Sophie’s Favourite Books of 2018 (Blogmas)

chatIt’s nice to reach the end of the year and try and focus on the positives as much as possible. I always love looking back at books I’ve read, films and TV shows I’ve watched and new hobbies/interests I may have picked up. It’s always really fun to remember what new things you’ve discovered and connected with throughout the year!

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Co-reading Books (Blogmas)

chatCo-reading a book is something I’ve done only a few times but often I really enjoy it. It’s a brilliant way to get instant conversation about specific parts of the story whilst reading – being able to chat to the other person about a story event when you’ve both only just read it can be really fun. Continue reading

2019 Bookish Goals (Blogmas)

chatLast year, I set some goals for my reading and I completed barely any of these! To be completely honest, I barely even thought about them! I’ve realised that for me, yearly goals aren’t something I find helpful. They didn’t work for me last year and I’m changing the way I’m setting my goals this year. Continue reading

Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (Blogmas)

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After reading Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, I was both content and gutted because I loved it but also it was over! Me and Sarah both decided to take Leah On The Offbeat to Amsterdam on our trip away and it was the best decision! It’s a fun read and it was so lovely to be back into a familiar world full of characters I adore. Continue reading

Personal Update (Blogmas)

chatSo this is a little personal update for the year. Sometimes, it’s nice to do a bit more of a personal post than a bookish post and it can be quite refreshing to get it out. There is of course some bookish things in here since books and book events are a big part of my life (shocking, I know) but there’s also some big things from my year in here!  Continue reading

Book Blogging & Mental Health

chatI have a bit of a strange relationship with blogging, reading and generally keeping up with the book blogging community lately. I know I’ve never been the most present on our Twitter and Sarah writes most of the posts for the blog but I’ve felt quite isolated in the online community recently. The reasons are nothing to do with anyone in it but my state of mind right now. This post is mainly just me wanting to vent a little about my conflicting thoughts and also to ask if anyone else has felt similar or has any tips!

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Akemi Dawn Bowman Interview

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A few weeks ago, we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of debut novel, Starfish. It’s a beautifully written book which has difficult and heavy themes, such as abuse and mental health struggles. It also features some wonderfully positive relationships too however. I absolutely fell in love with the book when I read it and it is definitely one of my all time favourites. This is the transcript of the interview! Continue reading