Friday, 29 July 2016

My Book Collection

Most people have collections of make up, shoes or clothes. I do not. The biggest collection and the one I love the most is my book collection. I thought I'd make a post sharing you my collection of books now as I was taking my books down I realised there was a lot so I'm not going to dwell on every description of the book otherwise this post will last forever. I'm just going to show you the book and whether or not I've read it as I do have a few books I haven't read. I'm also going to do it shelf by shelf but also I'm going to have around my bedroom section as not all my books could fit on the shelves as I also had to use half the bookshelf to store my DVDs. Anyway, I best get on with showing you my book collection. Here we go.

Shelf 1

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Not Read

Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott - Read

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins - Read The Hunger Games. Not read Catching Fire and Mockingjay

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling - Read

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling - Read all of them

Miley Cyrus Miles To Go - Read

Shelf 2

Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary - Read

Fun fact: Julian Clary actually signed this from when I went to see him live

A Young Man's Passage by Julian Clary - Half read

Michael McIntyre Life & Laughing My Story - Read

The Land Of Stories The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer - Read

Murder Most Fab by Julian Clary - Read

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman - Not read

Paper Towns by John Green - Read

365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox - Working on

Shelf 3

Girl Online and Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg - Read

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella - Read

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - Read

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - Read

The Girls' Book of Secrets by Gemma Reece - Read

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Not read

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit - Not Read

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging by Louise Rennison - Not read

Peter Pan by J.M, Barrie - Read

Peter Pan In Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean - Read

All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher - Read

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester - Read

Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella - Read

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - Read (I've also read and own the sequel After You but that's currently in my university room)

Around my bedroom

Staying Strong by Demi Lovato - Half read

McFly Unsaid Things Our Story - Read

Wicked by Gregory MaGuire - Not read

On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher - Read

How I Changed My Life In A Year by Shelley Wilson - Working on

Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella - Read The Secret Dreamworld of A Shopaholic, Shopaholic Abroad, Shopaholic Ties The Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic To The Stars and Shopaholic To The Rescue

That brings my collection of books to the grand total of 54 books. Wow. That is a lot and the collection is still growing as I have books on my Amazon wish list to order at some point.

I just love reading and I know half of these books I haven't read and I should probably invest in a kindle as you can store loads of books on it but I just love owning a physical copy of a book. I love holding and adding it to my bookshelf. It just feels so nice to be able to turn the pages.

Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow where I'm going to narrow these books down to my top ten favourites books. Let me just say it was a very hard decision.

Megan x

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Making A Difference

Yesterday I received an email from The British Heart Foundation telling me how much my donation of clothes has made. It honestly put a huge smile on my face and I just had to share this with you guys.

Back in May when I was packing up my university room these bags were pushed under my door. They were from the British Heart Foundation and were for old clothes, shoes and other things to donate to the charity.

It just got me thinking as I was packing my suitcase that I had old clothes which I had not worn ever or in a long time. They were good quality clothes and I just thought why not declutter my wardrobe. Plus the donated clothes might be able to help a few people. I ended up filling two bags filled with my clothes and I was given the option to right my address and email just so they can get in touch with me to tell me whether or not my clothes made a difference.

Anyway yesterday they sent me an email to me and told me my clothes I had donated has raised £15.56. Knowing this has put a huge smile to my face knowing that my clothes which I never wear have made that much. It goes to show you can make a huge difference by donating your old clothes.

I just wanted to tell you about this as I hope it inspires you to go into your wardrobe to declutter it and donate any clothes you no longer wear to any charity you like. You will make a huge difference and have knowledge you have given something back to this world.

Thank you for reading. I'll be back with another post tomorrow. See you then guys.

Megan x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

On The Other Side Review

Like with all book reviews I do on this blog there will be no spoilers revealed so don't you worry.

Anyway, I started reading On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher on Saturday and yesterday I was reading it throughout the day. Then when I was in bed I continued to read and I could not put it down until I finished it.

