Could Elizabeth Bennett be witty in 280 characters or less? Would Becky Sharp go into debt to become an Insta influencer?
I struggled not to go overboard with this week’s challenge. We were asked to pick ten – that’s right, just ten – literary characters to follow on social media. Continue reading “TOP TEN TUESDAY: CHARACTERS I’D FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA” →
Hello readers! With so many books out there, and so little time, readers have to make hard choices. Which books will we add to our must-read piles and which ones will we (gulp) abandon forever?
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks why we choose the books we do. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book” →
Hello readers, spring is here! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at books I want to read over the next few weeks.
There are so many titles I want to try, it’s hard to whittle it down to ten.
Other bloggers aren’t helping; they keep throwing out amazing reviews. My must-read pile is getting bigger by the day. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read This Spring” →
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘standalone books that need a sequel’.
If you’d like to create your own list, give it a go. Top Ten Tuesday was launched by The Broke and the Bookish and has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018. To find out more simply visit the host website by clicking here. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: More Please! Books That Need A Sequel” →
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s bookish theme is ‘characters I’d swap places with’ and it’s a tricky one.
From pirates to persecution, betrayal and bereavement, the protagonists I love have a lot thrown at them. Do I admire them? Yes. Would I want to be them? Absolutely not.
Today, I’m looking for heroines with happy endings and stories that only contain ‘mild peril’. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love To Swap Places With” →
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘places mentioned in books’. Participants have to pick literary locations they’d love to visit.
I’ve decided to add my own twist and will be looking at my favourite libraries in fiction. These wonderful spots would make any book-lover’s heart beat faster. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Places I’d Love To Visit” →
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week, we’ll be looking at books with less than two thousand ratings on Goodreads.
I have to say this was HARD. I kept thinking of great stories that were over the limit but it was good to come up with ten books that need a little more love. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books” →
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous books on the planet – not bad for an author who never left Britain.
With very little action and absolutely no sex, the plot doesn’t scream ‘modern best seller’ but, like thousands of others, I’ve fallen in love with Jane Austen’s romantic classic. Continue reading “6 Pride And Prejudice Spin-Offs To Read Right Now” →
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘Favourite Couples in Books’.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that was launched by The Broke and the Bookish. It has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018.
If you’d like to find out more, or plan to get involved, simply visit the host website by clicking here. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples in Books” →
I had an adventurous childhood. I flew with dragons, scaled beanstalks and met a whole zoo’s worth of talking animals.
When I pulled my head out of a book, real life was fun but more… mundane. My friends and I never foiled gangs of international smugglers and the back of my wardrobe remained disappointingly solid (I know because I checked).
As I got older, I realised that good parenting might be the cause. Lake-side holidays involved lifejackets and supervision instead of Swallows-and-Amazons-style neglect.
Taking Turkish Delight from witches was also a big no. I’d been given the stranger danger talk and, unlike Edmund, I’d listened.
Now that I’m in my 30s and “adulting” I’ve had to look reality in the face; I’ll never ride a sparkly unicorn into battle and wouldn’t want to anyway. Continue reading “4 Ways Children’s Literature Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Life” →