This week I’ve been reading #84

Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi | Book Review

Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi. Advance Reader Copy (eARC) from the publisher via Netgalley included. No affiliate links used. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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‘Do you think your drinking is a problem? Do you get drunk when you don’t mean to?’ I always mean to.

You can’t be an alcoholic at 17, can you? Nina enjoys a drink; she’s hardly alone in that and her friends are always on hand to fill in any blanks she has from the night before. Nina’s mother is simply being oversensitive because Nina’s father was an alcoholic, right?

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This week I’ve been reading #83

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil Review

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, €17.50 for 200ml. No press samples included. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

Skincare is my thing. I enjoy researching and trying out new products, but as a result my stash is outgrowing my storage space so I’m on a mission to use up as much of it as I can. Enter stage left; The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil which has been my oil cleanser of choice over the last few months.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena | Book Review

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Advance Reader Copy (eARC) from the publisher via Netgalled included. No affiliate links used.  You can read my full disclosure policy here.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Would you leave your baby at home alone while you attended a dinner party next door? That’s exactly what Anne and Marco decide to do with their six month old daughter when their babysitter cancels at short notice.

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This week I’ve been reading #82

This week I’ve been reading #81

Being bi+ in rural Ireland

I wrote this piece about being bi+ and living in rural Ireland for the Cork Pride guide. I submitted it before the Orlando shooting where 49 people were killed and 53 others injured. The aftermath of this homophobic act of terrorism makes safe spaces for LGBTQ* people all the more important. On a personal level, I missed not having an LGBTQ* bar/space close by so I could visit in the days following the massacre. 

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LUSH Rosy Cheeks Review

LUSH Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask, €9.95 75g. No press samples included. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

Face masks are great way of experimenting with your skincare routine. They don’t have to cost a fortune and the right one can improve your skin after the first use.

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July Reads

Some Advance Reader Copies (ARCs and eARCs) via Netgalley, publishers and authors included. They will be marked with an * You can read my full disclosure policy here.

My reading was up and down in July. There were days I read for hours, but on other days I didn’t pick up a book or my Kindle once. Reading challenge wise, I’m still ahead of schedule so it’s not something to worry about in that regard. It is frustrating, though, when you’re in the mood for reading but your brain can’t focus on the words in front of you.

In a move that will surprise regular readers of this blog mystery/thrillers don’t feature at all this month.

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