Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2017
I’ve forgotten to do this for a month or two! I wrote a lot this May (and a lot of them have been posts I’m proud of!) so I thought it was about time I did another monthly wrap-up. Here are all the posts I wrote in May with handy links to them all. It’s a great chance to catch up on anything you missed!
Book Review: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
Flawed was one of my favourite books last year, and I was so excited when Perfect was on NetGalley! I dived on it and I think I read it in a couple of days flat. It was so good, and definitely lived up to the first book. You can read my review here.
Short Story Challenge #4 – May 2017
I can’t believe it’s the fourth month of my Short Story Challenge already! What?! In this post, I announced the new challenge and incentive, and it’s an exciting one. I told myself that I can only use the incentives if I take part too, so I might just have to. Find out what the new challenge is!
A Story I Wrote When I Was 7
I was looking through a huge folder of documents recently. You know the type – a fat thing full of 4-year-old bank statements and student finance letters. I found an adorable story I wrote when I was 7, all about my best friend! So, just like I did when I wrote about ‘my first novel’, I wrote out the whole story for you to read. Read it here!
Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong
Not long ago, I went to see the best comedy show I’ve seen in ages – The Play That Goes Wrong by Olivier-award winning theatre group called Mischief Theatre, and oh my god, it was amazing. I’m very picky with comedy I like, and I just love everything that Mischief Theatre does. Here’s my review!
Blog Tour: The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble
Did you ever read the Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, when you were a kid? I loved it – I remember my sister and I even had an audio recording of it. Well, my primary school teaching assistant sister Emily is back on my blog to review another children’s book, based on the poem. It’s so cute!
Theatre Review: Casanova (Northern Ballet)
I was so lucky to win 2 tickets to see Casanova at Cardiff’s New Theatre, performed by Northern Ballet. The seats were only a few rows from the stage, and I was so impressed by the whole show! The set was amazing, and so were the dancers (especially the one playing Casanova, ahem). You can read my review here.
Book Review: The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
Have you ever read a book that leaves you feeling completely confused, not even sure what’s going on, but you can’t stop reading? That was this book for me. I tried my best to formulate my thoughts into some kind of review. It was weird because as much as I’m still a bit confused about it, I really liked it! My vague and confused review is here.
My Room Transformation – Creating My Perfect Work Space!
When I finished university, I was lucky enough to land my perfect job, and it meant working from home. I really needed a decent work space. I was doing all of my work on the sofa downstairs or hunched on my bed, and it wasn’t great for my muscles. It meant only one thing… a room transformation was in order!
Theatre Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A few years ago, I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I was intrigued by it, and I ended up reading the book in less than a week. A few weeks ago I finally got to see the theatre adaptation, and I was so excited!! Here’s my review.
Book Review: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
I’ve followed The Color Project author Sierra Abrams on Twitter for ages now, and after watching her progress as she wrote her book, she was lovely enough to give me a review copy! I wanted to get my hands on one for ages, so I was so happy when I actually did! Read my review here.
Book Review: Right Here Waiting for You by Rebecca Pugh
Rebecca is another author I’ve followed for a while on Twitter, and I even remember voting in a poll to pick this book cover! I managed to get an advance copy from NetGalley, so here’s my review!
New Author Spotlight #1: Lucille Moncrief
This is the first in a brand new series that I’m excited to start! There are so many books written that it can be difficult for brand new authors to get some recognition. Each week, I’ll shine the spotlight on a brand new author. They’ll tell you a bit about themselves and their books, and I’ll share the links where you can find out more about them. This week’s guest is Lucille Moncrief, author of a dark romance novel Nefarious. Take it away, Lucille…
For a while I lost my motivation for blogging, but now it’s back again in full force! I have so many post ideas and I can’t wait to share them all. Look out for a lot more posts in my New Author Spotlight series!
Hope you had a great May, and I’ll be back with a lot of new posts soon!