How to read more books!

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” -Neil Gaiman Hi everyone!  So you might have noticed that I’m a voracious reader – I quite like to think of myself as a book dinosaur, gobbling up books and devouring big tomes – and one thing that I always get asked a lot…

The UKYABA – Thank You!

Hi everyone! This is just a super short post to say thank you so much to everyone who voted for me for the UKYABA (UK Young Adult Book Awards), I really appreciate all the love and support and you all make blogging something I’ve fallen in love with more than I expected to! I won…

Life Update!

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison Hi everyone! I can’t believe we’re into February already! 2018 is already shaping up to be a fab year for me, so I thought it would be fun to do a little life…

My 2018 Bookish Resolutions

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot Hi everyone! Nope, I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of 2017 either. I’ve been thinking over what I should make as my bookish resolutions for 2018 – in 2017 my goal was to read 150 books,…

What I’m Reading

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. Hi everyone! Because I’m such a mood reader, I never post monthly TBRs, and because I’m such a fast reader, it’s hard for me to update you all constantly on my current reads! Soooo, I thought it would be a…

I met Laini Taylor!

“I think you’re a fairy tale. I think you’re magical, and brave, and exquisite. And I hope you’ll let me be in your story.” -Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer   … And she was fabulous. After living in deep Spain for yeeeaaars (six years), I had first gotten involved in the book community while I…

14 Year Old Mia’s Favourite Books

“…It didn’t seem to Lyra that she would ever grow up.” -Philip Pullman, Northern Lights.   Hey guys! So today I thought it would be fun to do something different… I’m going to share with  you some of my favourite books from when I was younger. I’m in my late twenties now and I say…

Hello Again! A Little Update

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Hey guys! Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged… *hides in shame* I hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas/holidays/New Year’s and are feeling freshly inspired and motivated for 2017! I always feel a bit bleh after December…

My Favourite Books set in Scotland!

“Everywhere she looked, it seemed, were grey stone castles and long bright vistas, lambs gambolling in the fields and deer scattering away in distant woods as the coach rolled past.” -Jenny Colgan, The Little Shop of Happy Ever After.    Hey guys! As most of you already know, I recently went to Scotland for the…

My Autumn List

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” -Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost.   If you guys have been following me on Instagram @cosyreads or Twitter @thecosyreader , you’ll know I’m a HUGE fan of autumn! Autumn and winter are my favourite times of year and I…

My Writing Life: Inspiration

“You can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis.   Hey guys! Since I know a lot of you are also writers, I decided that it’d be fun to post the occasional update on my writing, as well as share little bits of my writing process and habits.   At the moment, I’m in the…

How to Find Time to Bookstagram!

Bookstagramming takes a lot of time and effort. Like a lot! Especially if you’re at the point where your account has started growing bigger than you ever thought it would. We all know it’s better to interact with followers, to post every day, sometimes more and to take the best photos we can. But, sometimes…