So… I got married in Las Vegas!

And that’s why I went on holiday for the past couple weeks. Surprise!

And no, it wasn’t spontaneous (though I love a good spontaneous wedding story!). We’ve been planning this for a few months now and kept it fairly hush-hush since it’s more fun that way. My husband (!) and I were married on 8 September at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino with our parents, siblings, and my best friend who was able to fly out for a few days to celebrate. It was intimate and beautiful and easily the best day of our lives. And because we love Vegas, we stayed at the Bellagio for 10 days with a fantastic view of the amazing fountains and stunning Nevada mountains. Our families stayed as well which was wonderful since we’re from different countries (the UK and Canada) and our families don’t normally get to spend very much time together.

It was so much fun and I wanted to share it with all of you! We’re living in Canada for a few months while we get the pesky visa situation sorted, so I’ll be on Canada-time for a little bit! 🙂

And now, back to our regularly scheduled bookish programming! x

August Wrap-Up: Goodbye Summer!

Since I began committing to a blog schedule in August I figured I would also start doing a Wrap-Up post around the end/beginning of every month. These posts will generally highlight the books I read the month before as well as any additional blog chit-chat. I’m sure they will develop over time, but for now we’re going to stick to the basics. I’m unfortunately posting a day late because the last few days have been tremendously busy, but I wanted to make sure I began these wrap-ups before I went on holiday. 🙂

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Review: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (1993)

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Publisher: Orion
Format: Kindle
Publication Date: 1993
Length: 292 (or 6 hours 54 minutes)
Author: Website, Goodreads 

Purchase on Amazon 

Synopsis via Goodreads: Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

My Rating:



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Book Chat: Favourite Reading Nooks

Quick note: Sorry for not posting on Saturday! My parents had an engagement BBQ for my fiance and I, so there wasn’t really any time to properly finalise a post/promote on social media. There will be a few days in the next couple weeks that I won’t be able to post as frequently, but I’ll let you all know about that in a separate post later this week. Thanks for understanding! 🙂 

You know when you curl up with a book in a new spot for the first time and it feels like you’re sinking into a warm, cosy cloud? Finding the perfect place to read is almost like finding a new best friend. It not only makes it easier to drift off into the story, but it also helps your body de-stress and relax after a long day. And because I’m a creature of habit, I love finding these reading nooks and look forward to jumping right back into them when I get the opportunity.

I use the term ‘nook’ loosely as some of these places are more out in the open, but they nevertheless help me turn my brain off after a long day. Since I live in both Canada and the UK my favourite reading spaces spread out over the two, and there are five in total that I dream about when I’m having an extra long day at work. So to start off the new week I’ll walk you through some of my favourite places to curl up with a book and disappear into another world. Be sure to let me know where your favourite places are to read in the comments!

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Writer’s Corner: Countdown to Nanowrimo 2018

It’s August and I’m already dreaming about November…  which is understandably a weird thing to say. Nothing ever happens in November, so what could I possibly be looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to a month of blood, tears, herbal tea, emotionally charged playlists, and late night writing sessions. A month of second guessing myself, wondering if I’ve completely lost my mind, and throwing a ton of scrap paper in the bin. If this is how you’ll also be spending your November, you probably know where I’m going with this.

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