Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017
Books

My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I'm writing this post 13 days before the end of the year because I know I don't have a hope in hell of finishing another book. Y'see, I have one working day left of the year and the only time I get a chance to read is when I'm on the bus (for nine hours… Continue reading My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

We Should All Be Feminists
Books, feminism, Lifestyle, stationery

Last-minute gift ideas for the bad-ass women in your life

A lot of blogger gift guides have been tarred with the same brush but I can personally vouch for every single item on this list. Whether you're shopping for a mini-feminist or an older woman looking to reclaim her bad-assery, there's something here for everyone. For the hard-core lady types I really can't praise Lumberjanes:… Continue reading Last-minute gift ideas for the bad-ass women in your life

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Volumes 1 and 2
Books, feminism

Rebel girls

This year I have been inspired by so many rebel girls - writers, politicians, activists, actresses... There's a reason why 'feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year and why a group of brave women have been named as Time's 'person' of the year. It really is the year of the women. Unfortunately, these stories… Continue reading Rebel girls

Lit Chat review
Books

Lit Chat #2

Welcome to part two of my Lit Chat series (check out part one here). This the series where I select a few of my Lit Chat cards* and discuss reading habits and book-related memories, amongst other bookish things, and invite you to join in. Do leave me a comment at the end or link up… Continue reading Lit Chat #2

Lit Chat review
Books

Lit Chat #1

The bookworms amongst you may remember that earlier in the month I blogged about these fab Lit Chat* cards. They're a great way to start discussions at book clubs, in class or online. The questions tackle your reading habits, who you are as a reader, book-related memories and how you'd handle hypothetical situations - in… Continue reading Lit Chat #1

Lit Chat review
Books

Lit Chat: An alternative book club

I'm not a member of a book club but, as a book blogger, I'm a member of various online groups where I love to discuss what I'm reading and share recommendations. I receive a lot of ARCs and love taking part in blog tours. Seeing everyone's reviews popping up at the same time is a… Continue reading Lit Chat: An alternative book club

buildablock book review
Books, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately

I'm not the only lucky bookworm in the house who gets sent books to review - Jenson does too! Here's a look at what we've been reading lately. Jenson loves anything interactive and board books are still our style of choice, making these the perfect titles. Up first is Buildablock* by Christopher Franceschelli. It's such… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately

lumberjanes #1 unicorn power review
Books, geekery

Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

I've read a lot of young adult books lately which I've wished were around ten or twenty years ago for me to appreciated at a younger age. Lumberjanes* is one such book and, come to think of it, it's a great book for females of any age. Released tomorrow, Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is the ultimate… Continue reading Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

my life in photos - september 2017
Cornwall, Lifestyle

My life in photos: September 2017

I've always loved September. I think it's the whole 18 years in education, followed by five years of working in higher education, that always makes it feel like the start of a new year. It's the changing seasons too; it's kinda magical! Here's a look back at our September. I started the month with a… Continue reading My life in photos: September 2017

autumn halloween books from nosy crow
Books, Parenthood

New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

If you're the kind of parent who likes to update their child's bookshelves in keeping with the seasons (and, let's face it, who isn't?!), you'll love these new releases from Nosy Crow, particularly if you have pre-school and tween girls. Up first we have Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School*, written by Simon Puttock… Continue reading New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow