I’m back!!

My thesis is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my sweet soul that took forever! But it’s done, it’s handed in, I’m proud of it and hopefully it’ll get me a good mark!! And now I can go back to being a normal human being again, woohoo!

I’ve been applying to jobs, seeing friends, spending time with my parents, starting back on Duolingo, but most importantly…. I’ve been reading again! Not a lot mind you, I’ve only read 2 books, however, I’ll take what little I can get after so long without reading haha. It’s been genuinely so enjoyable to be able to relax into a book and I’m looking forward to getting through a few more books on my giant tbr.

Sadly, there’s still gunna be a bit of a wait for my YouTube channel to come back, as my laptop is completely broken and it’s gunna take a while for it to get repaired 😥 Which is really sad as I love making videos. I do have access to my dad’s laptop so I might try installing my editing software on there but I don’t know if it has enough processing power. We’ll see.

Either way, the blogs are back (hopefully) and my insta and twitter are coming alive again. I’m so happy about it and so excited to be back within the community!

Now I’ve just got to catch up on all those YouTube videos…….. that’ll take me a while!

Too Bloody Busy

So… I did read books in March. I read 4 books, but I honestly have not had the time to write reviews for them. Not even little ones (apart from one… but that was sent promotionally sooo)

Yeah basically my life is a mess rn, I had two presentations in 7 days which both were marked and counted for part of my masters and one presentation also had a poster with it which required modelling of lava flows and I had maaannyy late nights. Luckily my assignment that was due tomorrow has been pushed back by a month cause of Brexit mucking everything up royally, meaning I can actually take a few days to breath, relax and maybe even try and read.

But onto the books I read, no pretty pictures this month:

  • First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde. I listened to this on audiobook and these books are always so much fun! I’ll be sad when I reach the end of this series
  • Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin. I’m so happy that I’ve finally read this beautiful work of literature, I 100% recommend if you’re a human being
  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman. Another book I recommend if you’re a human, actually have a full review of this one so check it out here!
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. Last book of the month, enjoyable and a quick read. Glad I picked it up.


I’m not making any concrete plans for April, but I am attempting the magical readathon and trying to do my O.W.L.’s so fingers crossed for that. I also have loads of assignments due at the end of April but maybe if I manage to keep track of my time I can be less stressed and keep on top of things? (That’ll never happen but I can still dream!!)

Thank you for putting up with me while I’ve been so MIA everywhere. The books I review will be less frequently posted soon as I run out of my backlogged reviews, but I promise to keep trying to post things. I just need to prioritise my masters’ rn. If you’ve got any questions about anything please do ask in the comments!

I’ve Opened an Etsy!!

I’ve been looking at doing this for a while now, and I’m so happy I’ve finally done it! I have opened up an Etsy shop! My store has downloadable pdf’s also known as printables (although you can use them digitally) which are there to help you track your reading, your purchases and inspire you!

Before we get started, I should say that I have cropped down all of these photos to highlight the parts I’m mentioning.

I know that I find it all too easy to lose track of how much I’m spending on books. One here, three there, and all of a sudden I’ve spent more money than I can afford to! To help myself with this, I write down each book I purchase and how much it cost me. Just simply making myself aware of this can really help me to stop mindlessly spending (no matter how much I want that book!!)


I have the sheets available in Pounds (GBP), Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), and Yen (YEN) and if you require a different currency you can message me and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.


I can also find myself putting reading to the wayside when I get busy, or simply distracted, which is why I make myself monthly reading trackers. They allow me to note down how many pages I read each day and personally, I find it encourages me to keep going each day and reading more.

tbr success 250

I have a variety of different page numbers available, from 50 to 1000, so that readers of all speeds and those who have more or less time can track how much they get to more effectively. Further up the page these printables also have a place to track your tbr and what you get around to reading within the month.

I also like to write up a bit of a review after I read a book, it helps for if there are sequels in the future (which I can take a bit of a while to get around to!) so that I remember key events and also just allows me to more accurately reflect on a book.

Book Review

As I also fill in a pdf for the year of my reads this also helps me keep a track of the data that I need to fill this in. There is currently only one file format for this, but again if you’d like some alterations then please do message me and I’ll do what I can for you.



Finally, I will also have some reading challenges up there sometime soon! I’m thinking of hosting them on the blog and also my youtube channel at some point in the future, so the challenges themselves will be freely available to anyone. The sheets are just there if you’d like to do the challenges on your own time before I post them or if you’d like a place to write them down. There are four different challenges, ranging from a basic one to ones which are more difficult and specific to fulfill.

Under-read Books Reading ChallengeOverly Specific Reading ChallengeDifficult Reading ChallengeBasic Reading Challenge

Each challenge sheet has 10 challenges, an area to write the book you used to fulfill it (if needed) and a box to mark it off!

I do hope that you’ll have a look at my store (link here), any money that I do make will be helping me along in getting my Masters. As I’m sure you all know, higher education doesn’t come cheap in many countries and sadly the UK is one of them so every penny counts! I hope you enjoy my products and I’ll see you tomorrow, 1800 GMT for my next book review!