What Makes Me Pick Up A Book?

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Recently, well, a while ago to be honest, my good friend Charlotte atWonderfully Bookish created the What Makes Me Pick Up A Book Tag. I find it so interesting to see why people pick up books and their reasons for reading books. I think i’m pretty basic to be honest and my answers for this will be quite standard, but we shall see how i fair against everyone else!

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The Fantastic Way Alice Oseman Writes Fandoms

Chat HeaderI have a strange relationship with fandoms and struggle to find words to describe how I feel. The best representation I have ever seen of fandoms is in Alice Oseman’s works, particularly I Was Born For This and Radio Silence. I co-read Radio Silence with a few friends recently and we all decided to write a different post celebrating Alice and her work (which we obviously all love!). I decided I had to write about the portrayal of fandoms – it’s a topic I’m very passionate about and I couldn’t wait to write down my thoughts. Continue reading “The Fantastic Way Alice Oseman Writes Fandoms”

We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by the publisher

When you see a book that just looks incredibly gay and cute, is there any reason not to pick it up, really? I am ALWAYS here for an LGBTQ+ romance, or any LGBTQ+ books. So when We Are Totally Normal was pitched to me, i knew i had to learn about Nandan and Dave and their awkward teenagerhood.

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My Relationship with Bookstagram

Thoughts HeaderHello lovely people! Today is a very hot day in Manchester (a true rarity) and I’m lucky enough to have a garden so I can sit out in the sun to read and write. We set up an Instagram for our blog around 18 months ago now and I am truly so glad we did. I personally really like Instagram the most out of all the social media platforms out there. I find it to be the most positive, which is heavily down to who you choose to follow, and I enjoy that is is so visual. I’ve been thinking a bit about bookstagram lately and wanted to write my thoughts down. Continue reading “My Relationship with Bookstagram”

Sophie’s Shelf Help Readathon TBR

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I know we have both uploaded our TBRs for the Shelf Help Readathon today and you’ve probably read a similar line to this in Sarah’s post but in case you missed it, we are co-hosting a readathon with our pals Jaz and Sharn! I know we helped create it but I really love it and I’m so excited to start. Read on for a reminder of the details and to see what my reading intentions are for the readathon! Continue reading “Sophie’s Shelf Help Readathon TBR”