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My Top 7 Unlikely Places To Find Romance || by Zara Stoneley

Love, they say, can find you when you least expect it. Forget the dimly lit restaurants, speed-dating bars and noisy nightclubs, open your eyes and go with the flow – you never know when that perfect partner might appear!   A library – Okay you’re not supposed to talk, but a lift of the eyebrows, or a smile of recognition when you see he’s just picked up your favourite book might be all it takes. Meeting somebody can broaden your reading tastes as well as improving your love life. So if you love to read, head for the library, bookshops, and book signings, but don’t bury your nose between the covers, sneak a peek over the top of the pages.     On a plane…

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5 Top Tips for Juggling Jobs || by Lucie Wheeler

It’s no secret that I have lots of things going on at the same time – It’s an addiction, I think. I cannot sit still. I am not the type of person to sit down and watch television (well certainly not at the time it is on anyway – the record button is my best friend!) which works in our household because it means that LO gets the television after school for a bit and then when she’s in bed, hubby is normally home and he gets to watch what he wants. I try to make time every day to sit with both my husband and LO and spend some quality time together because that’s what life is about, isn’t it? Granted, sometimes life is…

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5 Reasons You’ll Always Remember That One Book That Changed Everything || by Linda Hill

If you’re reading this you’ll already know that books are special. They take us vicariously into realms we could never otherwise visit. They enable us to meet people and have experiences that are beyond our ordinary lives. But some books are extra special and these are some of the reasons: 1. Reminding us of who we are In a busy modern life we can forget who we once were. We get so wrapped up with work and domestic duties that we frequently rush from one thing to another without really living. Think back to the first book that really made an impact on you. I bet you can remember all kinds of things about where you were and who you were. I can picture vividly…

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5 Reasons Reading On The Beach Is Both The Best AND The Worst || by Samantha Gale

I live in sunny Bournemouth (I mean, sunny by English standards – it’s not exactly Marbella), and I’m just a quick 3-minute walk from some beautiful beachfront. Unlike the beaches in most of the country, these are sandy beaches, not rocky, which makes them perfect for laying out and settling in with a good book when the weather is nice. I moved here in the winter, so I’ve been itching for summer all year so that I can take full advantage of my new locale.   Post-work walk 🚶🏻🚶🏼‍♀️ A post shared by Sam Gale (@samanthajgale) on May 31, 2017 at 12:45pm PDT   But, you see, reading on the beach is a double-edge sword. Every great thing about it is also an infuriating thing. For example……

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My Writing Process || by Lucie Wheeler

When I started The First Time Mums’ Club, I first wrote a loose plan. It wasn’t anything grand or in depth, but it just highlighted where I wanted the story to go and key events I wanted to happen. I then wrote the story. However, in hindsight, I feel like I could have been even more organised and the writing process may have been a little quicker. So for my next book, my plan is a lot more in depth and I almost have a rough, scene-by-scene breakdown. This, I find, is a much quicker way to write because I don’t have the option of sitting at my desk and thinking “right, what happens next?” I just look at my plan and go! Don’t get…

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