Do you use reading as escapism?

β€œTo acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham I recently came across this quote and it got me thinking. You often hear it said that reading is a great tool for escapism; just pick up a book and be […]

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TBR Troubles

This is very much #bookwormproblems but do you ever find yourself in a position where you just have so many amazing books queued up to read that picking the next one to start feels like an impossible task? This is my current predicament. I tend to reserve books I’ve been meaning to read from the […]

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Opinion: DNF

DNF: Did Not Finish. Three words I never like to say about my reading choices. I can be quite selective when deciding on a book, which means that those three little letters weren’t really a reality for me. BUT a few recent dreary reads (some I couldn’t even be bothered to review) have made me […]

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August Wrap Up / September TBR

So, somehow it’s September?? This year is whizzing by, isn’t it? I have had a cracking string of reads through August, I’m so glad these brilliant books have found their way to me and they are quite a varied bunch: Never Greener by Ruth Jones The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap The Mystery of […]

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Opinion: The Greenwich Book Festival

Last weekend I went along to the Greenwich Book Festival – in the exquisite University of Greenwich buildings – and had a fantastic day in the company of a varied group of authors. I started my morning listening to journalist Lucy Mangan in conversation with Katherine Woodfine (herself a children’s writer who hosts a podcast […]

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Opinion: The Second Read

Recently, I was chatting to my friend, Cat, about books and she was lamenting that plodding through The Count of Monte ChristoΒ was doing nothing for her (and it is a loooong book – quite a time commitment to make), so I simply advised that she stopped. My opinion is that life is too short for […]

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Opinion: #Bookstagram

Before I started this blog, I was aware that there were Instagram accounts dedicated to books, I had stumbled across a few and enjoyed how creative they were with their shots of books. HOWEVER, I had no idea just how big the Bookstagram community was (literally thousands of accounts), until I took the plunge and […]

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