2020 Releases I’m Excited to Read

Ever since the end of November, I’ve seen endless lists of people’s most anticipated 2020 releases and I’ve been thinking about making a list of my own ever since then. I’ve only got five anticipated releases, though, and two of those are by the same author. I’m just always completely out of the loop when […]

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Recipe: Scones with Raisins

You know what I hate about the dark days of winter? Exactly that: the darkness. It’s so hard to take good pictures of the things I bake! Take these scones, for example. Sure, they still look scrumptious, but these pictures do have a bit of a gloomy feel to them, don’t they? I could always […]

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Mini Reviews: January 2020

The first month of 2020 is over! I was looking forward to starting a brand new reading year in January and although I didn’t have a set TBR at the start of the month, I did end up sort of participating in a readathon halfway through. It’s called the Backlist Bookathon and it’s all about […]

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What I’ve Been Up To [8]: I Wrote a Novel!

Back in November 2017, I wrote one of these What I’ve Been Up To posts telling you all about the novel I was going to write. My plan was to outline it during NaNoWriMo that month and then to start writing it afterward. Here’s what I said: Iā€™m feeling pretty good about it! The plan […]

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Recipe: Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

First recipe of 2020! Last week, I posted my Bake It List with ten things I definitely want to try baking this year. At first, I planned on putting these muffins on that list as well, but I refrained in the end since the list is mostly meant for trying new things, and I’ve made […]

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My 2020 ‘Bake It List’

In 2019, I didn’t do a whole lot of baking compared to other years. Especially near the end of the year, I was busy with other things, like finishing writing my novel (more on that later this month!). This year, though, I’m motivated to do tons of baking again! Since starting my blog, I have […]

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10 Books I Want to Read in 2020

Happy New Year, everybody! I often get a little stressed around New Year’s because of all of the “new year, new me” things you see everywhere. This time, though, I decided to just not make a big deal of it at all. There’s one thing I am very excited about and that is starting a […]

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My Reading Year in Review: 2019 Was a Good Year!

We’re almost at the end of 2019! The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of doing absolutely nothing while at the same time trying to finish up everything before a brand new year rolls around. Over the past few days, I spent most of my time reading (and I also went to […]

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5 Recipes That Are Perfect for Christmas

Chrismas is nearly upon us! Only two more nights of sleep until Christmas Eve (which we don’t celebrate in the Netherlands, but whatevs) and three more until Christmas Day. Usually, I post a few (or at least one) Christmas recipe during December, but this year I simply haven’t had the time. I was too busy […]

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Why Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Wasn’t What I Expected

In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins has good reason to feel a warm blush in her cheeks. With Christmas weeks away, the holiday is being ushered in with England’s first glorious snowfall of the season. Her boyfriend, Stephen, is starting his new job as a teacher in the village school. […]

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