birthday christmas list 2017
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list

In case I've not mentioned it enough already, I turn 30 at the end of the month - eek! People have been warned against surprise parties, speeches, singing and any memorabilia with my age on but, ya know, presents are always gratefully received. I'm not a monster! Now that I'm old there's nothing I really… Continue reading My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list

chicklitdesigns phone cases
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

Wish list: chicklitdesigns from Etsy

I recently came across an awesome subscription service on Instagram called Once Upon a Bookcase where subscribers get a new phone case every month inspired by a top title. I instantly fell in love with this Peter Pan case but wanted to buy it on its own. A quick Etsy search threw up chicklitdesigns, who… Continue reading Wish list: chicklitdesigns from Etsy

Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Wish list: Babylit board books

Again, this is something I first came across on the joy that is Instagram and I fell hopelessly in love at first sight. It looks like a great way to introduce your child to classic literature - plus they're board books, so Jenson can't tear the pages and can chomp to his heart's content. Thing… Continue reading Wish list: Babylit board books

Books, feminism, Lifestyle

World Book Day: Women in Literature

In honour of World Book Day, and looking ahead to International Women's Day on Saturday, I thought I'd share some of my favourite women in literature with you. Enid Blyton This woman is the reason I became a book worm at such a young age. At the age of seven, I was reading well above… Continue reading World Book Day: Women in Literature

Books, Film, Lifestyle

Book review: Bridget Jones Trilogy

Full disclosure: This is the order in which I read the books/saw the films... Bridget Jones' Diary (film, 2002) Bridget Jones' Diary (book, 2003) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (book, 2o03) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (film, 2004) Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (book, 2014) So I was lured in by the… Continue reading Book review: Bridget Jones Trilogy

penguin clothbound classics

Gorgeous book covers: Penguin clothbound classics

They may say you should never judge a book by it's cover, but these Penguin Classics are so pretty that they would make a great addition to any bookcase. You can pick up all of the titles from Waterstones for a little over a tenner each (£10.49). I have barely begun my collection (Alice's Adventures… Continue reading Gorgeous book covers: Penguin clothbound classics