"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not" One of the only things (things only, not people) I love more than books is baking, and my dream is to one day own a business that combines the two. I started cooking when I was about … Continue reading Baked* By Bonnie: The Night Circus Cupcakes
Description Valentine is the first in a smart, witty and page-turning YA series with a paranormal twist for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas. Four teenagers – all born on the same Valentine’s Day – begin to disappear. As the bodies mount up, Pearl Linford has to work out what in the supernatural … Continue reading Book Review: Valentine by Jodi McAlister
I hope that this will be the first part in a long-running series, inspired by my time working in a bookshop. One of the my favourite parts about working in said bookshop (and I'm not going to lie, there were a lot of amazing parts) was getting to recommend my favourite books to people, and … Continue reading Underappreciated Author: Tamora Pierce
At the beginning of this year, I started working at a bookshop. I had taken the year off from study to sort out some health issues, and I knew that I was going to be getting more time to read and enjoy books than I had in a long time. I decided to keep track … Continue reading Favourite Books of 2016
For as long as I can remember, I have loved Christmas, and I am the sort of person who gets very enthusiastic about the things that she loves! The first of December marks the beginning of the season for me, the day when the much-anticipated Christmas activities begin: the tree goes up, the carols go … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season!
Working in a bookshop, I regularly hear jokes made about e-readers - one customer will tell another not to swear if they mention that they might look for a book as an e-book, or might jokingly suggest that we might kick them out of the shop if they mention owning a Kindle (just in case … Continue reading Physical Books vs E-Reader – My Thoughts
Description Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is, until Kate … Continue reading Book Review: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour
Description Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, … Continue reading Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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