Hi guys, today I wanted to talk a little bit about why I'm making the decision to step back from bookish social media. I love books. They're in every room in my house, I wax lyrical about recent reads to anyone who will listen, and obviously, love them enough to run two blogs around them. … Continue reading Taking a break from the bookish community.
I've been trying to make a piece of content - blog post, video, instagram post, whatever - for weeks now. Every time I write I tell myself no-one will see it. Every time I film something I tell myself I'm just adding to the oversaturated community and not adding anything valuable. Every time I go … Continue reading On Not Feeling Good Enough
As I was born in 1996, I was only on this earth a year before Harry Potter was (in book form, rather than birthdate, but that's just complicating things). I grew up with every book and film, aged with the actors, and shared this series with nearly everyone I knew throughout my childhood. In light … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons from Harry Potter
So, as of today, after going through every book in the house that wasn't my boyfriends (and some that were that I want to read eventually), I have 95 books on my physical TBR. 95. That's actually insane. This is also not counting some books I'm waiting on from a book-swap, which will take the total to … Continue reading Battle of the TBR: My Book Buying Ban
As I'm sure anyone who has wondered into a bookshop recently will know (or reads any lifestyle blogs, for that matter), almost every middle-class Brit is talking about Denmark and hygge - myself included. Over the last few months publishers have been capitalising on the trend, with literal stacks of titles sporting the buzzword, offering cosiness … Continue reading Hygge + Happiness: Books About Denmark
About halfway through this year I stopped giving books starred reviews when I marked them as read on Goodreads. Although I still find the website a useful tool for keeping track of what I've been reading (plus I find the yearly reading challenges great motivation for me to get off Tumblr and get reading), I … Continue reading Why I stopped rating books on Goodreads
I've felt for a while, especially as someone who mainly interacts with the book blogging community through Tumblr, Instagram, and YouTube, that there seems to be an overwhelming emphasis on the attainment, rather than the enjoyment, of books. Although I appreciate a good shelfie as much as the next bookworm - especially as they … Continue reading Consumerism in the Bookish Community