Easy Prey by Catherine Lo
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Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

My reading habits seem to be leaning towards the young adult genre lately, having recently read The Hate U Give, Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? and now Easy Prey by Catherine Lo. Each one has tackled a different prevalent issue, such as racism, mental health and sexting/online safety, further cementing the genre's relevance and… Continue reading Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kit review
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Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

You may remember that Jenson and I reviewed a copy of James' Giant Bug Book for Roald Dahl Day a few weeks ago. To say Jenson loved it would be a huge understatement and he's still asking to go out on bug walks. Forestry England have kicked up the fun factor even further with their… Continue reading Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

Your Brightest Life guided journal review
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Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)

I love to journal but I can often become somewhat disheartened by the fact that I'm not remotely artistic; I much prefer guided journals. I like an almost workbook-like structure, something with a goal and an end result, and something which can help me both reflect and look forward. Last year's Make it Happen is… Continue reading Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)

Fable & Black review and giveaway
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Celebrating my love of libraries with Fable & Black [review & giveaway]

For my final book week post I've teamed up with Fable & Black to celebrate my love of libraries. I know yesterday was Bookshop Day but I've totally fallen for my local library in the last few months - and so has Jenson. Don't get me wrong, I love buying books. I pre-order the latest… Continue reading Celebrating my love of libraries with Fable & Black [review & giveaway]

James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs
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Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big Roald Dahl fan. Roald Dahl Day is one of my favourite days of the year and this year's theme, James and the Giant Peach, has meant there's loads of cool merch to get your mitts on. Portico Designs have a fab range of James and the Giant… Continue reading Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne - book review
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Book review: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

I mentioned in yesterday's Bibliophile post that Holly Bourne is the reason I fell back in love with young adult books in my twenties. If it wasn't for Soulmates, I would never have heard of The Spinster Trilogy, I probably would never have read The Fault in Our Stars (and subsequently everything else John Green… Continue reading Book review: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Bibliophile by Jane Mount - book review
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Book review: Bibliophile by Jane Mount

The idea for my first Book Week evolved from my love of the book featured in today's post. After I signed up for Abrams + Chronicle's Bookstagram Tour for the release of Bibliophile, I decided to create a week-long series of posts celebrating all things bookish. Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany* by Jane Mount really is… Continue reading Book review: Bibliophile by Jane Mount

The Story Gift review - gifts for bookworms
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Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

Time for my second Book Week giveaway! I recently came across The Story Gift, a relatively new business which sells literary treats for book lovers. Based in Bath, they ship worldwide and offer fantastic gifts for bibliophiles and writers, including candles, book sleeves, prints, mugs, stationery, accessories and tote bags. They also create literary hampers,… Continue reading Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot - review
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Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot (review)

I'm a paper addict, so as much as I love tracking my GoodReads Reading Challenge progress via the app on my phone, I also love to have a physical reading journal. I guess it's for the same reason that I have years worth of cinema tickets in photo albums! No, not just because I'm a… Continue reading Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot (review)