Category: Gifts

Review: Read Harder

Review: Read Harder

  Some of my favourite things are books and stationery, so the new reading log, Read Harder from BOOK RIOT is pretty much perfect for me! The log has been designed to coincide with BOOK RIOT’s Read Harder campaign, which is an annual reading challenge, with 24 tasks, to encourage participants to read more diversely. You can […]

Posted September 4, 2018


Christmas Gift Guide For Book Lovers

Christmas Gift Guide For Book Lovers

Every year I do a wee post with some Christmas gift ideas for book lovers. I know it’s still mid-November and some of you might not be thinking about the holiday season yet, but at least one of the items I’m going to recommend is limited in quantity so I thought it best to get […]

Posted November 16, 2017


Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

I’m somewhat late with my gift guide this year, but it’s finally here! Hopefully, this will help you out if you are struggling for those last minute gift ideas. I have some fab ideas to share with you, to suit a range of budgets! For the book lover… I think signed books make a great […]

Posted December 14, 2016


Roundup: UK Book Subscription Boxes

Roundup: UK Book Subscription Boxes

I was recently discussing bookish subscription boxes with a friend. There seem to be loads available these days, but many of them are based internationally and so the shipping costs are prohibitive (for me at least). So while I was browsing book subscriptions boxes in the UK, I figured I’d put together a wee list in case […]

Posted June 9, 2016


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


Buy British Day: Some Of Our Favourites

Buy British Day: Some Of Our Favourites

Today (the 3rd of October) is the second annual Buy British Day. So I thought I’d share some of the British products our family loves! First things first, Tobermory Chocolates. Full disclosure, as always, let me say that this company is owned by my friend’s family. Regardless of this fact, I love their chocolates!! Handmade, […]

Posted October 3, 2015


Where To Find Signed Copies Online

Where To Find Signed Copies Online

Being housebound, I don’t get to any author events or book signings. Like many bookworms though I like to get my paws on signed copies of books by my favourite authors. So today I thought I’d share with you the places I check regularly online for new signed copies. These are all UK based stores, […]

Posted August 29, 2015