The Value of Owning Books

There is nothing quite like the call of the school book fair. For me, this was one of my favourite events of the entire school calendar. I would enter the assembly hall and all the shelves would have been set up with colourful, tantalising books ready for my consumption. My mother would take me to… Continue reading The Value of Owning Books

Why Mummy Swears

Why Mummy Swears Author: Gill Sims Genre: Adult  | Contemporary  | Humour Waterstones  |   Goodreads  | Amazon 5 out of 5 - This was every single thing that I wanted it to be. It was hilarious, heartwarming, and just as good as the first book. I really understood the main character and the world… Continue reading Why Mummy Swears

Summer 2018 Catch up

Wow! This summer could not have come fast enough. It is my first summer as a teacher and although I still have plenty to do for next year, I am so excited to finally have some dedicated time for reading and writing. There are a lot of things going on this summer - potentially moving,… Continue reading Summer 2018 Catch up

My Current Literary Life

An update about my life since January... When I began this blog in October, it was with great hope and optimism. I desperately wanted somewhere to talk about books and to be a part of the book community. However, I was spending all my time focusing on this, as I didn't have work at that… Continue reading My Current Literary Life

Response to: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

It is not often that I feel a desperate need to respond, but while reading this, and now that I've completed it, I cannot stop thinking and wanting to talk about it. Here is the thing. I am privileged. I have been lucky my whole life. My mum and dad care about me deeply, I… Continue reading Response to: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

#TBR241 – March Update

There are more excuses! I am going to explain why it is so easy for me to make excuses for the first part of the year, and then what I feel I need to do about this. I have received a lot of comments from people who think it is funny how many excuses we… Continue reading #TBR241 – March Update

How To Stop Time

How To Stop Time Author: Matt Haig Genre: Contemporary | Adult | Romance Amazon  |  Book Depository  | Goodreads 5 out of 5 stars - This is the epic tale of a life which spans over 400 years, some key moments in our history and what the world is like now, especially when you've lived… Continue reading How To Stop Time