A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

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


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

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

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

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

200 Women poster
Books, feminism, Lifestyle

Here’s to strong women.

I saw Star Wars Episode VIII in the cinema the other day and, in amongst trailers for Infinity War and Ready Player One, and ads for cars and mobile phones, I saw this: It made me think about the countless discussions I have with Luke about modern feminism. I totally support his arguments that there… Continue reading Here’s to strong women.

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood
Books, Film, Lifestyle

Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

Not gonna lie, it's been a rough week. I've spent the last nine days battling a cold with a cough so bad it's actually made me vomit. Fortunately the doctor has reassured me it will soon pass and shouldn't delay my surgery but it's been hard going. All three of us are poorly and sharing… Continue reading Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

A post-Christmas book haul

A post-Christmas book haul

You can never have too many books, although I do need to spend some time reorganising my bookshelves before I go back to work next week. Y'see, I had some pennies and vouchers left under my Christmas tree and so it would have been rude not to buy seven new books, right? Feast your eyes… Continue reading A post-Christmas book haul

Jenson Christmas 2017
Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, stationery

Christmas 2017 in photos

And, just like that, Christmas is over for another year. Well, I'm still celebrating for another week and a half as I don't go back to work until the eighth but, as far as Jenson is concerned, Christmas is over as he's opened all of his presents! During the festive period we've decorated trees, met… Continue reading Christmas 2017 in photos