#SixForSunday: Tropes I Love

These are tropes that, if I see mentioned/hinted at in synopses or reviews, will in themselves make me want to read that book! (Or at least, want to read it more.) They'll also usually make me enjoy a book more. Enemies to Lovers Some of my favourites: 'Carry On' by Rainbow Rowell; 'Red, White & … Continue reading #SixForSunday: Tropes I Love

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

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Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story

This is a little different to my normal book reviews. First of all, it's a Medium article, and I've gone into a lot more detail on the personal impact this comic has had on me and others in the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse community! I did a survey and received so many incredible responses, thank you … Continue reading ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story

Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Early one morning just as the sun was rising,I heard a maiden call from the valley below.“Oh don’t deceive me, oh never leave me."I open my eyes.Don’t deceive me.Never leave me.I have to find her. Rating: 5/5 glowing paper planes Genre: YA dystopian sci-fi Synopsis: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of … Continue reading Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Top 5 Saturday: Books to Read while Stuck Inside/Quarantined

Upcoming Topics 4/11/20 — Books with a Color in the Title 4/18/20 — Sibling Relationships 4/25/20 — Books Under 300 Pages Without further ado... 1. The 'Heartstopper' graphic novels by Alice Oseman Charlie, a highly-strung over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Books to Read while Stuck Inside/Quarantined

🎨 Fanart Friday: Heartstopper, Six of Crows and Carry On 🎨

Woah okay so this week...I finished not one...not two...not three...but FOUR fanart pieces?!? Across three fandoms?? This is unprecedented for me, I swear. 'Heartstopper': Tara and Darcy A Tara (above) and Darcy (bottom) version of the original Heartstopper comic cover 'Heartstopper' is a YA contemporary webcomic/graphic novel by Alice Oseman, following the adorkable gay romance … Continue reading 🎨 Fanart Friday: Heartstopper, Six of Crows and Carry On 🎨

Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

Sleep, my little babby-ohSleep until you waken -When you wake you'll see the worldIf I'm not mistaken... Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Paranormal fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the cemetery denizens, Bod has … Continue reading Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

Thursday Tunes 🎶: A World Without Princes

This week: A World Without Princes Next up is my playlist for 'A World Without Princes', the sequel to 'The School for Good and Evil' by Soman Chainani - peek my playlist post from last week here! I found this book more complex to understand than Book 1, largely because it deals with entangled issues … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: A World Without Princes

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

It's been a hot minute since I did a TTT post! TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!) Where possible, I've included links to my full reviews in the headings. 1. 'I Was Born For This' by Alice Oseman My laptop … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

𝕋𝕠𝕡 𝕋𝕖𝕟 𝕋𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪: Autobuy Authors

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!) Today we're talking autobuy authors; for me this means: authors that I'd spend good ol' cash on (as opposed to borrowing from libraries)whenever I see their name on a shelf I will, on principle, … Continue reading 𝕋𝕠𝕡 𝕋𝕖𝕟 𝕋𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪: Autobuy Authors