Book Features · YALC

Books I want to read before YALC (if I can find enough hours in the day)

YALC is the big UK literature convention that happens every summer and is undoubtedly the highlight of my bookish calendar. I get to hang out with friends (which is especially fun when you haven’t seen each other for ages), go to panels, and line up for author signings with my faves. I don’t think it’s… Continue reading Books I want to read before YALC (if I can find enough hours in the day)

TBRs and Wrap ups

May Wrap Up // Did I read all the books on my Asian Readathon TBR?

May is always such a good month because the weather warms up and we have Two bank holidays in the UK. I was busy on both of them, but I still had plenty of time to get through some books for Asian Readathon. I read 8 books during May and 7 of those were for… Continue reading May Wrap Up // Did I read all the books on my Asian Readathon TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday // Book quotes that hit me in the heart

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: April 30: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes There are some quotes that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Book quotes that hit me in the heart

TBRs and Wrap ups

March 2019 TBR // Reading all the fantasy books

March is going to be a busy month for me, as I’m heading to one of Victoria Schwab’s UK tour events (so excited!) and the Northern YA Literature festival, but I’m still hoping to get plenty of reading done on trains. The books I want to read this month are: I also want to finish… Continue reading March 2019 TBR // Reading all the fantasy books

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday // Characters I would NOT want to switch places with

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: March 5: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Characters I would NOT want to switch places with

Announcements · features

BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

The winner of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (YWA) was announced last night (Tuesday 2nd October) on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.  The winner, with her story ‘Under a Deep Blue Sky’, was Davina Bacon from Cambridgeshire. Her short story was a raw and emotionally powerful tale about a… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

Book Features · features

Literary Discussions // Why I like having an unwieldy TBR

Friends, this title is not clickbait. It’s true. I have 173 books currently on my Goodreads TBR and, although I sometimes jokingly complain that my TBR is too long, I actually quite like it that way. Before I’m excommunicated from the book community for such a brazen statement, hear me out. Yes, sometimes I wish my TBR… Continue reading Literary Discussions // Why I like having an unwieldy TBR