White rectangle with large font swirly text reading 'First Lines Friday' and below it reads in smaller all caps font 'A weekly book feature hosted by Wandering Words'. Behind the white rectangle are teal and peach bokeh lights background design. Without further ado, here's round 1... First-day-back assemblies are the most pointless practice ever.And that's … Continue reading Triple round of First Lines Friday + September book haul!
ID: Rainbows in a purple sky over green forests, with 'The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag' written in the centre in dark purple and 'The Sassy Library Fox' written in pink in the bottom right. The V (The Sassy Library Fox) to my Yoongi tagged me in this, thank you! I'm almost a month late but … Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag: Round 2!
Thanks Laura @ The Corner of Laura for creating this cool challenge and tagging me! I'm going to be picking mostly from my ARCs and then my library books which I'll need to return when they reopen. Rules: Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to the challenge page … Continue reading The New Year’s Resolutions Reading Challenge
Wasn't planning on posting today but decided to treat myself to some down-time with listening to some BTS bops while blogging and re-doing my TTT banner! Been a tad stressed and more than a bit busy recently: I just had a job interview this morning, re-submitted my application for Outreach Officer (in the British Association … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall/Autumn TBR!
It's been a rollercoaster week: 5 days of a virtual archaeological conference (originally planned for Budapest), several background stressors and not least the news of Chadwick Boseman's passing. (Ended up crying through half of a conference session I was watching.) There has been lots of discussion since concerning Boseman in relation to ableism, invisible illnesses … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Books Starring a Disabled Protagonist
Here are five books on my TBR starring ensemble casts! I've always enjoyed group casts, e.g. the 'Warriors' books by Erin Hunter, the Riordanverse books etc., but I didn't really clock this in itself as a concept (sub-genre, whatever) until I read 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo. 'Illuminae' ('The Illuminae Files', #1) by Amie … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (Ensemble casts!)
Today's titles are all 2020 releases that I'm hyped for! There are so many awesome-sounding books out in 2020 (perhaps this is indeed 'gonna be my year'?). I'm excited to find out if any of the below will turn out to be new favourites! Please tell me someone gets the Z-O-M-B-I-E-S reference... 'Bonds of Brass' … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: This is Gonna Be My Year (aka 2020 releases!)
This week: Mystery books I want to read! I absolutely love police procedurals/crime dramas on TV, so I honestly don't know why I've not read that many books in the same vein. Especially given that I've actually gone to university to study forensic anthropology, so it's not like I'm only interested in the drama of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: And the Plot Thickens… (mystery novels!)
Today I'm featuring five books I want to read that... ...either feel/look summery, are set in the summer or just plain have some relation to summertime! 'Bloom' by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau (illust.) Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band—if he can … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Summer Reads
Here are five books I want to read that have some form of pastel colour in their covers! 'Solitaire' by Alice Oseman My name is Victoria Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers