Month: January 2017

Monthly Round-Up! January 2017

Posted January 31, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! January 2017

Not much this month. But roll on February where I can promise you there is a lot more to come! Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours:   Bookish Gossip: Book vs. Film:   Pastime Pleasures:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. As per usual I have set myself a hundred books to read.  So far I have read five books towards my goal. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 752 other subscribers Email Address

Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge 2017

Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge 2017

Last Year I participated in Bookish Whimsy Movie Musical Challenge. This year I’ve decided to do another Musical Challenge. This time the 25 AFI’s Greatest Musicals of all Times!The Challenge is 25 Musicals in 12 months. Which should be really easy. Fingers crossed. Some of these I have already seen. But in honour of the challenge I am watching them ALL OVER AGAIN. Fingers crossed that this year I can watch a whole load of musicals. The Plan: I’m not going to watch these movies in any particular order, but each one I watch I will review. The plan is to watch at least two a month. Warp up in December where I will reorder the top 25 into my own list of top 25.   The AFI’s Top 25 Movie Musical List: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) West Side Story (1961) The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Sound of Music (1965) Cabaret (1972) Mary Poppins (1964) A Star Is Born (1954) My Fair Lady (1964) An American in Paris (1951) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) The King and I (1956) Chicago (2002) 42nd Street (1933) All That Jazz (1979) Top Hat (1935) Funny Girl (1968) The Band Wagon […]

Bookish Gossip: My Bookish Resolutions for 2017

Posted January 27, 2017 by Charlotte in Bookish Gossip / 0 Comments
Bookish Gossip: My Bookish Resolutions for 2017

  So you all must be sick of bookish resolutions. Everyone has posted they year goals already. But just because it is no longer the new year doesn’t mean that resolutions can’t be made.  And as normally new year resolutions are ditched with within the first two weeks of making them that I thought now would be a perfect time to list my 2017 bookish resolutions. So that is what I am doing, I’m listing my bookish resolutions for 2017. Last year I set myself six little resolutions. Some of them I achieved. Others I failed miserably. This year I hope to achieve all my goals, but we will find out at the end of the year. So my goals this year are: To actually complete a challenge I set myself Last year I set the task of completing a bookish challenge. I failed. This year I just want to complete one challenge. It doesn’t have to be bookish. I can be anything. And seeing as I be announcing a couple of challenges soon this goal should be achievable. This year at least. Reduce the amount of ARC’s / Netgalley books I have to read I feel like this is […]

Bookish Gossip: Looking back at 2016 Resolutions

Posted January 23, 2017 by Charlotte in Bookish Gossip / 0 Comments

Last year I set myself six little goals, six resolutions to help me read and blog better. Some of these I achieved others I failed at. But looking back I’m really happy with what I achieved and hopefully this will push me to do even better in 2017 So my goals in 2016 were: To complete the reading challenges I set myself.  This was a challenge I failed. Again I didn’t complete a challenge but this gave me an opportunity to try new things so in that sense it was a success. To comment on other blogs.  I definitely succeeded in this challenge. Sometime I struggle to know what to say but as the year progressed I felt I got a lot more comfortable sharing my opinion. Reduce the amount of ARC’s / Netgalley books I have to read.  I don’t think I succeeded in this goal, there are still a huge pile of books to read, but I have definitely become a lot more selective in what I will request and say I want to read. However… read some of my own books for my own pleasure. This was a brilliant idea of mine, it was so good to step back […]

Monthly Round-Up! December 2016

Posted January 16, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! December 2016

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading:   Reviews: The Fox And The Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo Marry Me Tomorrow by Carla Burgess A Fairy Tale For Christmas by Chrissie Manby Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson All I Want For Christmas by Jenny Hale The Christmas Cake Cafe by Sue Watson Bodyguard by Jessica Linden Worth Fighting For by Kirsty Moseley Candlelight at Christmas by Katie Fforde Dazzling by Elizabeth Hayley The Reading Group: January by Della Parker A Christmas in Disguise by Katie Fforde   Bookish Gossip: Merry Christmas!   Through the Letterbox: Royals & Rogues Fairyloot Box   Challenges: This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy.  This month I tried to finish this challenge and while I watched all the musicals. I didn’t have a chance to finish them. So I watched and reviewed West Side Story,  Chicago , Singin’ in the Rain and White Christmas. As per usual I participated in the Goodreads Challenge. I didn’t reach my target of 100 books. Instead reaching 89. Which I think is still a good effort. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter […]