Recommendations: Blogs, books and bonkers

First off the bat, hello. Second, welcome to my first ever leap year day post! It hasn’t been strange, different or even eventful, just another day with too much going on at work, deadlines creeping up and marriage proposals being aired on the radio by random people. Seems like the world has started to go mad…or madder….or mad madder. Or even bonkers. So here is a light hearted post to join in.

Right! I have been thinking about my likes and loves recently in the world that ranges from and to all sorts, and thought I would recommend a few things. I shall start, with the first B world of the post.



I got into the world blogging late in life. I feel I have missed out on a lot, but have loved the experience so far and fingers crossed, that pleasure will never wane. In that time, I have been inspired by and fallen in love with some of the blogs I my best to keep up with. So, I recommend, if you don’t already, to follow the following:



They are just some of amazing blogs I try my best to keep up to date with. Please take a look (not just yet though, I have a blog post for you to finishing reading). 

On to the second b recommendation.


The original Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (A fantastic read that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time) 

The Shining by Stephen King (Read this is the midst of winter with the snow falling and the boiler broken. So intense)


Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (Brilliantly written and after I finished it, stayed with me for long after) 

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver (Haunting! Have a spotlight at the ready)


Night in the lonesome October (Read this over ten years ago but keep meaning to re-read. It’s atmospheric and vivid with great characters.)


These are just some of the great books I have read over the past few years and do not include anything that I have read this year or last. I will come to those in a later post. 

It is my duty (nods and winks to Mollie), to end this post with the final b….


Bonkers is more than a song, more than a cartoon, it’s also the way to end my post. I wouldn’t really say it’s bonkers but I am just going to recommend a few things that fits all categories. 


Yes, I know it finished awhile ago, but for those who haven’t seen it, or need reminding of its genius work, I recommend going back and watching! It’s a treat.


Just because!


I recommend near enough anything Disney, but if you get chance, go to Disney World. I can’t wait to return. 


PERV (erm, I mean admire)


And always have fun!  
Thanks for reading πŸ™‚


20 thoughts on “Recommendations: Blogs, books and bonkers

  1. I’ve had the Mistborn series on my to read pile for ages! But I promised I’d make a start on Outlander first. And that’s going to take at least a month… *sigh*
    I’d love to go to Disney World. I did suggest it for our honeymoon but was given “the look”. But now we have a son, so I’m officially saving for a trip when he’s old enough to appreciate it! πŸ™‚
    Thank you for mentioning me and particularly along with such a fantastic group of ladies.

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    1. You will not regret reading the Mistborn series!
      My wife persuaded me to go to Disney World for our honeymoon and loved it.
      It is a shame you didn’t get chance to go but would be great when you get chance with your son. πŸ™‚
      It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚

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  2. I keep hearing about the Mistborn series so guess I’m gonna have to read them πŸ™‚
    Honestly, didn’t see anything past the TH picture and I’d like to think it was just for me (do NOT tell me otherwise :p)
    Thank you so much for the blog shout out!
    Awesome post, looking forward to more of these in the future as it’s fun to learn more about you and things you like. Thanks for fulfilling your duty ;D

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  3. I still need to read the Mistborn series. I actually bought the first book (and I rarely do that before I read a book. I usually just grab it from the library.) It’s sitting on my bedside table just begging me to read it! πŸ™‚ I’ve also been meaning to check out Odd Thomas. Haven’t heard of the others, but they sound like interesting reads.
    I wish I could go Disney World! That sounds like so much fun. I hope you get to go again soon. πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! I’m flattered. πŸ™‚ I already follow all of the blogs you listed. Lol. Great picks!

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    1. Oh you will not regret reading it!
      Odd Thomas was a great book and made me think of it with weeks to come!
      I plan to go back at the end of year to Disney world and if you get the opportunity you must go!
      I enjoy reading your blog so it was my pleasure πŸ™‚


      1. Okay, I’ve got Odd Thomas on hold at the library right now! Hopefully I can start on that and Mistborn in the next few weeks. (So many books to read!)
        That sounds like a lot of fun. Sadly, I won’t have the opportunity until I get some steady income rolling in.
        Glad to hear it! I enjoy your blog as well. I’ll probably do a recommendations post eventually, and I’ll be sure to list your blog! πŸ™‚


  4. Thanks for the shout out. I read The Final Empire a few weeks ago (review to follow). Basically, my review will consist of, ‘Why the *#1&* didn’t I read this sooner!’ LOVED IT! On to book two shortly!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Would you believe it, I’ve never been to Disney World! Maybe one day…
    I went to my Goodreads account to add The Final Empire, and it’s already on my TBR list! You must have recommended it to me before ^^ As it happens I’ve made some space on my bookshelf today for future purchases πŸ˜‰
    Thank you so much for the shout-out! I already follow all of those wonderful people apart from Jasmine, so I’m heading over to her blog now πŸ™‚

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  6. Thank you for the shout-out! You are the kindest! You are amazing and your blog is always full of inspiring words (both stories & shared wisdoms)!
    I have such a deep love for the Odd Thomas series. I have the final book on my shelf, but I keep passing over it because I am so sad to imagine being done with it! It’s so well written. Every book thrills, but also leaves me in a pondering state! I love! love! love it! ❀
    I must get to DisneyWorld. I must read Sanderson. Thank you for sharing your recommendations! They are so well appreciated πŸ˜€

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  7. Thank you for the shout out, my good friend! I found that I’m already following and reading every single one of the bogs you’ve mentioned.
    Mistborn is on my TBR list right now and I REALLY want to read sometime soon. As for the other books, I haven’t read them but they sound good and I’ll go along with anything you say so I’ll have to go check them out! πŸ™‚
    I’m actually so happy that Tom H is the first on your pretty people list (coincidence? I think not) And I’m even MORE happy that you’ve concluded with Mr. Gosling himself. That man-candy is always something I can look at for more than should be legal. πŸ˜›
    Thanks for sharing all of your favorites with us! πŸ™‚


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