are a few things to do on a rainy day.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Sweet Inspirations Body Mist - Zoella Beauty


For todays blog post, I want to share with you one of my new favourite body mists. I haven't really done many perfume/body mist blog posts before, there are so many I have got that I love and I will definitely be sharing them with you on my blog. As this one has only really recently come out I wanted to write a review on it and share my own honest thoughts and opinions, and that is because I love it so much.

I was so excited when I saw that Zoe was releasing a new range of products, especially as I loved the previous range so much. I remember Zoe posted a snipped of one of the products on Twitter and I was constantly guessing what it could be. 


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

June Favourites


Wow, I can't believe it's July already! It literally doesn't feel like 5 minutes ago that I was writing my May Favourites. I have now finished my second year of Uni, I'm so excited for my third year, (I just can't believe how quick it has gone!) I'm currently sat by my computer waiting for my overall second year results. I still can't believe that in September I will be in my third year. I have really enjoyed years one and two so much. I have met some new friends, went on a trip to London to look around BBC Radio 1 and Absolute Radio. I got to see Scott Mills and Chris Stark presenting. I also got to produce a radio show and present one live, which I really, really, really enjoyed.

A few things have happened in June, I've also visited a few places. I went with my mum and her boyfriend on a classic car run to Deene park in the Austin 10, which I really enjoyed, (blog post coming soon.) My mum and I won tickets to go see Will Young, but unfortunately my car broke down half way there! (So upset that we didn't get to see Will Young.) My mum and I also had a spa day at Ragdale Hall, which luckily my car was fine for. Anyway, on to my June Favourites. Here are a few things I have been loving.
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Monday, 4 July 2016

A Study In Sable by Mercedes Lackey | Book Review


Welcome to my 10th book review! I have a huge love for books and they are some of my most treasured possessions. From a very young age I have always loved reading and I am always on the hunt for my next new favourite book. All books that I review are my own 100% honest opinion.

Being a lover of fantasy and science-fiction, I love a good book that takes me on an adventure. This book, *A Study In Sable does just that. I also love a good front cover. Brilliantly written by the New York Times bestselling American fantasy author, Mercedes Lackey, this book is the newest edition to The Elemental Masters series. Mercedes Lackey is also author of the 100 Kingdoms series and has published over 100 novels.


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Friday, 1 July 2016

Remembering Those Who Fought in The Battle of the Somme


Today marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme, was fought between July 1st and November 18th 1916. 

July 1st 1916 remains the bloodiest day in British military history with 57,470 casualties in which 19,240 were killed.

Today we remember all who fought in The Battle of the Somme. This morning a two minute silence was held in remembrance and marks the moment the soldiers went over the top in to battle.

This morning my mum and I attended an outdoor service at 7:30am to remember those who fought. Whistles were blown and crosses and wreaths were laid.  

The Royal British Legion





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