Category: books

  • What’s this? What’s this?

    What’s this? What’s this? There’s colour everywhere…If you’re not now singing What’s This? from The Nightmare Before Christmas then I simply don’t know what to tell you. But yes, what is this you may ask, is it a blog post, Emma? Yes! Is it a triumphant return to this blog? Have we kissed COVID-19 and […]

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  • Reading in the Time of Corona

    Reading in the Time of Corona

    2020 has not been a great year for reading so far. It just has not been in my priority. Between bereavement at the start of the year (expected, but still shakes up the routine), feeling overwhelmed with work and then, the big one, COVID-19, 2020 is not going to be a very good reading year. […]

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  • OWLs Readathon 2020 | Progress Report #2

    OWLs Readathon 2020 | Progress Report #2

    If you saw my previous ‘progress report’ you will have seen that I’m taking part in this year’s OWLs Readathon 2020! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look at my Sign Up post or the readathon website for more details.)

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  • OWLs Readathon 2020 | Progress Report #1

    OWLs Readathon 2020 | Progress Report #1

    If you saw my previous blog post you will have seen that I’m taking part in this year’s OWLs Readathon 2020! Since my reading has been slacking a lot so far this year, this magical readathon came at exactly the right time and I am so excited to be joining in on all the fun […]

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  • OWLs Readathon 2020 | Sign Up & TBR

    OWLs Readathon 2020 | Sign Up & TBR

    So, the world might be metaphorically on fire but there’s one thing assured and that’s that G of the Book Roast has yet again outdone herself to bring all us Harry Potter lovers the OWLs Readathon 2020! For those unfamiliar with the concept, I could never explain it as well as she can, so go check […]

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  • The New Normal

    The New Normal

    Well. What a time to find myself itching to blog again. It’s safe to say that the world is more than a little bit scary and confusing right now and, you know what, I don’t really want to dwell on that here. Because you probably don’t need another person’s opinion or think piece on the […]

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  • 20 Books for 2020

    20 Books for 2020

    If you know me at all, you know I love a good to-do list. The only way I semi-function at work at the moment is because my work diary is just a to-do list for each day and nothing is more satisfying than ticking a box once you’ve finished something. A colleague at my previous […]

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  • Review | Tweet Cute by Emma Lord [Blog Tour]

    Review | Tweet Cute by Emma Lord [Blog Tour]

    Title: Tweet Cute (2020) Author: Emma Lord Publisher: St Martin’s Publishing Group Imprint: Wednesday Books Read: 20th – 26th December 2019 Genre: young-adult; contemporary Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, […]

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  • Wrap Up | December 2019

    Wrap Up | December 2019

    Welcome one, welcome all, to my December Wrap Up! Yes, it’s a little late, but it’s nowhere near as late as November’s wrap up was so I think we can count that as a win, right? December was somehow simultaneously a stressful and uneventful month. As I mentioned in my November Wrap Up, we’re having building […]

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  • Wrap Up | November 2019

    Wrap Up | November 2019

    Welcome one, welcome all, to my November Wrap Up! ‘Emma,’ you may be saying, ‘it’s 23rd December, why are you only just posting your November wrap up?’ Well, that’s a good question and to be perfectly honest, I don’t have a decent explanation or even an excuse. November felt like a blur, as did December […]

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