How do you read so many books?

How do you read so many books? 8 ways you can read more! How do you read so much? This is question that I get a lot, especially after publishing a monthly round-up where I talk about everything I have read that month (click here to see July’s reads). So far this year I have…

July Round-Up

July Round-Up July has whooshed past and I cannot quite believe that it is already August! I only finished school yesterday! (The children finished last Wednesday on the 24th, but I’ve been in sorting out my classroom for next year). July has been a quiet month for me on the blog due to lots of…

Book Spotlight: Blastaway! (+ Giveaway)

Book Spotlight: Blastaway! Last year I shared a cover reveal for this fun-sounding middle-grade science-fiction book and now I’m here to let you know that it is finally available! The author describes it as ‘Home Alone in space, with pirates and mutants.’ If that doesn’t make you ant to read it, what will?! I am…

June Round-Up

June Round-Up June has, as always, been a jam-packed month although it doesn’t feel like it has flown by quite as quickly as some previous months…still, here we are, halfway through 2019 which seems a bit surreal! Now seems like a good time to take stock and see if I’ve actually managed to make a…

MCM Blogger Brunch and Comic Con

MCM Blogger Brunch and Comic Con I was delighted to be invited to attend the very first MCM Blogger Brunch, with access to the main MCM ComicCon after the brunch finished. Thank you so much to Jamie-Lee Nardone for my invitation! Originally, I was just going to wear jeans and a t-shirt, but figured that…

May Round-Up

May Round-Up Wow, this month went fast! A quick half-term in school, our residential (taking the Year 3s camping!), a blogger brunch at MCM Comic Con and lots of reading! I honestly don’t know where this month has gone… How has May been for you? Check out my monthly round-ups for January, February , March…

Win a book of your choice! Book giveaway!

Book Giveaway – win a book of your choice! Recently I hit 2500 followers on Twitter and nearly 1000 here on the blog – yay! Thank you all so much for your support. To say thank you and to celebrate I have decided to offer the prize of any book of your choice up to…

5 things I’ve learnt from a year of blogging

5 things I’ve learnt from a year (and a bit!) of blogging I started blogging just over a year and  half ago, after thinking about it for a long time. In university we had to create a blog with classmates for an assignment, so I decided to bite the bullet and create my own blog…

April Round -Up

April Round-Up Welcome back to the April edition of my monthly round-ups! Can you believe that we’re now a third of the way through 2019? I don’t know where the time has gone! How has 2019 been treating you so far? Check out my monthly round-ups for January, February and March. Books read Total: 37…

5 Popular YA books that I haven’t read yet

Popular YA books that I haven’t read yet Have you read any of these books? Which should I read first? How many books have you picked up because of seeing a picture of it on Instagram, spotting a tweet on Twitter or seeing it in the window of a bookshop? How many have you picked…

Book Review: The Burning

Book Review: The Burning The Burning Written by Laura Bates 352 pages Published by Simon and Schuster Publication date: 21st February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘The Burning lights a fire in you – one that makes you want to fight for change and ignite sparks in others so the fire spreads and spreads.’ – HOLLY BOURNE …

6 ways to practise self-care that don’t involve a face mask!

6 ways to practise self-care that don’t involve a face mask Self-care has become big business in recent years, with almost every company selling products designed to de-stress or pamper yourself. While all these things are great, self-care can be a lot more basic and simple than buying expensive cosmetics. When you’re having a down…