On Beauty. Take Two.

Yesterday morning whilst I sat on the sofa drinking coffee in his hoody, my main squeeze wandered around the house in jeans and bare feet and I realised, from nowhere, that he had never looked more perfect to me. I don't even like feet. 

It was weird, how just that sight of him, bare footed and laughing in the living room, warming his feet over the roaring flames of the fire, gave me the absolute warm fuzzies. It was nothing special, and certainly nothing intimate and yet there was a strange sort of intimacy, a sort of vulnerability almost that I don’t know quite how to explain. 

Things That I Have Seen and Liked: Glasses

I’ve been a glasses wearer since I was at school. I never liked it much – glasses helped me to see, but other than that they were an inconvenience: they got wet when it rained and steamed up went from outside to in and because I didn’t have prescription sunnies for years, I had the annoying thing where where I either had to squint in the sun or be the dick wearing sunglasses in the house or carry around spare specs. I was never a fan.

Review: I Am Thunder

I Am Thunder
I am Thunder 

Keep an eye out for this one guys, because I think it maybe possibly might just go places.

Review: Everything I Know About Love

OH, but this book.

I’m a fiction girl, through and through. Let’s get that out of the way now. I think probably 99.9% of the books I read are novel length stories that some genius person made up in their head. That’s not to say I don’t like poetry, or short stories, or books that are biographical/autobiographical in nature, or books that say they are going to tell me lots of things that I don’t know but I wish that I did, it’s just that I don’t tend to gravitate towards them…and I am unsure why that is. Anyhow, I wanted to do something about that – broaden my bookish horizons so to speak and so when Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love kept flitting across my radar and I realised that this could be a book that I related to, I decided that I wanted to read it. I was desperate to read it. For the first time since well, EVER, I was all grabby-hands impatient for a book that was less fiction and more autobiographical. And then the usual thing happened: I got it, and it took me ALL OF TIME to get around to reading it. I’ve had this baby on my Kindle since last year and the thing is that I’m trying to get the balance between reading the things I should read in order to get my reviews up in a timely fashion and also reading the things that I am in the mood for (and also my desperation to read it was mixed with a teeny bit of trepidation: this is not my usual thing)

Blog Tour: Unconvicted

I wondered how to start this blog post actually because the first sentence that came to mind was I love me a good thriller and then I realised that every time I want to talk about a thriller I open by saying I love me a good thriller and even though it’s true and I absolutely do, it’s hardly original and so here we are. I love me a good thriller and I also love me a good courtroom drama and so Unconvicted, the new book by Olly Jarvis was obviously going to tick all of my boxes. It absolutely did.

Review: The Belles

Holy pretty cover, batman.

Everybody knows, I think, that I love me a good dystopia. Seriously, it just never seems to get old for me, I am always here for all of the post-apocalyptic disaster stories. All the time. I’m not sure if The Belles, the first in a new series by Dhonielle Clayton and published tomorrow is classed as dystopian or whether it’s an alternative reality because I don’t think that’s ever explicitly stated, but it felt dystopian to me, so that’s what we’ll go with. Teen feminist dystopia. Is that a thing?

Things That I Have Seen and Liked (Bookish Edition)

It’s been a while, hasn’t it, since I did one of these posts. Not because there hasn’t been anything that I have seen and/or liked but because I’ve just been a bit rubbish about doing anything about posting about it. 
I want, though, to be better at this whole blogging thing and also to have a little more variety to my posts than just I READ A BOOK and so here we are, a list of (bookish, obvs) things that I have seen and liked recently. If I can organise my life a little I might even do this on the regular, please though, don;t hold your breath because by even saying that I might be setting myself up to fail. Ha.

Quick January Wrap-Up

Let’s wrap up January shall we? Why not.

Do you want to know a secret? I don’t like January. I really don’t. It’s just such a month, you know? It’s cold and dark and miserable and nobody has any money and Christmas is past and spring is forever away and I just…it’s probably my worst of all months actually and I a v glad it is over. That said, my little best pal was born in January, just. She was 8 yesterday – HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOOBY – so it’s not all bad. Just most of it. Hush.