Blogging hiatus – a life anecdote.

If you read my last post (that’s very kind, thank you!), you would’ve read that I am going through a blogging burnout of sorts! I just do not have the motivation to review/write blog posts/be active in the community right now.

So, I think it’s time I take a step back. I don’t envision it lasting more than two weeks, I’m still actively reading a lot, and I have a post planned for June 6th, so I believe that to be my re-introduction into blogging.

I’m thankful for all of you that take time out to read my posts when they pop up in your reader. Thankful for all of you that follow my tiny space on the internet. Please bear with! I just need to hit reboot and refresh.

Positive vibes to you all.

Katy. x

A Day in London – a life anecdote.

A (hopefully) nice change with a personal post coming your way! It’s always good – in my humble opinion – to change things up once in a while, lest they become stale. A little update on a day of my life.

Wednesday just past, my boyfriend and I celebrated our two-year anniversary a week early! We chose to do this as our anniversary falls on the English date for Mother’s Day (a day where everywhere hikes their prices up!), and we’d managed to acquire two last minute tickets for Aladdin the Musical!

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The Disappearing Act – a life anecdote.

Just an update in the life of Katy – hey that’s me!

Mainly, I’ve been a bit sparse on the updates recently and my posting has definitely been nothing short of sporadic. So here’s a quick update on life and all things blog related and how soon I plan on getting back on track.

Essentially, I moved! I moved from my lovely little house with my boyfriend and back into my parent’s house – therefore just the one room for me! It was a big upheaval as I had accumulated a house’s worth of stuff, to then fit into one room. It was a lot of being determined and throwing away/donating all that was completely necessary/those I couldn’t because sentimentality is a thing.

Secondly, my social life has therefore increased as I now have to plan to see my boyfriend rather than him just being there; when I woke up, when I got home, it’s very strange.

Lastly, I got sick, nothing serious but it’s kept me bedbound and unwilling to do anything other sleep my days away or watch mindless rubbish on YouTube as short 10/15 mins videos are pretty much as far as my attention span went.

So stick with me! I’m on the mend and the posts are being queued up and I should be back on track soon.

Katy.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I love love love being nominated for these! So thank you so so so much to Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews whose blog you should most definitely check out – it’s wonderful!

So let’s get down to it, shall we?

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and then write 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo in a post/on your site.

Mandy’s Questions

Favourite Disney character (look at me, I’m not even limiting it to a princess, can we call this progress?)

Well, in honor of the book princess, I’m picking a princess anyway! Belle has always been my favourite Disney character. I’ve always related to her most, my nose always firmly in a book! She’s also quietly strong which I’ve always loved too.

What can always make you laugh?

My friends – typical answer. My boyfriend – typical answer. Whatculture Youtube videos. The US Office.

What is your favourite quote?

Just one?! Mandy, what are you doing to me?! Uhm uhm uhm…

I’ll go with a recent one from Crooked Kingdom because I could not get it out of my mind after I read it.
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”

And always “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.” from The Outsiders.

If you could have any animal in the world (or beyond) as a pet and you knew for sure that it wouldn’t eat you – what would it be?

Oh man, there’s so many possibilities! I think I’d want a dragon. Especially one akin to Saphira from The Inheritance Cycle. I loved that connection, it was one of my favourites aspects of that book series.

What book do you wish that everyone would read?

This is possibly the hardest question you could’ve asked. I think through pure enjoyment and nostalgia, and general love for it; Harry Potter. If everyone read and then felt the way I do about Harry Potter, that would be lovely.

Coffee, tea.. neither?

TEA! I’m a stereotypical Brit in this aspect. Tea, always Tea!

What authors are insta-buys for you?

There’s a few; Sarah J. Maas, Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, Jay Kristoff.

How do you feel about classic books?

I wish I could read them more, but half the time whilst I’m reading, I’m basically translating in my head. I adore Pride and Prejudice, so I’m definitely going to try my hand at more. Next, I will be attempting Moby Dick.

What song is stuck in your head at this very minute?

Since they released their newest album, Night People. I haven’t been able to get You Me At Six’s; Give, out of my mind. It’s one of the most beautiful songs they’ve ever done. You can find the audio video on their YouTube channel here.

And last, but not least, what do you think your favourite book of 2017 will be?

More than likely it will be between A Court Of Wings and Ruin or the as yet Untitled Throne of Glass #6, both by Sarah J Maas.

My Questions

  1. Favourite book-to-film adaptation?
  2. Following on – what book do you want to be made into a TV show/film?
  3. Lastly – now dreamcast that film/tv show, only a few characters.
  4. If you were to write a book, what do you think your main character would be called?
  5. What are three songs you adore and why?
  6. Do you play video games? What are a couple of your favourites?
  7. What book would you like to play through as a video game?
  8. What is your favourite Disney film?
  9. What three book characters would you like to have lunch with?
  10. If you were to get a vook related tattoo, what would you get?
  11. What’s your favourite breakfast food?

My Nominees

Luna @ Bookish Luna

Rendz @ Reading With Rendz

Leanne @ Snowly’s Rambles

Anastasia @ Books, Tea, & Insanity

Charlotte Annelise @ Charlotte Annelise

Irena @ Books and Hot Tea

Maxine @ The Rogue Storyteller

Laura @ The Book Corps

Nova @ Galaxy Locks

Courtney @ A Wonderland of Books

Klara @ Ribbon Reviews

T5W #3: Current faves that aren’t books.

Time to change it up this week, every now and then it’s nice to step away from books and focus on our other loves in life – it’s not all about books (apparently). So this week’s Top 5 Wednesday is all about out five current favourites; that aren’t books!

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group now run by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. Where you are given a topic to post about every Wednesday; simple. You can find the link to the Goodreads group here.

So here we go!

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2017; the year ahead.

As is the way of challenging yourself, this year I plan on reading more books than in 2016. I plan on blogging regularly and hopefully have a scheduled pattern that I will – fingers crossed – actually stick to. As someone who missed the entire month of December in the blogging community, I’m going to be setting realistic goals so I don’t burnout again.

And, as is the way of my blog, I’ll be sharing a few personal goals also – I like the addition of personal postings on blogs. It gives the reader a little insight to the blogger and I feel like it’s a nice little touch. It makes the content you’re reading a tad more personable.

So, let’s get on with it!

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2016: A year in review.

2016 happened, I’m pretty sure most of us while just heave a collective sigh at the mention of it. Generally speaking, 2016 was pretty mediocre, am I right? Bad things seem to happen all of the time and mainstream media became everyone’s worst enemy. Bad news seems to be the only news the media is willing to talk about and good things were just swept underneath all of the crap we’ve had to suffer through.

Personally, 2016 was decent enough. I didn’t complete my reading challenge, although for the first one I ever took part in, maybe 75 was a pretty hefty target. I am proud of the number I did reach, a solid 56, most likely 57 as I am determined to finish my current read before the year is out. Despite everything, 2016 was a good year for reading. I may not have kept track of my reading tallies for the last few years but I’ve definitely upped my game in the reading stakes.

In a year filled with so many great releases, and a list of books from years gone by to complete, I was never short of reading material that’s for sure.

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