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The Silent Daughter Book Review- Claire Amarti

Hi readers,

So it’s been a while since I’ve done a book review. I’ve just finished reading the silent daughter. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

The silent daughter features Sadie Kelly, a teacher at a school with a haunting past. Suddenly, a school-girl she teaches goes missing. Will she cope with the secrets revealed to her. How will Sadie cope when she realises someone knows her secrets?

This book has unexpected twists and turns. I like how this book addressees lots of sensitive subjects (mental health etc). In my opinion, this makes the story seem real and relatable.

However many good points. It is still another book that wouldn’t be a stand out to me. Even though I did still like it.

I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a good page-turner with lots of suspense.

I would give this book a 3.5/5

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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My tips for studying at home.

Hi readers,

So as some of you know, I’m currently an Open University student. When I began studying from home, I struggled a little to adjust. Here are some tips and opinions I’ve come up with that helped me study.

Chose a designated space- A space free from distractions, and gets you in the mindset of studying. I find having everything I need in that space helpful.

Create a schedule- I like to know how long I need to spend studying. A routine allows me to use my time wisely.

Take regular breaks- Give your brain time to rest.

Remove distractions- I try to go somewhere quiet where disturbance is low (easier said than done)

Join groups- I learnt so much by joining WhatsApp and Facebook groups of people, who are studying the same as me.

Believe in yourself and work hard- Whether it’s online or in a school. Have the confidence in yourself. Try the hardest you can and be proud.

Have fun- I know how stressful studying can be, but I try to enjoy it as much as I can.

How do you guys like to study from home?

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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Everything We Keep Kerry Lonsdale: Book review

Hi readers,

I’ve recently just finished everything we keep by Kerry Lonsdale, so I thought I would do a book review.

This book is currently available on kindle unlimited.

Aimee a chef due to be married seems to have a perfect life. However, life is turned upside down when her fiancee James dies in an accident abroad. Then a mysterious lady approaches Aimee at James’s funeral, warning her that there are things she needs to discover.

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Furry friend tag! Happy birthday Molly.

Hi readers! So today is my dog Mollys birthday. So to celebrate I thought I would do the furry friend tag.

1.What is your pet’s name? Molly.


2. What kind of pet is it and what breed? She’s a dog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.


3. Where did you get him/her? We got her from the local rescue centre.


4. What are some quirky things about your pet’s personality? She gets excited whenever she sees anyone. She will lay down the greet them.


5. What does your relationship with your pet mean to you? A lot, where I don’t have siblings she’s kind of like a sibling. She didn’t have the best start in life, so the bond is there and strong.


6. What are the nicknames that you call your pet? Molly-moo and Licker (because she kisses all the time)


7. How long have you had your pet? 5 and a half years.


8. Does your pet know any tricks? Sit, speak, wait, paw, play dead and roll over. She knows what walk, dinner and treats means.


9. What is your pets favourite toy? Squeaky ball.


10. Has your pet destroyed anything? She used to chew pretty bad. She’s destroyed hairbrushes and magazines.


11. How would your pet react to an intruder in your house? Probably greet them and get excited (vicious I know)


12. What is your pet’s favourite treat? Anything.


13. Can your pet swim? I’m not sure I’ve never tested her.


14. Do you crate your pet? No.


15. What is one negative thing about your pet? She is sometimes very clingy.


16. Does your pet sleep in bed with you? No.


17. Who does your pet love most? Me, of course.


18. Does your pet have a 4 legged BFF? She has lots of friends in the area. My nan’s dog is the one she’s probably been with most.


19. Do you dress your pet up? No. Unless you would say a coat for when it’s raining or cold dressing up.


20. If you could get another pet, what would it be and why? I don’t think I would get another pet. I’m pretty happy with just Molly.

Thank you for reading

Take Care Lauren x

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Book review: The day she came back, Amanda Prowse.

Hi readers,

So this is my book review of the day she came back by Amanda Prowse. This book is available on Kindle unlimited.

Brief description of this book.

Victoria’s world is turned upside down when her Grandmother Prim dies. Then when a woman comes forward, claiming to be Victoria’s mother. Victoria finds this hard to believe. She has always been told her mother had died. How will she cope?

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January 23rd: Happy 22nd birthday to me.

Hi readers,

So here’s the day I turn twenty-two. Crazy how last year I arranged a party and travelled. Things may be a lot quieter this year, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to be less positive to what the year brings.

Happy birthday to anyone also celebrating a lockdown birthday this month.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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January 16th: Why I started blogging.

Hi readers,

As you may know from my previous posts, I’m a pretty sentimental person. So I thought I would remind myself why I started blogging.

I started blogging because I have been following bloggers for a long time. I always thought it looked fun and a means of escape. It looked like a positive thing to do for yourself.

It took a lot of confidence for me to start. But I’m so glad I’ve now done it. It’s something I can see myself doing for a long time,

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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9th January: Book review. The Skylark’s Secret.

Hi, readers,

So that’s the first book of 2021 read.

This book is included, in kindle unlimited.

The genre of this book is historical fiction.

The theme of this book is a daughter on a journey of discovery of her mother’s life during world war two. Also, a love story that faces adversity. There’s also a lot of cheerful sections, and lots of characters you can relate to. This book is a journey from start to finish.

It’s a great read, with some fantastic writing by Flora Valpy. I would recommend this book.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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4th January: 21 Positive quotes for 2021

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Unknown

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. A Mine

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” Michelle Obama

You are always stronger and more resourceful than you give yourself credit for.” Rob Moore

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Dalai Lama

“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.” UNKNOWN

Tough times never last but tough people do.” Robert H. Schiuller

“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” Charlie Brown

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” Roy T. Bennett

“Positivity always wins…Always.” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Sometimes, we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” Unknown

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Sydney Harris

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden

 “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” Swami Vivekananda

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” Simone Biles

“I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” Issa Rae

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” ~Patricia Neal

Thank you for reading!

Take Care Lauren x

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2nd January: A big thank you!

Morning readers,

Was very happy when I see this morning that I had reached fifty followers! Also over 50 likes!

I would like to thank everyone who has taken their own time, to like, comment and follow my blog.

My advice to anyone who would like to start blogging is, take the leap of faith and enjoy it. The reaction you may get could be completely unexpected.

I’m looking forward to seeing how my blog progresses in the future, and where my blogging journey will take me.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x