It really doesn't feel like a year ago I was sat in a caravan setting up "booklycat.weebly.com". It's been a crazy year with domain purchases and name changes but it's also been so much fun! From chairing my first event to receiving some amazing ARCs and best of all, sharing my thoughts with everyone who reads I've come a long way in a year.
This blogiversary happens to coincide with my return to booktube and reaching 100 subscribers there so to celebrate I thought I'd give you all a good giggle... I decided to react to my first ever TBR video.
It's been three years since I shared all the books I owned at the time and was yet to read and you'd think with the title "teeny tiny TBR" that it would have been easy to read them all within a year... let me know in the comments how many you think I'll have read - there's 23 books in total!
If you enjoyed the video please be sure to like the video and if you feel like it, leave a comment letting me know if you want to see more reaction videos! Also, to let my blog readers in on a secret - when I hit 1000 subscribers I'll be hosting an INTERNATIONAL giveaway! So be sure to subscribe now to be in with a chance :)
As some of you probably know, I recently started taking my writing seriously again.
I won NaNoWriMo, somehow, with a contemporary piece but after months of trying to edit it I've realised that contemporary romance is not my bag. I've got a new idea in the works which I am very excited about but I can't help but feel a little sad at leaving my other manuscript in the dark... so I did something I never thought I'd do...
Working from home is hard. Especially when you aren't actually getting paid for it... I've been unemployed for a year now - which also means one whole year of blogging and trying to get back into writing - so I've figured out some ways that help me stay motivated.
Disclaimer; I'm awful at following my own advice and so often I stay in bed reading or binge-watching Netflix so trust me, I know how hard it can be to, as Nike say, just do it.
If you're a booklover I guarantee at some point in your life you have uttered the words "I wish I could be paid to read books."
Of course, some booklovers do - editors and other publishing related jobs technically pay people to read stories all day! Even some bloggers get payment to promote a book they've been sent (hi, hello, publishers... I am willing to read for free - just send me the physical book!)
In all seriousness-ish, this got me thinking... what would be some amazing jobs for booklovers? Or rather, what jobs would we be incredible at... if they existed?
About two years ago, I won a competition on FaceBook with a local photographer and somehow we both forgot about it until a few months ago when the photographer was going through her documents and realised I still had my shoot to use. Long story short, we set up a shoot about a week later and me being me, of course I brought along some books!
Since I have a fairly decent Wicked collection, I took a few of his books along and I am so thrilled with the results! I got a lot of pictures - some more portfolio/headshot types - but today I wanted to share a couple of my favourite bookish ones with you all!