Christmas changes a lot as you grow older. When I was little I was definitely one of those kids who went through the Argos catalogue and pointed out what I liked. Then I noticed it was always what I wanted when I pointed it out to the parents, and then I became more aware of… Continue reading Under My Christmas Fairy Lights, because I was too lazy for a tree this year.
First off, I have to wish you all a Happy New Year! We can all now wave goodbye to that absolute train wreck that was 2016, and welcome the apocalypse of 2017 instead. Best of luck to you all, haha! In 2016, little was done about reading or book-blogging until the summer arrived, largely due… Continue reading My Reading Round-up of 2016
Hi everyone! So, as I'm typing, I've been home for a few hours now and I'm currently chowing down my Penguin-branded M&Ms and rearranging my haul of freebies (I love you, Penguin <3) to take some 'instagrammable' photos. It's as much a word as 'discoverability'. Penguin Random House held a workshop 'Job Hack' day for… Continue reading Workshop with Penguin Random House!
So a friend of mine throughly loves Patrick Ness, and whilst I've seen his books around for the entirety of my secondary-school life, I haven't picked any of them up. Mostly because his books don't sound much like my 'thing'. This is one of, if not the, newest of his books. 'More Than This' is… Continue reading Winter Holiday Reading 2015: More Than This by Patrick Ness
I finished a book as the winter holidays began. (Over a month ago, I know!) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is, by far, not the most appealing title, and the blurb reads like a supernatural rip-off of the Hunger Games. Seriously, I hate YA blurbs these days. I thought marketers wanted the book to stand out,… Continue reading Winter Holiday Reading: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
I know it's the end of summer but I found this in the backlog of drafts and didn't realize I hadn't posted it yet! I'd been meaning to take this out for a long long time but could never find it in the school library. I spotted it randomly whilst looking for a final book… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky
A novel sized book is instantly going to be a bit easier to read than something sized like a textbook (however thin that textbook is) so I was hoping that Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman would be a welcome break from all this mind-boggling information. Like all but two of my summer reading books,… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This is going to be a boring reading post - it's a textbook. I know, I know, but I did say I would include the textbooks as technically I am reading. This counts as 'reading around my subject' because it seems we don't do any more atypical behaviour throughout the rest of my Psychology… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Atypical Behaviour by Linda Turner
With summer comes summer reading, memorably emphasised (!!) by the Headmistress during this year's end-of-year assembly. I've taken out five books, only two of which are fiction since I need to do some background reading into my chosen university subject. I will share those reads nevertheless. I have picked up this book several times in… Continue reading Summer Reading 2015: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
(posted a few days ago but reined in again for editing...) This would normally be your Weekly Thoughts segment but I think this has become a more accurate title! We've harvested our first batch of strawberries: a ripe little handful of deliciousness... I finished some books recently that I didn't post about. 'The Winner's Curse'… Continue reading Things that Happened (#6)