10 January 2018

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Taking On A World of Words

The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

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As usual, I'm reading multiple books. I have the audiobook for A Court of Thorns and Roses and I've got the Ash & Quill book on my Kindle.
Loving Ash & Quill and starting to think I'm dragging out reading it so it lasts longer and I never have to leave this world...
On the flipside, I am having a hard time enjoying A Court of Thorns and Roses. I might have to put this to one side because I know that I'll feel like I have to finish the series if I continue and that is loooooong.

Recently Finished


I really liked this book but it was more of a 80 percenter for me. I really love John Greens writing style, it keeps me hooked, but I was a little underwhelmed with the story.

Next Up

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These are my next books to read - Monsters of Men has been on my shelf for a while and I want to get the series finished so I can find out what happens! Also, there is a film adaption coming?? YAAAS.
Six of Crows might have to replace A Court of Thorns and Roses as my audiobook - I don't usually like to DNF but I don't want to end up hating the series! I'd rather wait until I'm more receptive!

Link me to your WWW Wednesdays - I'd love to know what everyone's reading!


9 January 2018

Daimee Did: 2017 Travels

Last year we were really lucky and were able to afford two really great holidays

The first holiday we went on was to Portugal

We stayed in the hotel complex Be Live Family Palmeiras Village in Porches

It was a very good hotel - the food was great, the rooms were great. The price was a bit steep, but we managed to get a deal in the travel agents.
We were there for a big family holiday but we have both said we would go back for a couples holiday as we had such a great time.
We went out on quite a few day trips - I think we only spent three full days in the hotel grounds.
We went down the road to Armação de Pera one overcast day which was about a 40 minute walk. It was nice to do a bit of touristy browsing. 
We also went on a "safari" and to a water park - I'll do another post about excursions later.

I read a great book by Rachel Caine - Ink And Bone
I think I finished the book within two days and had to buy the next one for my Kindle - well worth it.
I'm still not quite finished with the third book, but hopefully in the next couple of days.
It's everything that I wanted from a book when I was in my teens - Egyptian gods, steampunk, kind of like His Dark Materials but different. 
Again, more to follow...

Our second holiday was to Disneyland Paris

This was our second time within 12 months. We had a really good time and took a lot more photographs this time!

We stayed at Sequoia Lodge in the Yellowstone Lodge which was really cosy.

It literally felt like you were staying in a forest retreat, which I know people will scoff at - but for serious, I forgot we were at DLP almost every time we were walking around the grounds.
This hotel has a pool which was great - I will do a comparative post with the hotel we stayed in previously soon. We are trying to work our way through the hotels.

The parks were really fun - we didn't go on a lot of rides, despite being there for 4 days. We just went to have a break, have fun and wander around. We did go on our favourite rides and checked off the ones that we didn't get to go on last time because they were closed.


Then we headed over to Paris to finish our week and saw like 80% of the major sites, including Versailles which we didn't get to see last time. That was amazing - here are some highlights

We stayed at a hotel called Appart'City Confort Paris Grande Bibliothèque and it was really nice.
It was quite far out of the way but next to a train station on all the major routes.

We booked this trip really last minute and it cost us nearly twice the amount we expected, but we had a great time. I have asked Dami to give Paris a break now for a couple of years and we can go and see some other great places around the world.

We don't currently have any holidays planned for this year, but we didn't have any planned this time last year either so I am holding out hope for a spontaneous trip!


4 January 2018

Reading Goals & Resolution

This year I have upped my Goodreads challenge to 30 books which may have been a bit ambitious, but I'm ready to give it a go. I worked it out as two and a half books per month, which seems more than manageable but I think I might struggle.

My reading rate last year was around two books per month, but I read a lot of long books last year so I'm hoping to read a couple of shorter books as a booster. Something that I can read all at once over a weekend, maybe.

As usual, I will reread about three to four series - I would like to start with LJ Smith's Night World series as I have been thinking about it a lot recently and I might also read The Vampire Diaries again as I haven't even touched those since I was 15!

I am hoping to continue reading more books for adults rather than YA as I enjoyed that last year.

Another resolution that isn't really to do with reading is to actually post more content! It's going well so far and I'm hoping to do quite a bit of writing over the weekend - some reviews and travel posts mainly.

I have high hopes for this year already! 

If you are interested, I'm trying to do daily posts on Instagram @mitteguns and it is going well so far!
Let me know your reading goals for the year 😁