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Paper Corner | February

I want to know where February has disappeared..! This month has vanished and I feel it's due to my assignment. That's my first papery talk - I finished my assignment nearly a week ago but there is still a stack of notes, highlighters, pens and scrap pieces of paper in a pile on my dresser which I've yet to sort out. I don't feel I have the energy to go through and relive it! (but I shall as it's not over yet - eek!)

I've been pretty busy in the terms of books this month, whether that's buying (seriously, someone needs to stop me going to The Works) or reading them. I've been wrapping one up for my book swap partner, whom I'll share more once the book arrives. 



Stationery wise, I've been snowed under with my new subscription with YooHoo! Mail, my January Box was to die for and as soon as they said 'you can buy the February Box now' I hopped over there instantly! There was so many lovely little treats in my delivery, I can't wait to share the February Box - hopefully next week.



These are 3 books I brought in The Works last week. I found myself creeping by and having a look in that general area and before I knew it, I had these in my hands for the price of £5 which I don't mind. Although, I'm hardly in need of some new reads, my current TBR Pile is pretty high already! Ah well, I guess I'll be sharing pile #2 before long! (I'm in love with that Unspeakable cover!)

Another purchase was this notebook, also from The Works (I brought some Tissue Paper too and a couple of bits for a parcel). I'm yet to find a use for it, but I was drawn to it instantly and felt compelled to spend a further £2 ;)

Now onto my 'read this month' - I've finished 2 novels in February - 4 in total for 2016 which feels pretty shocking considering I've been busy half the month with my assignment. I'm pretty happy that I've been able to keep my little love up. Re-discovering the things that I love has been really lovely as it gives me that lifted up feeling and somehow I feel rested doing them.


At the end of January's post I mentioned I was reading Better Together by Sheila O'Flanagan. I really enjoyed this book, it follows Sheridan who loses her job as a Sports Journalist. Completely gutted and worrying how she's going to pay the rent, her best friend talks her into going to a paper job in a remote village. The thought of covering local news seems tedious to Sheridan but she arrives and slowly starts to feel comfortable. There's many secrets, some known and many unknown and Sheridan has to decide what to do about a big one that could rocket her career, but ruin the lives of the people she has formed relationships with..
This book surprised me, it sounded and looked good, but it was so much better than I thought it would be. For a thickish book it really holds your attention. I found myself rooting for Sheridan and her love interest (because that's genuinely the type of romantic I am!) smiling at their conversations and groaning at the down sides.


My mystery post, wasn't so mystery.. although the book was full of mystery and deception! I reviewed this book for NetMums only last night; I finished the pages and wrote it straight away whilst it was fresh in my mind. It's definitely a book I'm not going to forget in a hurry - I loved it! It has a very Sex in the City vibe to it (characters and all). I really enjoyed the writing style, it was written in a way it felt like you were catching up with a best friend on their drama filled life. It was a very chatty narrative which made it difficult to stop reading, you constantly felt like you were getting to the juicy part - it definitely felt like a naughty read as you felt so nosy! Tamsin reveals at the start of the book that she had sex with her Best Friend's Husband and she can explain it.. we follow the journey of honey-trapping, falling in love and keeping secrets.
The chapters were switched up between two of the characters and there were details they told you but it didn't get revealed in the book, which some were pretty funny. Her assistant shared she puts full fat milk in her bosses drink and the boss raves how she's the only one who can make a decent skinny latte (wink). I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Sex in the City, Chick Lit books - a fab read!

The Reading Residence

8 comments:

  1. A very busy papery month for you. That YooHoo! Mail box looks gorgeous and you have me wanting to read everything here! Like you, my TBR pile just keeps on growing, so I am trying to resist new purchases - it'll never last! Thanks for sharing with #PaperyPeep x

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    1. It has been busy - it's really lovely to join in with this link as it highlights exactly what I have done, a monthly round up is pleasing me :)
      Oh I was the same the last time I went in there, I have so many I want to read that it's almost comical looking at my pile. I thought you may appreciate the Yoohoo! Mail! Xx

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  2. That looks a great month in paper - love those cards at the top, great fun! #paperypeep

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    1. It has been a lovely month :) yes I also love the cards, they're so pretty. I really enjoy getting a random selection arriving in the post! X

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  3. I've bought so many books this month it's terrible! And I read loads last month, so much this month - sleep deprivation it to blame on my side. Love your subscription :) #paperypeep

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    1. I love collecting books and choosing one but I find myself feeling drowned by how many I have to read. Aww, well we have to fit it in somehow I guess haha. Thank you! Xx

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  4. I noticed the other day there is a new branch of The Works opening near to us soon. I'm terrible for that shop too, although for me it's the kids books and the little card embellishments that I never get round to using! x

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    1. Its so cheap isn't it? That is definitely the part that grabs me. Its so easy to spend money.. ooh I love having a look at the kids books too. It varies in quality though I often think xxx

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