Illumicrate Magic & Mayhem Unboxing

“I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.” ― V.E. Schwab, Vengeful  Hi everyone! V.E. Schwab is fast becoming one of my all time favourite authors. I absolutely adored both The Darker Shades of Magic trilogy and City of Ghosts, and I have the Monsters of Verity duology on my immediate tbr, now knocked out…

Illumicrate Oh So Criminal Unboxing

“She was a ghost. A wraith.” – Sarah J. Maas, Catwoman: Soulstealer   Hi everyone! Sorry for the current lack of blogging, things are quite crazily busy for me at the moment! But I have some big and exciting blog plans and cannot WAIT to start rolling them out soon! In the meantime, here’s my…

Jinxed Blog Tour

“Written in gold script on a wooden beam across my head is the school’s motto: WE BUILD THE FUTURE.” – Amy McCulloch, Jinxed  Hi everyone! I’m delighted to share something extra special with you all today… An extract from the fabulous new book, Jinxed by Amy McCulloch, author of The Potion Diaries! I seriously loved this…

Blog Tour: A Q&A with Ruth Ware

“It was growing dark, and somehow the shadows made it feel as if all the trees had taken a collective step towards the house, edging in to shut out the sky.” -Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood  Hi everyone! Today I’m *really* excited to show you this video Q&A with Ruth Ware on the…

Illumicrate Unboxing!

“Chocolate is a substance worth existing for” -C.G. Drews, A Thousand Perfect Notes  Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be unboxing the super special May Illumicrate box. The theme was Hidden Talents and it was extra-fabulous, so look away now if you don’t want to be spoiled! So first up, the main reason I was…

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…

How to Write a Novel…

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway Hi everyone! Whether you’ve ever wanted to write a novel and are searching for tips, or have written several but are interested in someone else’s approach… Well, you won’t find any help here, but hopefully this will…

Things that Bookstagramming has taught us…

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis Things that Bookstagramming has taught us…   How fast coffee/tea goes cold. If you think you’re drinking that after you’re done with photos, you’re wrong. Not unless you drink it during… In which case,…

Illumicrate Rise Up! Unboxing

“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.” -Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes  Hi everyone! Yes, I’m painfully behind on blogging (eep!) but I am so EXCITED to…

Winter Wonderland Book & Nook Unboxing

“We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth…

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…

Book Tour: The Nutcracker

“…But Drosselmeyer’s gift to Clara was the best one of all – an astoundingly beautiful wooden nutcracker.” -Shobhna Patel, The Nutcracker  Hi everyone! While it’s still winter, I’m kicking off my first book tour of 2018 with a gorgeous, pop-up copy of The Nutcracker by Shobhna Patel that the lovely people at Thames & Hudson…