The 2016 Book Challenge

Recently I’ve realised that sometimes you have to actively make a space in your life for the things you enjoy. Even if that means setting time aside every day on your to-do list it’s worth it. Last year was strange for me. I felt like I lost sight of some of my interests for while, especially reading!

But, in the dying embers of 2015, I found myself wanting to read again. It was like meeting up with an old friend. Things may have changed in the interim but when you get back together it’s great. I felt a renewed interest in reading to expand my horizons that was missing before. And, as one of my goals for 2016 is to try and push myself into unchartered territories I was ready for challenge.

2016 Book Challenge

So, this year I’m made ‘The 2016 Book Challenge’. And I thought the blog would be a perfect place to chart this journey. Continue reading


5 Ways to Make Time for Reading

It might seem strange coming from a book blogger but sometimes I find it hard to make time for reading. You know how it is, after a long day it’s easier to sit on the sofa and watch endless re-runs of CSI or I Found The Gown than it is to work up the inclination to read. Does this scenario sound familiar?

5 Ways to Make Time for Reading

Apparently we’re not alone. Less and less of us make time to read for pleasure regularly. In a recent study 42% people said they had stopped reading for pleasure because of ‘a lack of time’ despite knowing the benefits of reading.

It made me think, with so many other claims on our attention these days, maybe we need to actively reclaim reading! So, since I love lists, here’s 5 ways to make time for reading:

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Review: First Time in Forever (Puffin Island 1) By Sarah Morgan

 I can hardly believe  it’s nearly the end of February and The Female Scriblerian’s Romance Fiction February is coming to an end! This is the penultimate post, but don’t worry I’ve got a cracker of a book to review for you today!  First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan. It’s the unputdownable first book in the ‘Puffin Island Trilogy’ which is being released over the course of this year and it was fab, so without further ado, on to the review…

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Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel and, in my opinion, her best. Yes, Pride and Prejudice is light, bright and sparkling- with a host of characters that delight the reader but there’s something about Persuasion that sticks with you long after you’ve finished the last page and put the book back on the shelf…


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Review: Playing By The Greek’s Rules by Sarah Morgan

When I was deciding what to kick off Romance Fiction February off with, a really brilliant Mills & Boon was the only logical choice. That’s because whenever I’m in the mood for sheer, unadulterated romance fiction only a Mills & Boon will do! Besides, picking one to review was easy, Playing By The Greek’s Rules by Sarah Morgan is everything you could want to read in your moments of escape and more.


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