“You keep describing yourself as this uniquely damaged person, when a lot of it is completely normal. I think you want to feel special – which is fair, who doesn’t – but you won’t allow yourself to feel special in a good way, so you tell yourself you’re especially bad” Hmm OK where do I … Continue reading “REVIEW: Exciting Times”
“The Sun always has ways to reach us.“ Well I’m sure you’ve heard of the author Kazuo Ishiguro and you may have even heard of/read his Nobel Prize winning book, ‘Never Let Me Go’! Yet I was always reluctant to read any of his books, foolishly branding them as ‘not my kinda thing’. Yet here … Continue reading “REVIEW: Klara and The Sun”
“We humans are reckless with our bodies, reckless with our lives, for no other reason than that we want to know what would happen, what it might feel like to brush up against death, to run right up to the edge of our lives, which is, in some ways, to live fully.” I had the … Continue reading “REVIEW – Transcendent Kingdom”
“We’ve turned ourselves into something. We’re many small pieces, each of us different but now stitched together. A patchwork of souls.” Today I am honoured to be joining the other brilliant Book Bloggers and Bookstagrammers on the blog tour for Dangerous Women by Hope Adams. Dangerous Women is set in London, 1841. The Rajah sails … Continue reading “BLOG TOUR: Dangerous Women”
“She says nothing, in the way mothers say everything while saying nothing.” Happy Publication Day to this stunning book by Imbolo Mbue! I was lucky enough to be approved to receive an ARC of this book by Canongate on Netgalley and it has to be one of the most moving books I’ve read in a … Continue reading “ARC REVIEW: How Beautiful We Were”
So as it was my first bloversary yesterday, I thought I’d share some of the mistakes I have made during my first year as a Bookstagrammer/Book Blogger that I now reflect on. If you’re new to Bookstagram or the book blogging community, please remember that it’s OK to make mistakes like the ones I’ve made … Continue reading “8 Mistakes I’ve Made During My First Year of Being A Bookstagrammer”
March 2020 So 9th March 2020 was the date I decided to re-establish my book blog after seeing a news article about a young boy who was bullied because he posted his reviews of books on Instagram. I thought, my God, this boy has a fantastic idea posting about books via Instagram and when I … Continue reading “IT’S MY BLOGVERSARY! A Year of Stuck In The Book”
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! International Women’s Day is a fantastic annual celebration of all things female, as well as the importance of women and how they have shaped the world we live in today. So I hope you’ve celebrated all the women in your life today, as well as those women who have made a … Continue reading “4 Books I’m Recommending for International Women’s Day 2021”
I’ve seen this book floating around Bookstagram for quite a while now, so when I received my copy in my Richard and Judy Book Club Winter Collection, I couldn’t wait to read it and even bumped it up a few spaces on my TBR. Shameful behaviour, I know haha! The book follows a wealthy family … Continue reading “REVIEW – The Glass House”
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