5 Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now

5 Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now

February 2nd is apparently the halfway point in winter; that in itself is reason to celebrate. For many of us winter is a struggle. But it’s important to look for the good, even amongst the bad. And that’s why I am taking part in Modern Mrs Darcy’s annual ‘Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now’ roundup. It feels even more important to look for the positives this year. Since the world outside seems filled with reasons to make us run and hide under your covers! Read more

Reading Goals for 2017

Reading Goals for 2017

Can you believe 2017 is here? It feel strange even writing the words but I am excited to see what the new year holds. In terms of reading, I had a great 2016. I challenged myself to broaden my horizons when it came to choosing new books and I fell in love with some new authors and genres I would never have gravitated towards otherwise. That’s why I want to take a moment to set down my reading goals for 2017. I am keen to keep expanding my reading material and fall in love with lots of new (and old) books! Read more

Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading Again

Books that will make you fall in love with reading again

There is something magical about finding a brilliant book. The one that makes you fall in love with reading again. You know, the kind of book you just. can’t. put. down The one that keeps you up all night reading and absorbs most of your thoughts the next day. For any reader this kind of book is the holy grail. Each book in this list will entertain, inspire and stay with you long after you finish. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started… Read more

Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

When I was perusing the longlist for this year’s booker prize, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet immediately jumped out at me. Like a sixth sense, I knew that I was going to enjoy this book. The title intrigued me as did the cover. I felt like I need to know more, because this book had to be about more than a murder in a crofting community in Scotland if it was award worth…right? Read more

Books I Read In July

Books I Read In July

I can’t believe it’s already August! That means it’s time for Books I Read In July, your monthly instalment of books I rate or hate! This month I had a split personality when it came to reading. I alternated between two serious non-fiction and two fun fiction books. Read more

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell is like falling in love. Or rather, falling with love with two characters who are in love…it’s complicated. Like a new relationship, I went through all the stages with Landline. We met but I wasn’t that bothered, we met again and I was intrigued, we agreed to spend more time with each other… then suddenly it was 1am on a Wednesday and I realised I possibly needed an intervention, because I was obsessed. Yeah, I know. It’s that kind of book. Read more