Spotlight Saturday #11 | Weekly Feature

Spotlight Saturday #11

Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! Once again we’ve hit another Saturday, the third Saturday of the second-last month of the year! (Does anyone else find that sentence mildly confusing?) 

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.

I missed last week’s Spotlight Saturday, I know I know, please don’t judge me! This is my feature, so I suppose I can make up the rules… BUT ALAS, I still apologize for my inconsistency. Life without school has proven to be busier than life with school! 


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The time when I run out of bloggers to spotlight will be the day I know there is something wrong. There is an array of book bloggers out there, many of which I have not met yet (but I wish to meet you all, so please show yourselves to me!)

This spotlighted blogger is long overdue, I think. She probably wasn’t even expecting to be spotlighted in this feature of mine, but here she is! Okay so I feel extremely bad saying this, but I do not know this blogger’s name! However, this lovely lady hosts a blog called The Candid Cover and it’s amazing! 

She is always so active on the blogosphere, not just with her own posts but in commenting on other blogs too! I can almost always guarantee that she will comment on one of my recent blog posts and they are always kind and genuine comments

You should definitely check out The Candid Cover, you’ll be missing out if you don’t! 


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I’m making up for my absence last Saturday, by giving you 5 spotlighted blog posts! Brace yourself for a flurry of fabulous posts that you must check out immediately

Earlier this week, Cait @ Paper Fury published a post revealing the true meaning to the language of writers called: HOW TO TRANSLATE WHAT THE WRITER-CREATURE IS TRYING TO SAY. Cait is pretty much on point with her translations of things that we writers say. If you’re a writer, you’ll definitely enjoy this. And if you’re NOT  a writer, you’ll finally understand what we crazy creatures are talking about! 

Also a few days ago, the lovely Aila @ One Way or and Author introduced her participation in a new blogging project, the Blogger Positivity Campaign. In this post, she basically gave us her introduction, telling us about herself. It was great to get to know her a little better and truly you should all check her post out, because she is simply a wonderful person and a great blogger

If you don’t know CW @ Read, Think, Ponder then you have not experienced the fullness of the book-review-blogosphere. CW is one of my favourite people to look to when reading book reviews, and in her recent review of The Martian by Andy Weir, her reviewing skills really come to life. I assure you, you will be positively addicted to reading her reviews. They’re long, but when reading it, you won’t even realize how long the reviews are! 

Cristina @ Girl in the Pages recently published a post sharing her reasonings and opinions on non-fiction books called: THE GIFT OF FEAR: NON-FICTION THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE. I thought this was a fantastic post to see because I feel as though non-fiction is not talked about enough on the blogosphere! 

Last, but certainly not least, Leigh @ Little Book Star published a post discussing, “Why You DON’T Need a Blogging Schedule”. This was a short but interesting discussion, which I find is very relevant for bloggers today. We all have our own different strategies to blogging. Some of us like to stick to a tight schedule, while others of us like to be spontaneous. This will be a reassuring post for those feeling the pressure of scheduling, but not being able to step away from it! 


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This week has been a busy week, and my memory is suddenly failing me as I write this sentence, because I can’t remember anything I did this week besides what happened last night. But let’s roll with it. 

Yesterday was Friday night (obviously), and was the last night for my weekly youth group for this year. We ended in style, going for a formal/ball-type event with delicious foodfun games and just a generally good time. What I loved the most about it was being able to dress up. I will take any opportunity to dress up, and this was definitely one of those opportunities!


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This might be a weird one, but I am loving the voice memos app on the iPhone. This week I’ve been doing a lot of recording myself sing and play piano using this app, and the sound is so incredibly crisp and clear, it sounds as if I had used a professional microphone and recording system! 

I’m honestly tempted to record a full, proper recording of a song using it. 


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This week has honestly been a week for a huge discovery of new favourite tracks, you wouldn’t believe. And while I am tempted to list all the new favourites I have discovered, I am going to refrain and narrow it down to two songs. 

Lush Life by Zara Larsson is such a groovy song, it’s a song that will make you want to dance, even if you are an anti-dancer like her. The beat of the song, mixed with the tune of the lyrics is just so rhythmic and fabulous. 

