My Favourite Romances & Valentines Giveaway!

Generally speaking, I can class my two favourite types of romances into two categories: the old classics, and the heart breakers. I absolutely love old-fashioned romances, and Jane Austen has been my firm favourite since I first discovered Pride & Prejudice at a young age. I’ve religiously read her 6 novels countless times, and so blossomed a love of regency romances. I’m also a sucker for punishment when it comes to love stories, and will judge how amazing a book is by how many tears I shed. The more the better, for my twisted love of heartache.

pride and preludice pbPride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen

A timeless classic, and one that I will never grow tired of reading over, and over, and over again. I love everything about this book, and about Austen’s writing. It will always be my go-to in times of comfort and need, and the film adaptations have provided equal solace in many desperate times. (Matthew Macfadyen or Colin Firth, I’m not picky!)




the time travelers wifeThe Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffeneggar

This falls into the second category of rip-my-hear-out-and-crush-it-between-your-pages kind of book. The first time I read it, I actually had to stop and put it down for about 15 minutes until my sobbing subsided, my eyes stopped stinging and I could finally breathe and see again. It is just beautiful, in the most agonising way.




me before you

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

Another one that shattered my heart into thousands of tiny pieces, and also one of the most stunning books I’ve ever read. I can’t even think about it without feeling my chest tighten. If you haven’t read this book, you simply must. It’s a game-changer.




if you could see me now

If You Could See Me Now, by Cecelia Ahern

It’s difficult to pick out my favourite Cecelia book, as I absolutely love them, and at least five would probaby be on this list in all honesty. PS I Love You, deserves a mention as the first of hers I read, which has started a long term love, but I just adored If You Could See Me Now. Infused with magic and the wonder of believing, this book just takes you on such a beautiful journey.



the fault in our starsThe Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

You probably don’t need telling which category this one falls into! John Green is an evil genius, who’s life mission appears to be breaking hearts across the globe. The film was wonderful, but it just can’t really touch on the beauty and pain found between the pages of the book. Warning: you will be reduced to a snivelling, disgusting mess. Curse you, John Green.




love me for me

Love Me For Me, by Jenny Hale

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it, but I kinda love this book!! I think you’ve probably heard me say it enough times, so I won’t go on to much, but Love Me For Me is one of the loveliest, pure and simple romance stories I’ve ever read.





As a Valentines gift from me to you, I’m giving TWO lovely people the chance to win their choice of my favourite romances, listed above. Happy Valentines Day!

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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

An Abundance of Katherines John Green

John Green has recently taken the world by storm with his beautiful books, aided by the making of The Fault In Our Stars into this years blockbuster film. I read TFIOS a while ago and instantly fell in love with Green’s writing. there’s such earnest and honesty to the characters and the story. Needless to say, the story broke my heart ripped my heart clear out my chest. Earlier this year, I read Looking For Alaska, and found myself in a similar situation of torment and heartbreak. An Abundance of Katherines was my third John Green instalment.
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Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic from The Broke and the Bookish:

Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

This is a tricky one as I went on a book haul this weekend and bought a load that I’ve been wanting for ages! So I’ll see if I can get to ten that I still don’t own… Continue reading

Ink Day

Today, I am booked in for my first ever full day of tattooing. It’s my 5th tattoo, so I’m not new to the process, but I’ve never been in for more than maybe 2 hours – today I’m doing 7.

To say I’m crapping myself, is putting it lightly. I am TERRIFIED of needles. Bit odd for someone with 15 piercings and 4 tattoos, but I can’t help but love them. Unfortunately, it never gets any easier, and the simplest of ear piercings can have me hyperventilating, in tears and begging for my mummy (literally, she had to hold my hand to get my belly button pierced!) Go figure.

I’ve forced myself to munch down some breakfast for fear of fainting otherwise, but I’m now focussing on keeping that down.

Hopefully, I will have a photo to show you later that will make the whole thing worth it – that, or a weird, unfinished picture, where I’ve wimped out and run!

I’m bringing John Green’s Abundance of Katherines for reading material, as it’s nice and light (so should be comfortable enough to keep holding) and I’m hoping he’ll cause me enough emotional pain to distract me from the physical pain I’ll be undergoing – he’s usually pretty damn good at that, so here’s hoping!

Wish me luck!