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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 18

Day 18 – The First Novel You Remember Reading

I’ve always been an avid reader since I was really young. I had books full of short stories, and picture books full of animals, and I loved The Gruffalo and Where the Wild Things Are. I’ve always been surrounded by books and that made me me. Trying to remember the first novel that I read is a little harder but I think I figured it out.

The first novel I ever read (and finished) was The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

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Reading Companions

Do any of you have a reading companion? I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

We have a little cat, well rather a big cat but he’s only a baby. His name is Darwin and he’s just trouble in a small soft parcel.

He does, however, make for an excellent reading companion.

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3

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Day 3 – 10 things that make you happy

Today hasn’t been a great day so I’m pleased about this challenge because I need it. I need to think about the little things that make everything worth it.

  1. Beautiful books and bookshelves; nothing is quite so satisfying as some beautiful books well presented on some lovely hardwood bookshelves. It’s one of the best parts of being in a bookshop because even if you’re not in to get something, you can always appreciate being surrounded by such comforts. Barnes & Nobles leather-bound classics will always have a special place in my heart.
  2.  Happy people; not smug people but genuinely happy people. I love seeing people wandering about, getting on with their day but who also take that extra effort to remember to smile and share a nice word with another person. The world needs so much more of that. It’s so refreshing to know that the world isn’t always so dark, that there is good in places if you know where to look.
  3. Neatly coloured in mosaics; it’s such great way to destress yourself. Get some nice fine-tipped pens, some Johanna Basford colouring sheets and a quiet space. My project each year is to colour in the Johanna Basford calendars, which have a colouring sheet for each day of the year. One year I’ll manage to complete a whole set. Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3”