Back in the wintery wilderness of January, Becca tagged me in to do the I Dare You Book Tag and I’m finally getting around to it.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I still have some books from when I was a baby like some fairytale and nursery rhyme books, but my favourite is Once There Were Giants because the little girl in it looked just like me!
Slayer by Kiersten White
Simon & Schuster
Pub date: Feb 21st 2019
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Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.Read more
Yep! You read that right! This blog post is how you can read books for free.
What, free and legal? I hear you cry.
Oh yes, my friends. I recently discovered two sources where you can legally read (and listen!) to books for free!Read more
by Greer Macallister
Pub date: 1st April 2019
When Charlotte Smith’s wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there’s more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as a privileged young lady of San Francisco society to become a nameless inmate, Woman 99.
The longer she stays, the more she realizes that many of the women of Goldengrove aren’t insane, merely inconvenient ― and that her search for the truth threatens to dig up secrets that some very powerful people would do anything to keep.Read more
What does it mean to you to be bi?
For me, in straightforward terms, it means
this: I like men. I like women.
However, it never actually is that
straightforward, is it?
When I first came out to a few people,
their first response was to ask ‘but how
do you know you’re bi when you’ve only ever been with men?’.
I guess it’s a valid question; throughout
school I giggled with my friends over crushes on boys, had few semi-serious
boyfriends through my late teens and am currently coming to the five year mark of
a relationship with a pretty wonderful guy. We moved away from home and in with
each other, have discussed marriage and kids, and are…
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Do you like recommending your favourite books? Would you like more recommendations tailored to your mood or content you fancy?
Then you’re in the right place!Read more
Hey guys! Welcome to our first Book Rec Lottery – we had 22 entries for February’s theme which is amazing, frankly!
The Book Rec Lottery is a feature run by myself and Michaela @ A Novel Idea where we get reading recommendations from you, the lovely book community, based around a different theme each month. We then randomly pick five to highlight and hopefully find you a new favourite book!
If you want to know more about The Book Rec Lottery check out THIS PAGE!
For February, we picked the theme ‘Books For People Who Don’t Like Reading‘. Here are our five randomly generated books (and don’t forget the rest of the recs can be found at the end!!):
Wow, I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for two months! It simultaneously feels like way longer and barely yesterday that I got started.
We’ve made it to March, so it’s time to look back on February’s reading and see how I’ve done!Read more
The other day at work, while we were generally chatting about films and TV and the like, a male co-worker announced that he didn’t agree with Brie Larson’s comments about not wanting white males on her press tour. Automatically, myself and another guy I work with said: ‘that’s not what she meant’ – he then immediately stepped back and allowed me the floor to explain that Larson wanted her press tour to give opportunities to women that normally were not accessible.
We had a spirited debate, where he argued that the right person for the job should get to do it and if they are a white man, they shouldn’t be punished for that; I pointed out that those women could be the right person, but they never get the chance to prove that because the spaces are already filled with aforementioned white men. It was all very respectful and we hugged it out after, but I didn’t realise until I went on my lunch break that a third co-worker, at the same time the original issue was brought up had said ‘you’ve just said that to the wrong person.’Read more