Netgalley Tag: Book Review secrets revealed!

Netgalley Tag Have you ever used Netgalley? Have you read and reviewed many books through the website? What do you like and dislike about it? How many books do you currently have on your Netgalley shelf? Let me know in the comments! Auto-Approved: Who is one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless…

5 ways blogging makes you better

I’m really loving my ‘listicle’-type posts recently! This is the first time I’ve tried out such a ‘click-baity’ title though… Anyway, on with the post… It used to be that blogging was a slightly geeky hobby, but it is now becoming more mainstream and a great opportunity to develop or showcase your skills. Here are…

New Year’s Bookish Resolutions

New Year’s Bookish Resolutions I saw this over on Amy’s blog Golden Books Girl and thought it looked like fun so I have shamelessly nicked it! Let me know if any of your resolutions match up with mine! 1. An Author You’d Like To Read That You’ve Never Read Until recently this was Leigh Bardugo,…

2019 Goals

2019 Goals ‘New Year, New Me’ seems to be the general feeling around this time of year and it can be hard not to get caught up in making grand plans about all the wonderful things we will do this year, without keeping in mind that all of the time pressures and obligations from last…

5 Simple Steps to Learn a New Language

5 Simple Steps to Learn a New Language Happy New Year! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions this year to learn a new skill, such as a foreign language? Learning a new language provides multiple benefits, including improving your executive functioning, ability to switch between tasks and encouraging you to learn about another culture,…

2018 Blogging Stats

2018 Blogging Stats How has 2018 been for you? Has your blog grown or has it fallen by the wayside? Stats are those things that we all really care about, but somehow don’t talk about that often. People always say that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others, but it is difficult not to care about…

2018: My Year in Books

2018: My Year in Books Farewell to 2018 and welcome to 2019! That is definitely going to take a bit of getting used to, as I still feel like 2018 has hardly begun. How has your year been? What have been your highlights? Which books have been your favourites? This was the first year that…

December Round-Up

December Round-Up So, here we are at the end of the year and it simultaneously feels as if it has flown by and taken forever! A lot has happened in the past month alone, with a mad rush at the end of term ( as always!), a nightmare journey through an airport where planes were…

Gift books for Christmas

Gift Books for Christmas Books are the perfect gift at Christmas – at least for me! I love getting books and I love picking out books for other people as it is always fun trying to find something that suits everyone. This is a bumper list, although I have had to be really strict so…

Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree

Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Do you get a real tree, decorate one outside or use an artificial tree? What kind of decorations do you have on your tree? We put our tree up a few weeks ago as we will actually be at my parent’s house for…

Book Review and Author Interview: Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting

Jaclyn and The Beanstalk Written by Mary Ting 276 pages Published by Vesuvian Books Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night… Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use…