What does your bookshelf say about you?

What does your bookshelf say about you?

G'day friends! Today, I kind of want to do a slightly different post. I was reading Tim Parks' novel, Where Am I Reading From? for my thesis and I came across this little section where he talks about how he's childhood bookshelf kind of prophesised where his interests would and/or wouldn't lie in the future. [...]

but don’t resign yourself to a nothing-life.

but don’t resign yourself to a nothing-life.

this poem is slightly cringe-worthy and i'm embarrassed to post it, only because I've been suffering severe writer's block where my poetry is concerned. if it lacks a bit of something, if the wording is off, know that this is raw and unedited. i wanted to showcase the difficulty of finding the write words to [...]

YOUNG ADULT FICTION REVIEW of ‘WICKED SAINTS’ by EMILY A. DUNCAN.

Worth the hype? EDIT: Bunked it down to a 2 star in the aftermath of speaking with a few people about this book, its problems and overall mediocrity. I am going to be completely honest with all of you, because this is a safe space, I wrote this review before knowing that the author enjoys [...]

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Should book bloggers get paid for reviews?

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Should book bloggers get paid for reviews?

I've always wondered why there is such a negative connotation towards book bloggers who get paid for reviews. I understand that many people think that being paid then ensures (read: bribes) the blogger to write a good review, but honestly, let's start to move away from that kind of understanding. Let's be honest, unless you [...]

WEEKLY ROUND UP OF THE BOOKISH GOODNESS I HAVE READ

WEEKLY ROUND UP OF THE BOOKISH GOODNESS I HAVE READ

Well, hello there. How are you? I know, it's been a while since I've done just a sit down and chat type of post. But here we are! And for those who celebrate, HAPPY EASTER! My easter was yesterday, so I've had two weeks of non-stop chocolate. Not that I'm complaining. Those Lindt Easter Eggs [...]

GUEST POST ALERT! CHOOSING COVERS and AUTHOR TALK by Lilly Bartlett #romance

GUEST POST ALERT! CHOOSING COVERS and AUTHOR TALK by Lilly Bartlett #romance

Hi friends! Today's post is a guest post by the wonderful Lilly Bartlett a.k.a Michele Gorman! Let's get started! How often do you pick up a book because of the cover? I do it all the time. It’s what makes me take the time to look at the description, read the first few paragraphs, and, [...]

The Fierce Woman in Nalini Singh’s Guildhunter Series #fiercefemalereadsfebrurary

The Fierce Woman in Nalini Singh’s Guildhunter Series #fiercefemalereadsfebrurary

If you have been following me for a while, either through my blog or my Twitter, you may have an inkling as to my overwhelming and whole-hearted love for the author Nalini Singh. One of the most impactful characters she's ever written would have, in my own opinion, to be Elena Deveraux of the Guildhunter [...]

BOOK BLOGGERS’ MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019: Part Two

BOOK BLOGGERS’ MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019: Part Two

I'm baaack. And this time it's part TWO of Book Bloggers' Most Anticipated Books of 2019. I am super excited about this post but I'm so sad that it's over. I've enjoyed this experience immensely and I hope the bloggers that have been so kind have also too. I also want to thank you, readers, for being so supportive! It means a [...]

BOOK BLOGGERS’ MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019: Part One

BOOK BLOGGERS’ MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019: Part One

Finally!, they exclaim. We've only been waiting for what seems like years! I know, I know. I was just blown away by everyone's enthusiasm and I wanted it to be perfect! A few months ago, I took to Twitter to figure out what sort of blog post fellow book bloggers would be interested in doing as a sort of featured post. I'm happy [...]