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10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

Book recommendations for autumn Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (just read)Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling (about to read)Pet Sematary, Stephen King (will read after during Halloween week!)Ninth House, Leigh BardugoThe Graveyard Book, Neil GaimanClassic Fairytales (Brothers Grimm etc.)The Handmaids Tale, Margaret AtwoodCirce, Madeline MillerCarry On, Rainbow RowellThe Knife… Continue reading 10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

For Fun · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Why Rewatching “Community” Was What I Needed Right Now

Over the last few weeks, I've rewatched the comedy show Community which is set in a community college. Seven misfits are brought together in their studies and the show explores their mental health, life choices, identity, relationships, flaws, and futures while on whimsical, ridiculous college-based adventures. I've not been in the best place so far… Continue reading Why Rewatching “Community” Was What I Needed Right Now

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Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?

Kindle (or other e-Readers) Pros: Can store millions of books without worrying about space Can't decide which book to bring on vacation? Your Kindle has a horde ready and waiting on one device. Easier to hold than a heavy book or a book that you don't want to ruin the spine of Can highlight and… Continue reading Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?

For Fun · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

My Autumn Bucket List!

Since the start of summer, I've been writing seasonal "bucket lists". I've only completed two, but I really love the idea. It follows the strategy of intentional living; trying to do things, instead of just living life by chance. Instead, you have a list of fun or challenging or season-specific activities. This ensures you're excited… Continue reading My Autumn Bucket List!

Author Stuff · For Fun · Life & Stuff · Writing Tips

How I became a fantasy author

Today I wanted to just kind of ramble about the fantasy that I love and how they have definitely been detrimental to my being a fantasy author myself now. Here we go... Cartoon Network I think it's safe to say that my fantasy-love journey started with this beautiful children's TV broadcasting channel. Carton Network showed… Continue reading How I became a fantasy author

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Remote Working and Freelancing Sucks!

Most people who work a job they hate, or work a 9-5 stuck to a desk, have probably once dreamt of working remotely (away from an office). But as a new remote worker (freelancer), I'm here to say it's not all it's cracked up to be. Here's why this way of working isn't always so… Continue reading Remote Working and Freelancing Sucks!

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The Secret to Success in All Areas of Life

...is P-ing all over the place. That's right, p-ing. You need to focus on and harness these Ps in life and you will never go wrong Persistence - the only way to win is to keep on going. The water cuts through the rock with persistence above all else. Patience - with persistence comes patience.… Continue reading The Secret to Success in All Areas of Life

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters · For Fun · Travel

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 We Arrive There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need someone. For some reason, in our society it’s a crime to admit you’re human and that you feel things. But yeah, I needed my boyfriend at that moment. Would I have gotten on the plane if he wasn’t there? I can’t know the answer… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 3