Wednesday, 10 September 2014

To Read Books 2014: Part 1

I have a fairly decent collection of books, however since starting university I've had a bit of a reading block. As much as I want to read, I've been starting and not finishing books a lot over the past couple of years. And it's not because I don't like them. Some of them are amazing. 

I just keep getting busy and not making time for reading, then I'll lose my place. And then there's the fact I am still buying books and ebooks I want to read and then not reading those. So my to read list is getting longer and longer and there's so many other books that I want to add to it but I need to get through a few of these first.

I'm naming this post as "Part 1" because these are just the books at home, which is where I am at the moment. I have more at my university house and then, knowing me, I probably have others that I've forgotten about or I'm about to buy because I can't help myself.
On to the books!
  1. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn - I've been wanting to read this book for at least a couple of years now and I received it as a gift for Christmas. And now there's the film adaptation coming out soon too, so this is pretty high priority on the to read list. I like a bit of a mystery and apparently this book has that.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Music Mondays! George Ezra and Fall Out Boy

I like a lot of music so I thought I'd do a new little series about music I've been loving lately.
I have a few different types of these posts planned so hopefully there will be something for everyone.

For the past couple of months I have been loving George Ezra's new Album, Wanted On Voyage.
A Bristol based singer/songwriter, his songs are relaxing catchy folk-ish pop that he sings beautifully with his deep, rich voice. I'm finding it a perfect album for the summer as I love listening to chilled indie/folk/pop at this time of year with the sun shining and Autumn about to begin.

 Budapest, his d├ębut single, is probably his most well-known song and reaching number 3 in the UK charts.
A selection of tracks from his album could become great hit singles. Basically, I love all of them.

 Hopefully as time goes on he'll get more recognition that he does deserve.

Another newer track I want to talk about is the new Fall Out Boy song. I am a big Fall Out Boy fan, I was lucky enough to see them live earlier this year. So a new song made me super excited. It was released today and it did not disappoint.

Classic FOB! I love it! This song is going to be on repeat a lot.
I love finding new music coming out.
What songs have you been loving lately?
What new singles or albums are you excited for in the next few months?

Friday, 5 September 2014

University Tips

Saying as I'm about to start my third year of university I thought I'd make a little university survival guide post for any newbies. It can be a pretty nervous time, at least it was for me, so I wanted to write a little post that might help just one person who's about to head off into the big wide world of uni student life.

This is all based on my own personal experiences and views so things might not apply to everyone. I'm just thinking of things that would of helped me in my situation. I moved to a city a few hours away from home into a student flat just for some background. Second year I lived in a seven person house with my friends and this year I'm in a five person house with generally the same people. Anyway I'll get on to the tips now.