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”
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.
A perennial problem for all book worms and bibliophiles is what book to read next. Do we launch into a new world, or a brand new character’s head, or get lost in a familiar story that we could read over and over again? I am guilty of reading and re-reading my favourite books, I think we all are, so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic let’s me enjoy the power of a good re-read.
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever”
It may be a new year, but some things never change because yes, I am still hauling books. I have slowed down a lot over the past few months, but, my last haul post was pre-Christmas, pre-TBTB Santa, and pre-sales, so there have been quite a few books hauled over the last 2 months! I can’t be blamed for a lot of them, as they were gifts, or purchased using vouchers and gift money! For some reason I have found that this book haul post has featured a lot of very pretty books. Yes, I think a lot of books are very pretty, but this month just seems to feature a lot of really beautiful covers and art work. Let’s get on with the show:
Well I think it is safe to say that yesterday was a much more productive day than Monday. I finished A book, I listened to more of my audiobook and I really made some tracks with an e-ARC. I also decided to hold a couple of sprints. I saw a friend do it and decided that it would help me concentrate my own reading efforts, and hopefully help others too. I’ll probably hold some more later in the week and put my Expert tag to good use!!
I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!
Happy Boxing Day everybody! I hope you all had an absolutely amazing Christmas and are enjoying the festive period, however you celebrate! I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone again already! I feel like Christmas has just suddenly exploded for me this year, it took a while to get into the festive mood and then BOOM it has been and gone. I am a serial Boxing Day sale shopper, so I’ve already been looking for some bargains! I hope Santa brought everything you wanted, and everything you didn’t know you didn’t want.
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.
Let me tell you, when you’re on a diet, there is nothing more tantalising to talk, dream, and think about than food. So when I saw this post, I instantly knew it would be something that I would enjoy talking about. I’m sure we’ve all experienced reading a book and coming across the section that is nothing short of saliva inducing food porn? We’ve all flicked through cookbooks and felt our mouths water whilst looking at pictures of recipes that we realistically know are too difficult for us to manage? Oh, just me…
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books”
It’s October. It’s getting cold. The leaves are falling. The weather is turning. The nights are getting darker. Fall is definitely here. Hallowe’en is creeping into the shops as fast as Christmas is. So this theme, books containing witches, could not really come at a much better time, could it? I love this time of year, in fact, it’s probably my favourite time of year. I’m a huge fan of the October/November/December period.
Guys, I fancied doing a tag, and have been storing ones I like in my drafts for a while. I thought it was about time to drag one out, and so I had a look and this one jumped out at me! It’s been a little while since the film came out, and I am now eagerly awaiting my birthday to ask for the DVD for my birthday, so I thought I would do this to tide me over. So to start with, the rules:
- Thank the person who tagged you – many thanks to Emma @ The Terror of Knowing. You said tag yourself, so I did, thanks!
- Mention the creator – Kirsty @ Kirsty and the Cat Read (her original post is here)
- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below
- Tag as many people as you like – I hereby tag anyone reading this who wants to give it a go!