NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2015!

October 31, 2015

Yes Guys,

Its happening again. In 10 minutes.

NANOWRIMO 2015

Once again, I shall be taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

If you haven't seen all of last years posts (tbh I don't know why I am saying 'all'. I did like, four) I will link them here.

The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in one day. Yup, 50,000. And I am gonna take that on.

I know that I am setting myself I pretty big challenge. Especially because I have so much work to do, plus I haven't planned anything. But hey ho. (I say that a lot nowadays)

I have a couple of ideas that I am not going to share today (for fear of plagiarism). I was considering take last years novel and adapting it. But I haven't decided yet. I'll probably flip a coin.

But then again, last years novel was on my USB, which has since then died, taking hundreds of pictures and 2 unfinished NaNoWriMo novels with it.

I will try and do weekly updates for you guys, but that definitely won't be easy as i will be spending my time writing and working. But I'll have a go.

:(

If you want to add me on the NaNoWriMo website, I am over here. My username is CreativityandCrazy


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Books

Spoooky Halloween TBR!

October 29, 2015




Heellllooooooooooooooooo

I'm a ghoooooooooooooossssssssssssssssssttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

Not really! (I bet you were really scared though)

With Halloween just days away, I wanted to share with you some of the spooky things I will be reading this week. I've never really been into horror or Halloween, but I noticed some of these books and they have really captivating me. I was also given the chance to read Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash this Halloween, which has really gotten me into the spooookkkyy spirit. A review of that to come soon!

So these three books are what I am going to be reading this Halloweeeeennnnnnnnnnn.

1. Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
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The book that inspired it all! (I.E. the whole blog post)
Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.
Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?


2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

I feel like the only person who found this pretty creepy when I read it. I thought it was a really good classic though.
In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.


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I can't believe that I still haven't read this! it is meant to be an amazing book, but I haven't yet tried it :(
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.


Have a great Halloween! If you want to find me, I will be rocking back and forth under my bedsheets, probably trying to text my mum. :)

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Books

Willow Creek Vampire Series Book Blitz!

October 19, 2015

Title: Willow Creek Vampire Series

Author: Stephanie Summers
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
Welcome to Willow Creek, where life is simple, crime is practically nonexistent, and people are happy—unless you’re Sabine Crowley. On her eighteenth birthday, she receives word that she’s the latest offering in a two hundred year arrangement between the townspeople and the vampire lord who presides over the town. There goes her plan for traveling the world, moving away from Willow Creek, and pursuing her dreams. Now that she’s being sent to live with the vampires, she’s tied to the town and cocky newcomer Remy, the vampire she’s tasked to feed for the rest of her life. The Willow Creek Vampires Series follows Sabine’s journey through finding out she’s the next offering, to falling in love, to doing everything she can to hold onto and save the love she never thought she’d find, all while searching for a way to freedom.
Stephanie Summers is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. She recently from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting, though writing is her true passion. Stephanie seemed to always have a story or two or ten running around in her mind. At the ripe old age of 30, she finally decided it was time to put aside the thought that she didn't have what it took to write a novel and began writing her first story. 
She has since published her first paranormal series, The Willow Creek Vampires Series, with Craving (Book #1), Haunting (Book #2), and Awakening (Book #3) available now. Her short story, Love Forgotten, was chosen to be published in Stardust: A Futuristic Romance Collection, and another short story, Saved by the Bear, is available now. Her contemporary rock star romance, Take Me On, was released in July 2015, with its sequel, Take Me Home, scheduled to release later this year.
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He stood looking out the window at nothing.
Not turning toward her, he spoke. “You were never in any real danger. You know that, right?”
“I get that, but that’s not what I’m having issues with… that’s not what scares me.”
“What is it then?”
“You.”
His body stiffened as he heard the fear in her voice. His head turned slightly in her direction.
“You scared me before, but I’m absolutely terrified of you now. You bit me when you said you wouldn’t, and I’ve never seen someone be as violent as you were. I’ve never seen someone die right in front of me, let alone witnessing such a violent death.”
“I didn’t bite you.” He continued looking out the window again, and his body relaxed.
“I saw my blood dripping off your teeth and running down your chin. Now you’re going to lie about it?”
“It wasn’t your blood. It was mine. I meant it when I said I wouldn’t feed on you in front of all them.”
“Oh… I saw the blood, and I thought,” she trailed off in mid-sentence. “I guess that’s why it didn’t hurt. I thought maybe you just made it so I didn’t feel it.”
“I wanted them to believe I was feeding from you, so I bit the inside of my lip. That’s why I kept my mouth on your neck for so long. I knew some of them were watching us. If I hadn’t pretended to feed on you, things could have turned sour fast, and it’s not like I could tell you my intentions without alerting everyone else.”
He turned to face her just as she reached up and placed her hand on the spot his mouth had been focused on. He saw lust flash briefly in her eyes. Though he would never admit it to her, he enjoyed being close to her. He planned to tease her about kissing her and sucking on her neck, and he was going to act like he was the pig she thought he was, but he would never tell her how much he enjoyed being so close to her. His lips ached to kiss her again.
“Then what was with killing that guy? All for a necklace?” Sabine shook her head and looked at him incredulously. “You could just buy another.”
He looked down at the floor. He couldn’t stand making eye contact with her while he revealed the story so close to his heart. “It isn’t just a necklace. It’s my mother’s, and later belonged to my wife. That necklace is the only item I possessed that belonged to either of them, and he stole it from me.”
“I didn’t realize you still had feelings like that. You made it seem like you don’t care about anything,” she said, moving to the side of the bed closest to him and sat down.
“I do care about a few things. I may put on a tough exterior, but some feelings linger.”
“So, it has sentimental value... couldn’t you just take it back? Did you have to kill him?”
“Yes, I did. Everything I owned as a human was stripped from me by my father when I refused him. I managed to hide the necklace in a place he never suspected, and I retrieved it later. So, you see, it wasn’t just that it was theirs, but it was the only thing I had left from my mortal life. The necklace was the last bit of myself that I could still hold on to.”

