1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!! [CLOSED]

17:00 Hannah - 18 Comments

Ahoy!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing a 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway! 
First off, thank-you to everyone who has taken time to read, comment or follow my blog, it means so much. I never thought that this blog would ever go anywhere, I thought it was going to be amongst the things that I started but never followed through with, so, wow! 

In particular, I'd like to thank these bloggers for being of such great support (whether they meant it or not): 😘

Salha from The Journey's of a Girl
Carrie from The Book Goddess
Marianne from Don't Burst My Bubble
Fiona from A Girl Between the Pages
and 
Erin from AngelErin's Book Obsession 

My Favourite Posts From the Past Year:

In order to thank you wonderful people, I am giving away:


  • A Flat Man Book Light, Bookmark, Phone Stand and Desk Tidy
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  • Everlasting Gobstoppers from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
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  • Harry Potter stickers


How to enter:
  • You must be following me either on Bloglovin', Google+ or by email
  • Comment 'count me in!' in the comments
  • You can enter as many times as you wish (within reason)

The giveaway ends: 7 May 2016 at 11:59 

However, as with most things, there are a few rules:
  • If you are under 16, please let your parents/guardians know that you are entering!
  • You have to enter before the giveaway ends, or your entry will not count
  • You have to be comfortable giving me your address!
  • I reserve the right to cancel the giveaway if I feel it necessary 
  • The prizes may not be exactly as shown in the images
  • Although it is unfortunate, I hold no responsibility for loss or damage of prizes during transit 
  • Delivery time will greatly vary depending on where you are in the world. A few decades if you live outside of this planet. 😏
*** This giveaway is now closed! The winner is...

Fiona Bernadine... congratulations! 



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Common White Girl Tag with My Mom!

17:00 Hannah - 10 Comments

Ahoy!

                                         

So, the other day I joked that I was a 'common white girl' but a guy that was nearby said that I wasn't because I was too ugly. Thanks. You're no panty-dropper yourself mate. Anyway, I decided to see how much of a common white girl I really am. 

ps - I'm purple, my mom is orange (not literally) 

1) Favourite Starbucks drink?

I hate Starbucks. I've been there about three times and every single time the service has been as horrible as the drinks. 

Latte with hazelnut

2) How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

You mean how long do I titivate or how long until wake up and leave the house? Well, titivating, less than ten minutes but as for until I leave the house, about 50 minutes. I'm an unorganised a**hole, ok?!

1 hour

3) How many selfies do you take on a daily basis?

One. But I rarely keep it or share it.

0

4) How many IG followers do you have?
It took me a while to work out what IG meant. But the answer is zero, I don't have it. 

0

5) Do you often say 'OMG' or 'LOL' out loud?

Only ironically.

Nope.

6) Do you wear the same clothing item more than once?

Yes! Unless I didn't like it, then no. Duh. Unless you mean do I wear them twice without washing the no. 

No.

7) Are you racist?

No.

No.

8) Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr.

Well, seeing as I only have Tumblr, it will have to be Tumblr

Twitter

9) How many tweets do you have?

0. 

??

10). What do you spend most of your time doing?

Reading, blogging, YouTube, baking and thinking I'm funny. 

Cleaning 

11) Who are your favourite YouTubers?

Danisnotonfire
Amazingphil
Itswaypastmybedtime
Beckie0 
Kickthepj
Crabstickz
Communitychannel
Hannah Witton 
Rebecca Groves

Who?

12) How often do you do your nails?

When I feel pretty. Which isn't often. 

For special occasions 

13) Are you a shopaholic?

For books and music? Yes. 

Yes.

14) How many times have you watched Mean Girls?

Twice, it was alright!

Twice 

15) Do you own a lot of clothes?

Depends who you ask. My dad would say yes, I would say no. 

Yes

16) Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it?

If I made it myself.

No

17) Do you wear makeup everyday?

No.

No

18) What are your average grades in school? 

For everything but physics, maths, pe and chemistry: B

A

19) How do you usually style your hair?

With a brush. 

Down 

20) Do you always look presentable?

If I was going to the ugly convention, hell-yeah! Seriously though, my nickname is Half-Hearted Hannah

Not at home 

So, I guess it's for you to decide: Am I a common white girl? Is my mom?

///////// Quote of the post /////////


"The world is a book and those who do not ravel read only a page" 





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What Hogwarts house Am I In?

17:00 Hannah - 13 Comments

Ahoy!

Now, I've always considered myself a Ravenclaw and was even told so on the OLD Pottermore quiz. Now they have a new which Carrie Hope Fletcher did which seems far more accurate and I would like to find out which house I truly belong in!





You can do the test here



So, there you have it. I'm pretty disappointed to be in Slytherin if I am honest but I'll have to work with it. *sobs*

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"Saturday nights gave me Sunday morning"  - Bon Jovi, Saturday Nights Gave Me Sunday Morning

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The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe) BOOK REVIEW

17:00 Hannah - 6 Comments

Ahoy!

So, sorry for failing to upload a review last week. Although, I can say that my excuse is valid. I was being productive: I was revising. I was actually revising. I must have been inhabited by an alien, because that is not me. Maybe this is Hiln the Bliecip writing, not Hannah the Humanoid. 

Source: blackcatrescue(dot)wordpress(dot)com

Ok, so after that slightly creepy introduction, let's get to an actual review and forget about that! 

In a Nutshell:
The tale centers around a black cat and its temperate owner. 

The Actual Review:

I guess I needed a good dose of Poe seeing as this caught me completely off guard!

The prose - true to EAP - is dark, insightful and sickening. The depictions of animal abuse particularly made me feel ill and I can be sure my toes literally curled. 

The narrative of later scenes echoed those of the Tell-Tale  Heart and not just echoed, had a frightening sameness that was grossly disappointing. However, my bias allows me to let it go. 

Also, I should add it that it is actually rather refreshing to have a character who isn't supposed to be relatable because so often, attempts at writing in relatable characters fail miserably. So, yes, thank-you very much Mr Poe for introducing variety to my reading. 

In Conclusion:

⚫️ Dark imagery 
⚫️ Sickening depictions of abuse and murder
⚫️ Grossly disappointing similarity to the Tell-Tale Heart 

Rating: 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Does this book support We Need Diverse Books? (See sidebar for more info)

No

/////////// Quote of the post ///////// 

"And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy" - Edgar Allan Poe 

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