My October wrap up includes meeting an author, seeing a musical, and a handful of reviews that I’ve actually managed to post, as well as a delicious book haul!
Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up August & September 2017
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a wrap-up and haul, so find out what I’ve been up to in August and September (spoiler alert: it includes some good news, a blogger event, and IBIZA!), as well as what books I’ve added to my TBR.
Be A Rebel – Read These Banned Books
Banned Books Week is an annual event that was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries.
This year, Banned Books Week ran from the 24th – 30th September. Supported by various organisations, it aims to increase awareness of banned books, and celebrate the freedom to read, including educating others on the danger of censorship.
All very important issues, and as I’m fully in support of being a rebel, and reading whatever the hell you like in the process, here are my recommendations for Banned Books you should be sinking your teeth into.
Bloomsbury New Harry Potter Covers and Artist Interview!
Bloomsbury Children’s Books are set to reinvent the children’s hardback and paperback editions of my beloved Harry Potter series!
Check out this interview with the cover illustrator, Jonny Duddle.
Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I Love to Hate
Figuratively speaking, of course. I don’t advocate violence but I’m sure others have felt this way too – you can read a book and love it, but there will always be those annoying or horrible characters that we all love to hate, and who really need a good ole’ fashioned slap round the back of the head, you just itch to reach in between the pages and deliver them a head-smack.
Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Items I Own or Want to Own
When it comes to bookish items there are so many I would love to have and if I had an infinite supply of money and space to keep them… it’ll be tricky to choose just ten but I’m going to kick this off with three items I own, then the rest are on my wishlist/radar.
Top Ten Tuesday – Most Unique Books I’ve Read
It can’t actually be time for a Top Ten Tuesday again?! This week is all about unique books, and it’s times like this that I’m really thankful for Goodreads, or I could spend hours trying to put a post like this together! In no particular order, the most unique books I’ve ever read are…
Harry Potter Readers Are Stupid
Originally posted on 101 Books:
So says A.S. Byatt, author of Possession. I’m paraphrasing. The more I read about A.S. Byatt, the less likeable she seems. Last week, we talked about her dismissiveness of bloggers and social media. This week, let’s talk about how much she dislikes Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. How fun! Byatt comes…
Top Ten Tuesday – Gateway Books/Authors
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday focuses on the books that turned us into book lovers – books we read as children that have stayed with us, books that got us back into reading after a drought and books that introduced us to a new favourite genre. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday puts a spotlight on those books and authors that we credit with our bookishness.