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

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 years (2010-2015) I … Continue reading My Relationship with Star Ratings for Book Reviews

Own Voices Writers: Why they are important to the narrative of their stories

Hi guys! This post is hopefully one that will raise some discussion in the comments below because I would really love to hear lots of different opinions on the topic of Own Voices Narratives. The biggest news story in publishing in the past few days has been all about 'American Dirt' by Jeanine Cummins. For … Continue reading Own Voices Writers: Why they are important to the narrative of their stories

Would Rather Chew My Eyeballs Than Read These Books….

So I have this shelf on Goodreads that is called 'rather chew my eyeballs than read'... CATCHY RIGHT?!?!?!? It's obviously a very tongue in cheek.... or eyeball in teeth... shelf title but I thought for the absolute LOLs I would list a few of the books that are currently sitting pretty on that shelf. (BTW … Continue reading Would Rather Chew My Eyeballs Than Read These Books….

The Naughty List 2019 – My Least Favourite Books of the Year Part Two

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to part two of my tea-spilling post about all those books I rated one star in 2019. In case you missed it part one can be read here. Back to the list!!!! The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood I really did not like this book. I found it to be very poorly constructed … Continue reading The Naughty List 2019 – My Least Favourite Books of the Year Part Two

The Naughty List 2019 – My Least Favourite Books of the Year Part One

I love tea. My absolute favourite drink. Sadly I had to give up drinking it for health reasons BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP ME FROM SPILLING IT Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So here we go with the biggest disappointments turds I read this year.... I only had twenty one-star rated books this year... I FEEL SHOOKETH!!!! IT SEEMS … Continue reading The Naughty List 2019 – My Least Favourite Books of the Year Part One

Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2019 A Bookish Year in Review

For the past few years on Goodreads I have done a wrap up of my reading years. So to celebrate the past decade I have decided to share my yearly wrap ups from 2015 to 2019. I have already shared my reviews from 2015 (click here), 2016 (click here), 2017 (click here) and 2018 (click … Continue reading Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2019 A Bookish Year in Review

Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2018 A Bookish Year in Review

For the past few years on Goodreads I have done a wrap up of my reading years. So to celebrate the past decade I have decided to share my yearly wrap ups from 2015 to 2019. I have already shared my reviews from 2015 (click here), 2016 (click here) and 2017 (click here). Today‚Äôs post … Continue reading Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2018 A Bookish Year in Review

Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2017 A Bookish Year in Review

For the past few years on Goodreads I have done a wrap up of my reading years. So to celebrate the past decade I have decided to share my yearly wrap ups from 2015 to 2019. I have already shared my review from 2015 (click here) and 2016 (click here). Today's post is my review … Continue reading Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2017 A Bookish Year in Review

Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2016 A Bookish Year in Review

For the past few years on Goodreads I have done a wrap up of my reading years. So to celebrate the past decade I have decided to share my yearly wrap ups from 2015 to 2019. I have already shared my review from 2015 (click here). Today's post is my review of 2016. 2016 on … Continue reading Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2016 A Bookish Year in Review