Bare Your Bookshelf

Bare Your Bookshelf I spotted this over on Kacey’s blog @ Tales of a Bibliophile and thought it looked like fun! Feel free to have a go if you like! This tag was originally posted by Cait at PaperFury. BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN’T READ YET Um, you’re not actually asking for a list, are…

Book Rainbow: Blue Books Part 1

Book rainbow: Blue Books Stack Part 1 The fashion for rainbow bookshelves is still going strong, which makes the pedant in me want to design a book with a multi-coloured spine and see where it ends up! Anyway, I haven’t done one of these posts in a while but found it a fun way to…

Readers’ Problems

The Readers’ Problems Tag! Readers have lots of good points and even develop transferable skills, but we also have some problems…read on to find out more! I spotted this tag on Hammock of Books and decided to give it a go! 1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide…

Secret Life of a Book Blogger

Secret Life of a Book Blogger So, what do book bloggers do all day? How do you get free books? Are you really honest in your reviews? All the secrets revealed today! Well, not all. First of all, I’m a teacher so I spend most of my day planning, marking and teaching, with superhuman skills…

Bookish this or that…

Which one would you choose? This or that? I have seen this around on a few blogs and may even have been tagged at some point (sorry, I am rubbish at keeping track!). It looks quite hard so here goes! 1. SERIES OR STANDALONE I loves series because you can really get to know the…

7 skills every bookworm has developed

Bookworms are a strange breed, yet come in all shapes and sizes with all their bookish loves and hates. It is said that each book opens a vision of a new world and teaches us something – so surely us bookworms have developed some transferable skills along the way? Read on to see if you…

An Evening with Catherine Doyle

An Evening with Catherine Doyle I was lucky enough to attend the book launch for Catherine Doyle’s new book, The Storm Keeper’s Island at Waterstones Piccadilly on Tuesday 3rd July. It was a brilliant evening, but July has been a crazy month so it has taken me this long to write it up! The Storm…

Nerd Poured Candle Crate: For the love of books

NPCC: For the Love of Books This is a new subscription box from Geeky Clean, with three candles, a bookmark and an enamel pin delivered to your door every month. I have never really tried any subscription boxes before (apart from a stationery one with Sherbet Lane which I loved!), but I couldn’t resist the…

Book Review: Ascension

Ascension (Phobos Sequence 1 ) Written by Victor Dixen Translated by Daniel Hahn 488 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 28th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘This thrilling space odyssey will keep you turning pages late into the night.’ C. J. Daugherty, author of NIGHT SCHOOL Six girls, six boys. Each in the…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 4

Green Books Stack, Part 4 How many green books do you have on your shelves? This was the second-hardest colour to gather for me (the hardest was pink!) Check out the Red, Orange and Yellow piles by clicking on those colours. Check out the Part 1, 2 and 3 of the Green stack by clicking…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 3

I’m continuing my mini bookshelf tour with some more green books! See other colours here (Red, Orange, Yellow) Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones When Andrew Hope’s magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson who spent much of his childhood at the house. Into this mix comes young Aidan Cain,…

May Round-Up

May Round-Up May has been an incredibly busy month, like every month before it seems! I have attended a few bookish events, including the London book launch for Louise O’Neill’s The Surface Breaks, a YA Fantasy Panel with Sally Green, Taran Matharu, David Owen and Alice Broadway and Oliver Jeffers at the V&A. I gained…