a talking mongoose and death’s apprentice: my current february reads

Hi everyone! I won’t say ‘happy Monday’ because that’s just cruel. 😉

I have neglected my blog for the past couple weeks due to life being particularly busy at the moment and because of a cold that just won’t go away. Today was the first day that I actually felt like this virus (or whatever it is) has started to work its way out of my system. I suppose I’ll find out for sure tomorrow! Wish my poor immune system luck.

In happier news: I received my first paycheque last week from my new job! Naturally, this meant book shopping, so I ordered a couple books from Amazon that I’ve been dying to read for a while: Gef! The Strange Tale of An Extra Special Talking Mongoose by Christopher Josiffe and The Haunted Moustache by David Bramwell. As you might remember, these are two books that I featured in my Top 5 Wednesday post Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get to in 2017, so this was a very important purchase!










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down the TBR hole, week 3

I’m still sick, so this week’s Down the TBR Hole is my attempt at distracting myself while I wait for the cold & flu medicine to take effect. My boyfriend is also sick so our flat is a bit of a quarantine zone at the moment. There’s been a bug going around for the past couple weeks so it was only a matter of time before it hit our household. At least the worst of it is conveniently happening on the weekend! Fingers crossed that we’re both feeling better for work on Monday.

So while Kitchen Nightmares is playing in the background, I’m going to attempt to do 15 books this week instead of the 10 I have been doing for the past couple weeks. I was inspired to do more books this week after reading Destiney @ Howling Libraries ‘Down the TBR Hole’ post from last week! The more I delete books off of my to-read shelf on Goodreads, the more I want to KEEP deleting books. It’s a bit addicting and I feel nice and cleansed while the number of books I never intended to read goes down, down, down…

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The Mystery Blogger Award

Another award tag! These are so fun, I’m glad they’re making the rounds right now. I’d like to thank the amazing Danielle at PoetryBooksYA for the nomination of this award created by Okoto Enigma! Please check out Danielle’s blog, there’s lots of really wonderful content to enjoy!

Award Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

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Quick update — very busy!

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry for neglecting to post for the past few days. I’ve just started a new job so I’m having to reorganise my time a little bit while I adjust. I’m still reading and still drafting new posts that I hope to get live soon! I’m a bit slow at replying to comments but I want everyone to know that I am reading them and so happy for the lovely interactions that I get to have with everyone on my posts. Comments make me smile so thank you!

And a very warm hello and welcome to all my new followers, I’m so excited to have you here! 

New content to come soon!!

Ashley x