Category Archives: Bookish things

On (not) being a reading snob

It’s okay not to read books. It’s okay not to identify as a ‘reader’. This might seem like an incongruous thing to be talking about on World Book Night – the day when people give out books to people who … Continue reading

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Where I buy books

Brick & Mortar I don’t have a local indie bookshop, otherwise I’d probably shop there. We do have two Waterstones, one of which is at the university where I used to work. It’s small, and a lot of space is … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland at The British Library

I was expecting a little more about how the story was created and all that weirdness around Lewis Carroll and his Alice. But, as it’s a library, I should have expected it to be more about the physical books themselves. … Continue reading

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Budget bookish gift guide

It’s always fun finding great presents for people, but it can be difficult at Christmas when you’re on a budget and buying lots of presents at once. Here are a few bookish present ideas which cost less than a paperback. … Continue reading

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Booktube recommendations #3

Recommends #3 is finally here – another five booktube channels that predominantly discuss genres other than YA. I love all of these channels, so definitely check them out. As always, I’ve added their most recent video so you can get … Continue reading

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October – writers of colour month

In the UK, October is Black History Month (BHM). I’ve been thinking about making it writers of colour (WoC) month here on the blog, but I wanted to get thoughts from all of you. I have lots of books I’m … Continue reading

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1984 – The ballet

1984 is one of my favourite books and the Northern Ballet Company are my favourite ballet company (they’re brilliant storytellers), so I was very excited when I saw the two were coming together. However, as 1984 is so language-based, I … Continue reading

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