Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read

I already put together a gift guide for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, but then I realised this was my perfect topic. I am always giving books as gifts, even if the recipients don’t always count themselves as readers. (A sort of book lover’s proselytising.) Many books are beautiful objects, which makes them a gorgeous … Continue reading Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read

Ten Books for the YA Reader in Your Life

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m picking out ten of my favourite young adult titles or series that I would gift to fellow YA readers. (Of course, if they’re anything like me, they will have read most of these already.) You can argue over how to categorise this, as some would count Harry Potter … Continue reading Ten Books for the YA Reader in Your Life

Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute

Completely unsurprisingly I got exasperated on the way home today. There have been speed restrictions on the trains since this morning because of a broken bit of track, so I was lucky I wasn’t late for work. However, I was late to my evening-at-home-relaxing, so that was annoying. (Not to mention the woman who pushed … Continue reading Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute

Ten Books I Read Because of Twitter

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. My top place for book recommendations is Twitter; I have discovered some of my favourite books through the tweets of other book bloggers, readers, authors, agents and publishers. Working in publishing, I have a slightly better idea of upcoming or current titles … Continue reading Ten Books I Read Because of Twitter

Ten books I would buy this second if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. After a rather expensive weekend, the idea of someone handing me a gift card with a ton of money on it is lovely! These are ten of the books that I would buy right away. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (HarperCollins) I … Continue reading Ten books I would buy this second if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card

Ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them Magic. I started reading the Harry Potter books when I was eleven, and I secretly hoped I’d get a letter from Hogwarts that year. Realistically … Continue reading Ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them