Let me just tell you this book is amazing. I fell in love with it as I got more and more into it. It's a love story like no other I've read before and there was just bits of it I was just surprised and how to keep guessing what was going to happen to these characters or how it will end. It was one of those books I couldn't put down.

It was so well written and everything just went well perfectly. This Carrie Hope Fletcher's first fiction book I believe and let me just tell you if you enjoy reading then you need to read this book right now. It is truly a wonderful love story full of love, heartbreak and happiness. You will love it. I promise you.

Anyway, that's all I have to say. Go buy this book if you haven't already and you will not regret it.

I'll be back again tomorrow with another post.

See you then guys.

Megan x

Monday, 25 July 2016

Travelling, Reading And Not Posting

I'm sorry for not posting for three days as I didn't have any blog posts scheduled and I was too busy to post anything.

On Friday I was busy packing as I came to a last minute decision to come home on Saturday instead of Sunday so I was packing up my suitcase and picking things to take home. I then had an early night because I was planning to catch the earliest train as I had a five hour journey ahead of me and I just wanted to make an early start because the sooner I did then the sooner I would get there. Also as you may see from the photo below I took the time to start my new book which is by Carrie Hope Fletcher called On The Other Side. I'm enjoying it so far and was happy to read it on my train journey.

Anyway, I arrived at my home and then went out later on that day to the Carnival and I thought I'd be able to post after the carnival but I came home late and was too tired to do anything as I had been up since five in the morning to catch the train.

Now I was planning on making a post yesterday explaining myself but as I started to my mum wanted me to go and see my grandparents so that happened. Then the day just kind of became really stressful. I do apologise but things happen sometimes and you just don't want to blog.

I do apologise for not posting and I will continue to post everyday and I may even continue into August because I actually quite like posting everyday as it's kind of fun to just have a purpose to write a blog post. I'm going to try and be more organised and post at a realistic time everyday from now on. I'll let you know if I decide anything.

Thanks again if you are reading my posts and I hope you're enjoying reading them everyday.

I'll be back tomorrow with another post. See you then guys.

Megan x

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

I was doing a bit of research and came across a video by Lucy Wyndham-Read which is tips to keep fit and healthy at university. One of the tips was a recipe for a homemade pizza which I thought I would try it as it is really simple and quick to make. Basically it's a homemade pizza.

Now when I was out shopping I bought the ingredients needed which are
- 1 wholemeal tortilla wrap
- Tomatoes blended/Tomato puree (I didn't have a blender so I just used tomato puree)
- Grated cheese
- Ham

You may have noticed that the base is a tortilla wrap, not pizza dough but it still works. Anyway, I got my wrap and spread the tomato puree over it then I added the cheese. You could probably add more ingredients. You don't have to stick to just a cheese and ham one. You can have peppers, sweetcorn, anything you want really. Then I put it under the grill for about ten minutes or until the cheese melted. However I wish I had left it a bit longer so that the wrap could be more crispier and browner but what I had was fine as well. I then added the ham at the end then it was ready to eat.

This is what it looked like and let me just tell you it was really tasty. I was even tempted to make a wrap out of it and just eat like that but I ended up just tearing off it. I enjoyed every minute of eating and it really does make a nice little lunch. Plus all the ingredients used made this cheaper than getting an actual pizza plus it's healthier as you know exactly what is going on it.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this great find which I found and I'll leave a link to Lucy's video below. You should definitely try it sometime if you want to make a healthy pizza.

That's all I have to say for today's post. I'll be back again with another post.
See you then guys.

Megan x

Lucy Wyndham-Read's Video

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

After You Review

*This post contains no spoilers.*

For two days I would not stop reading After You. I wanted to finish it but also as I read it more and more I just wanted to know what happens next.

If you don't know After You is the sequel to Me Before You. Basically it is life two years after the first book. Let me just say if you, like me, cried at the first book then this book will give you closure and a little bit of hope. I did not cry at this book as it kind of gave me a bit of closure from this story.

