27 March 2016

19 Bizarre Blog Post Prompts

You know what I love? When you're really in the mood to write a blog post and someone else has done the thinking-up-an-idea part. Blog post prompts are some of my favourites to read because they are bursting to the brim with ideas and always spark inspiration for me. Obviously, I've now put so much pressure on myself (let's hope these are at least adequate).

22 March 2016

5 Action-Packed Films I Could Watch Again and Again*

Now, I recently shared a bunch of films that make me cry like an infant, and even though animated films are my all time favourites I do watch other things as well. When I'm not in the mood for a good cry, these are the next 5 in line:

18 March 2016

The Great British Cupcakery, Newcastle

Guess who went on a mission down Quayside way to visit The Great British Cupcakery?! That's right, this blogger. I don't know how it happened, but I was just googling images of freakshakes (as you do on a Sunday, right?) and it came to my attention that The Great British Cupcakery offers Geet Big Milkshakes for £5! I was super psyched after reading Canny Food's review too so a visit was needed ASAP.

17 March 2016

Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder

When I was a children's bookseller I went out of my comfort zone to read from every age range.  Not exactly the biggest chore, I know, but still. Today, I'm reviewing a work of fiction for younger kids. It always feels a little odd sharing kids books on my blog, but I forget that almost anyone can just stumble across my reviews, and I know some of my readers have kids. So, that's my justification. Sure.

11 March 2016

7 Things Made Better with Tea & Coffee*

Nothing beats a good cup of tea, am I right? I love days off because I spend most of them curled up with a book and a cuppa in easy reach. Even when I'm not reading, I love the warmth and comfort a good hot drink brings. Now, maybe I drink too much tea and coffee (is there such a thing?) but here's just a few times those warm beverages have vastly improved my day. 

8 March 2016

Those Times Animated Movies Made Me Cry like an Infant

I stumbled upon Top 10 Disney Moments that Destroy My Soul (that title is the truth and nothing but the truth. Wrap your heart in steel or your soul will be destroyed too) over on Teri-May's blog (A Cup of T) and once I recovered I was so inspired I decided to share some similar experiences: My worst cry-fests over animated movies. 

4 March 2016

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

I am so excited today guys! I'm pairing up with Oxford University Press to host a giveaway! Now on the surface, Super Happy Magic Forest looks like a children's picture book, which yeah, I guess you could say it is. However, the humour runs deep and I keep this one on my shelf because look at how happy and magical the cover looks?

2 March 2016

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

I know I shouldn't start every book review with: GUYS if you want the perfect read then do I have a graphic novel that you need to read. But, GUYS, for real. I read Nimona at the end of December over to 2016 and I absolutely loved it. Get your reading lists ready, because I have a little something you need to add to it.