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    Your Favourite Things about Autumn (Guest Post)

    ‘Ello, A little while ago on twitter I asked if anyone would like to take part in a guest post about Autumn. I got a huge response and I want to say a big thank you for that. This post wouldn’t even exist if you lovely lot didn’t want to take part. Honestly, I’d been put off doing guest posts for the longest time. When I first started blogging, it seemed as if it was people logging into your site and writing their own stuff whenever they pleased. Since then, I’ve realised that is absolutely not the case. This is a chance for me to give back to the blogging…

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    The Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich (Review)

    Goodreads Summary The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana. Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together. Review Dark pasts hidden in layers of grief and torture burst through the seams in the mining town, Butte. Kaly, a prostitute in a time where getting…

  • all about autumn
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    All About Autumn (Q&A with me)

    ‘Ello, It’s been a while since I did a Q&A post and I figured doing one about my love for Autumn would be interesting. Some of my fab twitter followers sent me some questions in so I’ll answer them as best I can! 1. Have you ever been away for Autumn? If so, where to? – @imlaurenbate Sadly, I’ve never been away during autumn. I class being ‘away’ as being abroad. I would love to go to Disneyland for Halloween though. It is my life goals to see The Nightmare Before Christmas cast. One day it will happen!       2.  How does your skincare change as you go…

  • The Book Thief
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    The Book Thief by Marc Zusak (Review)

    *slight spoiler alert* Blurb HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH It’s a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD…

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    My Top 5 Most Read Posts This Year So Far

    ‘Ello, It’s often really cool to watch the viewing numbers slowly build on the blog. I do check daily but not in an unhealthy manner. So I figured I should look back over some of my most popular posts from this year (so far). No. 1: The Things I’m Most Grateful For With a lovely 75 views for this one, it is easily my most read post up to now. I loved writing this one as it helped me reflect on the things that mean most to me. It’s easy to forget that there are still things to be grateful for in this hate filled world. I wanted to spread…