Girl Online Review

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Review : Girl Online - Zoe Sugg

Penny has a secret.
Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

Buy the book here.

When I first heard Zoe was writing a book I was glad for her, but when I heard it would be abut a girl who is a blogger I knew I had to read it, and I am so glad I did. Thank you to Charli for giving this book to me for #TBSecretSanta !

When I first started reading this I was slightly skeptical due to the controversy that was surrounding it, but once I was a few pages in I couldn't have cared less because the writing style was easy to get into, the characters were likable and the story made me want to keep reading, which it did. I finished the book in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. 

The book starts with Penny a young girl with a blog and it follows her life from wondering whether a guy she likes in her school likes her to flying to New York to find Noah, the musician, the romance between them is cute to read, with everything being done to make the atmosphere of the book, give of the energy of first love, we follow Penny and Noah fall in love, see friendships broken, and hearts broken and perhaps a happily ever after, all whilst Penny is blogging about it. This book is one for when you want a quick pick me up, its cute, a quick and easy read and very enjoyable. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone, I really enjoyed it, and when book two comes out I will definatley buy it to find out what happens to these brilliant characters. I loved this book and I hope anyone else who reads it does too.

My Rating : 4 Stars ****

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Holly x        

Infinity Dreams Award

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After my break off blogging since Blogmas I am now getting back into the swing of blogging and the amazing Giselle nominated me in this Infinity Dreams Awards which sounds like the best award ever so I'm so happy that Giselle nominated me. Thank You Giselle!

The Rules

1.Thank and Follow the blog that has nominated you. 
2,Tell us 11 facts about you. 
3.Answer the questions that were set up for you. 
4.Nominate 11 and make your questions for them.

Those are the rules. So here are some facts about me :)

1.When I was young I worked on a radio show and got to present it.
2.I am terrified of spiders, snakes and heights
3. I speak Spanish (Im not completely fluent but I can hold a conversation)
4. My first childhood celebrity crush was Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan) 
5. I love country music, such as Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes. 
6.I adore Lush products
7. My favourites numbers are 7, 13 and 24
8. Although my favourite colour is purple my room is almost entirely pink
9. I didn't start wearing make up until I was about 14 or 15
10. I keep train tickets, bus tickets, cinema tickets, theatre ticket and souvenir stuff for memories.
11. I love mysteries, I love trying to solve things and figure out whodunnits.

Giselle Questions 

1. Strange reading habit?

I dont really have any strange reading habits, sorry. 

2. Who would be your book best friend and why? 

I have a few, I cant pick one, they would be Hermione Granger, Sydney Sage and Eddie Castile 

3. The perfect day would consist of...

Being surrounded by my loved ones and having a great day in a park somewhere on a sunny day with a picnic and just talking and laughing, that would be perfect. 

4. What's one embarrassing moment from school? 

I never had embarrassing moments in school but when I look back, one moment that I'm embarrassed of now is that when I was in year 7, we had a own clothes day I wore an outfit that was completely green, I always cringe whenever I see of picture of that day.  

5. What's something that always makes you happy?

Friends, Family, Music and Dance

6. If your life was a musical what would be a theme song?

Oh god thats a hard question, umm.. Long Live by Taylor Swift I love the lyrics in that song 

7. What did you want want when you were a kid.

When I was a kid Toy Story 2 came out in cinemas and my brother had the toys of Buzz and Woody and when i saw the movie and wanted a Jessie doll so much, but I never got one :(

8. 2015 goals?

My 2015 goals are to get better at playing the Ukelele, get an internship at a publishing house and get a good mark in my second year of univeristy. 

9. What would be your patronus.

My patronus is a horse 

10. What does your life look like in 20 years

Well in 20 years I will be 39 going on 40 (that is scary) so I hope I will be married with children and working in a publishing house or being a YA author                            

11.Who is your idol and why?  

I have a few but they are Idina Menzel, Richelle Mead, Ed Sheeran, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Emma Watson.

I nominate: 

My Questions 

1. In your opinion, what book has the most beautiful cover ?
2. What is your favourite song?
3.Why did you start blogging?
4.Would you rather be in The Hunger Games arena or in a zombie apocalypse?
5.If you travel anywhere where would you like to go ?
6.What celebrity would you fangirl over most?
7.What is one skill you wish you had?
8. Narnia or Neverland?
9. Is there one film you can quote word for word?
10.What was your worst read of 2014?
11.What was your best read of 2014?

Thank you so much Giselle for nominating me for this award!

Write Again Soon 
Holly x


New Years Resolutions

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It's come to that time of year where everyone starts making resolutions whether they are ones we keep or only last a few months but I really want to keep up with my resolutions this year, so mine have nothing to do with food or fitness because I know I will not stick to them so mine are going to be more personal. 

So here are my New Years Resolutions: 

1. Get better at playing the Ukelele - I received a ukelele for Christmas and right now I can barely play it apart from a few songs so by the end of the year I want to be able to properly play my ukelele. 

2. Review more books - If you've been reading my blog for a while you will have seen that I don't review books as much as I should with regards to the amount of books I read, so I am going to review a lot more.

3. Buy less clothes - I am terrible for wasting money when new clothes for a season comes in which , half the clothes I buy I never end up wearing, so this year I will only be buying staple pieces that I can wear in more than one way so I actually wear them more than once.

4. Save up - As well as the above I tend to waste money on pointless things, ie buying takeaways when I can't be bothered to cook, buying little things that I don't need, so this year I plan to stop doing that and save up that money for things I want to do, such as trips to London and theatre tickets.

5. Aim to get a post a week - After having this blog for over half a year now with a very inconsistent blog schuedule, I want to stick to one this year and get a blog post out once a week.

So there are my resolutions for 2015, hopefully I will stick to them. What are your New Years resolutions?

Write again soon
Holly x

Goodbye 2014

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So 2014 is officially over, a full year has passed and so much has happened. Such as ... 

  • Living in University halls with my friends 
  • Went to see Panic! At the Disco with my Best Friend
  • Finished my first year of University
  • Went to see Disney on Ice
  • Went to London
  • Visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour
  • Met Rainbow Rowell 
  • Moved out of Uni halls 
  • Went to see The Fault in Our Stars with my Best Friend
  • Started my 2nd year of University
  • Completed Blogmas 
  • And Of Course I Started Holly Quills and Ivy
2014 has brought me so many great memories and hopefully 2015 will bring more happy memories.

So expect a lot more posts this year as I will be sticking to a blogging schedule (hopefully) and I hope you all have a amazing year !  Please comment below something you did in 2014

Write again soon
Holly x 

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