October Round-Up

October Round-Up   How did January treat you? What have been the highlights of this month for you? January has been a busy month for me – like most months it really seems to have flown past! Books Read Total:  (Total so far this year: ) Picture books: Graphic novels: Middle Grade: Young adult: Adult:…

Giveaway! Win a copy of A Queen in Hiding, new epic fantasy from Sarah Kozloff

Giveaway! A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff   A Queen in Hiding Written by Sarah Kozloff 477 pages Published by Tor Books Publication date: 21st January 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Orphaned, exiled and hunted, Cérulia, Princess of Weirandale, must master the magic that is her birthright, become a ruthless guerilla fighter, and transform into…

January Round-Up

January Round-Up How did January treat you? What have been the highlights of this month for you? January has been a busy month for me – like most months it really seems to have flown past! I have been working full-time, with my last day of work being the 31st January. Considering that our baby…

2020 Resolutions

2020 Resolutions   What are you hoping to achieve in 2020? Do you enjoy making New Year’s Resolutions or prefer not to make them? Do you have any tips to help keep your resolutions? Every year, when the Christmas decorations have disappeared from the shops, books about healthy eating, cleaning products and organizational aids fill…

2019 Blogging Stats

2019 Blogging Stats How has 2019 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…

August Round-Up

August Round-Up August has been a quiet month here on the blog, but a jam-packed one in real life! My family came to visit me, then we went to Austria for a few weeks to stay with my partner’s family, as well as finally spend some time exploring Vienna. One of my friend from Japan…

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…

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…