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Once again as I finish night shifts and watch all of the Monday morning commuters make their way to work whilst wishing it was Friday afternoon once again I bring you my bookish moments of the previous week.


Still struggling but will get there eventually.

Next Up

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I cannot wait to get started with this one. The perfect winter warmer I hope!

Looking Forward to

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I have read all of Sophie Kinsella’s previous books including her stand alone books.
I am ΓΌber excited about this one.

What are you reading?

Communication is Key

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Firstly I wanted to say Thank you to WordPress for notifying me that I have been blogging with them for 7 years. Wowza!

Now, moving on. I write my blog because it is a place where I can put my opinion out there and despite what anyone thinks I can be 100% honest. Without the fear of social segregation from an opinion that does not conform with societies current beliefs or even someone just having a bad day and taking it out on the first person they come across. I do love blogging as the community is actually quite amazing. A community that allows you to converse with people about your favourite things and just have a chat to someone who shares a similar thought but might be on the other side of the world. Amazing.

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We all have days that aren’t so great and on those for me the best thing is a great cup of coffee and a book. There are three favourite books that I have listed previously HERE. However every book I read sends a different message and leaves me with a different set of thoughts and feelings. When I read I feel my mind swelling with information that of the real world included and if I am honest it feels great.

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Being a nurse there is little time left for a normal life outside of work but escaping into my latest book is always something that I try to make time for. I have to admit it is kind of like a cheap version of therapy. Not being one to pour out my emotions and thoughts to others the insular part of me is grateful to all of those fabulous authors out there that have created something for me to escape with.

Why do you blog? And if you don’t what is your outlet?


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Yet another Monday has rolled around and my book list is still epically massive! Thanks to Sheila over at Book Journey all of us book lovers/geeks come together on this gloriously tiring day and share what we have read, plan to read etc. So whilst I am finishing my second to last night shift of the week and heading to bed with a nice cuppa and a couple of pages before I drift into the land of nod I thought I would share what I have been up to.

Currently Reading

what i had before i had you

Sent from the lovelies at Harper Perennial US I am loving this book but struggling to get through it as sleep takes over me. Tomorrow I will be able to give it a little more attention!


mill river

Review posted HERE. Check it out and even grab a copy if you can.

Up Next

little lies

I just LOVE Liane Moriarty’s writing so I am very much looking forward to this one. Although not looking forward to carrying it as it is a hefty hardback! May have to look into a Kindle version :(

What have you been reading?

Elizabeth Gilbert the Coyote

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From a Coyote to a world-renowned Author. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote an article in GQ a while back now about what it was like to be a real Coyote. Now after the film Coyote Ugly was released I am sure there were hoards of girls wanting to don their cowboy boots and low slung denims up on a bar shaking their money-maker. And yes ladies and gents I was (and still am!) one of those!

So, in my search for the real Coyote bar I clicked on a link to the founders history sheet and nestled within the deep secrets of Liliana Lovell was a passage about the woman herself Elizabeth Gilbert. Not only was it a surprise to find out about dearest Liz BUT Liliana herself has a link to my past. Maybe not in this particular country but the name of Ursuline High School is definitely widely known.

Check out the site and Liliana’sΒ history – it is pretty cool and will make you want to book the next flight out to your closest saloon!

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