Books on my Birthday List 2019

So this post is just me compiling a list of books I'd like to get around my birthday out loud. And you might like some of these too? The Illustrated Dust Jacket (1920 -1970) - Martin Salisbury (Thames & Hudson): The middle decades of the twentieth century saw an extraordinary flourishing of the illustrated, pictorial … Continue reading Books on my Birthday List 2019

London Indie Book Haul

I went to London for a work meeting the other day and decided to make the most of being in the Big Smoke and checking out some of the amazing independent bookshops there. Starting out with Daunt Books in Marylebone (about a 20 min walk from Paddington Station), I got a facsimile hardback edition of … Continue reading London Indie Book Haul

Autumn Book Haul // Part Two – Adult Fiction & Poetry

I bought and got given a load of books over the last month or so so I wanted to share them with you! I spoke about Children's and YA books in Part One and now it's time for adult books: Six Against The Yard by members of The Detection Club I read Floating Admiral, the Detection … Continue reading Autumn Book Haul // Part Two – Adult Fiction & Poetry

Autumn Book Haul // Part One – Children’s and YA

It occurred to me that I've bought and been given quite a few books over the past month or so and so I thought I'd share them with you! Starting off with children's and young adult books: The Lizsts by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julia Sarda I found this when re-alphabetising the shelves in the … Continue reading Autumn Book Haul // Part One – Children’s and YA

Crickhowell Literary Festival 2018 Wrap Up

#CrickLitFest is over for another year. What a crazy, tiring, inspiring, amazing nine days that was. I met some great speakers: authors, poets, comedians, musicians. I was pretty restrained with my book purchasing however and only got 4 books over the festival! For me, the festival kicked off with the amazing Paul Henry & Brian … Continue reading Crickhowell Literary Festival 2018 Wrap Up

Books I got in October (2017)

The last month or so I've really tried to get back into reading, and working in a little indie bookshop has definitely helped! I also decided around a month ago that I want to look into doing a Masters next year, and found a course that sounds really good in Cardiff. It's an MA in … Continue reading Books I got in October (2017)