• Blogging

    HOW TO: Start a blog (& maintain it)

    This is a common post most bloggers end up creating – about how they survived the first few months blogging. It is crucial that in the first few months you don’t give up as they are the most challenging of all the months. After you have established a brand or started working with brands hopefully it will get easier. I’m not quite at that level yet but I am actively searching for brands to collaborate with, in 2019. Anyway, here’s my top 5 tips… 1. Make sure you have content ready BEFORE making your blog. This is important because when you first open your blog and ask people to view it, you…

  • Lifestyle,  The library,  Uncategorized

    September = School, right?

    So it’s September already. Well, technically it’s mid-September 2018. As far as I can remember September always reminded me of school. Even now it still does. September in my head always reminds me of that “back to school” vibe that everyone in the blogging community uses year after year, well here’s my version… As a library volunteer with a library next to a school that often uses our services, it dawns on me when school is open & closed. We very often see the classes from the school come into the library to collect their books for the term, normally there is a theme such as animals or trains that the…

  • Blogging,  Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Exciting New Blog Changes in 2019.

    This blog is going to experience big changes as of 2019. I felt it was time to add more content and topics close to my heart. The topics I am going to add to my blog include Italy, Food & drink. I think you will love it! The reason behind this move is that I felt books are not a big enough part of my life. I love days out with food & drink. I am also learning the Italian language so thought it would be ideal to talk about on my blog. I go out quite often and feel that my readers would love me to document my experiences…

  • Books,  Uncategorized

    NarnAThon #Readathon

    Here are the details about NARNATHON. I am inviting you all, bloggers and vloggers to join me in reading the complete book series “Chronicles of Narnia” over the month of September. There will be no prizes other than you can say you finished reading them all & I will be doing twitter sprints over the month of September. The aim is to read 1 book at least a week but hopefully more, so you can complete the challenge. If you want to take part please leave a link below to your blog (WordPress/Blogspot etc) or vlog (on Youtube) – you must link back to this post when participating online. when…

  • Uncategorized

    Ideas for drinks while reading.

    Hello all, as with most people in the bookish community I enjoy curling up to read a good book with a drink. I believe that reading, whether on a Kindle, Laptop or physical book, you should always have a good drink to keep you reading all day or night. This is a list of my top favourite bookish drinks, both non-alcoholic & alcoholic… English Tea:  I love a good cup of traditional Tea. I find you can have a nice cup of tea any time of the day or night and always goes down well piping hot with a lump of white sugar. Strong Coffee: I love Coffee early in…

  • Uncategorized

    Blog Apology in 2018.

    This is a short post explaining my reasons behind why this blog has not been updated recently. As you may have noticed. This blog has been neglected recently by me (Danielle) because I decided to go on an internet break this summer. I intend to update this blog regularly again from September 2018. I feel now is the time to tell you I have enrolled on my second (one last year) course in Italian language and start in late September. I am hoping to cover some of my experiences online. I am also hopefully in the process of applying for my first job at 27 years old. This may also be…

  • Books

    [REVIEW] Harry Potter 2 (&tCoS)

    Nearly everyone is aware of Harry Potter. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter & Chamber of Secrets being published. This is my review on the second book in the Harry Potter series and hopefully will not encounter too many spoilers. It is a solid sequel to book number one and is a reread for me, over 10 years later. This book takes off from the first in the series as we follow Harry through his summer holidays and 2nd year at Hogwarts. It has quite a few familiar faces and a few new ones. This book is a children’s classic that is well-known throughout Europe, UK &…

  • The library

    …borrowing library books?

    Borrowing books from the library is a relatively new concept to me. I have always been someone who has always bought books either from charities or bookstores. I also like ordering books online and receiving them, however that way you can’t judge size or whether you will enjoy it. In a library and book shopping in stores you can scan through a book judge it’s length and decide whether you like it unlike online when you need to guess unless you have already seen it somewhere. The library is handy if you are a speed reader and go through books quickly as you only borrow a book for 3 weeks…