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
Ah, it is now the time I start getting into the Christmas spirit and I need it to hit me with full force this year. After a rather upsetting and difficult couple of months, I'd love nothing more than to curl up under a crochet blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a favourite… Continue reading Top 5: Favourite Christmas Films
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 Disney's Life Lessons - the new Disney series I've started that focuses on characters, quotes, songs etc that teach us a life lesson or two. We've already gone through Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo and Fantasia so now it is time for Bambi! When I think of… Continue reading WDAS Life Lessons – Bambi
Hello! Autumn has come and gone, Winter is here and it is time to warm up in front of the fire. We never really know if we'll have the white winter that creates the most idyllic artwork and scenes, and if we do, it is more likely to cause absolute chaos, but that doesn't stop… Continue reading Cosy Winter Comforts
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