I recently came across a shelf I made on goodreads a couple of years ago, called: “Books-that-made-my-heart-do-the-jittery-thing”. I only added a few books onto it, but rediscovering that list reminded me of some of the books that made my heart beat a little faster because of the gorgeous romances depicted within them. Here’s some of what I found on the list… Continue reading “Books That Made My Heart Do The Jittery Thing”
While I now don’t like the term “YA readers” or “adult readers” or “romance readers” or any other category that suggests a person is only a reader of one type of book, I viewed these as very separate things when I was struggling to branch out of reading YA as a teen. I found it difficult finding adult books that were accessible, enjoyable and relatable. So for those of you perhaps struggling with the same thing, I thought I would share some of the books that helped me to branch out of YA!
I like rating books, I like FRIENDS and I like GIFs, so why not add all of those things together?
Read part one of my favourite fantasy books first!
Finally, here’s part two of my favourite fantasy novels. I’m sticking with mentioning five books/series per part (because otherwise I could talk about my favourites for hours!).
Part Two includes a lot more fantasy ‘classics’…
For most of my reading life, reading and resting have been synonymous to me. Lazy Sunday afternoons conjure up images of pyjama bottoms and slouchy jumpers; a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other. Reading has been a restorative thing; a means of relaxation and of peace. It has been the plug point in which I recharge myself, and the energy supply I crave in my introvert time.
Then came along university and a history degree.
A history degree is basically a reading degree. You read, a lot. Which is great, for lovers of reading, but also bad. Because suddenly, something that was a synonym for rest, becomes entangled with work, and it can be more difficult to untangle the two.
This is something that I am still working on, and have by no means perfected, but I thought I would share a few tips that I have found useful for getting back into reading for rest.
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service, and are looking for people to share their “Dream Crate”. I had to add my bookworm box to the mix! My Dream Crate would, of course, be a Fantasy box, with various items inspired by fantasy books; specifically (as this is a “dream” crate) my favourite fantasy books!
Just in case I haven’t mentioned this fact enough on my blog: fantasy is my favourite genre. Most of my all-time favourite books are within the fantasy genre, and it’s what I read most of. So I thought I would share some of my favourites with you. I have far too many to list in just one blog post, so here is just part one (with quite possibly many more parts to come!)