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Food

Golden Flapjack Recipe!

October 17, 2015

Hi Guys!


I made these flapjacks not that long ago and I really loved them. It was the fourth time possibly I had made them and they are so sweet and enjoyable. They are also a great snack!

Here is the recipe! I did use someone elses recipe at first (linked here) but I have altered it quite a lot so I decided to write my altered variation here!

Golden Flapjacks

Ingredients
80g of butter or magarine
40g of caster or brown sugar (I used brown)
3 tbsps of golden syrup or honey (I used honey)
150g of porridge oats or instant porridge satchets
Icing sugar (optional)
Dried fruit (optional)

  1. Preheat your oven to 170C or Gas Mark 4. 
  2. Grease a square tray with butter or line with greaseproof paper.
  3. Soften butter in saucepan on a low hear and add sugar slowly. 
  4. Once butter and sugar are combined add golden syrup of honey and stir.
  5. Once combined and both the butter and sugar have dissolved, tip in the oats.
  6. Add fruit is desired and stir gently until coated and then take off of heat.
  7. Pour mixture into tray and even out with a spoon or knife,
  8. Put tray in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Take out of oven and cut immediately while somewhat soft.
  10. Once cooled, dredge icing sugar across top
  11. Done!

I hope you like the recipe, let me know if you try it out!


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Knitting

#KnittingProbs In Numbers

October 16, 2015

UNTIL THEY WANT SOMETHING! then it's 'oh well I was wondering whether you could make that for me':
Hey Guys,

So I would say that this is probably more of a chatty post today.

So I thought it was quite common knowledge that I knit. Many people know at least.

But I feel everyone goes through the phases of finding out that a teenager does knit, and I thought that it was worth a post....

#KnittingProbs in Numbers

69736517364728262- (Approximate, might be more) times I have been asked if I was knitting, while I was knitting.

1000000- the times I have been asked if I was knitting a scarf
1- The amount of times I have been asked to knit a dress

842- (once again probably more) asked to knit a scarf 

14- times I have been told that this person can also knit.

3- The times I have been told I was knitting 'wrong' *facepalm*

2- When the knitting has been snatched out of my hands, and played with like garden shears, while being told 'ISN'T THIS HOW YOU KNIT RACHEL?!' *facepalm*

37- The times I have threatened to stab someone with my needles

216784239847- The amount of times I have been called an old lady whilst knitting

0- The amount of times I have been told I was a hipster, whilst knitting

7- The amount of people I have taught to knit

7- The amount of people I have taught to knit that I think will probably never knit again. Sorry guys.

0- The amount of sweaters I have ever knitted. IN MY LIFE

I geniunely hope that you guys enjoyed this post, I would love to do something like this again soon!


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Autumn Reads

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour- Review

October 13, 2015

Hey Guys!
This is my review of Morgan Matson's "Amy and Roger's Epic Detour" I really enjoyed reading this book back in October, however I wish I had read it in the Summer because it would have probably been the best thing to read then.
Anyways, I hope you like the review!
Rachel x

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