ms marvel volume 7
Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #39

Have I mentioned how much I love that blogging keeps me in books and stationery? What else does a gal need for her life's happiness? I've built some fantastic working relationships with book publishers and stationery suppliers and I'm so grateful for the opportunities they provide me with. They're certainly keeping my postie in business!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #39

force of nature by jane harper
Books

Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

It can be hard to live up to the success of a multi-award-winning debut novel but Jane Harper has certainly met, if not exceeded, expectations with Force of Nature. Fans of The Dry will be pleased to see the return of not only Harper but also Federal Agent Aaron Falk. Six months on from the… Continue reading Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

coffee date with myself
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #24

I've read a few blog posts and spotted a few pics on Instagram lately where people have taken themselves out for coffee dates and it seemed like such a good idea. When I was due to meet a friend for coffee the other day, rather than traipse around town when he said he was stuck… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #24

lights from cable and cotton
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #38

I mentioned last week that I've brought back my traditional Friday Favourites for a few weeks while there's no #LittleLoves linky and, I have to admit, I've liked not having the restrictions of the read, watched, heard, made and wore themes. Especially in a week filled with stationery and books. Now that's a good week!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #38

Book review: I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare
Books

Book review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare

To say I'm a bit of a bookworm would be a massive understatement. I always carry a book with me, I average a book a week, my bookshelves are overflowing and I can spend an hour just browsing a bookstore. And I'm pleased to say that I've found the perfect gift for the bookworm in… Continue reading Book review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare

oh yeah, audrey by Tucker Shaw
Books

Book review: Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw

Just before I started my A Levels I watched my first Audrey Hepburn film and I was instantly hooked. I devoured every film, bought every biography, posters adorned my walls and, eventually, I began to write about her life and career - first for my Film Studies essays and later for a couple of websites… Continue reading Book review: Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw

living the dream by lauren berry
Books

Book review: Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

I love the realism of Lauren Berry's Living the Dream*. Until recently most young people assumed that they'd be in their dream job, a homeowner, married and thinking about a family by the age of 30. These days it's highly likely that you'll move back in with your parents for some time after graduation if… Continue reading Book review: Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

the happy news by emily coxhead
Books, Film, geekery, Lifestyle

The Happy Newspaper, Maya Angelou and Game of Thrones #LittleLoves

I missed last week's Little Loves because I was busy hosting nine days(!) of giveaways to celebrate my fifth blogaversary, like ya do! There's sill a few live if you want to check them out (spend a day on the river, non-alcoholic goodies from Polgoon and a meal for two at the Rock Pool Cafe).… Continue reading The Happy Newspaper, Maya Angelou and Game of Thrones #LittleLoves

emma by jane austen
Books

Introducing young readers to classics

I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. As soon as I could read to myself I was straight down the library every week borrowing as many books as I could carry. I started with Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson, moving on to the Babysitters Club, Goosebumps, Sweet Valley High and then… Continue reading Introducing young readers to classics

blogosphere louise pentland
Books, Lifestyle

Blogosphere, performance poetry and a French pedicure #LittleLoves

Last week completely got away from me and I missed some of the usual blog posts, namely Little Loves and Saturday Share, so prepare for some bumper posts this week! I've read a lot in the last fortnight. Read: Two weeks of bus journeys makes for a hefty reading list. I finished The Handmaid's Tale… Continue reading Blogosphere, performance poetry and a French pedicure #LittleLoves