TBRs and Wrap ups

February 2019 wrap up // F/F Feb and reading The Priory of the Orange Tree

February seemed to be over before it had barely begun. I didn’t manage to read that many books because I spent the last two weeks of the month reading the giant that is The Priory of the Orange Tree. I finished it at the beginning of March so it’ll be in my March wrap up,… Continue reading February 2019 wrap up // F/F Feb and reading The Priory of the Orange Tree

Book Features · LGBT

Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Hollie at Hollieblog

This is a new weekly series on my blog, where queer readers give us five of their most anticipated queer reads of 2019. New posts will be uploaded every Thursday, and each week a different reader/blogger will be featured. The seventh instalment in the series is from the fantastic Hollie @Hollieblog, who is sharing five… Continue reading Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Hollie at Hollieblog

Book Features · LGBT

Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // A questioning teen blogger shares their choices

This is a new weekly series on my blog, where queer readers give us five of their most anticipated queer reads of 2019. New posts will be uploaded every Thursday, and each week a different reader/blogger will be featured. The sixth instalment in the series comes from a questioning blogger who wanted to remain anonymous.… Continue reading Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // A questioning teen blogger shares their choices

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

TBRs and Wrap ups

October 2018 Wrap Up // I read more books than in any other month of 2018

I shocked myself in October by reading more books than any other month of this year. I was still pretty busy, but I think I managed my time better this month in order to fit in more reading hours. I also went on a few long train journeys, which meant lots of additional reading time. The total… Continue reading October 2018 Wrap Up // I read more books than in any other month of 2018

Book Hauls

August + September 2018 book haul // Book buying bans and V. E. Schwab

(Disclaimer: this post contains spoilers for the Illumicrate Magic+Mayhem box.) I picked up a lot of books at YALC in the last weekend of July, so I was on something of a book buying ban in August. I still ended up with two new books in August, but I was sent them, rather than buying… Continue reading August + September 2018 book haul // Book buying bans and V. E. Schwab

features

BBC Young Writers’ Award // Unspoken by Lottie Mills

This year marks the fourth year of the BBC Young Writers’ Award,which invites all 14 – 18-year-olds living in the United Kingdom to submit short stories of up to 1,000 words. The Award was launched as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations for the BBC National Short Story Award and aims to inspire and encourage… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award // Unspoken by Lottie Mills