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  • It’s late but here’s my @pullandbear mini haul ✨
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Which one is your fave???📸
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I have never ordered from there before but I think it’s became my new fave 😍 Tonight’s post is short and sweet! It’s been a long day... I hope you’ve all day a good time in the sun ☀️ -
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  • 🍃 Another day another flatlay 🍃 You have probably already noticed that I have started bullet journalling improve my productivity (minus the last couple of days) so I thought I’d share a little bit about that because I love it 🥰 -
I bought this @dingbatsnotebooks bullet journal last week and I currently use to to bullet point what I need to do each day. I’m waiting for the next month to start before I do monthly and weekly spread ✍🏼 -
I also track my mood buy using colours to symbolise how I’m feeling, this is just something I want to do for myself to see how certain things affect me etc... 🌈 -
I LOVE my instax printer it’s the best thing I’ve spent a stupid amount of money on 📸 -
Anyway, what do you do to keep track of your to do lists and other things? I also hope you’ve had a good Wednesday ✨✌🏻 -
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  • 💚So the decorating is OVER💚*swipe to see all!*
This is the first photo I have ever taken on the actual day of posting so I thought I’d document what I actually look like right now after a whole day of decluttering my WHOLE room. I filled four bin bags of stuff I didn’t even know I had stored 😅
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Honestly though, doing this to my room has made me feel so much better! Clearing out your room really clears out your head 💭 -
I am absolutely exhausted but very proud of myself (and my boyfriend) for completing this project in the space of three days ✌🏻
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I will tag 🏷 the things I used, but I can answer any questions!
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I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and bank holiday since I haven’t been here to be active 😌🙋🏻‍♀️
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  • ✨Feeling weird because I’ve been spending time sorting out my room and doing other bits before I get my routine back and I feel guilty for not being as active Online and all that jazz HOW ridiculous is that...✨
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Who else is like this? Although my screen time report was six hours a day which is also shocking! 📱 -
So, today’s caption is a little shorter but I would like to talk about staying engaged online but having less screen time! Who has some hacks or tips or anything like that 🙋🏻‍♀️ I watched someone on YouTube say they only spend five mins a day on Instagram and they still get good engagement and everything HOW 💭 anyway, comment below ☕️
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  • 💕Happy Not So Chilled Sunday 💕
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I do not look like this right now, I have white and green paint in my hair and under my nails and it will stay that way until I have finished ✌🏻💀
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I have spend the whole day starting the process of my room transformation. An impulsive thought but one that is now halfway through... Who else really acts on impulse when it’s something exciting 🙋🏻‍♀️😂
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The sickly pink wall is now white, and the wall behind my bed is now ‘emerald green’ I’m not sure what decor items to buy yet but going for a golden theme ✨ If that interests you... -
ANYWAY, I also have started making Tik Toks about the room transform because I LOVE watching them myself so, if you follow me on there you will be able to see the process ✌🏻(charlotteanndawson) 📸 -
I haven’t done anything on here today or on the blog but it’s okay... Tomorrows blog post is scheduled and life is good, and my bedroom smells like fresh paint 🎨 -
What have you been up to today? And do you like seeing room decor and transformations too? ☕️
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  • 👓 Who else here has to wear glasses or some other form of visual aid 24/7 in order to see and live ✌🏻 I either wear these or contacts otherwise I would quite literally walk into the walls... -
These are the round gold frames from the Flowers collection I think it is? The Drew Barrymore one 💐 I’ve always gone for plastic thick glasses so I decided to tone it down for now, and I love them! The first pair of glasses I don’t mind wearing all the time 😅 Although I rarely post pictures of me wearing them because who can be bothered to fix the light reflecting off them all the time?? 💀
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Anyway, today’s caption is short because I am exhausted after waking up at 5:30 this morning 🛌  Its been a good day though! Waking up earlier means more time to do things even if it’s just doing nothing ✨
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Hope you’ve had a good Saturday although it’s been extremely windy and wet! Here’s to the bank holiday weekend 🍷 (I’m not drinking wine)
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  • 💀This is obviously a photo from the other week because not a drop of effort has gone into my appearance at all for the past five days COOL STUFF 💀
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I mean, I totally don’t actually care😊 The only reason I make an effort is to take photos and I haven’t done that this week either 😂 I guess I’ve had a real week off ish (still be blog writing etc...)
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How has your week gone? If you ever need a chat my DMs are open! I hope you have all had a good week too, doing whatever it is that makes you calm and happy ☕️ 💭 I think I had a wobbly start but I have managed to solve my problems/figure out how to solve them 💕
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Today is the first day using the bullet journal and I have actually ticked of SIX THINGS on my to do list so I’m feeling great. Even whilst sitting in sweaty post gym attire ✌🏻✨
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  • ✍🏼 Today marks the start of me actually using a bullet journal and also learning how to be more creative with it 🎨 I hate not being productive; but I see being creative as the same thing SO what a good excuse to buy new notebooks and stationary to boost your productiveness and creativity in one go...
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I ordered this notebook after seeing someone else use it on here and within ten minutes I’d ordered it so I guess Instagram really is a place to influence people no matter how many followers you have 😅
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Anyway; I would love all the helpful tips I can get for spreads and ideas, so comment below your fave bullet journaling hack or whatever ✍🏼✨
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I will be creating a highlights and keeping you updated 🌍 -
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  • ☀️ Not going to lie, I have sat in the sun all day, probably given myself heat stroke and some burns on my back (because I couldn’t reach to put suncream there) and read my book ☀️
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However, today has been good even though it’s a wobbly Wednesday... My new Dr Marten sandals have arrived and I’m planning on doing a little shoot with them 🖤 and it’s also just been a fine chilled day that I think I needed...
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How often do you give yourself a day just to do absolutely NOTHING?❣️
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  • ☁️ Totally thought I had already posted today but I hadn’t! Here’s a picture of something pretty and somewhere I’d rather be (able to actually go somewhere different) BUT it’s all fine. The suns been out today, I’ve caught a tan and more freckles and tomorrow’s and Fridays blog posts are ready ☀️ It’s Mental Health awareness (should be all the time) so my DMs are open for anyone who needs a chat (I probably need one sometimes too so if you need to vent, I’m all ears 💭)
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I hope you’ve had a good Tuesday! Sorry this photo is late but ah well 📸
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Comment below one thing from today that has made you happy your that you’re grateful for 💕
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  • 🌈Monday that feels like a Sunday, so much so I forgot to tell you I have a new post on the blog! All about how to have a glow up at home... Not just physically, but mentally too 💭
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Have you done anything during lockdown to give yourself a glow up? I’ve died my hair and my eyebrows and started blogging! That’s about it from me though 😂 Oh and I make the effort to take photos for the gram now and then ✌🏻✨
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I think it’s important to not think you need to have a physical glow up. You don’t need to put make up on to be a better person, you also don’t need to have achieved anything huge either! If you have done a few things during this time that has made you feel better and happier, that’s all that matters ☀️ -
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The Books That Made Me A Reader // Favourite Reads

