Book Review, “Turtles all the way down” by John Green 📚

Book reviewing time, book reviewing timeeee. 📚 I will point out, I read this book before I saw the new year in! 😀 but I’m only just getting round to reviewing it. So! Here goes! 🙂   (Photo about from Pinterest! Couldn’t help but use it.. Look how CUTE it is https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/338895940702924940/)   Blurb: “A hundred thousand dollars,” Daisy said. “And you know his kid.” The wait is over. After five years, the master of YA returns with an immediate, coming-of-age classic; John Green is back, and the book is Turtles all the Way Down. Meet Aza Holmes. She’s a teenager, bright but hemmed in by troubles: introverted, obsessed by bacteria and the transmission of disease, her every thought is edged by doubt and reflection.  Daisy, however, is her Best and Most Fearless Friend, and Daisy has a plan. A plan involving a missing billionaire and the promise of a hundred thousand dollar reward, money that could be theirs if only they could figure out

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Short Historical facts with me, Charlotte 👩🏻‍💻

fact no.30! Fact number 30 guys?! What the hellllll :D! Beyond exciting and beyond awesome that there is now 30 of these wonderful little “Short Historical Facts”. So! Here is number 30, enjoy ❤ On this day, 476 years ago, Henry VIII’s youngest and 5th wife Catherine Howard was taken to the Tower of London having been accused of Treason. Being the youngest of Henry’s brides, around 18-19, Catherine Howard found herself in an incredibly sticky situation on February 10th 1542. Catherine was at the time being accused of high Treason by her Lord and Husband and on this day was making her way to the Tower of London to be held. Worst of all, this treason she had been accused of committing was with none other then a gentleman to the king’s privy chamber, Thomas Culpeper. To add to the list of her offences, it is also believed that Catherine was in fact pre-contracted to Francis Dereham before she

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fact no.29 On this day, 431 years ago, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at the age of 44. On the evening of February 7th 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was told she would be beheaded on the morning of February 8th. Mary spent her remaining time organising who the possessions of her household would be going too, she also spent a lot of time in prayer. Finally, she wrote a letter to the king of France and finalised her will. On the morning of her execution there was two executioners waiting for her on her scaffold. One of her executers, Bull, proceeded to kneel before her and ask for her forgiveness, to which Mary replied “I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end of all my troubles”. Helping her removed her garments she was then blindfolded by one of her executioners, Kennedy, the blindfold was white and embroidered gold. Mary then

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Book Review, “Almost midnight” by Rainbow Rowell 📚

My first book review of 2018, I am BEYOND excited about this 😍👩🏻‍💻📚❤️. I finished “Almost Midnight” by Rainbow Rowell yesterday evening after having read it for about 4-5 hours! Here’s the blurb, and then I’ll get into the review. Blurb: “I need you to be my person. I need to see you. And hear you. I need you to stay alive. And I need you to stop kissing other people just because they’re standing next to you when the ball drops” This book contains “Midnight” and “Kindred Spirits” two short stories brought together for the first time with stunning illustrations” Now as you read above in the blurb, this book itself contains 2 short stories written by Rowell, I’ve decided to review each separately! 😄 can we just comment on how GORGEOUS the book itself is!? Look at those awesome colours and how the whole things looks together. I was beyond impressed with the prettiness of it.. I will

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“With love, Charlotte x” revamp and where things are going 👩🏻‍💼💻👍🏻🧡.

Hi there! It’s been a while… Less then a month ago I posted a post on here named “Things are changing… Let me explain”. This post spoke about how I was going to stop blogging for a while, I was going to take a blogging break and see how I felt about my blog as a whole for a number of different reasons. I said I didn’t know how long I was going to be gone from blogging and I said I might return at some point. Well, I’m am returning as of today :D. But! I would read on to see how things are now going to be here on “With love, Charlotte x” … So! As you will know (if you have read my blog before) that I have for the past 2 years now been prescheduling every post for each month, MONTHS in advance. I wanted to make sure I consistently had posts going live, I wanted

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Short Historical facts with me, Charlotte 👩🏻‍💻

fact no.28 This day marks the birth of the new political party, the Labour Representation Committee, run by James Keir Hardie. At just the age of seven Hardie started working. He was incredibly well educated having been home schooled by his parents. Later on in his life he began working in the mines, where he soon became a full-time trade union organiser. This then lead to his leadership of the failed strike of the Ayrshire miners’, 1881. Having won the parliamentary seat of West Ham South by 1892, Hardie helped to form the Independent Labour Party come 1893. By 1900 Hardie had helped form the union-based Labour Representation Committee which he soon renamed the Labour Party. At the outbreak of WW1 he tried to organise a pacifist general strike, but died not long afterwards. With love, Charlotte x

Book Review, “Darker” by E L James 📚

Book reviewing time! Here is my review of the book “Darker” by Philippa E.L.James, let’s do this!   I reviewed E.L.James’ “Grey” back when it was released so it was only right that I reviewed “Darker” too, Book Review; E L James, “Grey” 📖🌎. Just like with “Grey” I absolutely loved the book, and much preferred it, from Christians point of view. To me it is much more real and relatable. Anna’s character is portrayed as a real girlie girl and just very very soppy, but Christian’s is like being in the mind of a real man. It shows what a man thinks when a woman acts a certain way and can be quite comical, but it’s also nice to see such a strong, hard faced character actually feels like around a woman he loves. It was very nice to see Grey admit he loves Anna too, not just to her but to himself! It being something the audience knew from

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Short Historical facts with me, Charlotte 👩🏻‍💻

fact no.27 1622 marks the year that the Catholic Church decided to make January 1st the beginning of the new year, instead of March 25th. Read on to find out why. The “New year” is a celebrate the event that is a special event and is often marked as a national holiday! First there was the Gregorian calendar, which was the most used calendar system to date. Until the Julian Calendar many years on took over. There were other calendars that were used historically in different but, in the middle ages where the Julian calendar was being used, it would appear that New Year’s Day moved days a fair few days. It all fell on depending upon certain days such as: 1 March, 25 March, Easter, 1 September, and 25 December. However, in the beginning of 1582, there were changes to the Old Style and New Style dating and New Year’s Day changed to using one fixed date, that date being, January

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fact no.26 On this day, 169 years ago, Emily Bronte died at just 30 years old from tuberculosis. Emily is most well known for being the author of Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is now considered a classic of todays English Literature. Emily was the third-eldest of the four surviving Brontë sisters and between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. Strangely Emily wrote under the mane of Ellis Bell?  Emily’s health is said to have been weakened by the very harsh local climate she lived in and possibly by the unsanitary conditions at home too. Her brother Branwell died suddenly on September 24, 1848 and at his funeral service is where Emily is said to have caught some form of cold which quickly turned into then inflammation of her lungs and eventually led to the reasoning of her death. As her condition worsened Emily actually rejected medical help. Come the 19th December, 1848 Emily was so ill she was talking in gasps

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Book Review; “The Taming of the Queen” by Philippa Gregory 📚

Book reviewing time! And, this will be the last Philippa Gregory book I review for a while I promise.. I have done so many of hers this year, well over the past 4-5 months anyway! So here is my review of the book “The Taming of the Queen” by Philippa Greogory, let’s do this! Blurb; Why would a woman marry a serial killer?  Because she cannot refuse…  Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives – King Henry VIII – commands her to marry him.  Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules

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