my goodreads reading challenge 2016

My 2016 Goodreads Challenge

I'd had a Goodreads account for a while but not really used it until this year. When I was bored I liked to rate books in order to get recommendations but I never used it to track my reading. This year I set myself my first challenge - to read 50 books in 2016. I… Continue reading My 2016 Goodreads Challenge

my enid blyton books

The Britney Spears book tag

Yes, really. The Britney Spears book tag. I saw it on Anastasia's blog, thought it looked awesome and wanted to give it a go. She featured some great titles so hopefully it'll inspire others to pick up something different. Here goes! Mickey Mouse Club A book you read as a child that sparked your love… Continue reading The Britney Spears book tag

what ive been reading lately

What I’ve been reading lately #4

Now that I'm back at work, I've been storming through my previously unread books and I've got plenty of recommendations. Here's a little rundown of what I've been reading lately Comic books are great for the commute because I can usually get through one per journey - no "OMG I don't wanna get off the… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #4

robot and frank

What I’ve been watching lately

While I was away from blogging for a while, I started building up a long list of films I had seen and wanted to review. So much time has gone past now that I thought I'd whittle them down into mini reviews here. Having a quiet night in this week? Here are my recommendations: One… Continue reading What I’ve been watching lately

the book thief by markus zusak
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

What I’ve been reading lately #1

It feels like forever since I wrote a book review that wasn't for aliljoy (I just checked and it was for The Fault in Our Stars back in April!) and I average one a week. I plan on getting back to a full post per book but here's a rundown of what I've been reading… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #1


Highlights of the week

So many lovely things on the interweb this week, including DIY projects, recipes, book reviews, stationery, incredible homes plus blogging tips. Happy reading! New blog discoveries DESIGNLOVEFEST Violet+Key Lifestyle posts New in: Cute stationery - Burkatron Meat, music, mayhem: Grillstock 2014 - Lily Doughball Homes I want! Inside our home: Bedroom - Little Winter Edwardian… Continue reading Highlights of the week

Books, Lifestyle

Judging a book by its cover: The Hunger Games

I'm still pondering whether or not to read the books before I finish watching the films, so to help me make up my mind, I thought I'd check out the book art and prices online. On Amazon I found these awesome covers but for some reason, you can only get the Mockingjay cover in the… Continue reading Judging a book by its cover: The Hunger Games

Film, Lifestyle

Why I Love: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

At the¬†weekend I finally got round to seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It's only a couple of months since I saw the first instalment, so I'm a tad behind. I enjoyed it so much that I'm thinking about squeezing the books in before the next film is released in November, but then what I… Continue reading Why I Love: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire