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?
Tsundoku. Are you familiar with this word? I wasn't. I hadn't even heard of it until a friend of mine showed me an article discussing it and said that it had reminded her of me. So, what does it mean? It is a Japanese term that means the act of buying books and allowing them… Continue reading Tsundoku
I have just finished reading and watching The Fault in Our Stars for the first time. Yes, I know, better late than never right?! Before I get into this post I have to say I loved both the book and film adaptation! It's pretty rare for me to find a piece that will have me… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Fault in Our Stars