I’m still on such a Dare To Fall high after my blog tour stop yesterday that I just can’t help myself and need to talk about it more. Before you all x out of the tab, I’m going to put a twist on things; I’m introducing a new segment that may or may not become a regular feature on the blog – Book Playlists.
This is pretty much what it sounds like: a playlist that is themed around a certain book. Obviously a playlist contains a fair chunk of songs so I won’t have some massive post with all 20 or so songs (although no doubt I'll add more to the playlist as I find them) to discuss but, at least in today’s case, there are certainly a few songs that I do think are very "Dare To Fall-esque" and that I want to share a little more with you guys.
*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Ink-Road Books. This has no influence on my review.* Also, make sure to stick to the end for a creative twist to my blog post and a
SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Can you believe it’s been a year since the DIMILY trilogy ended? It feels like no time has passed since I saw Estelle tweet about her book and decided to read it chapter by chapter as she posted it and now, 6 years later, it’s a best-selling series published in multiple countries. I’m so proud of how far this girl from Peterhead has come and at just 20 years old she has now published her fourth novel (anyone else feel a little inadequate? Just me?).
August is probably my favourite month of the year simply because it means autumn is coming soon. Whilst everyone is making the most of the official last month of summer, I’m sat wishing it away so we can get into knitwear, pumpkin spice and all things fall. There are a few things, however, that have me excited for August itself and it should come as no surprise that those things are BOOKS!
So, if like me, you can’t wait for summer to end and need some help making time fly by, or you just want to get planning your next book haul, click the Read More button below to find out which August Releases I’m most excited for.
I've seen this tag around booktube and blogs for a while and always thought it seemed like fun so although I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do it I'm going to do so anyway! I’m assuming these have to be books I own/have on my shelf so that’s what I’m going to use.
Everyone has at least one book or series from their childhood that fills them with nostalgia to think about. We all remember the book(s) that got us hooked on reading, the ones that made us stay up waaaaaay past bedtime and the ones we still hold on to even though we know we’d enjoy it nowhere near as much as our 7-year-old selves did.
I want to share those book with you, the ones I devoured and still fill me with joy to think about, but I also want to share the books I read when I fell out of love with reading. There was a time in my life where I just stopped reading – I didn’t care about it anymore. I think high school is to blame. But somehow, a few books managed to work their way into my life and although they aren’t necessarily from my childhood, I still see them as the books I read before I became a proper bibliophile and they are the books that shaped me into the bookwyrm I am today, so they make this list.
Organising my books is a task I both love and loathe. I have acute OCD and whilst I like things such as DVDs in alphabetical order, when it comes to books nothing placates me. There are a multitude of ways books can be arranged on the shelf and nothing stresses me out more than wanting to do it one way but also having another way and aghhhh!!
You could arrange by genre or size, colour, alphabetical by author, title? What about grouping the publishers together or having them in publication date order? There are just too many ways to organise books and no way to use every single system at once. I have, however found a way to display my books that utilises a couple of the above options and that, so far, works for me.
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - I am no longer booklycat.weebly but simply booklycat! That's right - I bought my own domain name. I want to take blogging more seriously and I am very proud of the work I put in to making this site what it is but it was lacking in some professionalism, so I spent a few months debating over wether or not to take the plunge but I figured I have nothing to lose and perhaps this will give me a boost and help to keep on track and figure out a schedule.
I had big plans to increase my reading this year but unfortunately, life got in the way. I'm slowly getting back on track with reading more and catching up with my schedule!
So far I have read 27 out of 75 books on my Goodreads Reading Goal which also means I am 12 books behind schedule, but we're not going to worry about that! Instead, we're going to focus on the books I have read in 2017 that were my favourites!
eBooks are a very 50/50 subject. Some people love them and won't go anywhere without a Kindle, others despise them and don't see the appeal. I fall into the second category. I don't like them. But I am a collector of books, I want them on my shelf as a trophy, a reminder of the stories I've been through. Being around books makes me happy regardless of whether I have read them or not. I get my own, personal library, full of books I have read and loved, read and put down half way through, have yet to pick up but am excited for. These books tell more than just the story written down on the pages - they tell the story of me, the reader. But look at a Kindle and what do you see? A piece of technology with hundreds and hundreds of books there just because they were free or on the 99p deal. Where's the fun in that?