My first full year of blogging has been a great one! I've achieved so much, and had a wonderful time to boot! I did Blogmas and NaNoWriMo, reviewed a bunch of books, and loved every minute of it! So, let's sum up the year a little... Blog-Related Achievements from the Year First Physical Book (to … Continue reading In Summary || A Year of Blogging – 2018
Welp. The year is (nearly) over. And, being me, I did A LOT of reading in 2018. Ask any of my friends what I'm most likely to be doing, and the answer will probably include a book. Whether it was for leisure, studies, or information, I have read many, many books this year – I … Continue reading A Year of Reading – The Final Count, Favourites, and my Best Book of 2018
Christmas in the trenches was never going to be fun. But Christmas in a prison camp is going to be worse. And right now, it's looking like I'll be spending my Christmas in solitary confinement. Which, statistically speaking, is probably going to be even less fun than any of the aforementioned options.
Well, Christmas day is upon us - and with that, this Blogmas is over. It's been great fun - and, amazingly, I managed to blog EVERY SINGLE DAY! Seeing as, just a few months ago, I was struggling to post even bi-monthly, I feel that it's quite a cool achievement. Thank you for following along … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 (Day 25)|| Happy Christmas!
In today's post, I'd like to share a treasured tradition of mine with you. This is one tradition that I think I'll still be upholding in 20 years time - and (in my opionion, at least), it's a highly enjoyable one! What is it? My 'Christmas Morning Book' is a special tradition of mine - … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 || My Christmas Morning Book
Lieutenant Neil Hoffman is certain that he's going to have an awful Christmas. Many miles away from home, he is utterly miserable - and grouchy to boot. But when he stops to help a woman with her shopping, his Christmas becomes something he never dreamed it could be... Kell is a kind, supportive, exuberant sort … Continue reading Kind || A Sweet, Short Story – Perfect for Christmas!
Part One Part Two Part Three Well, here we are - at the end of this story. The time really has flown by this advent, and I am eagerly anticipating the coming of Christmas. But there is one thing to remember - the end of this story - was only the beginning... Joseph shook his … Continue reading The Glorious Journey || One Glorious Day
Books are very important to me – and also, to my family. So, I suppose it stands to reason that the lead-up to Christmas in our house is full of literary traditions. Some are things that all eight of us share – others are something I do solo. But each of them is precious and … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 (Day 21) || My Literary Christmas Traditions
I wrote this poem last winter, inspired after catching a glimpse of a snowy graveyard as our car swept past it. I love the calm beauty of graveyards covered in snow. They hold a peace of rest and quiet... Enjoy! Snow lies, Covering Grey stones, Grave stones. The air as cold As the long-dead bones, … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 (Day 20) || Graveyard in the Snow
Round 3 of the Winter Writes has arrived! This time, I've compiled a images with a fantasy theme - and yes, that means a lot of ice dragons. I can't get away from them, I guess! (and I don't mind in the slightest). You'll find a few prompts below each image, just in case you … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 (Day 19) || Winter Writes #3 – The Fabulous and Fantastical