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Don’t Use My Family for Your True Crime Stories; an interesting (and true) perspective on true crime.

My friendhas recently gifted me Makeup Revolution Reloaded Iconic Division palette, and aside from other colours, it’s got quite a lot of orange going on there. I have never really used orange eyeshadow before, so I’m in search for inspiration. The photo below, found via ffioncrilly, is a good starting point.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog has recently lost her feline friend. My heart goes out to her. She wrote about her experience in this emotional and thoughtful post. It’s a very sad one, but a great read.

I’ve got a bunch of overripe bananas frozen, so will be making these pancakes some time soon.

This memoir sounds intriguing, and is on my ‘list of things to buy on Kindle next’, whenever that ‘next’ might be. Another one on my list is Educated.

One key habit of happiness found in 70+ years Harvard happiness research. I guess I’m fucked then, eh?

If I could just cook every single thing from Cooking on a Bootstrap! (Actually, that sounds like a tempting project. Hmm.) Three recipes on my mind lately: Cannelini Beurre Blanc, Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, Pearl Barley, Mushroom & Lentil Risotto.

What I’ve Read – January-March 2018

How’s your bookish year going? Mine isn’t half bad. I’ve read a variety of genres, and a decent mix of ebooks and paper books. Shall we dig in?

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I started the year by finishing Galbraith’s Career of Evil. Good mystery, more backstory, awesome thriller points – the third in the Strike series comes highly recommended from me. Cuckoo’s Calling was rather twee, Silkworm was full of grotesque. Both enjoyable (especially Silkworm – I continue to be amazed by J.K. Rowling, it takes balls and talent to write that shit), but Career of Evil is the best one so far.

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Books in 2017, and ‘Goals’ for 2018


2017 was a good year for me in books. I read 21, which is 4 more than my original challenge of 17. I discovered some new (to me) authors, but most importantly I think I finally brought back my reading mojo.

Aside from that, I also bought much less than I usually do (which is a good thing), and I found myself reading what I already have. It wasn’t quite the three out one in I was hoping for, but it was still better than other years.

Fingers crossed for 2018. God willing, these trends will continue.

In 2017 I also started a separate Instagram account for all my book-related posts.

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Come join me there if you haven’t yet!

At first I thought that Goodreads yearly review would be enough for me, but no. I want to write an actual post, even if it’s just a line or two about each book I’ve read last year.

Even if my notes are short, the post itself is still kinda long – after all, I am talking about twenty-one books here. So it’s all blissfully hidden under the cut. If you’re not keen on book notes, scroll down to the very end for my tentative 2018 reading goals.


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