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My Top Ten OTPs

My Top Ten OTPs

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Best Books I’ve Read In 2018”; however, I confess I have only read 10 books so far this year so a top ten would be pointless. Shame on me.     So, I’ve decided to do a Top Ten Tuesday throwback, […]


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Posted 10th July 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: , ,

Top Ten Red, White and Blue Book Covers

Top Ten Red, White and Blue Book Covers

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers (In honour of the 4th of July in the USA.) I don’t recall reading many books with red, white and blue covers, so I’ve just been scouring Goodreads for covers that appeal to me. […]


My Blog Goals for June-July 2018 #Bloggiesta #BlogAhead

My Blog Goals for June-July 2018 #Bloggiesta #BlogAhead

  I’m going to be very busy improving my blog over the next couple of weeks as both the Summer Mini Bloggiesta 2018 and a Mini Blog Ahead are starting tomorrow! Below are more details about each challenge and my list of goals.   Summer Mini Bloggiesta Bloggiesta is back for a mini event on 22nd-24th June. It’s a blogfest designed to help you improve your blog and tackle the things you normally put off or don’t have time for. The mini Bloggiesta is a more basic version of the main challenge and involves some everyday blog maintenance, admin and […]


My Top Five Beach Reads

My Top Five Beach Reads

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach”. I actually don’t tend to read much when I’m at the pool or the beach, because if I lie in the sun for more than ten minutes I become a flaky lobster and I’m […]


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Posted 19th June 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: , ,

Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

As it’s Fathers Day today, I’ve been thinking about how paternal figures are represented in fiction. I read a lot of YA fantasy and sci-fi novels and I’ve noticed that father figures are often completely absent, which is a shame. Perhaps they are better represented in other genres such as romance and contemporary? If you read those genres I’d be interested to know your thoughts. Anyway, I’m lucky to have grown up with not only a wonderful father whom I adore but also a stepdad and granddads that were great male role models for me. I’d really like to read about […]


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Posted 17th June 2018 in: BOOKS. Tagged:

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly”. I couldn’t really think of any books that fell into that category; I don’t think I’ve ever regretted choosing to stop reading a book halfway through. If I ‘break up’ with […]


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Posted 5th June 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. I only take part every other week, alternating with Teaser Tuesday. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. Today’s theme is character names. I’ve always liked names that are slightly unusual or have interesting meanings. You’ll find quite a few Harry Potter characters on my list because J K Rowling tends to […]


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Posted 22nd May 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Top Ten Tuesday: Blue Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Blue Books

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. I only take part every other week, alternating with Teaser Tuesday. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s topic is all about our favourite colours. Mine is blue, so without further ado:   Top five books I’ve read that have blue covers Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix […]