Hello pals! I'm so happy to announce that the Off the Grid Readathon is back! Shanah from Bionic Bookworm came up with this fantastic quarterly readathon in 2018, and the time has come for our second round! We had such a good time running this readathon last time and invite you to join us! Throw … Continue reading Announcement: The Off the Grid Readathon is Back!
I'm so pleased to participate in the blog tour for the new book Juliet and Romeo by David Hewson. Today, I'll be posting a fascinating piece from the author himself. Learn a little more about the real life influences behind the writing of this book and the world-famous play it is adapted from.
I spotted this tag over on Thrice Read's blog and decided to give it a go. I love these kinds of lists -- they always remind me of amazing books that I've read in the past or remind me of things I want to read. This is the Amazon Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list.
Hello everyone! If you haven't been following me on social media, you may not know that my ultimate childhood dreams were achieved (short of actually getting my Hogwarts letter) -- I got to go to the Harry Potter studios in London! For those who do not know, the Warner Brothers studios in Watford were the location for many of the scenes from the Harry Potter films. This is where they shot the majority of the films, where the actors essentially lived, and where the amazing crews brought the magic of Harry Potter to life. They've preserved many of the sets and reproduced a few others and opened the studio to the public! You can stroll down Diagon Alley, throw open the doors of the Great Hall, peek into Dumbledore's office, and more. I had heard such amazing things about the studio tour and was so excited when Author Sister gave Scottish Fiance and I tickets for Christmas!
So this is incredibly short notice, but bear with me. I feel like life has been just so crazy lately that I haven’t really had the time to sit down with a book and relax. I’ve really missed my leisurely reading time! So, what to do about this? Fortunately my realisations come at a very convenient time. Easter falls during this coming weekend, and I have no plans. Why not do a mini readathon?
It’s the beginning of the year, and you know what that means. It’s time for everyone, especially bloggers, to tout the merits of bullet journaling and show off their amazing and gorgeous journals. The rest of us sit back and think ‘I could never do that’ for a variety of reasons. No artistic abilities, terrible handwriting, no beautiful notebooks on hand -- anything can be a deterrent from starting a bullet journal.
This year has nearly come to a close, and what a year it has been! I started this blog back in January, and I must say that it has been an amazing experience. The way I chose and interact with books has completely changed. I’m reading new genres and discovering new authors. I’m thinking more critically as I read and picking up more diverse books and authors. I read more this year than I ever have before (102 books! In one year!). Seriously, this has been an incredible year for reading. But with new reading habits and joining the blogging community comes some difficulties and I've learned a thing or two. So with that in mind, I’ve come up with some reading resolutions for next year.
Hi all! I saw today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme and knew I had to participate. Today I’m going to be talking about my favourite childhood series! I’ve done a post on forgotten childhood favourites in the past, which you can see here, and I had so much fun going down memory lane.
The Broke and the Bookish: still on hiatus! I didn't start doing these posts until after their hiatus began, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with for topics when they return next week.
As I’m sure you all know (and might be sick of hearing), I was lucky enough to attend YALC this past weekend. The Young Adult Literature Convention is part of London Film and Comic Con and is held once a year. I had never been before and was incredibly excited to attend – I have friends who have been, and they absolutely loved it. I got my reading list together, came up with some tips for attending, made some pals on Twitter, packed my bags, and headed to London.