Sunday, 15 October 2017

Some Changes

I can't lie - blogging is getting hard. Ever since mid-summer when I didn't have good internet and struggled to update, I haven't been able to get back into the stride of things. With no schedule to stick to, my motivation for blogging, for bookstagram, and even for reading vanished.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Books that Feature #OwnVoices Characters

It makes me happy to no end that we are seeing more and more diverse books hit bestsellers lists like The New York Times, and even happier to see the success of own voices authors. If you're not familiar with the term, when a book is referred to as own voices it means that the characters of a book represent the author's own identity, and it's super important to be encouraging the publication of these books. We want to see the world represented accurately across all fiction, of course, but whilst doing so we also need to be lifting up authors who are writing about their own experiences.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Books on My Autumn TBR

Autumn means it's back to classes for a lot of us, and for me as an English student, it means back to long required reading lists that I didn't actually get to reading this summer like I should have. I've actually been in a slow place in terms of reading this summer, so having a bunch of new books to be reading that I'm not excited by isn't ideal. Last year I was able to read the books I wanted in between the ones I was assigned, and it really helped me power through them all. But if my weird reading place persists I don't know if I can do the same this year.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

5 Books I Put Down This Year

I'm sorry I missed another week of Top 10 Tuesday - life has been busy at the moment. I haven't actually been able to come up for anything creative for this week's TTT, so because it's a throwback, I'm going to throw back to last week's challenge that I missed! (I feel like I always break all the rules with challenges like this, oh well).

Friday, 8 September 2017

Book Review // Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

It's always a risk when one picks up a book on a whim. It's impossible to know what to expect when you've never heard of a book, and there's always the potential of it going disastrously wrong. But Daughter of the Burning City ended up being a pleasant and refreshing surprise that stands out from the YA fantasy crowd.