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Book Review: The Reluctant Elf by Michele Gorman

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

BookBub: A resource for book lovers

www.bookbub.com

Calling all eBook lovers, I have to share this with you! I happened to be browsing various social media outlets, reading linked articles and so on the other day when I happened across a link for BookBub. Basically, BookBub is a site which showcases books that are free or heavily discounted based on the genres you select when registering.

According to BookBub, 'BookBub features ebooks ranging from top-tier publishers to critically acclaimed independent authors. Our team of experts makes sure that we're only featuring great deals on quality books that you'll love.'

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Falling in love in the world's most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always for ever. Isla and Josh's romantic journey is skilfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne, and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

The Harry Potter Tag

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So I have a confession to make. I only finished reading the Harry Potter books about 2 years ago *ducks for cover*. I know, I know... for someone who loves reading as much as me, I should be ashamed. My first experience of the series was when I was in year 5 (about 1997) and my favourite primary school teacher read us this little book that hadn’t long been published about a boy who goes to wizard school. We all loved it, and wrote a letter to J.K. Rowling who actually responded to us which is all kinds of awesome. Then I left primary school and went to secondary school where I discovered much more ‘grown up’ books and so I never really bothered to read the rest of the series. Then came uni where I studied English and during my degree and even after I graduated, I had a reading 'burn out' if you will, and didn’t really get back into reading for pleasure until a few years later. I saw all the movies, loved them and finally decided I needed to stop putting it off and read them. I regret not reading them sooner, and I definitely regret not reading them before seeing the movies!

When I saw this tag on Hayley’s blog, Water Painted Dreams, I just had to give it a go...

Advance warning: Contains HUGE spoilers! Read at your peril...

Movies to watch in 2014

There are quite a few movies that have come out or are due to come out in 2014, so I've put together a list of those I have seen or am looking forward to seeing...


12 Years a SlaveOne of the most talked about movies of the year, and Oscar winning... I have heard excellent things about this movie…

Our first anniversary: 27.7.14

A year ago at 3.30pm on 27th July I became Mrs Baggott. This weekend we celebrated our first wedding anniversary.


Matt surprised me with a very special gift seeing as it was our first... Something to treasure. He got a Michael Kors watch from me.


I can still remember our wedding day like it was yes…

Summer Bucket List 2014

I've seen a few Summer Bucket List posts floating around via Pinterest and various blogs, and I thought it was a nice idea to make one of my own. Matt makes fun of me as I do love a good list, but I think lists are great as they help me to focus and remember the things I want to do! So here is …

Movies that inspire me

Tangled"Haven't any of you ever had a dream?"
Rapunzel has been locked up in a tower for 18 years. She dreams of seeing the lanterns that appear every year on her birthday. She has to deal with a number of obstacles, negativity from her 'mother' and the fear that her dream may…
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