Top 5 Reasons I Love Reading!

1. It helps me go to sleep.
2. I learn about different places.
3. Get to see issues from different people’s perspective.
4. Books help relax sitting on beaches / by pools on sun by keeping you entertained and stop you being restless and wanting to move.
5. Love reading to children.

Bionic Book Worm

Hello everyone and welcome to another top 5 Tuesday! I was so very excited to do this topic. It’s not the usual topic. Usually we’re finding the 5 best books that fit the weeks theme. But this list was a strategically planned one. I figured it would be a great way to start the new year by reflecting on why we love reading so much! A little motivation to kick the year off right!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!


I LOVE travel. In fact…

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6 word story challenge open today! Voting Thursday 17th – Friday 18th

This week’s prompt is:


My attempt:

Sat smoking 🚬 under no smoking 🚭 sign.

Further information

See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

The challenge was originally created and hosted for several years by Nicola over at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. Myself and Kirstywrites now take in turns to host.

It is a fun, informal challenge. Great for interacting with other micro fiction writers.

How it works:

Each Saturday at 9am (GMT) *on one of our two blogs we publish prompt for you to use to create a six word story.

The challenge closes to entries at 9pm the following Thursday evening (GMT).

A poll will subsequently be posted containing all stories submitted to the challenge. Voting will remain open in this poll for 24hrs and will close at 9pm on Friday evening (GMT). The host has casting vote.

The host publishes a post highlighting top three stories of the week.


We often repost each other’s posts and possibly share prompts and stories on other social media to promote the challenge and the fantastic stories it generates. We use the hashtags 6wordstory or 6wordstorychallenge. Feel free to share our posts about the challenge and your story, but equally this is not mandatory.


  1. Write a story in six words or less inspired by the prompt. It doesn’t have to include the prompt word unless you want it to.
  2. Write your story in the comment section of the post on the host for that week’sblog (rather than on any re blogs A link to a blog post is not an entry.
  3. A blog post and a pingback is not a requirement of the challenge, just your story in the comments, but feel free to add your own blog post if you wish. Remember to use the tag #SixWordStoryChallenge if you do and provide a link to your post.
  4. The winner will be the story with the most votes at the end of the challenge. Votes will only count if cast in the collated poll published on a Thursday evening.
  5. Host announces the winner on their blog.
  6. First, second and third place will have the honour of downloading and using our highly coveted award badges on their blogs should they wish to do so.
  7. In the event of a tie for first, second or third places, I will choose a single story to take the placement. This will be the story I feel best interpreted the prompt and the six word medium.
  8. Only one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be deleted leaving the first submission only.

* N.B it is all times are approximations, we have busy lives alongside blogging

Announcing the Winner of this Week’s #SixWordStory

My story received third prize for prompt resolution:

SMASHING IT? Dry, hungry; lacking energy.

Who came first and second? Read Kirstwrites post to find out.

The next prompt is here shortly.


Happy Friday Storytellers! Hope you’ve all had a good week. Great to see some new names contributing stories this week as well as old friends – so without further ado, let’s announce the winners for this week’s #SixWordStory on the theme of Resolution

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#SixWordStoryChallenge – last day to share your story!

Less than 12 hours to submit a 6 word story for prompt RESOLUTION on Kirstwrites. Then new prompt here on Saturday.



Thinking of contributing to the #SixWordStoryChallenge this week? You can enter at the original post page here up until 9pm GMT on Thursday 10th January – then we vote for the winners!

If you’re wondering how on earth it’s possible to write a story in just six words, have a read of these suggestions from Nicola, the challenge founder.

Go on, give it a go! You know you want to!

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Top 5 Tuesday – 5 books I want to read in 2019

Per the topic of Bionic Book worms top 5 Tuesday (see post reblogged for more details).

5 books I’m planning to read this year are:
1. Tattooist of Austwitz

2. More of Girl with series … read first three which, was written by Steig Larsson. Just received Girl with Spider which has a different author following Larrson’s death,

The flaw in the Girl who played with fire?

Have purchased the following three from my book club reading list.
3. Everything I know about Love by Dolly Alderton. Think after reading her Sunday times columns, it will be light reading.
4. After the party by Cressida Connolly

5. A memoir of childhood reading by Lucy Mangan.
I’m not sure whether to start with books 1 or 2 mentioned above?

Bionic Book Worm

Happy New Year!!!! I hope that you all had a fantastic holiday season filled with love, laughs, family, and so much more!!! It’s been a while since my last post and, I have to admit, that the break was much needed. It was really nice to just focus on my family without having the blog hanging over my head. Not to mention that towards the end of the year I was feeling the strains of a massive social media slump that was carrying over into my blogging habits. So I’m back now, feeling refreshed, and ready for an amazing year in 2019! But, I’ll get into more of these details in a future reading goals post. But, for now, I wanted to start the year off with the Top 5 Tuesday topics for the first month of the year! Here’s what’s coming up for January 2019:

JANUARY 8 – Top…

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