September TBR

I can't believe that the school holidays are almost over and today is the first of September! One of the best things about being a teacher is that I always feel like I get two shots at New Year's resolutions; one at the start of the actual year, and one at the start of the… Continue reading September TBR


The Reading Rush 2019 TBR

This is the first time I've participated in this Readathon when I won't already be on holiday from school 😦 . With this in mind, I've combined the challenges and set myself a TBR of three books. Here are the books I'll be reading and the challenges they meet! The Idiot by Elif Batuman I'll… Continue reading The Reading Rush 2019 TBR

Book Review: VOX by Christina Dalcher

I picked this book up as my first bookclub read for Lauren and the Books' Patreon bookclub. I love watching Lauren's YouTube channel and was more than willing to part with some patreon money to take part in this bookclub. VOX is also a Richard and Judy pick and an international bestseller so it had… Continue reading Book Review: VOX by Christina Dalcher

Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

I've been hearing about this book on YouTube for about a year and, although I've heard some mixed reviews, I really enjoy Greek myth retellings, so when I saw it in the buy one get one half price section of Waterstones I decided to pick it up alongside another book that caught my eye. It… Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Book Review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

It seems like everyone who is anyone in the book world has read and loved Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney! It's not my usual taste, but I heard so many positive reviews of this author's work that I picked up this and her second novel, Normal People, at the same time.  The novel is… Continue reading Book Review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Half Term TBR

I've been pretty slow with my reading so I'm hoping this half term will provide the perfect opportunity to catch up on my reading goals for this year. My goal for the year is to read 100 books, and according to the Goodreads challenge calculator, I need to read 2.5 books a week for the… Continue reading Half Term TBR

March Review 2019

March has turned out to be another difficult month. I've struggled to stay on plan with my diet and my reading and crafting has generally slowed down. It has been consistent, I usually have been reading and crocheting for a bit every day, I just can't seem to pick up speed. I'm putting this down… Continue reading March Review 2019

A Russian Journal by John Steinbeck, photography by Robert Capa

When I saw this book in Waterstones I just had to buy it right away! I lived in Russia for two years, one at university and one right after when I worked as an English teacher, and I'm always interested in reading other people's perspectives on this country! I'm hoping to find myself nodding along… Continue reading A Russian Journal by John Steinbeck, photography by Robert Capa

2019 February Review and March Goals

February has not been a great month for reaching goals and I'm not really sure why. However, March is a new month, so let's celebrate a few February successes and move on! My first goal was to read two classics and I managed one. However, that one was A Tale of Two Cities by Charles… Continue reading 2019 February Review and March Goals