The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness

Why did I get into book blogging? Although my book blog is just a little over two years old I have been writing book reviews for almost every book I’ve read since 2012. My own private bookstagram I started out writing mini reviews in photo captions of books I was reading on Instagram... this was … Continue reading The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness

Listening to Music While Reading

Today I thought it might be nice to share a few of my favourite pieces of music that I like to listen to while reading. Typically when I am choosing music for reading I like to find instrumental pieces. I am not too fussy about the genre; the music can be anything from pure classical … Continue reading Listening to Music While Reading

The Uncertainty of the Three Star Review: A Thought Piece

Bookish Discussion Hey everyone! I haven't really done a proper thought piece in a while but myself and my friend were chatting about three star reviews a little while ago which inspired me to set up a poll over on my Twitter account asking my fellow book blogers and readers their feelings about what is … Continue reading The Uncertainty of the Three Star Review: A Thought Piece

One Year of Blogging: A Spotlight on Own Voices Authors and Readers to Celebrate

Happy One Year Blogiversary To Me! Hi guys! One year ago, on Friday the 21st of June, I took that deep breath and leaped into the world of book blogging. And what a year it has been! I have somehow amassed more than 1,100 followers here on my blog... thank you all so much. It … Continue reading One Year of Blogging: A Spotlight on Own Voices Authors and Readers to Celebrate

My Relationship with Star Ratings for Book Reviews

My Bookish Beginnings When I started reading as a child I had never considered rating a book; I either loved it or hated it...with some wiggle room for ambivalence in the middle. But then in 2010 I joined Goodreads and I began to think about rating my reads out of five. In the early GR … Continue reading My Relationship with Star Ratings for Book Reviews

A Thought on Reading Challenges

Bookish Discussion Ever since I joined Goodreads in December 2010 the topic of reading challenges has always been brought to the fore. Particularly with Goodreads' own yearly reading challenge that asks its members to set a target for the number of books they would like to read in a given year. The early days on … Continue reading A Thought on Reading Challenges

A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

Living my life with chronic illness As many of you all know I live with a chronic illness and have suffered daily with chronic pain for the majority of my life (since childhood). My experience with illness and pain is what inspired the name of my book blog; a little haze refers to the fog … Continue reading A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

One Star Reviews – A Discussion

Bookish Discussion The other week I got a comment on an old one star review of mine on Goodreads from someone who had rated this particular book five stars and their opinion was that I had been unfairly harsh on the book. I obviously had to respectfully disagree with their take on the book and … Continue reading One Star Reviews – A Discussion

Why I Love Reading – A Discussion Post

Bookish Discussion I have always been a reader. From the earliest age I was enchanted by books and story telling. As a child I just read everything and anything that I could get my hands on. Our local library was right across the road from my primary school and I was a frequent visitor. Reading … Continue reading Why I Love Reading – A Discussion Post

A Thought on Audiobooks

Book Discussion I have a very chequered history with audiobooks. I’ve tried numerous times over the years to listen to audiobooks but I’ve never found myself truly engaging with the experience. I know that they have their place especially for people with disabilities e.g. sight issues, issues arising with inability to hold a book due … Continue reading A Thought on Audiobooks