REVIEW: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (1967)

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1967
Length: 196
Author: Goodreads

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Synopsis via GoodreadsIt was a cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three of the girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of Hanging Rock. Further, higher, till at last they disappeared.
They never returned. Whether Picnic at Hanging Rock is fact or fiction the reader must decide for themselves.

(Photo taken in Hazlemere within the Chiltern Hills in southeastern England.)

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Back to business!

Hi everyone!

I’m back and super excited to be blogging again after my week (and a bit) off! As I discussed in my last post, my mom was here visiting last week from Canada so I took a brief hiatus. I meant to come back at the beginning of this week but life has been so so so busy that I haven’t had enough time to sit down and write. I have been reading though!

Before I talk about my current reads here are a few photos of our travels from last week:

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Taking a short break!

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. My mom is coming from Canada to stay with my boyfriend and I (for my birthday on Friday!) so I won’t be posting at all for the next week. This will likely include my social media unless I snap a cute bookish photo while we’re out that I want to post on my new #bookstagram!

Expect me back the week of the 7th of May 🙂

Wishing you all the best!

Ashley x

REVIEW: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (1990)

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
(The Wheel of Time, Book 1)

Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1990
Length: 803
Author: Goodreads

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Synopsis via GoodreadsThe Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. 

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top 5 wednesday: favourite fandom items

I have a small problem and I think this is the safest space for me to confess.

I absolutely love knickknacks.

It’s difficult because contrary to this I hate being surrounded by clutter. But if I see a cute bookish item (or a unique looking plant) … I need it. Life is hard. Over the years I’ve collected quite a few pieces of fandom memorabilia. But luckily, for the sake of the limited space in my flat, a lot of it didn’t make the move with me from Canada to the UK. Regardless, there’s something a bit magical about owning a physical piece of something that only previously existed in your imagination. So it’s difficult to contain myself when I see an item from one of my favourite books for sale. I’m sure many of you can relate!

For this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I’ll be talking a bit about my top 5 favourite fandom items. For my fellow knickknack enthusiasts, Id love to hear about your own favourite fandom memorabilia in the comments!

So without further ado, here are my Top 5 Favourite Fandom Items!


This post is a part of the Top 5 Wednesday series from the Goodreads group of the same name. Check it out for weekly #T5W post prompts and to see how other book bloggers have answered this week’s theme!


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