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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 books I really, really NEED to read!

My TBR* is currently over 400 books long, and one day I will get around to reading every single one of them, but until that day, there will always be some of them that manage to creep their way up the list, on the basis of being made of awesome. These are five books that […]

Literary Disappointments

Is there anything worse for a bookworm than a disappointing book? Whether it’s a book that doesn’t go anywhere; a book that starts off well only to fall apart later; or a book that was simply over-hyped, however they disappoint, it can be really frustrating realising you’ve wasted precious hours of your life on a […]