Youth by Troye Sivan is one of his newest songs. I absolutely ADORE Troye. He is so cute and I just really want to hug him. His voice makes me want to hug him even more. Youth is such a great song. I especially love the lyrics, and I honestly am blown away by all of Troye’s songs, in which all have such beautiful lyrics! 


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“It’s like we each have a wall that separates our dreams from reality, but mine has cracks in it. The dreams can wriggle and squeeze their way through until it’s hard to know the difference.

Sometimes the wall breaks completely. It’s then that the nightmares  come.”

~ The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

I started reading The Shock of the Fall today at work and my goodness, I have already tabbed so many quotes in the first 50% of the novel. It’s such a dark and raw novel and I am simply loving it. 


And there you have it! That is the end of this week’s Spotlight Saturday. I know, this week it was a little long-winded, but now you are fully equipped with many new blog posts to read and songs to listen to, plus a few other good things. 

What are YOUR spotlights this week?

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26 thoughts on “Spotlight Saturday #11 | Weekly Feature

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  2. I love all your Spotlight Saturday posts! I’ll definitely check out the posts you spotlighted. OH, and that quote makes me want to read The Shock of the Fall so bad! I’ve heard it’s similar to A Monster Calls, which is one of my favorite reads of 2015. I was at B&N literally 1 hour ago and I was about to buy it….but there were no paperbacks. So I got 2 paperback books instead of that one. Next time though, I’m sure! 🙂

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  3. AHHHH thank you Josie!! You’re such a sweetheart – thank you for your super kind words. ♥♥
    I listened to Lush Life by Zara Larsson and WOW I love it! It’s so catchy! The timbre of her voice sounds a little like Rihanna. 😀
    Youth sounds very ‘atmospheric’ (probably not the best word…); it’s not something I’d typically listen to, but I like it!

    It’s cool you’re keeping busy even though school has ended! I wasted away my summers doing silly things and being incredibly lazy (it was nice but in retrospect I wish I made more use of my time)! So good on yah, Josie! c:

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    • CW, honestly it’s a pleasure 💓
      Oh my gosh yes! You’re so right! There’s a sense of Rihanna in her voice!
      I’m glad you enjoy Youth despite it not being you’re type of song. I tend to really gravitate towards “atmospheric” music like this one.
      Sometimes I wish I could just laze around and play Fallout 4 and read all day! But being busy is great too 😊
      Thank you CW!

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      • Ooh I’ll check it out!
        And I have Fallout but I haven’t started playing it yet! So little time due to blogging, books and life! But soon… Soon! I’m excited for all the exploring 😊

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  4. Sounds like you had fun Friday night 😀 I love dressing up too – I have to get up early for school so I often don’t feel like it, but when I do get to dress up for whatever occasion – I love it 😀 And fun games and delicious food? You can’t go wrong with those 😀

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  5. Your quote from The Shock of the Fall really makes me want to read the book! Thanks to your great recommendation, I’m now reading The Knife of Never Letting Go. Intense and very, very well written. What great characters.

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    • You should definitely check out The Shock of the Fall! It’s a darker read, it reads similar to A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness but it’s beautiful!
      YAY! I’m so glad you’re reading The Knife of Never Letting Go! You’ll love it I’m sure. Ness’s writing in that book is superb.

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  6. Awww, THANK YOU for linking to my post. :’) ❤ I'm honoured.
    And I really really want to read the Shock of the Fall but I just…egh, I didn't KNOW if it was good or not because I hadn't seen many reviews. SO THANKS TO YOU I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND READ IT. *nods* I've heard it's really dark, but I like darkness. (mwhaha…ha. … ah…*ahem)

    Oh and so many posts to click on and read!! *clicks all the things*

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    • Yay! I’m glad you followed her, her blog definitely is as amazing as it looks!
      And I’m also glad you like the songs too! Their currently on repeat for me ☺️
      Thank you Raven! 💓

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    • Yay! Yes she is such a lovely blogger!
      AHHH YES LETS FANGIRL TOGETHER! As I was searching up the photo for this post, I ended up spending thirty minutes scrolling through photos of Troye! He’s so cute 😭💓

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