We are now a couple of weeks into the new year and round this time my mind starts wondering and thinking about all the new and upcoming releases for this year. Now I have to admit that when I looked at 2020 releases lists, I was not enamoured by 98% of the books. Hardly anything… Continue reading New And Upcoming Releases On My Radar
January is the month where we outline our reading challenges and goals for the year. It is when we actually look back on the previous year, take it apart, and change what we didn't like or what didn't work for us. I'm definitely feeling that. I've noticed over the last few years that there are… Continue reading 5 Changes To My Reading For 2020
The new year means a fresh start in my book/reading journal and although it is still relatively new, I have made a few new spreads to help me track my books and reading. Genre Tracking: I used to do this in one of my old journals but not in this way with different check boxes… Continue reading Book Journal Spreads For 2020
Traditionally, it is usually time for the "worst of" books but I decided to scrap that idea this year because I don't really have any books that fit that category. It also seems harsh towards those books I read and didn't like so much because at the end of the day, those dislikes come down… Continue reading Books Read in 2019 That Weren’t For Me
When I look back over 2019 as a reading year, it is definitely one full of ups and downs. I've had a few months where I've read loads and others where I've read just one or two books. It is definitely a mixed bag. However, in that bag are ten stand-out books I will now… Continue reading Reading Highlights of 2019
Hello! I have a bumper Goodreads Top 100 YA books today to finally round off this series and honestly go out with a bang! Looking at the books for this post, it felt right to combine them because I would end up saying the same damn comments over and over again. It's tiring, repetitive and… Continue reading GR: How Many Top 100 YA Books Have I Read #9 and 10.
Hello, and welcome back to what feels like the longest series I have planned and written for this blog. I can't even remember when I started it, but as I said last time, we are on the final stretch! It is time for instalment 8 on the Top 100 YA books according to Goodreads and… Continue reading GR: How Many Top 100 YA Books Have I Read? #8
"History is just one damned thing after another" is definitely how I'll describe my November reading because I have read nothing but The Chronicles of St Mary's all month, and you know what, I've loved it! What's not to love? I've reread a favourite series and these disaster magnets called historians who research historical events… Continue reading November Wrap Up – In Which History Takes Over!
A little before September @SifaElizabethReads announced her plans for a Fantasy Tropes Readathon, a fantastic challenge to read all the unread fantasy that had accumulated on her and our shelves. Although I have previously vowed to avoid all challenges and readathons, I wanted to participate in this one as it was right up my street.… Continue reading The Fantasy Tropes Readathon Roundup
Hello! Not long ago, I was tagged to do the Pumpkin Spice Latte book tag by Laura @TheBookCorps and I couldn't resist joining in. I confess I'm not that big on seasonal drinks, just give me a normal hot chocolate on any day of the week, but they do commercially signify the changing seasons and… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag