Thursday, 12 July 2018

Blog Tour: Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman

Title: Sticks and Stones

Author: Jo Jakeman

Pages: 368 pages

Publication: 12th July 2018 by Harvill Secker

1 line synopsis: After years of abuse, Imogen finally plucks up the courage to do something about her horrible husband - but just how far will she go to protect herself and her son?

TW: domestic abuse

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Blog Tour: The Aladdin Trial by Abi Silver

Title: The Aladdin Trial

Author: Abi Silver

Pages: 368 pages

Publication: 28th June 2018 by Lightning Books

1 line synopsis: An elderly patient is found dead having fallen 11 stories - but was she pushed?

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Resolution Reflection: The Halfway Point

Back in January I gave myself reading targets for 2018. I wanted them to be challenging but not impossible, so I came up with 3 which were easily memorable and were within sight of achieving. Now that we’re halfway through the year it’s time for some reflection and to check in with how I’m doing.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Readabilitea's Essential Reads: Nonfiction

Now that I work in the nonfiction hub of a bookshop, the quantity and type of nonfiction I read has been more on my mind than usual. As well as compiling lists of nonfiction I want to read in the future, I’ve been thinking of staple nonfiction reads that I would happily recommend to anyone and everyone. Whatever your particular interests, I think these are books that you can gain a lot from, and they might even lead you down a new path of thought that would have otherwise been ignored.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Book Review: Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

Title: Our Kind of Cruelty

Author: Araminta Hall

Pages: 368 pages

Publication: 3rd May 2018 by Century

1 line synopsis: Mike and Verity’s game of obsessive love gets out of hand and ends in murder.

*Thank you to Century for providing me with a proof copy in exchange for an honest review*

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Publishing Masters: Semester 2 Reflection

And just like that, my Masters is over (aside from my dissertation which I’m deliberately not mentioning). Can you believe that? Can you believe that I now have to be a fully-functioning adult? Help!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Why I Organise My Bookshelves by Publisher (and why you should give it a go too)

There are many ways to organise your bookshelves: A-Z by author, colour-coded for those #shelfiesunday ‘grams, separated by genre or just plonked on the shelves. At some point in my life, my shelves have been organised in all of these ways, but I’ve never been happy with them. Until now.

After watching a video on Leena Norms’ YouTube channel, I decided to take the rogue option of organising my bookshelves by publisher, and I haven’t looked back since. For me, it is the best way to sort my books and I’m here to tell you why you should give it go a too.