Book Features

Library Loves // 8 ways to help your local library survive and thrive

Alternative titles for this post include: How to be the biggest library stan you can possibly be  Being a library nerd is beneficial to your community Is it possible to become an honorary librarian just from talking about libraries so much? OK, but all joking aside, in the UK the threat of library closures is… Continue reading Library Loves // 8 ways to help your local library survive and thrive

TBRs and Wrap ups

July 2019 Wrap Up // YALC, Indian Lit Readathon, and new vegan food

July is always a great month and this time was no different. The weather was hot, YALC was amazing, and I read some really great books. I read eight books in July, including three audiobooks, two short stories, and a graphic novel. And, aside from The Devouring Gray, which I’ll be finishing in August, I… Continue reading July 2019 Wrap Up // YALC, Indian Lit Readathon, and new vegan food

Top Ten Tuesday · weekly features

Top Ten Tuesday // My auto-buy authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: July 16: Auto-Buy Authors This week’s theme is pretty straight… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // My auto-buy authors

Book Features · features · Q&As

Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

Thanks for agreeing to this Q&A! Most readers will know you as the author of Sorcerer to the Crown and, recently, The True Queen, which came out in March 2019. Tell us something about yourself that readers might not know? In my copious free time when I’m not writing, I work part-time as a corporate… Continue reading Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

Book Features · events

An evening with Victoria Schwab // The Near Witch, writing processes, and living in a shed for three months

When V.E. Schwab announced that she was going on tour in the UK, I kind of screamed. I mean, it was an internal, quiet scream, since I was at work, but a scream nonetheless. I was excited. I hadn’t seen Victoria since YALC 2017 and (as you’ve probably guessed by now) she’s pretty much my favourite… Continue reading An evening with Victoria Schwab // The Near Witch, writing processes, and living in a shed for three months

Announcements

BBC National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award judging panel revealed

It’s an exciting day in the writing world, as The BBC National Short Story Award and BBC Young Writers’ Award opened submissions for 2019, with broadcaster Nikki Bedi chairing next year’s judging panel. Nikki’s counterpart on the BBC Young Writers’ Award (YWA) is BBC Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton, who will chair the judging panel for the… Continue reading BBC National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award judging panel revealed

Nanowrimo

Why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year

Yup, I said it, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year. I’d be lying if  I said I didn’t want to and I almost caved on October 31st, but I made myself a promise. I know what happened last year, and I told myself I wouldn’t do NaNo this year because of it. NaNoWriMo – National… Continue reading Why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year