The Bell Jar gift box from Literary Emporium - review and giveaway

World Book Day 2019

[Ad - review/giveaway. I was sent a gift set for review purposes and an additional box to give away. All thoughts are my own.] Happy World Book Day! I got to thinking recently about favourite books and how so many bookworms struggle to pick one single title. It's easy (ish) to pick a favourite genre… Continue reading World Book Day 2019

Bank Holiday family day

Friday Favourites #56

What a week! On the one hand I love Bank Holidays because hello extra family day! On the other, a shorter working week means something's gotta give. But here we are on the other side (just about), on the eve of September. How did that happen? I don't know about you but I love September.… Continue reading Friday Favourites #56

Sylvia Plath pin
Books, feminism

Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

For Feminist Book Fortnight I really wanted to write about the female writer, or book written by a woman, which has most inspired me but, truth be told, I struggled. Enid Blyton was the writer who made me fall in love with stories. Jodi Picoult is the writer whose books I always pre-order and eagerly… Continue reading Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium
Books, feminism

Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium [review + giveaway]

I wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate World Book Day on the blog this year. I'm all about wearing my fandom on my sleeve so I've teamed up with Literary Emporium to offer one lucky reader a t-shirt of their choice. I've long swooned over the fabulous range of clothing at Literary… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium [review + giveaway]

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Saturday Share #114

This week's favourite blog posts are all about beautiful places and moving words. Grab a brew and enjoy! I loved Hello Giggles' writers' posts for National Poetry Day, particularly these ones on Maya Angelou and Sylvia Plath. Is it wrong to want to visit somewhere just because it looks super Instagrammable? Portmeirion in North Wales… Continue reading Saturday Share #114

blogging, Books, Film, geekery, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Daredevil, podcasts and a new look #LittleLoves

This is my third #LittleLoves and I've gotta say I like this alternative to my previous Friday Favourites posts. I've loved discovering other blogs in the linky and it's great to find a new way to engage with other bloggers. Here's a look at what I've been up to this week. Read: I've actually read… Continue reading Daredevil, podcasts and a new look #LittleLoves

three fictional characters
Books, Film, Lifestyle


You know I can't resist a good tag or trend, so I had to get in on the #threefictionalcharacters action. In case you've missed it, it's where you define yourself in three fictional characters in a meme/collage. According to this Hollywood Life quiz, I'm a foodie and so my spirit characters are Liz Lemon, Bilbo… Continue reading #ThreeFictionalCharacters

Books, Lifestyle

Item of the day: Sylvia Plath pin by Thread Famous from Etsy

Can people stop making awesome pin badges? I'm gonna end up buying a denim jacket and literally covering it! This Sylvia Plath one might be my new all-time favourite - it appeals to the angsty writer/bookworm in me. It's by Thread Famous on Etsy and is £8.00. I also love the Margot Tenenbaum pin -… Continue reading Item of the day: Sylvia Plath pin by Thread Famous from Etsy

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blogging, Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Saturday Share #63

This week is all about living the hygge life, swooning over blogger events and growing your blog. Plus the usual zillion books I've added to my wish list! Stationery It's that time of the year again - back to school supplies! I'm loving these wish lists from Charlotte and Claire Books I've long been fascinated… Continue reading Saturday Share #63

Books, Film, Lifestyle, stationery

Follow Friday #4

Here's another little list of blog posts I've loved this week. One of these days I might actually catch up on more on Bloglovin! Make it 27 Delicious Muffins That Have It All Figured Out - BuzzFeed Film & TV Colour, Design and Costume: The Films of Wes Anderson - Scene 360 Books 49 Of… Continue reading Follow Friday #4