Current Favourites: Albums

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Like with books, I go through periods of obsession with different albums. It happens every time a favourite artist of mine drops a new record, but sometimes I discover something new and it sticks in my “recently played” list for a few weeks. So, without further ado, here are the albums I’ve been loving recently.

These albums are in no particular order.

Lady Antebellum – 747

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Lady Antebellum’s latest record takes a slight departure from their country roots and takes on a heavier tone, punctured with guitar licks and their soothing harmonies that they’re renowned for.

Songs I Love: Long Stretch of Love, Bartender, Lie with Me, One Great Mystery, Damn You Seventeen, 747, Just a Girl, All Nighter (Deluxe Edition), Falling for You (Deluxe Edition).

Rascal Flatts – Greatest Hits Vol 1

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Everyone knows the song “What Hurts the Most”. Everyone has drunkenly sung it at Karaoke and most people have used it in their ship fan-vids. It is an absolute tune after all, but who knew that Rascal Flatts had even more corkers in their repertoire? 

Songs I Love: Feels Like Today, What Hurts the Most, Bless the Broken Road, Life is a Highway.

Beyoncé – Lemonade

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Probably the biggest album to drop this year, and Beyoncé’s second visual album in her catalogue. It was inspired by a speech her Grandmother made, saying “I was served lemons, but I made lemonade,” and charts the journey of a woman “through self-expression and healing.”

Songs I Love: Don’t Hurt Yourself, Sorry, 6 Inch, Sandcastles, All Night, Formation.

Charlie Simpson – Little Hands

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For his third effort, Charlie brings us collection of intimate, acoustic songs that had been recorded in the six years prior to it’s release. It’s a sort of album, bringing brand new songs and old faces to give us the chilled out, mellow vibe that Charlie’s solo career is becoming known for.

Songs I Love: Emily, Little Hands, Walking with the San, Barricades of Heaven.

Taylor Swift – Speak Now

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It’s an old-y but a good-y, back when Taylor was making the shift between country and pop, and starting to establish herself as the fantastic story teller and lyricist she has become. 

Songs I Love: Mine, Sparks Fly, Back to December, Speak Now, The Story of Us, Enchanted.

So these are the five albums I’m absolutely loving at the moment. Are any of these on your list of favourites? Or do you have another five in mind. Let me know in the comments!

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Another 25 Facts About Me

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Considering the last 25 Facts blog post went down so well, I thought I would do another… just in case you don’t know me well enough already! So here are another 25 facts about me.

  • My second novel is titled Losing Lola and it’s a contemporary murder mystery.
  • My Ilvermorny house is Horned Serpent.
  • I try my hardest to buy cruelty free products where possible. Boots (UK) own-brand products are always affordable and good quality, as are Superdrug.
  • My wand is 10 and three quarter inches, made from Willow with a Unicorn Hair core.
  • I enjoy reading physical books and eBooks. Some readers seem to prefer one or the other, but I like both.
  • I am currently learning French on Duolingo (as part of my Promises and Wishes list), and am currently 30% fluent.
  • A portion of the books I own I bought whilst I was travelling on my gap year, so I have the international copies instead of the UK editions.
  • I adore all three of Charlie Simpson’s solo albums (Young Pilgrim, Long Road Home and Little Hands), and I never get tired of listening to them.
  • Whenever I travel to a new country, I try to buy a postcard as a memento.
  • I love listening to audio-books, namely the Chronicles of Narnia series and the Harry Potter series.
  • I have a warm skin tone and I look best in bright, crisp and clear colours.
  • I have written two books and I have vague outlines for at least another two, one of which I hope to write this November during NaNoWriMo.
  • Some other series that I love are The Lunar Chronicles, The Divergent Series, The Hunger Games and The Heather Wells Mysteries.
  • I have a passion for photography and usually take pictures on my phone when the inspiration strikes.
  • I love writing letters to people and have pen-pals who I write to regularly.
  • I have a very small, very faint birthmark in the shape of a diamond on my stomach.
  • Before I was born and all throughout my life, my nickname has been Hubble.
  • Fall Out Boy’s From Under the Cork Tree is one of my favourite albums of all time. It reminds me of when I began to develop my own music tastes.
  • This year, one of my dreams, that Busted would get back together and reunite on stage, was completed. My friend Rob and I saw it happen with our very own eyes at Wembley Arena.
  • Another of my favourite albums is Paramore’s Brand New Eyes. It was the first time someone had perfectly summed up the angst I felt about the world. I won’t ever forget how free it made me feel.
  • I love to draw, and often draw costumes, blueprints and ideas for my books.
  • I recently got another tattoo on my wrist of the letter H in my father’s handwriting. Those who know me well will know the significance.
  • The series I want to start soon are the Name of the Star series by Maureen Johnson, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, and the Comoran Strike series by JK Rowling.
  • I really love reading and watching non-fiction pieces on True Crime.
  • I am participating in the 2016 Classics Challenge and have currently read 12.

So that’s all for my latest 25 facts about me. Let me know in the comments section if you want to see more of these types of posts and whether you share facts in common with me!