Happy World Book Day!
It’s the UK date to celebrate all things bookish! Whether you’re doing so by dressing up as your favourite literary character or by leafing through your favourite book, or whether you didn’t know what today was and are mildly surprised right now, I hope you had a wonderful day.
The most bookish thing I did today was go to my literature/creative writing classes. 😛
But I couldn’t let the whole day pass without doing nothing at all, so I thought I’d do a tag, as it’s been a while since I did the last one. I Googled ‘book tag’ (being the genius I am) and the My Life in Books Tag from Beatrice’s blog Dreamland Bookblog is one of the first things that popped up!
True, I wasn’t tagged. And yes, I’m aware of how the ‘tagging’ concept works. But this looks fun so I’m just going to pretend I was asked to do this – let’s go!
This is my home bookshelf. I’m using it for reference!
1. Find a book for each of your initials
S: Sense and Sensibility
K: The Kite Runner
(Had to get some help from Goodreads… for shame…)
2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?
Switched by Amanda Hocking. This is the first book of the YA series called the Trylle trilogy. The series is well paced and simple to read, and the first book is especially gripping! Cliché alert: I really couldn’t put it down.
I recommend it if you’re looking for a YA series to get into. I didn’t quite like the following two books as much as the first, but that doesn’t mean you won’t! Read More
Oh no, I hear you say. Not this again…
Well, yeah. I’m bringing back A Year in Books!
Anyone else excited? Just me? Ok. | © Universal Pictures, via Giphy
For those of you who don’t know, A Year in Books is a series I started in 2015. The aim was:
- read a couple of books per month
- choose the one I liked best
- and review it on the blog
All in a bid to encourage me to read more outside my syllabus. Perhaps it was sound in theory, but like most of my projects, it sort of petered out and faded into the background, never to be spoken of again. Until now!
The main reason A Year in Books failed was because I didn’t enjoy writing my original reviews (if you’re interested in reading them, they’re here. Spoiler alert, there are only three). The content felt dull and the process of writing them just wasn’t fun. So I’m going to try a few new things, see what works. The main thing I want to do is to talk about a range of books, and not necessarily about ones I liked.
So, since January is long over and I’ve some catching up to do, I’ll get started with the book of the month! Without a doubt, this would have to be… Read More