Taking the world less travelled

Cat Dog – New SciFi Sister Video

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Life | 2 comments

Here is the latest video letter for my sister, Samantha.

Mr Darcy says this video is extra boring. I will endeavour to make the next one so exciting you wont be able to contain yourself.

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Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Business

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Reviews | 3 comments

For the day job I’ve been building a company website. I’ve been using wordpress, and have discovered some awesome plugins that every business should use on their website. These are great and they are free. Have a look below for the best wordpress plugins for business.

top plugins for businesses

1. WooCommerce

Why make it difficult for your customers to throw money at you? WooCommerce is a shopping cart plugin that is very professional, has a lot of options, and is free!

It has lots of options, and is great for both physical products and virtual ones. There are also many additional plugins you can get to enhance the functionality of it, most of them are paid, however.

A word of caution: it may not work out of the box for your theme, and it isn’t easy to customise the layout. That being said, it isn’t impossible, give it a go, but you may need to seek assistance of someone who does know a little bit about what they are doing (or can follow google fu instructions).

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Sneak Peek: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Reviews | 2 comments

cinders and sapphires

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed – A Sneak Peak

  • Young Adult Historical
  • Expected publication: January 22nd 2013
  • Carlie read 13 January 2013
  • Series: At Somerton
  • Carlie’s Rating:heart heart heart
  • Rate This Book: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
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140 Character Or Less Book Summary

Downton Abbey for teen girls

(28 characters). Doesn’t spoil anything past the first couple of chapters, as this is all I have read! I was provided with a sneak peak by NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion.

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Best Youtube Channels

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

Here are my favourite youtube channels to watch at the moment!

Fictional Web Series

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

I had heard of this one buzzing around on the internet for a while. WHY DIDN’T I WATCH IT? I don’t know. I’m stupid. I love Pride and Prejudice.
I eventually started watching this one, and tuned in a week or so before the big Darcy reveal. Man, I was glad I was there for that. That was exciting.
As the tumblrs say, this series has so much feels.
This show is addictive. Just a warning because, as I write this, the entire series is five and a half hours long.
In all seriousness, this is a great adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It has modernised it, and so is told from the perspective of college student Lizzie Bennet. The actors in this are fantastic; the Bennets really seem like sisters, and it is the first place where both Charlotte and Lydia are actually fleshed out as characters. The way they have modernised it is very clever, and right now we are about to embark on my favourite bit of P&P, when we are going to Pemberly Digital. Ahhh, I’m such a fan girl!

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My New Years Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Life | 0 comments

My new years resolution video letter to my sister for SciFi Sisters

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What ordinary people look like when working out

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Life | 0 comments

Here I am making a fool of myself!

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Books I’m looking forward to in 2013

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Reviews | 2 comments

I just looked back at my top 5 books of 2012. Now I’m looking forward to the books that I am super excited (or mildly interested in…) about.

The Rithmatist The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Sanderson fan girl here, my hand is in the air.

The Rithmatist is about a 14-year-old kid named Joel who wants desperately to be a Rithmatist. But he wasn’t Chosen, so he doesn’t have the ability to bring chalklings or Rithmatic lines to life. All he can do is watch as The Rithmatist students at Armedius Academy learn the mystical art that he would give anything to practice. Then Rithmatist students start disappearing, kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving only trails of blood. Joel’s professor asks him to help investigate—putting Joel and his friend Melody on the trail of a discovery that could change Rithmatics—and their world—forever…. From Goodreads

I haven’t read Sanderson’s YA books yet, but I am looking forward to this one (There is also Steelheart coming out next year). It is coming out 14th May 2013 by Tor Teen. You can read an excerpt here!

amazon goodreads

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