I didn’t use Facebook for a week and here’s what happened

I stayed off the social network site for a week and here’s what happened… This blog post might be a bit out of place on my book blog but I thought it was a good place to share my thoughts on my own ‘social experiment’ and knowing that I planned to write a blog post…

The blog is back!

Hello all! I am back after a short break, holiday, university marking and a girls/birthday weekend! Firstly, apologises for the lack of content recently. My deadline for my university project was on the 27th April and we were told not to make any edits to our blogs after that time until the project had been…

Review: Beneath a Pole Star

Spoiler-free review of ‘Beneath a Pole Star’ by Stef Penney My latest read has been ‘Beneath a Pole Star’ by Stef Penney. This is the first book I have read by this author and I ordered it from Amazon when the hardcover copy was on sale for something like £6.99 rather than £18.99! This is…

The Kate Morton Collection

I take a look at books by Australian author Kate Morton. Having just finished reading ‘The Distant Hours’ by Kate Morton I decided to write a blog looking at her work. ‘The Distant Hours’ was the third novel by Morton that I had read, having picked up ‘The House at Riverton’ when it was a Richard &…

Autobiographies

My pick of some of the best autobiographies. I had the idea for this blog when I was looking through my bookshelf for something to read. I received comedian Jo Brand’s autobiography ‘Look back in Hunger’ years ago for Christmas when I asked for it after I had heard her speaking about it on television,…

Healthy Eating Cook Books

I take a look at some the bestselling healthy eating cook books. Over Christmas time there is always a surge of public figures/celebrities bringing out cookbooks. This year was no exception and two social media personalities also got their books into the top 10 on Amazon. The Body Coach – Lean in 15 and Healthy…

April & May TBR

Having a look at what is in my ‘To Be Read’ pile. I feel like I always have a never ended pile of books that I keep adding to. This month I have decided to write a list and put my next two months’ worth of reading together as we are nearly half way through…

The Baileys Shortlist 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist. The short list for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was released earlier this week. Firstly, my prediction in my podcast ‘The Long list‘ that Margret Attwood would be this year’s eventually winner was completely wrong, her book ‘Hag Seed’ has failed to make it on to the…

My birthday book wishlist 2017

A list of my most wanted book releases. It’s my birthday coming up in May so I run through some of the books I’ve asked for this year! The Rome Affair – Karen Swan I was first given a book by Karen Swan for Christmas a couple of years ago ‘The Perfect Present’ since then…

Book to TV adaptations

I take a look at novels that have been adapted for TV. Having already had a look at novels which have been transferred from Books to Big Screen I thought it would be interesting to see which books have been adapted for television shows and series. I got the idea while writing my blog on…

Richard & Judy Book Club – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Richard & Judy Book Club reads. I first came across the Richard and Judy book club during their Summer 2011 reads when I worked a Whsmiths. The book club is in association with Whsmiths so it’s no surprise we came across them while working there. One of my top 5 favourite books…

The Long List

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Long List. Hooray, finally the long list of 16 authors who are in the running to win this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction have been revealed! Have a listen to my podcast below: All the images featured in this blog post can be found by clicking here. To find…