The Books That Made Me | National Book Lover's Day 2022 | Rosie Abigail

The Books That Made Me | National Book Lover’s Day 2022 | Rosie Abigail

Does anyone else struggle to read in everyday life? For months now, I’ve been struggling to pick up a book, despite having a TBR list the length of the UK. However, as soon as I had a week off for my mini-moon, I found myself raiding my bookshelves like it was nobody’s business.  During the…

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May Favourites 2022 | Books, Style, and … COVID?

Well, this post is a little late. I guess that’s what happens when you get COVID... I’m on the road to recovery now, but at the very end of May, COVID hit me for the second time. And this time was bad. We had the paramedics out for my asthma, oxygen monitoring for a week,…

Six Life-Changing Books You Need to Read | Books & Literature | Rosie Abigail

Six Life-Changing Books You Need to Read | Books & Literature | Rosie Abigail

"What are the books that have changed my life?" This is the question that has been on my lips all week - as I'm making my avocado on toast, drifting off in a mid-day daydream, and even when I'm watching the ultimate TV show, Criminal Minds. And it’s all thanks to the book Atomic Habits.…

Top 10 Classics Novels to Read If You *Hate* Reading the Classics | rosie abigail

Top 10 Classic Novels to Read If You *Hate* Reading the Classics

Another day, another blog post to rip up the classics (metaphorically of course, I’m not a monster). Whilst I love reading, classic novels are not really my thing. When I say ‘classic novels’, I’m sure you can already conjure them up in your mind. Books by Dickens, Hardy, Tolstoy, Austen, Dostoevsky etc. You know, the…

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Books I Got for Christmas! | rosie abigail

Christmas seems like months ago now, not merely nineteen days ago. Did we even have Christmas? It’s all a bit of a blur. That pandemic life, eh?  Despite having a very different Christmas this year, (I didn’t get to spend it with family, but I did get to spend it with my fiance and our…

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Best Books to Give as Gifts for *Everyone* in Your Life | Books and Giftgiving

If you know me, I am one bookish girl, and I think there’s no greater gift than giving someone a book you think they’ll enjoy. So with Christmas coming up and buying gifts online being the safest bet, I thought I’d make a kind of gift-giving-guide for books! I’ve (loosely) taken the five types of people you are bound to have in your life, and racked my brain to work out what books would be great gifts for them.

The Bibliophile’s Night Out Book Tag! | rosie

Long time, no see, book tag! I was tagged by Janet over at The Storyteller to give this one a go. Now, I’m a fussy lass when it comes to tags, once in a blue moon kind of post. However, this one seems really fun! I suggest you give Janet a follow (and Beth over…

Cover photo - Five Bookish Places I Want to Visit! | Travel

Five Bookish Places I Want to Visit! | Travel

Three months into lockdown and boy oh boy, the wanderlust is still strong. Since COVID has hit, I’ve made a travel journal (despite not being able to travel), a list of stay-cation ideas (despite not being able to travel), and planned my dream holidays for the next five years (despite not being able to travel…