Month: November 2015

Christmas Gift Ideas – Signed Books

Christmas Gift Ideas – Signed Books

In my last post I talked about supporting independent bookshops by ordering online through hive.co.uk. It may seem like this post contradicts that one BUT stay with me. I love to gift (and to receive) signed books. Being housebound, I have to source signed books online – I actually did a whole post about it […]

Posted November 26, 2015


Christmas Shopping: Supporting Independent Bookshops

Christmas Shopping: Supporting Independent Bookshops

It’s that time of year again – Christmas shopping. If you’re anything like me you like to buy books as gifts. The thing is that I am housebound so I can’t get out to do my shopping in independent bookshops and, naturally, I want to support them as much as possible. Well this year I’ve […]

Posted November 21, 2015


Top Ten Tuesday #36: Favourite Quotes From Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesday #36: Favourite Quotes From Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is…  10 Quotes I Loved From Books I’ve Read In The Past Year   What are your favourite quotes from your recent reads?

Posted November 17, 2015


Illumicrate Unboxing

Illumicrate Unboxing

If you follow me on Twitter you are probably aware of my excitement surrounding the new bookish subscription box Illumicrate. Well, the first box has arrived and I’m really pleased with it.     Illumicrate is a quarterly subscription box curated by the lovely Daphne over at Winged Reviews. It costs £29.99 which includes free […]

Posted November 14, 2015


Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

   A Gaelic poem and song (you can listen to it here under Eist) written in memory of Gordon MacPherson, a 21 year old from Argyll who lost his life in the Falklands War, in June 1982.

Posted November 11, 2015


Review: I Am Because You Are

Review: I Am Because You Are

I’ve recently been enjoying collections of short stories, and making more of an effort to discover new reads. When I saw that Freight Books had an anthology out inspired by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, I was sold. The scientist in me couldn’t resist reading I Am Because You Are. This month it’s actually 100 […]

Posted November 5, 2015


Top Ten Tuesday #35: Debut Authors

Top Ten Tuesday #35: Debut Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is…   10  6 Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel I really loved My Heart & Other Black Holes (you can see my review here). […]

Posted November 3, 2015