Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

Alrighty. I got bored. So, I thought, I’ve read 270 books so far this year, what better way to entertain myself than forcibly pick single books out of that to answer a bunch of questions!


But. It’s not like I have a whole lot else to do, is it.

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Block Editor: Tips & Tricks

WordPress is changing its editor permanently and I know that invokes a gut reaction of no thank you! in a lot of people, but really, the blocks editor is great, imo. So I’m going to try convert you to my way of thinking (and also help you out some because it is not easy and definitely frustrating to use at first).

All of your posts will automatically convert to blocks on 1st June, but I would recommend first going through a few to convert manually, to check that the formatting doesn’t somehow get messed up. It does happen, and it’s nicer to know beforehand than to be suddenly hit with it.

But anyway. Some tips and tricks, to make your post-blocks permanency a little bit easier!

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Book Tag: Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read

(Okay, I’ve never done one of these before so this is gonna be interesting.)

I was tagged by Laura @ thebookcorps to do this tag of books that I want to read but don’t actually want to bother reading. Which is gonna be fun because I have near 750 books on my TBR. How many of those do I want to admit to not being bothered to read…..

I only got round to this now because of course, it being the end of term, my work load is increasing. Makes sense.

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Book Review: 99 Percent Mine

Sally Thorne

Rating: 3 out of 5.

published: 29th January 2019
spoilers? only vague ones


Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.

When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.

Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that’s inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.

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Five for Friday: Short Story Collections

You know how sometimes, you don’t have the energy to read a full length book, and you just want something shorter? Well, this rec list is for those times when you just want to dip into a collection of short stories, whether it’s by the same author or a collection from different authors. 

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