‘As free as a caged bird…’

Good morning all, I am on another Random Things blog tour today! And The Swans Began To Sing by Thora Karitas Arnadottir is out January 10th 2019! Blurb Gudbjorg Thorisdottir is born into a happy Icelandic family in 1952, the second child of loving parents and followed by three further siblings. They live upstairs in…

‘Head in the clouds…’

Happy World Poetry Day! For this post, here is a poem I would like to share with you. It’s very hard for me to narrow down poems to post (I tend to read quite a bit of poetry!) but I have never posted one from Percy Bysshe Shelley before so it seemed like a good…

“We run the world…GIRLS!”

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! Narrowing down women writers to do a post is such a hard task (and so it should be!) so instead, below are a selection of quotes from some wonderful female writers inspiring the next generation. 18 quotes for 2018! “A word after a word after a word is power.” –…

‘A fish out of water…’

Hey everybody! Leaping into March I have a very special blog post for you! Today I am reviewing The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel. After all this cold weather it’s only natural that I would choose a book which will hopefully speed up spring! I also have a wonderful announcement to tell you!…

“Red as a poppy…”

Good morning everyone Today is 11/11, Remembrance day. It is the day to remember all those who died in the line of duty. This year in the UK, Hull is the city of culture. One project was the ‘weeping window’ in the square which I visited a while ago; an abundance of poppies tumbling delicately…

“Don’t judge Anne Brontё by her cover…”

Hello everyone! A bit of a different post today. A sort of story of how I came to love an author that I think everyone should be acquainted with… As you probably know through my past blog posts, I have a special place in my heart for classic books and adore works written in the…

“Just in time for tea… and TBR!”

Afternoon all! Bit of a different post today! The book blog- Darque Dreamer Reads did a marvelous post regarding the TBR (To be read books) tag and was wonderful enough to mention my blog and tag me to also do a post on TBR! At first I was so excited about the tag and then I actually…

“A bird’s ‘iris’ view…”

Hello everyone! I have one last short story post left and since I was feeling under the weather at the weekend I have extended ‘short story week’ to two weeks (ironic really, elongating it) Although in my last post I said this was a possibility too! I had such fun doing something a tad different!…

“Not your plain Jane…”

Hello everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed my short story review I posted earlier today! I don’t think I have posted two blog posts on the same day before… but this is a special occasion! Today is the day that marks 200 years since Jane Austen’s death. In her honour, I have selected just a few…

“The ‘poems’ and the showgirl”

Hey there everyone! Today’s theme is role models/icons. I have many icons from authors to explorers, scientists to feminists (and not forgetting my mum!) but today I ask you, who is your literary role model? I have hundreds if not thousands of authors I look up to. There are some truly beautiful people who have…

“21 and under!”

Hello book lovers, readers, people who have randomly stumbled upon my blog… welcome! I have a special post today as it’s my birthday this week! “21 books to read before you’re 21” Here are my 21 must reads before you turn 21! I have included a whole range of my well-loved books, even some from…