We all know how special it feels to unwrap a book on Christmas, or on your birthday (or any day, really!). Giving any present to a loved one is a rewarding experience. Giving books is even better. Inspiring others with new stories is a pretty special thing. But buying books for others isn't easy. You … Continue reading The Secret To Giving The Best Books At Christmas
I've always loved books that challenge me; books that make me re-think the ordinary; books that teach me something about writing. Usually those are the books with strange narrative structure. By 'strange', I mean non-linear. Or maybe just told in an unexpected way. Books with time jumps, or multiple perspectives, or cross-mediums. Here are 7 … Continue reading 7 Books With Strange Narrative Structures
Good luck finding a bookworm who hasn't: given up on a book because it was boring or badly written given up on a book because it was good but they 'just weren't into it right now' forgotten about a book they thought was average and just never finished it It's common. And life is too … Continue reading 4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)
I recently received my first book subscription box from Bookcase Australia! Bookcase Australia pick one Aussie book and a selection of locally-made goodies to send to their subscribers every quarter, which supports homegrown creatives from all over the country. The "Fateful Fantasy" book was Heart of Mist by debut fantasy author Helen Scheuerer, which I loved … Continue reading Unboxing “Fateful Fantasy” by Bookcase Australia!
I've been wanting to do a blog post talking about my childhood memories of books for a while. Then I came across the Childhood Book Tag! Originally created by River Moose-Reads, the tag was the perfect trip down memory lane. 1. First book you remember reading on your own? I remember sitting on my bedroom … Continue reading Childhood Book Tag
This month I took part in an instagram challenge called #lilbookishseptember which was hosted by @lisalostinlit and @lostinlit_becca. I took photos for almost all the days, and only skipped a few at the end when I was a bit busy having my birthday 😉 Check out my favourite photography from the month in the gallery … Continue reading Gallery: Instagram Book Photo Challenge September 2016
I'm really loving these #bookstagram challenges. Every month popular book bloggers create photography challenges, so every day there's a new prompt and a new picture to take. I stopped taking photos for a while but these challenges are helping me to explore the hobby again in new ways. It's really fun to plan out a … Continue reading Gallery: Instagram Book Photo Challenge August 2016
This month I dusted off my old photography skills and did my very first book photo challenge on Instagram. Well, actually I did two. (I was a bit ambitious!) I did challenges from Sammy Reads Books and also Tilly and her Books which you'll find below, along with all my favourite images from the month. … Continue reading Gallery: Instagram Book Photo Challenge July 2016