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Reading Roundup: May 2019

Reading Roundup: May 2019

Combining my blogs was meant to increase the number of times I’d post each month, but I clearly failed epically at that, as predicted. Ah well. Here’s a bookish post for you today, though, since I can do those here now. I thought I’d give a roundup of what I’ve been reading in May and what I thought of them. 2019 hasn’t been a super productive reading year so far, at least compared to the last few years, but May…

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This Month In Books (August 2018)

This Month In Books (August 2018)

I thought that at the end of every month, I’d do a little round-up of what’s been happening on my book blog and Instagram (since the latter is now dedicated to photos of books, a hobby which is taking far too many hours of my life). I won’t share everything here — after all, I need to give you some reason to follow me on Instagram and my book blog! — but here are a few highlights. 5 most viewed…

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Recently In Books (January Book Review Roundup)

Recently In Books (January Book Review Roundup)

Okay, I know I said I wanted to try and keep my book blog and my main blog separate, but … it’s also nice when people actually read the book blog. So I thought I’d give a quick roundup of what I’ve been posting over there this month, and if any of that sounds interesting to those of you who don’t normally read it, maybe you’ll be moved to hop over there and check it out. (Who knows, maybe I’ll…

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Much Adulting, Very 22, Wow

Much Adulting, Very 22, Wow

I feel like I write one of these posts every year: looking at my life and panicking that it doesn’t match up to some arbitrary standard of maturity. But ageing is weird, and birthdays are weird, and tomorrow I turn 22. 22 on the 22nd. At least it’s a pleasing number. I sort of designated yesterday my birthday, because I have so much work to do tomorrow and I couldn’t do it yesterday because my parents came to visit me,…

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New To Me, Dear To Me

New To Me, Dear To Me

Hello, internet! I’m now back home for the Christmas break, and while I’ve got work to do, I promise I’ll actually blog on a semi-regular basis from now on. I totally got out of the habit this term — actually, I got out of the habit of a lot of computer-related things, like actually replying to emails or reviewing books or editing vlogs. I filmed one in week five of this term and still haven’t edited it, but that’s going…

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The Poetry Corner

The Poetry Corner

Last week, I started writing a post that opened with an observation about how frequently I’d been posting, but I never got around to finishing it. Or posting it. And then I let several days go by without doing anything with it, resulting in that opening statement being entirely untrue. So, I’m starting again, with an observation about how typical my current schedule is: erratic, unpredictable, and irregular. Excellent. Talking of erratic posting, I sort of forgot that I have…

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Sampling My Dragons

Sampling My Dragons

This is in many ways a housekeeping and updates post, but stay tuned. It might be interesting nonetheless. — First off, an update on what I like to call Operation ASNAC or, for those new to the blog, “a period of time in which Miriam attempts to pass her A-Levels”. Today I completed my first A2 exam — the French exam I sat a few weeks back was an AS resit. This was English Literature, which at 2 hours and…

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How To Review Books: Holly Without The Ivy

How To Review Books: Holly Without The Ivy

This is a short post by my standards, and it might seem kind of silly. It’s inspired by something Maggie Stiefvater said on Twitter the other day, but also the observation that there are some song lyrics that really don’t mean anything at all. Disclaimer: it is TOTALLY not Christmas yet. It’s not even nearly Christmas until December 1st, and that’s still pushing it. NaNo happens first, man. But I’m a musician, so I’m in ensembles that are practicising for…

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Review: Anathema

Review: Anathema

This post will probably be shorter than usual as I’m writing the entire thing on my new Kindle. Rather insane, I must admit, but it links in well with the topic of the post. Also, I can’t be bothered to clear enough of my floor to be able to get to my computer…laziness, I know! Today, I am going to review an e-book that I just finished reading. It’s not the first e-book I’ve finished but it’s the first indie…

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