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My Proofreading Door Is Open!

Well, folks, it’s that time again where my proofreading door is open to you guys. Especially now that I have a little one and have a bit more free time on my hands (when she’s lets me, of course 😝). So, if you need a second pair of eyes to go over your work, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to help in any way I can! You can email me at: secretlivesoffictionlovers@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you. 😊

Happy Friday everyone!

Take care,

Dayna.

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Currently Reading: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

A perfect Saturday spent enjoying a cuppa whilst reading a good book!

I know, I know, I’m real slow on the book wagon when it comes to reading If I Stay. BUT I finally am and can honestly say I’m loving it so far. Before picking up If I Stay, I was already a fan of Gayle Forman. I love her writing style. It makes reading her books a breeze and, before you know it, you’ve gotten to the end and find yourself wondering how the heck you got there so quick! This book is turning out to be no different which I’m thrilled about.
I’ve yet to see the movie adaptation so have no idea how it compares to the book. Have any of you guys read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?
I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday; whatever you may be getting up to.
Take care,
Dayna.

I am reading…

For a while now, my head hasn’t been in the game of reading and the only time I seemed to read was on the long train journey to and from my boyfriend’s. Anyhoo, this weekend I decided I would make a concerted effort to finish the book I was reading. And I have. I stayed up ’til 2am being engrossed in the final chapters of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Although I found myself lost and confused at times, I did thoroughly enjoy this book. There was this big cliff hanger at the end that had me rushing to Amazon to put books 2 and 3 on my wish list. I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds.

I am now about to start reading Winterspell by Claire Legrand. It looks to be such a magical and enchanting read. Hopefully, I will not be disappointed. 🙂

The blurb:

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

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My lovely boyfriend bought me Winterspell for Christmas and his equally lovely mum bought me the bookmark with my name engraved on it. 💕

An awesome book lover’s find…

Today, on my last day of spending time with my boyfriend in Wales, we went to a huuuge shop called Vincent Davies (in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire). I love this shop. There’s all kinds of nicknacks and little treasures to be found here.

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I came across these amazing book bookends. They would look fab on my bookcase. I really wanted to buy them but I wouldn’t be able to fit them in my weekender bag. 😦 I also love the steampunk style cupboard that the bookends are sat on. I don’t think the shop makes deliveries outside of Wales which is such a shame as I really wanted that, too! Hmmm if only I could store it somewhere at my boyfriend’s house ….

OH MY…BOOKSHELF!

How many of you feel the same way as Kat? I know I do! This sums up my feelings towards reading perfectly. A world without books would be dull and boring and there would be nowhere to escape to to get away from the problems of everyday life.

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Late one afternoon at school I found myself under a company of trees, seated on a bench and reading a book.

I’m not quite sure what I was reading exactly but I remember being quite involved in the book. The words were swallowing me up hole, the characters dragging me into their world and I’m sure that the tension within that paragraph was quite high because I was very unimpressed when someone called for my attention.
The girl who called to me was young and asked why I was reading. I really didn’t want to mean to the little girl, I was reading and everyone should know not to bother an avid reader while doing what they love, but I managed to mumble out that I enjoyed it. The girl then frowned and replied by saying that she didn’t read because it was boring and only nerds did it

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so true…

I totally agree with this!

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