This year has been a bit of a weird one, with good and not-so-good things happening. This has definitely had an impact on my reading, especially during those not-so-great times. I find that I just don’t enjoy reading when I’m sad, as either I don’t want to read a great book and risk having memories of sad things impacting it forever onwards. Or, I’ll read some average/bad books and I won’t enjoy them, which doesn’t help my mood.… View Post

My reading for 2016 started pretty well. I read six books that I really enjoyed, the last two of which were some of the best books I’ve ever read – but more on those in my favourites of 2016 list!

However, these were then immediately followed by a bunch of meh books. And every year, there’s sadly always going to be some books I read that I don’t enjoy or am let down by.… View Post

I’d been wanting to read one of Fiona McIntosh’s historical fiction novels for such a long time, and I finally got around to it! I listened to the audiobook of this, and I have to say:

This was pretty hilariously bad.

Entertaining, sure. And McIntosh has also certainly done her research on the time period; the actual setting was really fun and interesting to read about. But basically, this was just an historical romance novel dressed up to look classier. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good historical romance. … View Post

Set in present time and in the near future, Station Eleven looks at the outbreak of a deadly virus that is so contagious, the majority of the population is wiped out very quickly. Only a handful of people survive due to circumstance and the book crosses over between some of the survivors in the new post-Apocalyptic-type world, and people just before the virus outbreak, throwing in some even earlier character background stories. … View Post

Books, Tea, Glee has undergone another radical change. This one seems to be working for me so far, so that’s awesome.

Firstly, I have a new theme from pipdig. Pipdig are seriously the best. They have the best website for browsing and choosing blog templates, include all sorts of cool stuff in these templates such as being able to edit your layout from a phone and tablet perspetive, and have a seriously amazing, extensive list of pages to help with a number of queries. I trawled through these several times and always found the answer I was looking for. … View Post