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…

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,…

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…

Graphic Novels – The Walking Dead

I take a brief look at the Graphic Novel book genre Now, it could be argued that the graphic novel isn’t actually a book genre, but it provides reading material (albeit with a lot more images than a conventional book) and is a form of reading that a lot of people enjoy. This month, for…

Book themed bars

My visit to Mr Fogg’s Tavern based on the novel Phileas Fogg – Around the World in 80 days. Firstly, I’ll start by telling you where I got the idea for this blog post. When I went to watch the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London I did some research online as I…

The World’s Most Magnificent Libraries

A look at some of the must visit libraries for any book worm. Walking into my local town library the other day, as nice as it is I always wish that somewhere nearby there was a library akin to the one Belle visits in Beauty and the Beast. This got me thinking and gave me…

Art Therapy books – Do they work?

I have a look at the recent trend of Art Therapy books. I received the ‘Secret Garden – An inky treasure hunt and colouring book‘ for Christmas, you probably received one for Christmas, the new big trend is Art Therapy books. It might seem a bit controversial to include this topic on a book blog…