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    Shuffle Song Tag

    This tag was doing the rounds a few months ago… I waited patiently for someone to tag me in it then it sort of died a death. Typical! Ruth @ Ruth in Revolt and Jay @ Bearded Igor Blogs gave me special dispensation to to the tag without an official tag so here we go! The Aim of the Game Set your Spotify songs to shuffle and post the first 10 that come up… whatever they may be! Disclaimer: There are some absolute smashers in my Spotify playlists… God help us all (other deities are available) Joywave – NowDiscovered them on a ‘Chillout’ playlist and loved them so downloaded the…

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    Tales of the TBR

    I currently have a heap of books in my To Be Read stash… some are books I’ve been lucky enough to receive from authors, some I’ve agreed to review for new and upcoming authors, some are books recommended by other bloggers and the rest are books I’ve bought for myself to read. There’s a few! Recently I was struggling with a severe reading slump. I just wasn’t enjoying it. It had become a chore. Something I felt obliged to do as a result of taking on a few books that I just wasn’t “feeling”. Happily the slump has passed! Online Blanket Fort is still a relatively new blog. Like many…

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    The Power of Friendship

    Everyone needs friends. Some people have lots of them. A huge social circle of people they can call on for coffee dates, cinema trips and nights on the town. Some only have a few. A handful of friends that really know them. That they feel comfortable being themselves with who they can sit in companionable silence with. Friends will pick you up when you’re feeling down. Friends will be there for all the good times and the bad. Friends are the Family you choose for yourself. Friendships are important for everyone. Whether they live next door or on the other side of the country, everyone needs a person they can…

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    Mystery Blogger Award

    HELLO! I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by both Cafe Manon and UpWithABook – Thanks guys! What exactly is a Mystery Blogger Award?? Created by Okoto Enigma the explanation is as follows: “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” So… that’s all rather flattering! Anyway, the rules… where would we be without rules: Put the award logo/image on…

  • Book Reviews

    Tied to Deceit – Neena H. Brar

    Welcome to my review of ‘Tied to Deceit’ by Neena H. Brar.  This is part of the Digital Reads Blog Tour. The Blurb “On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh. As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her. Faced with the investigation of a crime that appears to have as many suspects as there are motives, Vishwanath…

  • Featured Bloggers

    Reader Voracious Blog

    Wednesday’s Featured Blogger is Kaleena from Reader Voracious Blog.  The best thing about blogging is that you can make friends from all over the world!  Kaleena is based in California… A bit different to Aberdeen! Here’s her answers: Who are you? Kaleena What’s your blog address? http://readervoracious.wordpress.com What’s the name of your blog? Reader Voracious Blog When did you start? March 2018 WHY did you start? I’ve always been a big reader but kind of fell out of pleasure reading during university. I found that passion again while traveling abroad after graduation and began reading more voraciously. Last year I began writing reviews on Goodreads and I felt like I…

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    Ruth in Revolt

    Today’s Featured Blogger is everyone’s favourite cheer-leader – Ruth in Revolt!  She very kindly appraised my last blog (Books’n’Bits) and her ACE suggestions have resulted in its relaunch as Online Blanket Fort!  Here she is: Who are you? I’m Ruth! What’s your blog address? www.ruthinrevolt.com What’s the name of your blog? Ruth in Revolt When did you start? I started on the 23rd of April 2018. WHY did you start? I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and felt like I had a lot to say. Plus, as I was receiving treatment, I started to feel better in myself and gained some confidence to put myself out there on the…

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    Rebekah Gillian

    Welcome to the FIRST EVER featured blogger on Online Blanket Fort! We are kicking off with Rebekah who was part of the chat where the blog name Online Blanket Fort came from!  You can find her on Twitter here. Here’s her answers to the O.B.F. questions! Who are you?  I’m Rebekah Gillian, a nineteen year old from Devon, England. What’s your blog address?  https://rebekahgillian.co.uk/ What’s the name of your blog? Rebekah Gillian When did you start? I started blogging almost three years ago, in August 2015. At first, this was on a free domain, but I decided to go self-hosted a year ago in March. WHY did you start? Originally,…

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    Cat in the Window Cafe, Aberdeen

    I’m a simple soul. It doesn’t take much to keep me happy. Cats, cake, coffee, friends – these are a few of my favourite things. The Cat in the Window Cafe in Aberdeen has all of these! Since it opened a couple of years ago it’s been a firm favourite of mine, I’ve made all my friends visit and am on my THIRD loyalty card! Cats The shop is home to a variety of both pedigree and moggy cats – 9 in total including one lucky rescue. I haven’t got pics of them all but here’s a wee selection of fluff… They are all super friendly and playful and are…

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    Online Blanket Fort is LIVE!

    Welcome to Online Blanket Fort! Books’n’Bits was my first ever blog, Online Blanket Fort will carry on what I started with B’n’B but with more varied content. I’m super excited to start sharing here! Where did ‘Online Blanket Fort’ come from?? Well, I took part in a #BlogHour chat hosted by the UK Blog Awards account on Twitter a couple of months ago and during that the phrase Online Blanket Fort was used. While chatting with Rebekah Gillian we decided that our blogs were our little corners of the internet, our space to chat about what we loved – our Blanket Forts. The idea stuck with me and I decided…