So life has been all over the place with work and getting our flat ready for the arrival of our little baby in May (it’s so close, just 8 weeks now). We are currently staying in a one bedroom flat at the moment which meant that we had a lot of space to make for baby things. I have three bookcases at the moment and part of the compromise was that I had to reduce the amount of space that I was taking up with books (I love my books more than most things, but the baby is obviously more important!) So this meant that I had to condense down my bookcases and put some books away in the cupboard for now.
I thought that I would do a post on my bookcases before this happened because they won’t be looking too great by the end of this!
So, my first ever bookshelf tour! Continue reading “Bookshelf Tour”
There has been some radio silence on my part recently. I am alive and kicking, just struggling to find the motivation to do anything productive. I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot but can’t find the energy to start writing something. It’s a bit of a slump. I’ve even just been rereading the same books rather than delve into anything new. (As much as I love ACOTAR, I really need to find something else to read!)
It isn’t all miserable, far from it really. There are some exciting times ahead for my fiance and me- our dynamic duo is going to become a trio in May 2019. We are expecting our first baby (a lovely little girl) and we are so in love with a person we have yet to meet. A lot of exciting changes are coming about. Continue reading “What To Expect When You Are Expecting”
As the year grows quickly to a close, a lot of folks are beginning to think about their resolutions and goals for the new year. There has been a lot of discussions going on in groups that I am a part of about yearly reading targets and what everyone is setting as their target for 2019 and honestly its kind of bothering me. Continue reading “Why Reading Goals Don’t Work for Everyone”
Day 14 – What Tattoos You Have & If They Have Meaning
I think tattoos and piercings are a great way to express yourself. More so tattoos, but the principle still stands. It’s a way to express yourself without going out of your way to affect others around you, it subtly tells something about who you are and what you love. I feel like they both get such a bad rap but I’m a firm believer of each person to their own so you want to write it on your skin then you do you.
Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 14”
So I find myself with a free bit of time for once and I thought this is something I would talk about.
If you’re like me and you find nothing more comforting than physical books, browsing in bookshops and libraries and spending as much time as is humanly possible surrounded by shelves overflowing (but well organised!) books, then you will understand that online giants like Amazon are killing our beloved bookshops. Of course, it is understandable why people prefer to buy books from places such as Amazon, it’s usually always cheaper to buy books and easier to find box sets and, let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t want to interact with people. And that’s great because Amazon and ebooks and audiobooks give us access to literature literally anywhere in the world, the world needs more books, but it impacts the bookshops, our high street stores, and worst of all, our libraries.
Growing up in Scotland, I’ve become accustomed to Waterstones being only of the biggest chain bookshops that are readily available in all major cities, with just a few standalone stores. Where I can, I will always buy my books from there and I tend to take any excuse to go into my nearest Waterstones to buy them, rather than online. (Except they have started to refurbish Waterstones stores and make them all fancy and modern and it makes me quite sad. It’s not quite so cosy there anymore). Continue reading “Bookshops – A dwindling necessity”