It’s August already. Where is this year flying too? Next month I go to Barcelona, and the month after Florida, and then the month after is my birthday and the month after is Christmas, and then it’s NEXT YEAR. OK, so there may have been a mild panic there, but seriously, this year is flying by in a whirlwind of work, books, film, and a sport and it’s exciting and scary that it’s going so quickly in equal measures. I may not have read as many books as I did last month, but I read a lot of incredible stories, and ticked off some more challenges for Around the Year. I rated almost everything incredibly highly this month, and entered some new and incredible worlds. Continue reading “July: It’s a Wrap”
Well, well, well, I think we’ve been here before, no? Yep, you guessed it by the title, I am giving the OWLs readathon another shot! The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, hosted this wizarding event back in April, she she invited us all the take part. It ran for the whole month, and had 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earnt you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I was in somewhat of a reading slump at that point, so I didn’t do so well.
I really want to take part in the NEWTs readathon that is coming in August, so I am preparing myself by resitting my OWLs first. There are some guys doing the OWLs readathon for the first time in July, so I thought I would join them in the hope of finishing more of the subjects, because what you complete during your OWLs limits the subjects you can read during the NEWTs and I don’t want to be as limited as I am now!
We’re already a third of the way through the year, the sun is finally starting to shine more regularly and the temperatures are warming up. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about sitting with a book in the park, or by the river, on an afternoon stroll. I just finished writing my wrap up post, and wasn’t too impressed at the amount I read, so I am aiming high with an ambitious May TBR that should be useful when it comes to writing a TBR for Bout of Books 22 (you should all sign up!). Continue reading “May TBR”
It’s that time of year when students buckle down and start revising for their examinations, so I decided to join in with The Magical Readathon and sit my O.W.Ls. For the muggles amongst you, O.W.Ls (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the examinations taken by 5th year Hogwarts students as they prepare to go down their magical career path and select their N.E.W.T subjects. I loved the later books, when students were cramming and sparks were flying, so I thought it was a perfect time to involve myself with a fun readathon.
The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, is hosting this wizarding event, and has invited us all to take part. Officially, it started on April 2nd, but I only found out about it yesterday so I am a little late to the party, but oh well. There are 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earns you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I received my letter today (the themed rules that can be found here) and I’m ready to begin.
On this Tuesday evening that kinda feels like a Monday, I bring you this month’s edition of Lootcrate Unboxing. And look, it’s on time(ish)! I know that I’ve moaned over the last 2 posts about about the late arrivals of the boxes, and that last time I decided to cancel my subscription, so this week I am going to do nothing but praise this pretty good crate. This month’s theme is Enchanting Essentials, and unlike the past 2 crates, I did have a spy at the contents on Instagram to see if there was anything I could put on my wall as part of my gallery collection (spoiler: there was). There were lots of Lootcrate exclusives in this box, and lots of things I really liked!
Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep.
Let’s check out this month’s box: Continue reading “Lootcrate Unboxing | March 2018”
I was thinking about my blogging schedule over the coming weeks, looking at the things I like to post at this time of year, and was checking Goodreads to see what books I’ve read this month when I remembered that I hadn’t actually checked this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post. I have learnt a lot from books, I’ve been reading for, well, as long as I can remember, I don’t remember a life before books and words, so a lot of my knowledge has come from the world of literature, so I was really excited about this week’s topic.
If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Teachers and Mentors in Literature”
This week saw the world celebrate International Women’s Day. I have to admit, I let it fly by relatively under the radar. The reason, I don’t think I could possibly begin to thank everyone who has had an influence in making me who I am today, or all of the women (and men) who have made me a stronger woman. I would undoubtedly classify myself as a feminist. I definitely want equality for everyone, and so when I saw a feminist book tag @ Karis Books I definitely thought it was perfect timing.