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: 8

Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (re-read for the 23432428th time!)

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins et al.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Captivated By You (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films by Jody Revenson.

Favourite read: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.

Least Favourite read: The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder.


Top Ten Tuesday #22


Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me This Year.

Please Santa, I’ve been really good this year!

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

365 Days of Wonder by R.J Palacio

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Fires of Calderon (Balance Keepers) by Lindsay Cummings

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Let It Snow by John Green et al.

Eeny Meeny by M.J Aldridge.

I’d be super happy if I got even one of these books or a Kindle giftcard. Thanks in advance Santa!


Top Ten Tuesday #20


Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2014Love rosie

I will tell you the author and then the first book by them that I read 🙂

Gabriella Lepore – The Witches of the Glass Castle

Cecelia Ahern – Love, Rosie

Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Naturals

Michelle Hodkin – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Lindsay Cummings – The Murder Complex

Richelle Mead – Vampire AcademyimagesCAYX12D4

Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Jennifer L Armentrout – Obsidian

Teri Terry – Slated

Leigh Bardguo – Shadow and Bone

Top Ten Tuesday #19


Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

To be honest I’m not 100% sure what books are going to be released in 2015 that I am looking forward to reading. This list will therefore be Top Ten Books that I want to read in 2015, some will be new releases and others will be books from my TBR pile which is currently huge!

New Releases:

The Death Code (Murder Complex #2) by Lindsay Cummings

The Copper Gauntlet (Magesterium #2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kaliciki

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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I have been on my first teaching placement all month so time for reading has been largely limited to reading on the bus to and from school. Planning is taking over my life!

Books read: 5

MORE of the Fit Woman’s Secrets by Lorna Jane Clarkson (This was a re-read for some fitspiration, need to stop myself from slacking and getting fat!)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Killer Instinct (Naturals #2) By Jennifer Lynne Barnes.

A Little Yuletide Murder (Murder, She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher (A recommendation from my Nana)

Wonder by R.J Palacio.

Favourite Book: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Least Favourite Book: A Little Yuletide Murder by Jessica Fletcher.

A Fangirl’s Dictionary

Binge read:

A period of unrestrained, excessive and self-indulgent reading, often involves finishing a 400-odd page book in a day or reading multiple books, one after the other, within a short space of time.

Book hangover

The feelings experienced after finishing a really good book, symptoms include; lounging around in a dazed stupor, being unable to function adequately in normal day-to-day activities and suffering from a reading slump (see below).

Book hoarder

Typical traits include; buying books regardless of available funds, shelf space and length of TBR list (see below). Books are often stacked  on the floor or on other items of furniture due to lack of shelf space.


A ‘selfie’ style photograph with one’s bookshelf in shot or a proud bookshelf selfie, with just the beauty of the bookcase captured in the photograph.


The book-loving community on Instagram, members often express their love for their chosen fandoms (see below), post photos of their current reads, favourite books, quotes and book-shelfies etc.

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Bookworm Problems

I am a self-confessed bookworm/fangirl/obsessive reader. I spend more time in fictional worlds than actual reality and I am often in love with a fictional character (much to my fiancé’s chagrin). Books are more than just paper and words; they are modes of transportation to alternate universes. You can learn magic, or even a new language! You can battle evil, go on wild adventures and fly on the backs of dragons, all without having to leave the comfort of your favourite reading spot. To once again quote the now overused words of Tyrion Lannister:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.”

Reading is more than a hobby to me, or a favourite past time, reading is my life. I can’t imagine ever not reading, even during my teen years when reading was most definitely not the cool thing to be doing I still read. I read in the sanctuary that was my house; secret reading, seems pretty pathetic now but at the time it was important to me to maintain a certain facade when I was at school and out with my friends, geeking out and reading just did not fit. I would go home, slip on my pjs, make a hot chocolate and lose myself in a good book; all of the drama of the day would fade away. Let’s face it teenage girls can be vile to one another, there was always some drama.

As I have grown older and matured I am not sorry to say that my reading tastes have largely remained the same; I absolutely adore YA fiction! Although I am no longer the young girl scared of sharing her passion for books, I still find books cause some little problems for me which my non-bookish friends just cannot comprehend. I believe that these are universal bookworm issues;

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