WWW Wednesday is a meme led by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. I've always loved this meme, so thank you Sam for keeping it alive! If you want to take part, just answer the following three questions: • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – what have you been reading lately?
Still kind of wishing it was still Halloween? Here's a couple of books to keep this autumnal holiday alive! I've not read much spooky fiction lately - I've been too busy freaking myself out with non-fiction about the current state of the world. But when I unexpectedly got approved for 2 ARCs on NetGalley, and… Continue reading Spooky, fun and freaky – 3 books to help your Halloween withdrawal symptoms
I seem to make dropping off the radar a habit! I've not been blogging for over a year now, and to be honest it's been a difficult year. On the up side, I had my gorgeous baby girl in November 2017, and she's an absolute delight. It's been difficult getting used to being a parent,… Continue reading I’ve been away a looong time…again…
I've been loving reading challenges just lately - I've found them to be a great way of focusing my reading a bit more, at a time when I seem to be finding that difficult. With a baby on the way in November, I'm finding myself increasingly distracted. This seems to happen to me whenever a… Continue reading Reading challenges – #ARCAugust
Did you take part in the #24in48 readathon this weekend? I didn't manage 24 hours (not even close), but I really enjoyed taking part! The 24 in 48 readathon is my kind of reading challenge - the aim is to read for 24 hours in a 48 hour period. The creator and host, Rachel, holds… Continue reading 24 in 48 readathon – my weekend in books
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?