I know I know! I'm misleading you with my choice of title but I had to in order to see if it works! I've decided to quit.. or take a break.. from shopping! Yes, it will be hard, yes it will cause outbursts, tears and more overwhelming emotions but the time has come and I need to recognise my time is now.
Books, Clothes, Stationary and Crafting Supplies are all included in my downfall and I am setting myself the challenge to not shop for any of these items in February! I had best set myself a really good reward for the end of the month or I will begin shopping again in the next 5 minutes.
Can you believe the first month of 2017 is over and we are preparing for February. I'm shocked at how fast this month has flown in. This is my first monthly recap of the year and although I only a few blog posts to share I am also sharing all my favourite little things from January and what I have planned for February!
2017 is all about going out of my bookish comfort zone! I want to expand my horizons and discover so many more books that are out there which I pass by on the shelves in stores because I'm going hunting for classics, new adult or erotica books!
The books I'm wanting to challenge myself to read you ask? Well! I've compiled a list below, click on the read more to check them out!
I'm sure we can all agree that 2016 has been quite a describable year. There has been so much that has happened all over the world that sometimes it was hard to believe it was real but to name everything, well.. that'd take up some time so I've decided to reflect on what my 2016 has been like and hope that there will be love and happiness to everyone in the rest of the year ahead.
I guess I'm back! 2016 wasn't the best year for my family and I but there was a few highlights to stop it being so doom and gloom. I took most of the year out to breathe. No joke. I needed to breathe, up until the start of 2016 my days were always work, blog, plan, work, blog, plan. The times I was 'blogging' were really spent online shopping or singing my heart out listening to Youtube. I am the worlds best planner. From bullet lists, to do lists, organisers, diaries, schedules, weekly planners. I am honestly the best planner. The only problem I face is with all these amazing ideas and plans I write down to do or have, I never actually have the motivation to follow through. Since the summer I have had every month planned for both my blogs which I just couldn't get interested in writing. To take some pressure of myself I have decided to take away Voluptuous Chatterbox out of the equation and stick to A Bookish Redhead.
A Bookish Redhead. I am Bookish and a Redhead but the name doesn't have to define that this blog is ALL about books. The majority - definitely. Although now I have a platform for lifestyle which I am going to start writing about.
Book Blogging has changed dramatically since I started in 2011. Whether for the good or bad that opinion is entirely up to you. It's not about sharing the love of books, gushing in a review, getting major hyperventilating moments when your favourite authors agree to do a Q&A OR when you receive a book to review from a big publisher and it feels like you've made it in the world.