I don't usually take part in memes, but I think this one sounds interesting and gives me a good way to share what I'm reading with other bloggers and find out what they're reading too. This is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words - thanks Sam! If you want to take… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 21 June 2017
I haven't always been enamoured with the idea of having kids and, to be honest, I'm still not sure I am! But when the topic came to the forefront, I did what I always do - I looked to books for guidance! I had a lot of concerns when my husband and I first had our… Continue reading Why have kids? 3 books that helped me solve “the baby dilemma”
Having heard a lot about The Girls, I thought I would really love it, and not just because everybody else seems to love it. I'm English, I was born in the 80s and I'm therefore not particularly familiar with the events surrounding Charles Manson in the 60s. But it sounded fascinating - lots of potential… Continue reading 3 minute review – The Girls by Emma Cline
Just can't bring yourself to join a book club? There are other ways to connect with other bookish folks, it doesn't all have to be so formal! I'm kind of in love with the idea of book clubs - I envisage myself and a group of like-minded individuals, sitting in a cosy pub, drinking real… Continue reading Book club commitment-phobes – 5 other ways to engage with fellow book lovers
As someone who has suffered from anxiety in varying degrees for the past 4 years, I've been reflecting on the part books have played in changing my mental state - and it's brought me to some surprising realisations. For as long as I can remember, reading has always been a great comfort to me. I… Continue reading Anxiety and stress: are books a help or a hindrance?
I'm two books down in the 2017 Read Harder Challenge, and I'm feeling pretty good about it so far... I've always loved this challenge, but have been notoriously bad at never finishing it - I'm hoping 2017 is the year I change that! I never plan my reading out as I have to be… Continue reading Read Harder Challenge 2017 – February update
Because cats and books are the best! I love my cat, Coconut, and I take a lot of pictures of her, often with my books. Here's a selection of my favourites to help brighten your day - because who doesn't love photos of cats with books?! Starting with one of my all-time favourite photos of… Continue reading Pictures of my unimpressed cat with my books