This is a question that I have been thinking about lately. Not long ago I would have said with absolute certainty that the cover of a book is not at all important and it is only the words inside that matter. But then I created my profile on Instagram and things started to change. I discovered… Continue reading Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a young adult novel by Mildred D. Taylor. Have you read it? If so, take a moment and think about what, (if anything) it meant to you. If you haven't then take a moment to do a quick search to get your hands on a copy, because, in my… Continue reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a book that had a lasting impact on me
Do you have rituals that you follow when it comes to reading? This is something that I hadn't thought about until recently when I sat down to read a book and had barely got one paragraph in when I realised that something wasn't right. What was it? I hadn't made a drink. Sounds silly I… Continue reading Reading rituals
Books are given as gifts all the time aren't they? Sometimes a lot of thought has been put into it, sometimes it is following a request from the recipient, sometimes it is just an impulse buy. The list of reasons goes on and on. I'm sure we have all given and received books as gifts… Continue reading Does a personal message in a book increase the sentimental value and should we all be writing them?
Are you familiar with the word? If not, it's a noun, meaning the desire to collect as many books as possible. I was going to ask are you a victim? But the word victim makes it sound bad doesn't it. Is it a bad thing? To collect more and more books? What do you think?… Continue reading Bibliomania
Everybody has books that they remember reading as a child, books that were special then and stay special now. Have you thought about which books they are for you? I was thinking about this recently and it got me all nostalgic, and left me desperate to get some copies of ones that made the list… Continue reading My most memorable childhood stories
The Handmaid's Tale is a book that I received as a gift a long time ago, found a spot on my bookshelf for and then forgot about. That was, until the beginning of this year when I was looking through my books and making a list of the main ones that were on my unread list… Continue reading A book review: The Handmaid’s Tale
I watched the film adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. What compelled me to watch it was a mixture of loving horror films and complete intrigue as to how Daniel Radcliffe would tackle an adult role. Anyway, I watched the film and I didn't think about it again. It was one of those films that… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black
Sometimes you read something and it just speaks to you doesn't it? A simple sentence or phrase that somebody else has spoken but you feel as though the words could have come from your mouth. This is how I felt when I read the quote above. I love socialising, I crave quality time making memories… Continue reading Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?
What is your immediate reaction to that quote? Do you agree or disagree with his words? I came across this quote recently and it stopped me in my tracks. It really got me thinking and stayed with me enough to make me compelled to write this post. It made me realise how many 'classic' books… Continue reading ‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?