Back in the day, before the internet, (yes I am that old) the only way I could learn more about those people behind the books was through acknowledgements. I didn't even know what my favourite authors looked like, so it was a chance to peek behind the curtain in some way. Book acknowledgements are stories… Continue reading Why I Love Book Acknowledgements
Working in a bookstore was always something I wanted to do, regardless of for how long it would be. I’ve been fortunate to work as a Seasonal Bookseller, two Christmas’ in a row, at a high-street bookstore, and I thought I would share some of the things I learnt during my time there. HOWEVER… Continue reading Things I Learnt As A Bookseller
The book community is truly a wonderful place to be. I originally started this book because I wanted to create an online space where I could talk constantly about books without feeling like I have to apologise for word-vomiting my love for stacks of paper. I’ve grown to learn more about the industry and try… Continue reading The Right Way To Read…
“J.K Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London in 1990. Over the next five years she planned the seven books in the award-winning series for them at Bloomsbury. Harry Potter’s journey had only just begun…” To mark the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter, the… Continue reading History Of Magic: A Comparison
"Clary and her friends are heroes who make their stories true- as, in the end, do we all." If you're unaware who Cassandra Clare was and what The Mortal Instruments is then you must have been living under a proverbial rock for quite a few years. Having been turned into both a Hollywood movie and a Netflix… Continue reading Is The Anniversary Edition for City Of Bones Worth it?
It's natural to not want books to end; to wish we could get endless information about our favourite characters, to know they're alright after the story ends. A few year ago, John Green addressed questions about The Fault In Our Stars by saying he had no right to dictate what happened after the end of… Continue reading Should Good Things End?
Recently I made a post discussing adaptations along with sharing some of my favourite adaptations along with others that are better left forgotten about. I didn’t talk about the Harry Potter films because I felt they warranted their own spotlight. Everyone I know has experienced Harry Potter in their own way and as someone who… Continue reading Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?
*spoilers for the series* The first of September rolled around and, leading up to 11am, I was sat on twitter. As usual, I was tweeting about how I had arrived too early to get the Hogwarts Express and so was sitting in my regular carriage with way too many chocolate frogs for the journey. I… Continue reading Nineteen Years Later
... is what the headline for the new article from The Guardian should say. Like anyone with a social media account, I am very much aware who Zoella is but I have never been a "fan" or watcher of her videos. When her debut Girl Online was announced, I was impressed that she was one… Continue reading A response | Zoe Sugg: The Vlogger blamed for teenagers reading more…
*Trigger warnings: Mentions of eating disorders, rape, other mental illnesses and racial discrimination* If you’re a frequent reader (or writer) of Young Adult fiction then you have most likely seen the endless stigmas around it. Young Adult is often viewed as a sort of stepping stone – a pit stop before inevitably moving on to… Continue reading The Damaging Stigmas Around YA Fiction