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And why you should not be looking for high numbers

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I started a new job two months ago and realised something mind-blowing about myself. I’m actually good at social media, despite only really being active on Twitter and not having an Instagram or Facebook account since 3 years ago. Hear me out.

My day job has the great perk of…


Don’t fall into the same trap

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‘She’s a nutter’

‘What a nerd’

‘Poor girl, she has no life’

‘Are you working again?’

‘I can’t be around you when you work, it makes me feel awful’

Here’s a selection of what people have said about me throughout my entire life. And, in most cases, they were right…


Or any other capital city

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London is overrated. So is probably any other capital city in the world, unless you have a lot of money to make sure you can live comfortably. I learned about the ugliest aspects of my London dream, turned nightmare, at the worst possible time of my life. …


Reading a great book with a writer’s mind can teach you many secrets about writing

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TW: This article contains mentions of domestic abuse.

Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House inspired me to write a third of my upcoming poetry collection in one week. However, it has nothing to do with poetry, and it is not a handbook for writers, far from it.

I had…


What content we’re looking for from those horror and Halloween-loving readers

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It’s our first spooky season at Coffee Time Reviews and I’m excited beyond words. Autumn is my favourite season, especially for reading, so this is the perfect time to launch a fresh call for submissions with a spooky twist.

Our content has been keeping its amazing quality over the last…


Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir sheds light on domestic abuse within same-sex couples, exposing a worrying knowledge gap

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TW: This review contains mentions of domestic abuse.

In the Dream House is a literary masterpiece of unimaginable proportions. Normally, you’d expect a memoir to tell someone’s experience, to be firmly grounded in reality and offer an insight into the writer’s story. …


And how can we learn to trust our instincts again?

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If you’re a person who menstruates, it’s highly likely you’re using a period-tracking app to stay on top of your cycle. In a 2016 report, the Independent found that over 200 million users had downloaded period-tracking apps by that point. In 2021, that number is most certainly much higher.

Menstrual…


Well, mostly

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Don’t come for me just yet. I’m still a bookworm through and through, despite only owning less than 20 physical books in total. I love the books industry and I love holding, smelling, buying, and turning the pages of real books.

But I’d be lying if I said I read…


I’ve just finished the challenge and saw unexpected results

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Two weeks is a tiny period of time for it to lead to any results. This was the mindset I began the 2021 2-week Shred Challenge with.

I’ve been working out and experimenting with different types of exercise for the past 8 years. …


If you’re not a fan of the colder seasons, these books might change your mind

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Autumn is here and I’m ready to indulge in my favourite season of the year. I’ve just decorated my fireplace with pumpkins, creepy books, and spicy-sweet candles, I’ve started a knitting project, and dusted off my TBR to prioritise autumnal books.

But there are many bookworms out there who aren’t…

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