Hi all, In my last book haul, I featured Rainbow Rowell’s novel Eleanor & Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that my relationship with YA fiction isn’t a great one; I just can’t seem to get into it. Let’s see if this book has changed that. (I’ve written only 3 reviews on … More Review: “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell
Hi all, I’m back from the city of love and disgusting tubes! Today, I’m getting away from my usual posts to discuss what I did last night! I attended BookMachine’s event in London, where we discussed the next five years of Publishing. As I will hopefully be entering the industry sometime in the next few years, … More Publishing: The Next Five Years
Hi all, Just to let you know that I’ll be away for ten days and I won’t have time to blog at all. I do have a lot planned for my return so keep your eyes peeled for that. My destination: Toodles, Pow.
Hi all, The time has come to write the last post of Classics Week. In this series, I’ve talked a lot about what I like to read but not why, so here are a few of the reasons why I read Classics. It has to be a good book if it’s a Classic This statement is … More Classics Week 5: Why I read Classics
As promised in Classics Week 1, here is a post about Modern Classics. What makes a book a Modern Classic? In this week’s first post, I defined Modern Classics as books written after WWII. What a crappy definition that was! The term Modern Classics is still quite a subjective one; some people might consider books … More Classics Week 4: Modern Classics
Hi all, On my first Classics Week post, @bambiquim made a very important comment about the role of women in Classics. Although this won’t be a direct response to her comment, I thought it was important that I did make a post dedicated to Classics written by women and strong Classic female characters. I wanted to … More Classics Week 3: Women in Classics – Writers and Characters
Hi all, For this second day of Classics Week and as a continuation of yesterday’s post, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Classics in the hope that you will be inspired to dive into some of them. There are 10 books on this list, hopefully one of them will be to … More Classics Week 2: My Favourite Classics
Classics Week is finally here and for the first instalment of the series, I wanted to render the whole concept of reading Classics a tad less scary. A lot of people get intimated by the prospect of reading Classics for various reasons: the books look too long, Classics are boring, the language used is out … More Classics Week 1: reading Classics and where to start
Today is one of those days where I need to dump my thoughts somewhere to make my head just a little bit lighter. This platform seems the appropriate place to do so. Then again, it might not be. Sorry. I have a confession to make: I am a huge sufferer of F.O.M.O. For those of … More Life Update: F.O.M.O.
Hi all, Today I’m coming at you with another Top 5 Wednesday. T5W was created by gingerreadslainey. You can find each week’s topics here. This week’s topic is fictional cities. Disclaimer: I included towns as well. Because I don’t read a lot of sci-fi or dystopian novels, these examples all come from fantasy novels. With that in mind, here … More T5W: Fictional Cities