29/01/2018
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written by charlotte, the perks of being a wallflower, fave reads, books that made me a reader, book bloggers

Books That Made Me Love Reading 

(Contains mini spoilers, and affiliate links)

I started reading whilst I was still in school, however, I have never read as much in a year as I have in this past month. (I might have) But I’ve read 8 books already and it’s only the end of January.

The first book I ever read and enjoyed was The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Oh and by the way, I’m not counting the books I HAD to read in school *cough* Jayne Eyre *cough*, which I am so upset about because I want to like it but school made me feel so much boredom towards it, booo. (Please motivate me to read the Bronte books…)

Anyway, I decided to write a little post dedicated to my first loves, because it seems fun, and I can’t bring myself to write another writing journey post just yet…

So here are the books that made me a reader.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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I read this back in, erm, I want to say 2012?

I went on holiday with a friend and decided to take a book for the journey, not anticipating that I would actually like it…
It’s only a small book, but I like that. I think I much prefer to read ‘shorter’ stories, because my attention span is not very long, and I like to keep on moving, and reading new things!
Anyway, I loved the main character, Charlie so much straight away, I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to him.
Then the film came out and I still liked it, although, the book is WAY better. Obviously. 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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When I got back from that holiday, I bought The Fault In Our Stars straight away, and I was so excited!

This book made me cry, and cry, and cry a little bit more. But I’ve never forgotten about it, and I definitely want to re-read it. Which is a good sign because I NEVER re-read…
Then once again, the film came out, and I cried even more!

Two Brothers By Ben Elton 

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Now that I had started reading, my mum (who also reads a lot) gave me this book to read. Once again, I still have never forgotten about it. It’s the first real big book I ever read, and I have to admit, I think it took me about a month to get through.

The twist was so intense and so not expected, I actually had to put it down for a while to get over it. I’m not giving away any spoilers here, but this story is about two brothers in the war, one is german one is Jewish… There was a girl they both vowed to look after, which they did, and well, I won’t say anymore! Just read it!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I didn’t read for a little while then, because I was transitioning between going to the sixth form and then college. And wow it was all very stressful and I’m so grateful it’s all over!

So once I was ready, I was recommended this book, I don’t usually like to read romance kind of books, but this YA novel was beautiful and lovely, and again, the ending has never erased from my memory.
I loved both characters straight away, and I really wanted them to have a happy ending… OOPS sorry.
So I am going to re-read this, and hopefully creating my own ending that I will publish somewhere on the internet!