I have to say this book is well written by JoJo Moyes. She had written the characters so well and I got a sense of familiarity from when I was reading the first book.

I did enjoy this book and it was full of surprises as there was things happening in it that I was not expecting. Basically though something happens at the end of chapter one and you just think 'Oh my god! I have to know what happens next!' as you won't be expecting and you just think of these possibilities that the story could go in. This book had me guessing a lot and most of time I was wrong or things just happened unexpectedly.

It is a brilliant sequel to Me Before You and gives you knowledge of what happens after the first book which will just help wipe away the tears from the first book.

Anyway, that's all I have to say. Definitely read Me Before You and After You as they are great books and I'll be back again tomorrow with another post. See you then guys.

Megan x

Recommended post
Me Before You
My Book Recommendations

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

My Week Of Living In A New House

As some of you know I have been staying at my new house which is going to be my accommodation for university in second year. Now let me just tell you I've learned a few things about living in a house and have some benefits of living in a student house.

It's been a very positive week and I'm just going to say this here and now. To begin with I was feeling apprehensive about living in a house rather than living in halls. I was worried it wouldn't feel like a home. I was worried about being so close to my friends that we'd end up falling out and that I wouldn't enjoy living there.

However, two weeks ago when I moved into this house I felt excited and honestly the moment I stepped into my bedroom I made it look so nice and when all my stuff was unpacked it just felt like my room. That's a very good tip to when you're moving into your house is making your bedroom as comfortable and cosy as you like because it's your bedroom and only yours. You can come in your bedroom and feel a sense of comfort being surrounded by all your things. It's also a place to escape to if you're not in the mood to talk to your friends or just want to have some alone time to catch up on your favourite TV shows and YouTube.

Another thing about living in a student house with your friends is the fact that you will not feel alone and always have someone there to talk to. In halls it's was a bit difficult as your friends may be on different floors or their doors were closed so you felt you couldn't intrude on them. However when you're living in a house you are guaranteed to see someone as they might be in the living room or kitchen and their doors will be open for most of the day. You'll always be able to have a chat with one of your house mates about something. Plus if your friends want to go somewhere then you'll be invited to go with them so you'll never feel left out.

It gives you experience for when you come to living in a house of your own. Honestly it really does as you will realise how much you want your house to be tidy. You'll do the dishes, laundry, clean things and make them organised. You'll officially learn to be an adult.

Also my university is only a five minute walk away so it's great that I don't have to travel very far to go to my lectures.

All I can say is that so far I'm enjoying living in a house and it's be great. I don't think I've experienced anything bad yet so hopefully it's going to be a very positive experience.

That's all I have to say about it for now. I'll be back again tomorrow with another post. See you then guys.

Megan x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Summer Evenings

At this point in my life I just feel so happy and at bliss. Probably because I have not very many responsibilities in my life but I just genuinely feel so happy right now.

Today I felt so much more like an adult than I've ever felt like in my life. I was home alone as my friends were at their placements so I washed up dishes from last night and this morning. I then cleaned the surfaces in the kitchen and living room. Afterwards I did my laundry and tidied up my bedroom.

I just felt so relaxed and responsible. I now understand how my mu feels but it wasn't just because I needed to do these jobs around the house it was because I wanted to. I never used to be a tidy person and now I am a tidy person. It's amazing how much your whole life can change within a year. Last year I was messy and relying on my mum to do the jobs around the house but now I feel so independent and just want to get the jobs around the house.

I also felt relaxed that I didn't go on my phone much today or go on my laptop while I was waiting for the washing machine to be done. I picked up the book which has been sitting on my bedside table for ages and just started to read.

Before I picked up my laptop as I had realised I hadn't made a post today, I was reading my book curled up in bed and just felt so relaxed.

This evening it's been so hot and just nice. It felt like I was on holiday.

So yeah, life is good at the moment and I hope it stays that way.

I'll be back again tomorrow with another post. See you then guys.

Megan x