book club: november 2018

book club: november 2018

Despite the business of November (essay writing, running pancakes up and down restaurants, jetting off home for my birthday and travelling to Durham to spend time at my boyfriends') I managed to find a good portion of time to devour some paperbacks, an audiobook, a couple plays and a poem of epic proportions. This month, [...]

a recap of spring/summer 2018 goals

a recap of spring/summer 2018 goals

In December 2017, I promised myself that 2018 would be the designated year of getting my shit together.  I departed from 2017 into 2018 with no job, no income (bar my student loan), little/no friends and definitely being lucky if I even scraped a 3 by the end of my second year at university.  I [...]

book club: the book of dust volume I, la belle sauvage by philip pullman

book club: the book of dust volume I, la belle sauvage by philip pullman

At the beginning of July 2018, my book count sits at a lovely little 33, with 34 coming along nicely too.  This year, I have challenged myself to read 60 books, document my findings (hence the birth of #cigsoundsbookclub) and fall in love with reading again. So far, 2018 has seen some stunning reads, including [...]

book club: june

book club: june

June has been an absolute whirlwind, to say the least! What with a poolside holiday, a festival, a wedding, an extended trip home, working and writing, I'm not sure how I have managed to keep my head above water.  As well as all this, I have managed to tear my way through six novels.  Well-bloody-done [...]

book club: may

book club: may

For book-loving English students like myself, the month of May always seems to herald in a new era. IE. The finale of exam season and the ability to pick up anything that does not revolve around course modules. Hurray, get out the margs'; we are reading tonight, honey! Because of my new-found-but-sadly-not-infinite freedom, I thankfully [...]