Friday, 19 June 2015

THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD

So, I'm back and boy does it feel good. I think the break that I took definitely helped me sort out my priorities and I've come back bigger and better. I have so many more ideas for this blog and don't forget I still have that special announcement to make. However, for now I back to writing and what better way to come back than to an award!




I was nominated by The Book Jar Blog for the 'Creative Blogger Award'. They nominated me a little while back but, since I was taking a break from blogging I didn't have the chance to post it. So, firstly, thank you for nominating me!

I believe this nomination is kind of like the Liebster Award from what I can gather so lets get on with it shall we!

The Rules

*Nominate 5-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blog
*Thank and post the link to the blog that nominated you
*Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers.
*Pass these rules onto them.

5 interesting facts about me

1. I've just finished college and I'm hoping to study for a degree in English Literature and Publishing in the Autumn.

2. I used to hate English when I was younger.

3. I spend way too much time on Netflix.

4. I hope to travel the world someday.

5. I have family members all around the world. The furthest apart are in America and Australia.

The Nominees

*A Little Something Bookish

*A Thousand Words A Million Books

*BloggityBlog

*Novels and Necklaces

*Sandra the Bookworm

So, thats it guys! Have fun with this! Readers go and check these blogs out because they are all so good and talented at what they do and I'll talk to you soon!

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Monday, 15 June 2015

UPDATE

So I'm hoping you haven't all forgotten me in this past week or so and that I'm not talking to myself here. I just wanted to give you a little update on the current situation because the last time I spoke to you I said that I wasn't going to write for a while because of my exams and the fact that I was getting sick over the stress and I kind of just wanted to let you know what's going on and that kind of stuff.

First of all, I am so much more better than I was a week or two ago! I definitely don't deal well with stress and I didn't want to let you guys down by coming up with excuses as to why I wasn't posting. I thought it was best that I just point blank told you what was going on.

Second, the majority of my exams are now over! I only have one exam left which on Wednesday of this current week so I'm really focusing on that at the moment but after that I will be a free woman!

So where does all that leave this blog? Well I'm hoping to be back writing and posting here either by the end of this week or at the beginning of next week. I have a book haul for you and a couple of other things planned.

Also, the last time we spoke I said that I was going to be making an announcement when I came back and I should be filling you in on that either the beginning of next week maybe the middle of next week it just depends where I can fit it in.

Hopefully this helped just to clarify a few things and just to let you know what's happening. I know I have some lovely readers that read my blog regularly and I don't want to disappoint you so I just thought I'd fill you all in.

So I will be seeing you all very soon! Don't forget to follow, subscribe and all that jazz and I'll talk to you soon!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

UPDATE!

As you can probably see from this past week or so, my blog posts have been very rare and I think you deserve an explanation which is why I'm writing this. I did write a small update on my Instagram a few days ago so you can go check that out at the link below if you don't want to read this long speech because I'm just going to expand on what I said in that post. 

Okay, so as you may or may not know , it depends if you live in the UK or not, 18 year olds around the country are taking their A-Level examinations and I happen to be one of those people. A- Levels are basically like Finals I think they are called in America, they basically will determine whether I get into my chosen University in September or not. So as you can imagine my stress levels are way up at the moment and I don't really have much more time to do anything other than study at the moment. 

I love writing on this blog and I really love interacting you guys because this community has embraced me and my weirdness with big open arms and I am very appreciative of that considering that this blog is so new. I am very critical of my posts on this blog and I always want to put something up that I know you are going to be interested in and has good content and encourages people to read more. I know that my spelling and grammar isn't perfect all the time and I know sometimes I can go off on a tangent a little bit but, that is a perfect post for me because I am writing as if I was just talking to you face to face and that makes this whole experience more personal for me and you, my readers.  So, I'm not prepared to write quick, crappy content because I haven't got time to put the amount of work into it that I usually would. 

On top of all that I've been diving in and out of illness over the past week which has been put down to stress and anxiety so I don't want to write posts and then start to resent writing on this blog and then just completely stop writing because this is my hobby and I love it like a child. 

I've decided that for the next week and a half maybe two weeks that I'm not going to write here just because I have so much going on and the fact that I'm getting sick over it is ridiculous so I don't want to stress myself out even more. I will try and maybe put some posts on Instagram but, I'm not going to promise anything. I know I said that I would take part in the June Book Challenge on Instagram this month but, I think I'm just going to put it off and pick up with the July Book Challenge next month. 

I just want to say as well that when I do come back that I have an exciting announcement that I can't wait to tell you all about but, you'll have to wait for that. Make sure you check my blog to see if I've updated that announcement around the time period that I've said I'm going to be back. 

So, that's pretty much my explanation for you I hope that you understand and will still continue to visit my blog during this time I'm away. Also, if you want to e-mail me with questions or if you have any comments I will still be available for all of that and you can find those links below this post. Even if your question is unrelated to books and you want advice on something or whatever I'm open to that too. Don't be afraid!

Thanks Guys! 
See You Soon 

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