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Exploring My Bookshelves (#91) – Inspiration

 

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created over here at Addlepates and Book Nerds, and co-hosted with Shannon @ For the Love of Words. For more info on how it works, have a look here

Exploring My Bookshelves 2016

An Inspirational Book

For me, the one that jumps to mind is Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Technically, it’s not mine,  it’s my mums, but it still lives in our house! It was amazing the things that he did despite everyone in the world telling him no (he even went to jail for a time), and I just found that absolutely incredible. I don’t what it inspires me to go and do, I just know I want to go and do something! 

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I’m Surprisingly Well Travelled

Considering I’m 18, I’ve been to a lot of places. My parents have always been travelers (they were to Africa for their honeymoon), so it was bred into my from a young age. I’ve been taking roadtrips across New Zealand for as long as I can remember, to the point where a four hour drive to my grandparents is nothing. Family holidays are common, happening at least once a year. This can be anything from snow to beaches to busy cities to tourist towns to towns with only a hundred people. My parents believe in seeing your own country before you see the rest, and we’ve done our best to do that. 
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How Was My Ball/Prom/Formal?

The thing is, I really wasn’t looking forward to my ball. I went because it’s the last big thing I’m ever going to do with my year group, not because I was excited about how fun it was actually going to be. And, sadly, it lived up to expectations. 

Here’s the thing, though. I hate negative posts! I don’t want to sit here and mope and complain; I have plenty of friends in real life that are more than happy to do that with me. For the sake of positivity, I’m going to tell you the bits I actually did enjoy.  Continue reading “How Was My Ball/Prom/Formal?”

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Exploring My Bookshelves (#89) – Borrowed Books

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created over here at Addlepates and Book Nerds, and co-hosted with Shannon @ For the Love of Words. For more info on how it works, have a look here

Exploring My Bookshelves 2016

A Borrowed Book

Honestly, I borrow more books than I buy these days. I just can’t afford brand new editions of what I want to read! Continue reading “Exploring My Bookshelves (#89) – Borrowed Books”

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Friendship – Some Creative Writing

“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we?”  asked Piglet.

“Even longer,” replied Pooh.


Smack against the net. Again. And again. And again. I don’t think Zoe had managed to hit the tennis ball over a single time yet. Maybe I’d chosen the wrong person to practice with this weekend. I threw the ball up, hitting a brilliant (if I do say so myself) shot towards her.

Smack.

“Zoe,” I sighed. “Listen, it’s not that I don’t want to hang out with you…” Continue reading “Friendship – Some Creative Writing”