Category: Bookworm

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Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

…So I really should join the library Ugh there are so many books I want to read at the moment. I want them all and I really shouldn’t be buying any more books – in fact, I shouldn’t really buy new books at all. Except I want to support my local booksellers where I can, and I can’t walk past Waterstones without adding another … Read More Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

I Wish I Knew How To Quit Boo – A Spooky Reading List

I’m finding it hard to hang up my Halloween hat and move on this year. It’s been such an awesome month. November will be just as cool – it’s birthday month! – but I don’t want to turn my back on spooky things just yet.

Autumn Book Recommendation: The Little Stranger

My first (and possibly only) Autumn book recommendation this year is this brilliant novel by one of my faves, Sarah Waters. I first read it on my honeymoon over seven years ago and vividly remember being frozen in fear in the middle of the night, having just read another chapter. The Little Stranger focuses on the inhabitants of once grandiose Hundreds Hall, the Ayres … Read More Autumn Book Recommendation: The Little Stranger

Autumn Reading List 🍂 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yep, Autumn reading season and I can’t wait to get stuck in. Inspired by new podcast What Page Are You On, I’ve purchased some new books and added them to a few I already had queued up. Now I just need some chunky knitwear and some slightly cooler evenings, and I’ll be good to go. Here’s … Read More Autumn Reading List 🍂 

On Reading IT for the First Time

I’m finally reading Stephen King’s IT. Yes, aged 39, I have finally decided to dip my toe in Pennywise the Clown’s rancid world. Although, it should be said that I no longer have one foot poised precariously over the swamp that is the town of Derry. I am now fully submerged, head and all. Stephen King’s novels were not part of my childhood. I’m quite sad about … Read More On Reading IT for the First Time

Winter Reading List 

I failed miserably in my Summer Reading Challenge, unfortunately. I put it down to being too busy but I think we can safely say it was just a laziness issue. I go through phases as a reader. I’m either reading everything in my path, or nothing at all. There’s no in between. But, as the light fades in the evenings and the temperature drops … Read More Winter Reading List 

20 Books of Summer

Every single Summer I fantasise about lying in a beautiful park reading beneath a huge shady tree to my heart’s content. This more or less never happens but maybe this will be the year. Since I’m enforcing a No Shopping ban upon myself for the next two months (have I mentioned that?), I’ll be looking for thrifty ways to entertain myself until August and this … Read More 20 Books of Summer

My Book of 2015: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

I can’t recommend this thriller highly enough and have so far rammed it down the throat of at least three fellow readers and gifted it more than once. It’s the kind of book that you recommend but then instantly regret doing in case it’s not received as well as you’d like. So far reports have been fantastic but it still makes me nervous. This … Read More My Book of 2015: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

I Let You Go (Book) Review

Before I begin this, please be aware that I’m going to *spoiler the fuck out of it*. (Pardon my French). It’s impossible to review without letting a few things slip and since the premise of this book is built on a twist, it’s really not fair of me to just put it out there without warning. If you’re intending to read this book then … Read More I Let You Go (Book) Review

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Book) Review

I promised a review of this book, as I’d got so excited on social media about the return of two of my all-time favourite literary characters and a few people echoed my euphoria. So here it is. I’m going to keep things deliberately vague for two reasons: firstly, so as not to spoil the suspense, of which there is a lot. It’s a book … Read More The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Book) Review

Things & Inc #3

I’ve decided to break these posts up into categories, which helps my ailing mind when it comes to remembering all the little things I’ve been digging on. A few things on my radar this week: Television: The Carrie Diaries I recently figured out how to view the first season of this show which was very exciting for me (not so for my husband). I tried to … Read More Things & Inc #3

Things & Inc #2

I love doing these posts and I feel I should do them more often, since there are so many great things to think about, even in low key February while it’s frosty out and there’s not much going on. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m in hibernation mode and it’s been a really fun time to reflect on my blog and reading list, to watch … Read More Things & Inc #2