2010 vs 2020 Reading Habits: 8 Year Blogiverary

2010 vs 2020 Reading Habits This post is inspired by Paper Fury’s Reading Habits in 2010 vs 2020 post. It’s my eight year blogiversary! To celebrate, let’s take a look at the first year I discovered what a book blog actually was and now, when I’ve been running one for eight years omg that is […]

Never Ever Do This To Me

It’s been a while since I’ve done a discussion post! To be honest, I haven’t felt much like I had anything interesting or unique to say, so I haven’t said anything outside of a book review in a long time. But recently I’ve been thinking about people with the best intentions. You know, generous people. […]

13 Common ‘Mistakes’ in Reviewing You Can Ignore

13 Common ‘Mistakes’ in Reviewing You Can Ignore (except the last one) On May 21 2019 (thanks Google for bringing this to my attention in June 2020), LitHub published a piece entitled 13 Common Mistakes in Book Reviewing and How to Avoid Them by Jay A Fernandez. I don’t believe this article is good advice, […]

STS: Love Your Bookshop Day + Blind Date With A Book

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews and hosted by Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books we’ve picked up for the week, whether they are bought, borrowed, gifted, galleys, physical or virtual. Share your shelves and remember to visit Tynga’s Reviews where it all started to find more great […]

My new bookshelves!

Like I mentioned in my November update, my husband and a friend put together the new bookshelves that arrived! We ordered them in September, which means my books have been in crates for nearly 18 months, but that’s OK! We now call our spare room our ‘library’. Here is some before and after shots. The […]

Why I Don’t Read ‘Boy Books’

I often choose to read (and especially buy) female-led books by female authors, so I thought I’d delve a bit more into this since although it’s not a secret, I haven’t really talked about it and my choices as a reader, consumer, and blogger. There are lots of reasons why I don’t really read male […]

Reader Confessions: I was wrong… for YEARS

A few weeks ago JK Rowling confirmed a theory that’s been floating around the Harry Potter community for a while now: That in Goblet of Fire, Hermione spends a paragraph instructing Viktor Krum how to pronounce ‘Hermione’ correctly to teach all of us who were pronouncing it wrong. I have to confess: Despite studying and […]