Category Archives: Bookish things

Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I normally love the Northern Ballet and their ability to tell stories in an engaging and beautiful way. But they totally missed the mark on this one in almost every way. There’s a character who looks like a kind of … Continue reading

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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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