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins 

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This was the first sort of ‘thriller’ book that I had read, and I instantly loved it. Although it’s quite intense, and some of the themes are very real.
I read this book very quickly and didn’t really want it to end. I then bought a few other thrillers after this (i read one but I’m scared the others aren’t going to be as good…)

Likewise, with most of the books I love, the ending was a massive shocker!
Hence why I haven’t forgotten about it.
Then the film then came out.
But in no way was it better than the book, so much was missing, I actually walked out of the cinema telling my boyfriend everything that they had forgotten to put in and how disappointed I was!

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart

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Yay another shorter book! I read this book during the summer. I did read other books between all of these listed in this post, but they haven’t made the cut… Sorry.

Anyway, this book caught me, I couldn’t put it down, and I’m glad I didn’t.
Although I did need a break after this one too.

The ending is very, actually, the whole thing is very intense but I did NOT see the ending coming, and I love it when that happens.
This book really inspires me to write my own.

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

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I read this book this in like 24 hours. I couldn’t put it down.
This was another thriller book that I read and actually liked/loved.

I found quite mild throughout. Until the end.
I’m so repetitive but I literally just love all these books because the endings catch me out!

The main character has to live with another family because her mother committed some awful crimes. The MC doesn’t want to turn out like her mum and tries her hardest to be normal, and live normally.
That’s all I’m going to say…

If there are any more books like this please comment below and tell me because I want to read more!

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Thank you for reading! Tell me what book/books made you love reading, in the comment section below!

Here are the books mentioned in this post if you fancy reading them too (and if I have not spoiled them for you).

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  • Reply
    Malia
    29/01/2018 at 7:00 PM

    Hi Charlotte, thanks for visiting The Princess and the Pen. Your blog is wonderful and the posts so engaging! I felt the same about Good Me/Bad Me, I could not put it down! Have you read Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris? I thought it was a page turner as well:-)

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      Charlotte Dawson
      30/01/2018 at 9:45 PM

      You’re welcome thank you for commenting back!
      Good me bad me was so good! And oh ill have to have a look at that one, thanks for the recommendation!

      xx

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    Jen
    30/01/2018 at 8:10 PM

    Jane Eyre is my favourite classic book and I reread it every year. But classics take time to get into, took me ages to read my first one and enjoy it. I read The Major of Casterbridge and A Room With A View in school and although studying them is a pain ( my teacher was great though at reading them!) I enjoyed them when I read them myself. A Room With A View is a book I’ve read a few times and I still remember the notes from school ???? I’ve been wanting to read Perks of being A Wallflower for a while. and Girl On The Train too has mixed opinions but I will read it one day. I’ve also heard a lot about Rainbow Rowell. I have a big tbr list and a book challenge at the moment but I will get around to read them

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      Charlotte Dawson
      30/01/2018 at 9:50 PM

      I wish i coulg get into classics, i read Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca and i felt like i was forcing it, but in the end, i quite liked it! I will have to try again with Jayne Eyre!

      Girl on the train is very good if you like thriller/more gritty books, i couldnt put it down!

      Rainbow Rowell is just overall a lovely writer who writes lovely stories! I think i will always read her books.

      xx

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    Anna @ The Bibliotaph
    31/01/2018 at 6:28 PM

    I’m kind of surprised at how many of these I’ve heard of, but haven’t read. Maybe it’s time to give them a try – especially Eleanor and Park (I’ve been eyeing that one since it came out).
    Love this list! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog:)

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    Anna @ The Bibliotaph
    31/01/2018 at 6:28 PM

    I’m kind of surprised at how many of these I’ve heard of, but haven’t read. Maybe it’s time to give them a try – especially Eleanor and Park (I’ve been eyeing that one since it came out).
    Love this list! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog:)

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      Charlotte Dawson
      31/01/2018 at 6:45 PM

      I love them all! You should give them a try!

      And yes, Eleanor and Park is one of my faves, its amazing.

      Thank you for visiting my blog too!

      xx

  • Reply
    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks
    03/02/2018 at 8:40 PM

    Haven’t read a single one of these, even though they are all well known 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed them though… 🙂

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    Bea's Book Nook
    04/02/2018 at 2:25 AM

    I’ve not read any of those. I don’t recall any one book making me love reading. I started reading young and always liked it. school reading was hit or miss but I happily read outside of school assignments for pleasure. I cut my teeth on mysteries and mythology, both courtesy of my mother. We had a ton of books in the house and mom enjoyed reading. I used to check out stacks of books from the town library, the school library, and the army base library.

    Neat idea for a post!

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      Charlotte Dawson
      04/02/2018 at 9:38 AM

      I think school made me hate reading!
      These are just the books that made me realise they arent all that bad haha!

      Thank you for the comment
      xx

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