International Women’s Day

As it’s International Women’s Day I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable female authors who have had such an impact on my life. Reading their work has allowed me an escape from the  bullies at school, to lose myself in an imaginary world where I was able to grow and develop as a woman and realise that it’s okay to be who I am. That I can follow my heart, live my dreams and believe that magic is around every corner. Yes the world’s and characters that they create are fictional but to me that does not mean they are not real. They are the friends I didn’t have at school, the support network I needed to trust in myself and take that leap of faith. They taught me what it means to be a strong and independent woman but also what it means to show grace, be caring and put others before myself. To female authors all over the world, I salute you. I will continue to be inspired and motivated by your work for years to come. If I am blessed with daughters or sons I will teach them what you have taught me. Being a woman is incredible, being a good human being is a blessing to the world.

My Top Ten Female Authors (in no paticular order):
J.K Rowling
Jane Austen
Gabriella Lepore
Cassandra Clarence
P.C Cast
Patricia Cornwell
Jacqueline Wilson
Charlaine Harris
Audrey Niffenegger
Jodi Picoult
Bonus: Julia Donaldson and Enid Blyton (childhood favourites).

Ten of my favourite  Female Characters:
Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series.
Clare Abshire – The Time Traveller’s Wife.
Clary Fray – The Mortal Instruments.
Rosie Dunne – Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie).
Kay Scarpetta – Kay Scarpetta series.
Rose Hathaway – Vampire Academy.
Aurora Teagarden – Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.
Jane Eyre.
Bella Swan – Twilight Saga
Tris Prior – Divergent series.
Bonus: Daenerys Targaryen.

Who are your favourite female authors/characters? I’m sure I could name do many more but I’d be here all day.

Anyway, go and read a book by a remarkable female author with a strong female character and celebrate women on International Women’s Day.


World Book Day

Happy World Book Day!!!

Are you doing anything special to celebrate? Are you dressing up as your favourite character? Or are you spending all day reading your favourite books?
In true bookworm style I am wearing  my Harry Potter jumper and bag to school :). I’m only teaching P.E today so a jumper is the best I could do. That’s more than most as my school is not even celebrating World Book Day – I could cry. Children need to be encouraged to celebrate books. Books are fun and magical and all children should enjoy reading. I make it my mission to promote reading for enjoyment.
If I was dressing up properly today I’d love to  be Luna Lovegood – she’s so quirky and fun. I think she’s fab!


Happy reading bookworms. I cannot wait to dive into my book when I get home!


Books Read: 6

The Magic  Finger by Roald Dahl
Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Favourite read: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Least favourite read: The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl.