A question I get asked a lot, and ask a lot. It’s a simple one, that requires almost no in-depth thinking, and takes a couple of seconds at most to ask. It’s a question that can conceal so much and reveal long kept secrets. It’s one that checks in on something, tells them you care,… Continue reading you alright?
Pre-orders mean a lot to authors. They help to generate buzz for a book, to build anticipation. I try and pre-order as much as possible, especially books/series/authors that I love, because (just like leaving an Amazon review) it’s another way of saying “I support you” to an author. HOWEVER, I’m also a broke PhD student,… Continue reading Books I’m So Excited For I Pre-Ordered Them
Why does January always feel about a billion years long? It seems to go on and on, and I’m always excited when February comes around. I’m *still* very slowly recovering from that horrible infection I got last year, so tried to take it easy/not get ill again this month (a very silly aim, January =… Continue reading January 2019 | Books I read + Podcasts I Loved
Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum’s favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn’t always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and… Continue reading Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd
Hi, my name is Laura, I’m 25 years old and I LOVE reading middle grade books. They occupy a special place in my heart, and in bookshops and libraries alike I am irrevocably drawn to that colourful section where middle grade is housed. I think part of the reason why I adore this age categorisation… Continue reading Why I Read Middle Grade as an Adult
I normally don’t like the New Year. I think it’s partly because of the incessant focus on dieting and weight loss that happens in January, and that always makes me feel rubbish. But in 2018 I began to follow a couple of body positivity beauties, and seeing their deconstruction of this toxic industry over the… Continue reading A New Start | 2019
If there’s anything I love more than a good book, it’s a good book with a sequel. And this year I have read some spectacular sequels. Here are my top three: A Witch Alone by James Nicol Arianwyn Gribble is back! During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to… Continue reading The Best Three Sequels of 2018