Books That Made My Heart Do The Jittery Thing

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…Β  Continue reading “Books That Made My Heart Do The Jittery Thing”

Adult Books for YA Readers

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!

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Favourite Fantasy Books | Part Two

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’…

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Reading and Resting

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.Β 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.

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Dream Crate: Fantasy Book Crate

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,Β of course, be a Fantasy box, with various items inspired by fantasy books; specifically (as this is a “dream” crate) my favourite fantasy books!

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Favourite Fantasy Books | Part One

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!)

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