Sunshine Blogger Award

Today I’m pleased to say that I’ve been nominated by the wonderful Rhea from for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you very much Rhea! The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog   The Questions: How would your best friends describe you? I like to think they’d … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

Doing a Literature Degree

~DISCLAIMER~ I am definitely not claiming to be the fount of knowledge on all things success when it comes to studying for a literature degree. I’m just out of my first year, and I’m more than aware that things are only going to get harder from here. These are just a few tips and pieces of advice I established whilst completing my first year. This advice is absolutely not limited to literature degrees! GET INVOLVED. In my classes, I very rarely speak up and share my thoughts. Even when asked, I give the quickest answer I can possible give so … Continue reading Doing a Literature Degree

The Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you very much to Jane from for the nomination! Follow her lovely blog! The rules: * Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. * Write a post to show your award. * Give a brief story of how your blog started. * Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers. * Select other bloggers you want to give this award to. * Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.   How I Started My Blog: I started my … Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

Early Thoughts on My Uni Reading List

Come September, the second year of my University experience begins. And where there is a new year, there are also new books that need buying and reading and analysing. For this particular year on my Literature course, I am allowed for the first time to choose the modules that I want to pursue, rather than having compulsory pre-set modules that everyone has to take. So for Semester 1 of my second year, I am taking Cultures of Childhood, Writing Fiction, and Imaginary Worlds: Researching Science Fiction. The reading lists for these modules have since been released, and I’ve recently purchased … Continue reading Early Thoughts on My Uni Reading List

More Than This – A Review

When I scanned my reading list for this September and noticed Patrick Ness’s name, I was very excited. I remembered his past novel, A Monster Calls, to be intriguing, with a tinge of heartbreak.  So the prospect of being assigned to read More Than This essentially as HOMEWORK and not just for fun, was an idea I was very keen on. With A Monster Calls, I recall Ness tackling the fantasy genre and subjects of loss in a delicate style, and I could very much see this reflected in More Than This, as well. The plot revolves around the protagonist, … Continue reading More Than This – A Review

Holding Up the Universe

If by the cover or the blurb it had been made clear that a medical condition that is rarely/never written about in YA novels takes centre stage in Holding Up the Universe, I would have bought this novel far sooner than I did. The book focuses on Jack and Libby, two teenagers who defy all odds, meet and fall in love. Sounds familiar, right? Yeah, that’s because that’s the plot line to every single YA book on the planet (perhaps a slight exaggeration but not too far from the truth -but I’m definitely not complaining). However, in this book, there … Continue reading Holding Up the Universe

Bookish Questions Pt.2

Hi guys, Since I enjoyed answering the last bookish tag questions I posted, I thought it’d be fun to do another one. This tag is more of an amalgamation of different kinds of bookish questions. Enjoy!   The Book Blogger Memory Challenge Q: Name a book written by an author called Michael.           A: Gone by Michael Grant. I quite recently finished this, and was surprisingly impressed.   Q: Name a book with a dragon on the cover.           A: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. More specifically, the Hungarian Horntail … Continue reading Bookish Questions Pt.2