I like gravy on my chips. I don’t wear a coat on nights out, regardless of how cold it is outside. And you’d better believe I have a bottle of Henderson’s Relish in the cupboard AT ALL TIMES. The secret’s out. I’m a Northerner. But in the next few months I’ll be swapping God’s Own Country for Somerset. The best part of all of this is that I’ve never set foot even close to Somerset. The furthest south of England I’ve been is London, I literally have no clue what the West of the country is like. So you might…

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I adore the sea. For as long as I can remember I’ve felt a pull to be near it. My childhood was filled with beach trips, crazy golf and ice cream on the promenade, and later in my teenage years, the seaside became the perfect spot to hang out. It certainly wasn’t anything like Morro Bay, with Cleethorpes being a little colder, windier and a lot more grey, but the sea is part of me. Having spent the last seven years living in Sheffield and Leeds (pretty much as far away from the sea as you can get in England),…

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Life is a bit complicated isn’t it? When you multiply the million things that need doing with the million things you want to do, you end up with a trillion things that don’t get done. In the last month or so, my life has been filled with deadlines and stress, leaving very little time to do anything but work. However amongst all of the sleepless nights and less than healthy convenience dinners, there are a few things I’ve been making sure I do daily to make life that little bit simpler. These probably seem like the easiest tasks in the…

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The Echo Killing – Christi Daugherty The Echo Killing is the first book in the Harper McClain series. It begins with Harper, a journalist reporting on a murder scene that looks identical to her mother’s murder 15 years earlier. The premise is great and I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the story. However, the book falls a little short with its one-dimensional character portrayals. All in all, a good read but I won’t be following the rest of the series.   Clean – Juno Dawson I really struggled with this book to start with. At the beginning of…

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The last few books I’ve read have really not captured my attention, so much so, that I’ve already DNF’d 3 books this year. Happily, Lisa Ko’s The Leavers has been an exception, which is pretty lucky because I’m part of the blog tour. Check out the banner below to see other blogger’s reviews! One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He…

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