Tuesday, 28 November 2017

end of year tbr list

So, it’s confession time.

I haven't picked up a book in a month, and haven't finished one in so long, months maybe? I adore books and words and ideas so I’m compiling a very ambitious TBR list in the hopes of falling back in love with reading. And also falling back into the habit of reading, maybe on my commute (as long as I can keep my eyes open) or maybe before bed? Maybe just ten minutes a day, as long I’m getting some more reading done, I’ll be a little more content.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

My plan was to read all the Harry Potter books this year but I fell off track midway through the year. I could still get it done if I try super hard. So I’m hoping to get this one read and finished by the end of the year. A happy compromise, as Harry Potter is always a good shout around Christmas time.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I mean it's about time really. I haven't watched the film because I haven't read the book yet. Makes sense to just read it, so many people love and recommend it so I feel like I'm missing out on something here. Gotta rectify this.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Some might call this style of young adult books ‘fluff’ but fluffy can be good for your soul. Young adult books are usually easy reads and a surefire way of falling back in love with reading. Eleanor and Park and Holding up the Universe have been on my radar for a while not. I’ve read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and absolutely adored everything about it, the writing style and characterisation was so amazing, so hopefully I will enjoy E&P just as much! I had mixed feelings about Jennifer Niven’s previous book ‘All the Bright Places’ but have decided to give her books another try (defo inspired by Aycan’s love for them!)

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

As I mostly read fiction books, I want to read at least one nonfiction book by the end of the year. When Breath Becomes Air comes highly recommended, and classic me, unable to resist a good book went out and bought it straight away. It’s written by a surgeon with terminal cancer before his death so it’s quite heavy but definitely seems like a necessary read.

And those are the books I'm planning on reading! It's a little ambitious but hopefully I will finish the year in literary style!

What books are on your end of year TBR list?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

autumn loot: books, gym, games and more!

It's loot time once again, which means I'm sharing some of the loot I've picked up recently. With a full time job comes a constant income and a newfound desire to try out (and spend money on) some new things, so naturally I've acquired a bit of loot.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

five blogs I adore

In an attempt to get myself back into blogging I've been visiting some blogs I absolutely adore, and today I'm sharing them. I don't always comment as much as I wish I did, to but these blogs give me so much inspiration and I'm always excited to read their posts, new and old. If you're looking for some new and exciting blogs to read, here are five I strongly and passionately recommend.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

what's been going on in the rosarioverse?


I still exist.and Rosarioverse still breathes, despite being dormant for three months.

Just been a bit busy, tired and lacking inspiration but I'm back with some new ideas and determination to resurrect my blog. I've been a bit busy with life, tiredness, and lacking a bit of inspiration while adjusting to some life changes.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

small youtubers I love

I love supporting amazing internet creators, especially when they are amazing but don't have the volume of support they truly deserve. I love the accessibility of youtube and I love small creators so I decided to compile a small list of some small youtuber recommendations! And by small I mean youtubers with like under 30k subscribers. They are the underappreciated creators I admire profusely and always get excited for their new videos. Hope you check them all out and maybe even find a new favourite!

Monday, 19 June 2017

making my own vegan hot cross buns

vegan hot cross bun
It will surely come as no surprise that I love hot cross buns. Having tried and sampled many over the seasonal months, I decided to have a go at making my own. Couldn't be too hard right?!

'An attempt was made' can summarise the experience.