26 December 2014

New Year Blogging Resolutions #Fandom5

I will be posting a separate Bucket List soon that I want to aim to get through during 2015, and some of those on the list are blog focused. Today is Fandom Friday and we're looking at Blogging Resolutions! So here are a five of mine, kind of inspired by some of the things I realised I'm bad at when I posted my Blogger Confessions

20 December 2014

Minecraft: First Impressions

It's official, I am hooked on Minecraft and I haven't been playing for very long either. I absolutely love the freedom of this game and it has something for everyone!

18 December 2014

Nerdy Christmas Decorations you need on your Tree

I'm a bit of a collector when it comes to Christmas decorations. For the past 5 years I've purchased one a year with the plan that when I eventually get my own place I'll have loads of cool little ornaments. Obviously, my favourites have a bit of a geeky flare to them and today I thought I'd share some of my favourite finds.

Breaking Bad Walter White Heisenberg Christmas Ornament

17 December 2014

Classic Christmas Movies #Fandom5

I know it isn't Friday but I'm posting this early because I'm so excited for Christmas! It is definitely okay to be watching Christmas films now! Here are my Top 5 for this time of year that instantly make Christmas feel Christmassy.

Elf (2003)

16 December 2014

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

You know what I love? Kids books. No matter what my age I will always go straight for the Young Adult section in book shops, but recently I've been going even younger than that. I heard some awesome things about Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (a book that belongs in your 9-13 age groups alongside your Harry Potter and Percy Jackson) and I thought I'd share because this is a really awesome series to get in to - no matter what your age.

SPOILERS

12 December 2014

My Christmas Wishlist 2014 #Fandom5

I have an Amazon Wishlist* the size of my arm. It is ridiculously long because I've been adding to it since December 2012 and use it to buy myself goodies when the money rolls in. It seems to me that I end up taking something off but adding three more on. Since it's Christmas and it's okay to share a "Things I really really really want" list (and it's Fandom Friday) these are the top 5 items I want, so listen up Santa Claus.

9 December 2014

The Very Hungover Caterpillar by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees

I've mentioned before, I'm sure, but I work in a bookshop. Thanks to this I get to see exciting new books as soon as we get them in and one caught my eye that I simply had to buy.

5 December 2014

Nerdy Gift Ideas

Buying Christmas gifts is one of the hardest task I face this time of year. I struggle with the non-geeky gifts but when it comes to buying beautiful presents for my nearest and nerdiest I have next to no trouble at all. What I'm about to list is generally what I've got people for Christmas or had in mind to.

I feel like there aren't enough board games in the world sometimes, but these make brilliant Christmas gifts because I don't know about you guys but I'm always playing them on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and even up to New Year because there isn't a lot else to do. The best thing about giving a board game is you essentially pick the game to play. I would pick Sherlock Cluedo because then at least I'll get to see Benedict's face for an extended period of time.


4 December 2014

Olive & Bean, Newcastle


Yesterday I pulled the early shift at work (which required me getting up at 6:30am, I don't know how people do that on a regular basis) and afterwards I went for a little treat at Olive & Bean to get over a full on day of being a retail assistant in the busy festive period.

2 December 2014

16 Dystopian Novel Recommendations + Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

I know what I like to read, Dystopian Novels. No doubt you'll have seen them about as they are currently making their way to film: The Hunger Games, Divergent and the like. "A dystopia is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is literally translated as "not-good place", an antonym of utopia." (Wiki)

I've compiled a selection (in no particular order) of books you might like if you've read a Dystopian novel and enjoyed it. Chances are if you've enjoyed something on the list you can find something else for that book hangover. All images and quotes are from Goodreads and that is where all the links go too. The idea behind this post is: if you like the tiny sentence or cover and are intrigued, click the title and you can find out more about it. Pretty much all of these are on my to read list if I haven't read them already.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)The Giver (The Giver, #1)The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)Uglies (Uglies, #1)