If you, like us, have seen the entirety of Bridgerton on Netflix all the way through and are asking yourself what’s next?, we have just the cure. …Reading List: For Fans of ‘Bridgerton’
This week has been a little more hectic compared to my normal lifestyle of listening to music, watching my favourite TV shows and movies on Netflix or Google play, and reading a few books here and there and then using my new laptop to play my digital piano and record some songs for fun. I have started volunteering at Save the Children in Malaga which is a 10 minute drive down the road from me and I was excited to be starting there yesterday as they put me straight onto the “books”! in the warehouse. It is a fun job and I think for now it is the perfect job for me three days a week as I don’t have a permanenent full time job or anything, but I have one thing in the pipes music wise, so lets hope that works out down the line but that is another story for another time! I will keep you updated!
So, I started on unpacking books, and putting them into their categories, and I learnt a lot already just from the first two hours of working there!
I even remembered when they had a box for Art that that was the number 700 from the Dewey Decimal Classification System, so my brain was quite on par library wise!
It is so fun to be able to do the work, but lets see how its goes down the track! I recognised a lot of authors names, Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum, Di Morissey, you will always recognise author names when working in books, and so I have decided to make this post a little more delightful and create a list of my favourite authors names but also put their blog link with it so it gives you the chance to be able to check them out!!!!
My first and favourite one is:
1. Carrie Turansky – carrieturansky.com – this is such a stunning page and my favourite book of hers is “The Governess of Highland Hall”. I have probably mentioned that way too many times before! Her latest release is “No Journey too far” and I have read the rest of the Edwardian Bride Series and Shine like the Dawn. I want to get No Ocean too wide and Across the blue. You can sign up to her newsletter on her website and she also has a Book List!
2. Alena Kate Pettitt – of “The Darling Academy” – I just absolutely love the writings of her book Ladies Like Us as she goes through such beautiful topics such as Being a lady, being a darling!, emotional and social intelligence, and poise. My favourite section was on Defining your goals and aspirations as it really honed in on setting lifetime goals, and attitudes of the heart! It is beautiful written and you will not be disappointed if you purchase Ladies like us. She also has another book called English Etiquette which I want to get for myself! You can buy her books HERE.
3. DickensBlog – a Blog for all things Dickens! Here you can experience a blog page that promotes Charles Dickens’ books. There is a book you can get through this page called The Gospel in Dickens: Selections from His Work. It is $18US. I particularly liked the fact that on the 6th September 2020 that did an online conversation with a descendant of his!!! You will find this on the blog page link provided if you click on “A blog for all things Dickens!” You can easily subscribe.
4. Natasha Lester – This is particularly one of my favourites as she shares her “Writing Routine. ” She writes blogs that are more succinct and concise. For example, you should read How to Fit Writing Into Your Life: 6 Tips Based on My Writing Process on her website at natashalester.com.au. If you are a writer yourself, then articles and blogs are the way to go for you to read. It will give you so much more inspiration and will drive you to be a better writer!!!
I have the first two of her books.
The Paris seamstress
You will find this picture on my Instagram page.
The French photographer
She blogs every Tuesday and really sets her time working on her novels as you can see through her writing and blogs. So keep your eyes peeled every Tuesday, and her newsletters go out every Tuesday as well. So make sure to subscribe to her newsletter on the right hand side of the page/website.
I am excited to see her bring out The Paris Secret, but I am still on The Paris Seamstress and sooooooo excited and looking forward to reading the French Photographer as it looks completely stunning.
I don’t want to overload you with too many author blog pages, so I will stick to four for now and if I think of any more that I tend to read for myself I will create a Part 2!
So keep your eyes peeled incase I do do a part 2 of this blog. I hope that you enjoyed reading about these four favourite author blog pages of mine, and that you click on them and browse through them. There are some gems! and you never know some giveaways might be around the corner!
Do you have a favourite author blog?
If you don’t follow a blog of an author, do you follow any other type of bloggers?
I have started to create more of a healthy ritual with a particular smoothie which was created by “The Beauty Chef”. I came across their Instagram and Facebook page and immediately felt like I needed and had to have the products!!!
Here I want to share with you my recipe of a delicious Sunday smoothie which was originally was from the Get up and Glow Smoothie but I took out a quarter of a small-medium ripe avocado, 2 Brazil nuts and freshly squeezed juice of 1/4 of a lime.
Combining healthy gut nourishing fibre and clean plant based proteins this smoothie is equal parts delicious and nutritious. With the goodness of antioxidant-rich fruits and the Glow Inner Beauty Essential – which contains bio-fermented Probiotic whole foods to support healthy skin, hair and nails.
3/4 cup (100g) mixed frozen berries
1 teaspoon GLOW Inner Beauty Essential
1/2 scoop BODY Inner Beauty Support (vanilla)
3/4 cup (180ml) unsweetened almond milk, or your preferred nut milk
1/4 cup (60g) coconut yoghurt
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth
A berry Sunday Smoothie!
