This year I decided to take part in the Read Harder Challenge from Book Riot. It is about reading more widely and trying things you may not normally try. Read a horror book - Afraid by Jack Kilborn (15/02/16) Read a non-fiction book about science - Read a collection of essays - Jack the Ripper: … Continue reading Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2016
After 10 hours of Readathon, I am now starting Book #5. I have so far: Finished reading: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (65%-100%) Read: Ghost World by Daniel Clowes The Marvels by Brian Selznick Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle I had a short break for some food, and now comes the tricky part: staying awake … Continue reading Readathon April 2016: Hour 10 (4 books down!)
Our mini-challenge for Hour 2 is a top 5 bookish childhood memories. I loved reading as a child, but I don't recall reading a huge amount - not nearly as much as I do now. We're Going on a Bear Hunt - by Michael Rosen. This book! I will never live it down! When I … Continue reading Readathon Hour 2: MINI-CHALLENGE- OUR BOOKISH CHILDHOODS
Oh yes, I waited ages to make another post. Life keeps getting in the way! I won’t bore you with the details, but I have been reading and writing short reviews on Goodreads It has taken me a while, but I am hoping to post more, starting with my most anticipated reads of 2016. Of … Continue reading Most anticipated books of 2016
Today saw the announcement of the shortlist for the Bailey's Womens Prize for Fiction 2014. The list is as follows. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah Hannah Kent - Burial Rites Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland Audrey Magee - The Undertaking Eimear McBride - A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch I started to read the longlist (20 … Continue reading Bailey’s Prize Shortlist!
It's that time of year again! Womens' Fiction Prize longlist time, that is! What is this Bailey's Women's Prize you speak of? I hear you ask. Well it used to be called the Orange Prize for Fiction, up until 2012. Last year, it was just known as The Women's Prize for Fiction and was won … Continue reading Bailey’s Women’s Prize 2014 Longlist
I remember Goosebumps quite fondly. I always wanted to collect the entire series of books, and every time the Book Fair would come to my primary school I would fondle the books hopefully, but I didn't receive pocket money so in all my years at primary school there was only one year I … Continue reading The Nostalgia Test: Goosebumps