We Should All Be Feminists
Books, feminism

#FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

I re-joined my local library days ahead of Feminist Book Fortnight and now my world has suddenly opened up in terms of reading potential. I've been struggling with a budget recently which has curtailed my spending on anything other than bills and food and now I can read again - beyond the titles which lovely… Continue reading #FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

Using my bullet journal to organise my reading
Books, stationery

How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Between tracking reviews of books I've already left, tackling my growing TBR shelf and prioritising books on my never-ending wish list, my bullet journal comes in pretty handy. Sure, I have my Goodreads app and Amazon wish list but it's so nice to have everything in one place. And colour-coded! I use my bullet journal… Continue reading How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Atonement book review
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Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

This month's theme for the Blogger Book Nook group is Time Machine (historical fiction). The requirements were quite broad - the book you review just has to be set in the past, whether typically 'historical' or set in the 90s. While I'm a fan of the classics of the Brontes and Austen, I'm not generally… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt
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Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt* The first thing I saw was the wheelchair. The first thing she saw was the doper. Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his… Continue reading Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

reading
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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

A few weeks ago, Chloe completed the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag and I immediately wanted to answer the questions myself, so here goes. What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like? I like most of the books I've read - I'm pretty good at selecting something that I'll enjoy. Or maybe that… Continue reading Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Penguin Modern
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Something old and something new with Penguin Modern

Never has it been so easy to be a bookworm. If, like me, you're a sucker for a stylish cover and a bargain, you need to check out Penguin's new Modern series. With 50 titles at just £1 each (I know, right!), you can sample a classic writer's work in a bitesize chunk. Don't fancy… Continue reading Something old and something new with Penguin Modern

Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box
Books, geekery, stationery

Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box

I won a competition last week and I just had to share the prize with you fellow bookworms and stationery addicts. It was run by Suze Lavender from With Love for Books (she does loads of awesome book giveaways - make sure you follow her on Twitter) and the lovely prize was a Lucky Dip… Continue reading Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
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Blogger Book Nook #6 Book swaps

This month the Blogger Book Nook organised a book swap and the questions for our blog posts are all based on sharing the love of books. I sent Katrina my copy of Relativity and she sent me Matt Haig's How To Stop Time. How to Stop Time is like a mix of The Curious Case… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #6 Book swaps

...And A Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
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Blogger Book Nook #5: Judging a book by its cover

Last week I set out to join some book blogger communities and I found three - Blogger Book Nook, Hooked on Books with Joanna Victoria and Bookish Mamas. Some are discussion groups, some are online book clubs and some are a mixture. I instantly loved the look of Blogger Book Nook. There are loads of… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #5: Judging a book by its cover