The Goodreads Reading Challenge

What is the answer to life, the universe and everything? Why is a raven like a writing desk? HARRY, DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?!?! These are some of the greatest questions literature has posed it’s readers for the past century, and yet perhaps none has perplexed us quite as much […]

What I’ve learnt from a year without books

Back in March, when I declared this blog on hiatus, I ended with a quote from the fabulously outrageous, Oscar Wilde, who once said: “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” At the time, I quoted this because somewhere along the […]

Perfect (Flawed #2)

“It can take a lifetime to build up a friendship – it can take a second to make an enemy.” Last year romantic fiction writer, Cecelia Ahern, released her debut YA novel, with the first in a two-part series, Flawed, in which Celestine North, a young woman with a bright future finds herself charged with […]

Putting Down The Book

Before I started book blogging, reading was a very solitary experience for me; I walked into the bookshop, I bought the book, I read the book. That was it. What I never realised was that there was this whole side to reading that I was missing out on; this wonderful world where people shared and […]

GIVEAWAY: The Bone Season

Next month sees the release of The Song Rising, the third book in The Bone Season saga, from Samantha Shannon. This gloriously-written dystopia, set in the year 2059, follows Paige Mahoney, a young clairvoyant living in Scion London, a city where clairvoyance is illegal on pain of death. Paige spends her days working for the […]

Being Critical of The Things We Love

There’s been a lot of discussion within the book blogging community lately about judging and pre-judging problematic books. I’m not going to go specifically into that today, (you should read this, though), largely because I don’t think my voice is relevant in that conversation, but I do want to talk about a trend that I […]