It’s that time of year again! The Reading Rush is a readathon happening from July 20 – July 26 and it’s the perfect excuse to do nothing else but read for a full week. The last time I participated in this readathon it was still called the booktube-a-thon, yes I’m old. And lately I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump with everything that’s going on in the world right now… So I’m hoping this week of reading will get me back into the swing of things.
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by listening to some Christmas tunes? So in this post I will be sharing my absolute festive favourites with you guys, and tell you why I love them so much! Also, I compiled them in a handy-dandy playlist for you guys, in case you want to give them a listen.
1. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl
This is a song I remember from an old mix CD my parents used to play at Christmas time, so it’s mostly on here for nostalgic reasons.
2. All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
No holiday playlist is complete without a bit of Mariah Carey. It’s a classic. What more can I say?
3. Last Christmas by Wham!
Same as the previous track. This song is an absolute classic and I can’t not listen to this during December (or November for that matter).
4. Twelve Pains of Christmas by Bob Rivers
This is another one of those songs that give me nostalgic vibes. My parents had very interesting mix CD’s haha.
5. Christmas by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé’s entire Christmas album is my JAM! I have been listening to it for about two months straight now… No regrets.
6. Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass by All Time Low
Not really a traditional Christmas song, but I still love listening to it during the festive season.
7. Do They Know It’s Christmas? By Band Aid 30 / 1984
I love both the original version of this song as well as the 2014 re-make. But the one that I listen to most is the 2014 version (it has One Direction and Ed Sheehan, can you blame me?).
8. Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens
Last but not least, I feel like this is also a bit of a classic. It gives just enough Christmas feels.
I am gonna keep it at 8 songs (or really 7 songs and an entire album…). I’ll just put them on repeat this season until everyone around me gets sick of it. And then I’ll still continue.
What other Christmas tunes should be on my playlist? Let me know!
Lots of Love,
I recently watched Ariel Bisset’s video called 7 books I want to read that nobody cares about. And I thought it was so cool! I feel like the majority of people in the book community are only interested in Young Adult book, preferably new releases. Yet lately, I have been feeling more and more drawn towards other genres and I feel like I can’t really talk about them because nobody would be interested. So that is why I am sharing them in this post! So you just know which post to skip if you’re not at all interested ?
That time of year has rolled around once again, it is time to prepare to write a novel in 30 days! With NaNoWriMo just around the corner (if you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I explained it in last years post which you can check out here) which means it’s time to flesh out characters, start building a world and get stocked up on as much caffeine as possible. If you read last years post, you will know that both Doreth and I attempted to complete the challenge of writing a full-length novel in the month of November. Quick update: we both failed miserably. Just like the year before that. This year I am on my own, Doreth is very busy with her new study so I will have to make do without my usual writing buddy. The question is: how on earth am I going to manage to actually stick to my goal and complete the 50,000 words? Last years post was about how to prepare your novel, this years post might be even more important than that one. How to prepare yourself for the task ahead. Now I would recommend you take my advice with a grain of salt (maybe even an entire salt-shaker…) because I obviously have no idea what I’m doing. However if I actually achieve my goal this year, it might be a worthwhile technique. Only time will tell.
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As many of you will probably know, the Booktube-a-Thon ended a couple of days ago. This year I participated for the first time and I actually didn’t do as bad as I was expecting to. Keep reading to find out what I read last week!