About

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Thanks for stumbling onto Magic Marzipan!

I’m Mary, a 20 something year old person from Ireland and in the past year I’ve started to rekindle my love affair with books and writing. Blogging is a great way to keep me focused, and even though I’ve had several blogs before that have been doomed to the internet graveyard, I have high hopes for this one.

I used to love reading as a kid, but for the past couple of years, I’ve accumulated stacks of books which were quickly forgotten about and are now piled high in my room, unread, without a dog-earred page in sight.

In 2016 I endeavoured to change all that and I set myself a challenge: to read 50 books by the end of the year. It may seem like a modest target by most regular readers’ standards, but to me this was a mountain that I started to climb without any hiking boots and only my good intentions to get me to the top.

Although I only ended up reading 34 books in 2016, that’s still 33 more books than I read in 2015 so I think it’s still a win! This year I’m embarking on a #30bookschallenge because I’m focusing more on writing than reading and I don’t want reading to become a chore. That’s what caused my book drought in the first place!

Hopefully you can join me on my #30bookschallenge where I complete 30 books by the end of the year (fingers crossed and page corners bent)!

This blog will act as an outlet for my thoughts on books and my writing projects, writing inspiration, NaNoWriMo updates, little scraps of poetry, reviews and lists. Hopefully any time I start to slack or choose to watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt instead of reading a few more pages of whatever story I’m ploughing through, the guilty monkey on my back will help me make the right decision. You see, that’s another reason for this blog, and it’s a little hypocritical; I’m tired of constantly being caught up in technology and having my phone beep every few minutes with a Facebook notification or text.

I know that I’ve gotten used to this digital way of life, and it’s not going away any time soon, but I figure if I’m combining technology with something I love and want to work on for myself, like reading and writing, then I’m not entirely wasting my life away online.

If you’re just getting back into reading and writing as well then feel free to comment and let me know about your journey!

Book count: 9/30 

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