My favourite YouTubers

Hi everyone! So this is a post I’ve been wanting to do for a while and have done similar posts in the past but I’ve been mixing up who I’ve been watching so wanted to leave this post until I had been watching newer channels for a while to make a decision on them. I also just like writing these posts as I like to share the love, particularly when I’m following newer people.

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WE’RE GETTING MARRIED

Hi everyone! So if you know me or have been following me online you will know I am engaged to my boyfriend of nearly six years. However, we have finally booked a wedding date! I cannot believe that after nearly three years of being engaged we have finally set a date for next year. We’ve actually had the venue booked nearly four weeks which is crazy as it is so I really wanted to start a bit of a series on the old blog as a way of documenting the journey and sharing my experience of planning a wedding.

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Blogger book nook #9: Time machine

Hi everyone! Another month, another book nook prompt. This month was actually Abbey’s birthday month so she chose her favourite genre – historical fiction. I won’t lie, if I had to say what genre I read the least I would say historical fiction. I did want to take part in this prompt, although you will see from my review that I’ve not become a convert. I have read a couple of historical fiction novels and had mixed reviews. I tried to read the book thief a couple of years ago but I couldn’t even finish it because I just couldn’t get into it. Continue reading “Blogger book nook #9: Time machine”

Simon versus the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

“Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

OH MY GOD. THIS BOOK!!! I actually cannot explain how much I loved this book. It just gave me so many feels. I just loved everything about it. I loved the way it was told for a start. It is told in a mix of emails and Simon’s POV which made it really easy to read. I loved the mystery behind who blue was without finding the whole story too cheesy.

I also loved the friendships within the story. I found Leah, Nick and Abby indiring and loved their individual bonds with Simon. I especially loved Leah and Simon’s friendship. I also loved seeing the dynamics between Simon and his family and the fact that even though his family were cool with his sexuality he still had a hard time telling them. I just went through so many emotions reading this book, I can’t even begin to explain. I couldn’t have even guessed the ending. I really can’t wait to read the sequel, Leah on the offbeat and I’m so desperate to see Love, Simon now too!

Have you read Simon versus the homo sapiens agenda? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

Blogger book nook #8: Murder in the library

Hi everyone! Welcome to another book nook post. One reason I love the blogger book nook is that it takes me out of my reading comfort zone, and this did exactly that. This month’s prompt was murder in the library and I have to admit I did struggle with it. There were quite a few books I could have chosen but I had a hard time choosing, so much so I didn’t think I would be reading a book for this month’s prompt. However, I did eventually settle with What I couldn’t tell you by Faye Bird. Continue reading “Blogger book nook #8: Murder in the library”

What’s a girl gotta do by Holly Bourne

“HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION:

1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender

2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)

3. Always try to keep it funny

4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break…

Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

OH. MY. GOD.

So if you have read my blog recently, you will know how much love I have for the spinster club series and Holly Bourne in general. One thing I love about the series is how the three girls, Evie, Amber and Lottie are unique to each other but also compliment each other too. I love that although you could read the three books on their own without reading the other two, parts of the other girls stories carry on into the other books so you can read them in order and feel satisfied by it.

In terms of this book in particular, I just loved it. One thing I loved particularly about this book is the feminism. All of the books have been orientated around feminism with them creating the spinster club in am I Normal Yet but the plot is solely around feminism and particularly activism which I just love. I love that Lottie is so invested in this project but also how it is a realistic it was in terms of activism and how it can lead to burnout. I honestly can’t recommend this series enough. I can’t wait to read the novella that Holly wrote to tie up the series.

Have you read what’s a girl gotta do? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

“On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

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The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

“Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…”

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