Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly spot hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase the books that a blogger is anticipating in the next couple of months. Today I'm going to be talking about On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher.


Title: On the Other Side
Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher 
Page Count: 432
Publisher: Sphere
Release Date: 14th July 2016
Format Available: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Original Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Fiction


Your soul is too heavy to pass through this door,
Leave the weight of the world in the world from before 

Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It's the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she's become her twenty seven- year-old self and the door won't open. Evie's soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it's too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow , some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love...


Carrie has done it all. She is a West End star, a youtuber, an incredible singer, and has already released a highly popular non-fiction book All I Know Now. Now she is back with her second book and is trying her hand at fiction, and I have a feeling she will not disappoint.

I love Carrie, and have always thought of her as a genuinely lovely person. When I wrote a WOW for her last book, I talked about the minor interaction I have had with her, and how positive it has been. From what I know of her, she is an incredibly hardworking person, and always tries to maintain a happy and positive internet persona in order to make other people happy by watching her videos. She deserves the success she has and I can't wait to see how the world responds to her next book release.

I also find it interesting that the book starts off on a saddening note and then becomes more positive as it goes along. It kind of captures Carrie's personality in the way that things will always get better, and you just have to keep holding on.

Overall, I can't wait for this book, and neither can the rest of Carrie's subscribers!

Do you watch Carrie on youtube/ are you a fan of her work?

If she goes on a book tour are you going to meet her?

Let me know if you're excited in the comments!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Life Update: Where I have been and what the hell is up with me

Hello! It has been a while! And to be honest I haven't been writing on here much. So I'm here to tell you where I've been, and what's up.

Q: Where have you been for these past few weeks?

A: Wales mostly, because I go to university there. I've also been in Germany with one of my best friends... but more on that another day.

Q: What have you been doing?

A: I have been trying to stay sane, to be honest. Oh, and I've been uploading stuff on youtube. You can take a look here if you like.

Q: What the hell is up with you?

A: A lot of things, really. If you follow me on twitter, you'll have seen me talk about how tired I am recently. The trip to Germany has helped refresh me to a certain extent, so I'm doing okay at the moment, but like I have talked about on my blog several times, my mental health isn't in the best way right now. 

However, a couple of things have happened:

  1. I got an offer from Liverpool university to transfer to them for second year
  2. I've decided on the book that I want to publish first, and work is underway

Q: So what is going to happen next?

A: I absolutely promise you to make 'bookfangirling' more of a priority than it is right now. Even if I have to drag myself out of bed to write and schedule a blog post, or get up at 7:00am to make a video, I will do it. 

I also wanted to have a proper weekly timetable of stuff so that you know which days I'm doing what, and so here is my proposed plan:

Monday: book review/author interview/guest post
Tuesday: anything tbh 
Wednesday: waiting on wednesday
Thursday: new video
Friday: kendal's column
Saturday: new video
Sunday: no post or video

If you want to ask any questions or have an issue with this, please comment and let me know. Or, if you want me to write about anything in particular, I have been known to take requests before, so again let me know and I'll see what I can do!

See you tomorrow with a Waiting on Wednesday!