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Books and Blogs – I’m a Guest

Reading and I have had an on off relationship over the years. As a young child I loved being read to, although I wasn’t that open to new books. Like most kids I loved repetition and I’m surprised my Chicken Licken book survived so long, due to either dog-eared death or cremation by my Mum.

As an older child I went through that stage where reading wasn’t cool, I’d much rather be causing trouble, watching telly or drawing, I’ve always been a bit arty.

Into my teens reading and I grew closer, I enjoyed studying English at school, and reading for leisure became a hobby. I feel this improved my studies at university, as with reading comes a greater vocabulary and understanding of words.

Now, well into adulthood, reading is part of my everyday. I read for escapism, diving into a novel and into another world, living many other lives. I also enjoy reading blogs, gaining knowledge from other bloggers, getting a peek into their lives.

Knowingly or unknowingly, reading must have an impact on our writing, as we grow from our surroundings, we must too grow from the words and thoughts we soak up.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Lorna over at Gin & Lemonade who wanted to take part in my Twenty Questions series, you can find her answers here!

In the same conversation Lorna invited me to guest post for her (yey), I could write anything I wanted, within reason I’m sure, and occupy a little corner on her blog.

Lorna has regular guest spots in her series she likes to call ‘3 books, 3 blogs’, title says it all really. Guests are to introduce readers to books and blogs they enjoy, rate, recommend.

I jumped at the chance to write for Lorna’s readers, and to ramble about the books and blogs I think people should read.

To check out my suggestions and maybe add to your reading list, read my full post by clicking the excerpt below…

‘…..As one of my main focuses of Wheelescapades is getting disability out there, making it the norm. I have decided to introduce to you 3 books that’s lead character have a disability…..’

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this, thanks for having me Lorna!

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21 thoughts on “Books and Blogs – I’m a Guest”

  1. I couldn’t imagine my life without reading! I usually have a fiction and a nonfiction book on the go, as well as an audiobook! I can’t resist diving into another world and living someone else’s life for just a little bit 😊😊 My goal for 2018 is to finally do a reading challenge other than Goodreads haha 😂😂

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    1. I never even complete my Goodreads challenges! I enjoy reading and always have a book on the go, however I underestimate how much life stuff gets in the way of me reading the amount I’d like to!

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  2. I used to love reading so much I would read one book in a day. At some point my family gave up on buying me new ones and decided I should get a library card haha as I grew older I stopped reading so much though and it really hurts me because I loved it so much. I still try to read but life gets in a way so much there is no way I could read a book in a day again.

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

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    1. Libraries are brilliant, it’s such a shame so many of them seem to be closing.
      I totally know what you mean about life getting in the way. I try to set aside time for reading but often things take over.

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  3. Thank you so much for including me Gemma, I feel so honoured xx. I have the Me before You book, but if Im honest, Iv been scared to read it incase its too sad! Im a wimp lol. I love the sound of the Curious Incident book, might have to look out for that one xx

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