I’m a big fan of libraries. The people there are friendly, the sense of community is heart warming, and it’s the only place you can have a guilt-free book haul – what’s not to love?! Throughout my last shift at the library, I managed to squirrel away some books from the recent returns to take home myself – let’s get into it… … More Library book haul
Greetings fellow book-lovers, I hope 2020 is treating you well so far! Miraculously – given my failure to hit my Reading Challenge target of 50 in 2019 – I managed to read SIX books in January. Here they are… … More January wrap up
This book gives you an introduction to all the key functions of children’s books – at only 63 pages long, it’s unreasonable to expect much depth. The aim, it seems, is to persuade you, a stuck-up adult, to read those children’s books you stick your nose up at. But I have to question whether anyone who falls into that category will actually pick up the book in the first place, read it, and change their minds. … More Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old And Wise ★★★★
I saw a lot of hype surrounding Children of Blood and Bone last year and everything I heard about it appealed to me deeply – bad ass people of colour fighting to get their magic back, written by a woman of colour? Yes please. … More Children of Blood and Bone ★★★★
We’re going to keep this week’s WWW Wednesday nice and short… … More WWW Wednesday [13th Feb 2019]
I’ve seen some reviews on Goodreads calling this collection “timely” due to the feminist themes, but I have to disagree. Yes, feminism is on the rise and most everyone seems to be aware of its impact now, but Cecelia Ahern is late to the party. … More Roar by Cecelia Ahern ★★★
Happy Lunar New Year, bookworms!
I have long been fascinated by the Chinese zodiac, though I am by no means an expert. I remember learning about it aged ten and being told I was a pig, so I’m excited to see it’s my year again!
Here are five books I feel capture the pig spirit (or feature characters that do) … More Five books to celebrate the Year of the Pig
January has been an EXCELLENT reading month for me. Not only am I on track with my reading challenge for the year, but I’ve read so many books that are worthy of a five star review! I sincerely hope this is only the beginning of what will be a fantastic reading year. … More January 2019 wrap-up
Your friendly neighbourhood blogger is back and (hopefully) here to stay with an instalment of WWW Wednesday! You know the drill, let’s get into it… … More WWW Wednesday [29th Jan 2019]
We’re back for a second day in a row for our regular instalment of Top Ten Tuesday!
This week’s theme is our most recent additions to our to-read lists. The way I’m defining this isn’t a physical list of books I want to read (I’m not organised enough for that, plus my Goodreads to-read shelf is woefully out-of-date), but books from a whole jumble of places. Let’s get into it. … More Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List