Her love knew no bounds……
As a noble mans daughter Jane Lane longs for a life outside the price lived walls of her family home.
Her quiet world is shattered when Royalists arrive one night, pleading for help.
They have been hiding the King, but Cromwell’s forces are close behind them, baying for Charles II’s blood – and anyone who helps him.
Putting herself in mortal danger, Jane must help the King escape by disguising him as her manservant.
With the shadow of the gallows following their every step, Jane finds herself falling for the gallant young Charles.
But will she surrender to a passion that could change her life – and the course of history?
The UNFORGETTABLE TRUE story of CHARLES II’s escape, and the love and bravery of the woman who made it POSSIBLE.
This is DEFINITELY perfect for fans of PHILLIPA GREGORY AND ELIZABETH CHADWICK
Book Review on the way!
I have probably raved one about my trip to England just a TAD too many times!!!! As soon as I arrived in London it TOTES felt surreal!!!!! I was there but felt like a million things were going through my mind. I had FINALLLLY reaches my DREAM DESTINATION!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍
I loved everything about that country and the things we did. As soon as we arrived to Hyde Park Gate Hotel it was ABSOLUTELY relaxing and the mornings were FRESH!!!!
What Is Historical Fiction?
I thought I would first show the definition of Historical Fiction to pinpoint what we are looking at exactly.
Historical, adj. 1. Of, relating to, or of the character of history. 2. Based on or concerned with events in history.
Fiction, n. 4.a. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. b. The category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels, short stories, and plays.
Writing historical fiction is simply writing a story that is set in the past which is usually during a significant time period. For example, the Victorian Period is the period during Queen Victoria’s reign. I find this period particularly interesting and a favourite.
The main thing that I will learn in this course is to do research to come up with the correct setting based on facts. It can also include real people but does not necessarily have to.
When You are writing fiction, it is very important to do your homework so that you can really pinpoint the mannerisms, costumes, conditions, etc, in order to make the novel authentic. In fact, they also say that historical fiction novels can take years to write because of the amount of research you have to do when writing.
Historical writing includes historical figures placed in imaginary situations
Fictional characters placed in actual, factual historical periods of time or situations
(for example, you can place your fictional character “Alexandra” in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812); or you can have variations of both.
For example, you could place historical figures in settings they have been proven to have been in or fictional characters in fictional settings in a real period of history.
To recap, historical fiction is writing that is fictional but in which elements from history play the main roles.
When you choose to write historical fiction, you are doing two things at once – you are both the historian AND the storyteller. You are going to tell your readers what happened at the time and what it felt like.
We are going to explore the genre.
We will discuss the various subgenres, the types of characters and settings you may want to explore, character motivations, conflict, plot, plot mapping, editing, and pacing, plus agents, queries, and so much more.
You will walk away at the end of this course feeling as though you know exactly what you want to write and exactly how to write it.
I have submitted my Introduction online and written what book I want to write and then did a multiple choice exam at the end.
You may have to be a member of the City of Joondalup library to access the course.
It is under Online Resources in the Spydus catalogue.
Note: 📝 This is through onlineclasses.com
There iare500+ courses to choose from and 6000000 Lessons delivered!
Oh! How I want to do Journalism!
I will possibly do a Book Review of The Governess Game in the near future! As that is the featured photo on my post!
Today I went to the Girrawheen Library which is a part of the City of Wanneroo here in Western Australia. I picked up FOUR books which I will be listing in this particular blog.
You will find the first book really shows that it is the type of novel I would DEFINITELY read. Just look at the FIRST WORD! But it is BOOK FIVE of the “The Selection Series”.
The Selection Series is a series of five young adult novels written by Kiera Cass. It focuses on The Selection, a competition for the current king’s heir for a hand in marriage. Source: Wikipedia
A selection can ONLY have ONE winner. A PRINCESS only has one HEART. ❣
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illea to hold her own selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty five suitors but as events at the palace force her even further into the spotlight she realised that she might not be content remaining alone.
She still isn’t sure she will find the fairy – tale ending her parents did twenty years ago but sometimes the HEART has a way of surprising you…….
and filled with JUST the right amount of SWOON!
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kiersten White
Oh! ……. To have a DAY in Windsor!
I’m not going to bore you with a LOT of writing,
Instead I am going to post ALOT of photos!!!!!
This will show exactly HOW MUCH FUN I had in Windsor!!!!!!
It is my favourite town in England so far and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and still can visualise the imperial state crown standing right in front of me when I went to see the Crown Jewels. Also, apologies beforehand, I stood in St George’s Chapel for SO long I missed the state rooms! And missed the arch way that Prince Harry and Meghan walked out of!
Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the photos I took when at Windsor……. the order of photos have a story to tell!
ENJOY my photos!