New Blog!

Just a very quick update today to let you know I’ve started another blog. If you’re interested in beauty, skincare and fun things like that, please take a look and follow if you like what you see ūüôā

https://flowerinadversity.wordpress.com/

I actually created this blog a couple of years ago but have never written any posts on it! The name comes from a quote from Mulan:

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I can’t remember the thinking behind it – I think I wanted to mix my love of Disney¬†and beauty and this quote seemed to fit. Even if it’s a bit vague, I like it!

(I will be carrying on with The Bookish Underdog of course. I¬†did consider just doing a few beauty¬†posts on my book blog, but I felt like it might be annoying for people who aren’t really interested in that sort of thing.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Top 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes.

According to Facebook, everyone is talking about the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reuniting (don’t get excited) for… an interview. (I told you not to get your hopes up.)

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I mean, you can’t tell who half¬†of those people are. They could have just¬†grabbed¬†people off the street. (Except Angel. Angel looks EXACTLY the same. Which means still gorgeous.)

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 Apparently the interview took place because it was recently the 20-year anniversary of the Buffy premiere Рhow mad is that? The show is nearly as old as me.

I’m a huge Buffy fan, and I was actually considering going all non-bookish and doing a top 10 Buffy episodes post anyway, so this was the perfect excuse. In terms of the order, I’ve gone with a mix of my favourites and what I think are the most technically good, well-crafted episodes.

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What I Got For Christmas.

1) Drrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiink.

For some reason everyone got me prosecco this year, and my sister also got me a set of¬†flavours to put in prosecco so we are having a very fancy new year’s party this year!

2) Some bookish presents.

My partner got me a Paul Hollywood¬†recipe book, so we’re going to try to do a recipe a51Dpi4wD4iL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg week from it (and get better at baking!). I also got a stand mixer and some non-stick baking trays to go with it, and my other bookish present was a Fantastic Beasts colouring book from my sister (I also got her one, but thankfully they weren’t exactly the same!).

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I’m Very Thankful For…

Being English, I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving myself, but I like the idea of going around the table and saying things you’re thankful for. We often take things for granted. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of¬†bookish things I’m really grateful to have in my life.


Ebooks.

I adore ebooks. I love their portability and the fact that I can buy as many as I like without having to find the space. I also prefer reading ebooks, because I can read¬†in whatever position I like without my neck aching. Sure, they have their cons as well, and they’re not everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m a big fan.

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Film Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

Yesterday I went to see the¬†Fantastic Beasts film, and I was so damn excited. I didn’t really realise how excited I was until we were queueing up, and from the point that we handed over our tickets to when we were sitting through the adverts I couldn’t stop smiling. Sadly we chose a different cinema to the one we normally go to, so I was uncomfortable throughout – but hey, that’s a small price to pay to go and see a new Harry Potter film.

I was just so excited to be watching a Potter film where I didn’t know what was going to happen. However, this did cause problems now and then: they didn’t outright tell us the names of a lot of the magical creatures, which was a shame because I haven’t read the book of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them¬†since the year¬†came out. I was therefore a bit embarrassed when people were asking me afterwards if I knew what something was and I was like, ‘Nope!’

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The ‚ÄėHow I Choose My Books‚Äô Tag (ORIGINAL).

Hi everyone! I was thinking that it’s interesting how we¬†choose which books we want to read. I always like to say how I discovered¬†certain books, like if I had to study it at school or uni or if it was a favourite of one of my friends, so I can find similar books in the future. So I thought I’d make a tag!


1. Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

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Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

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