The Harry Potter Spells Tag

The Harry Potter Spells Tag

By now, I don’t think anyone could have missed the whole spectacle that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you, against all odds, actually have been able to miss it up until now, I sincerely applaud you and your exceptional out-of-this-world skills of avoidance. While I do think the whole thing is quite … Continue reading

Reading Update: April-June

Reading Update: April-June

April: Novels: 2 Novellas/short stories: 0 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 2 Total: 951 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0 May: Novels: 3 Novellas/short stories: 0 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 3 Total: 1 181 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1 June: Novels: 2 Novellas/short stories: 0 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 2 Total: 737 pages … Continue reading

Bookish Crafting

Bookish Crafting

I don’t quite know why or what brought it on, but for a couple of weeks now, I’ve been in this really…well, I guess you could call it creative mood. I’ve also recently discovered the joys of mug painting (of all things), and as a result, I have a couple of bookish creations I thought I’d … Continue reading

Change is Scary but Good

Change is Scary but Good

When I was younger, I remember telling my mother that I was worried about growing up before I’d had the chance to read all the children’s books in the library. What little Beatrice didn’t know, was that when it comes to books, there are absolutely no rules. Nada. You can read middle grade until you … Continue reading

Book Haul: January to April…heh

Book Haul: January to April…heh

So…this is my first book haul since christmas, but hey, guess what! That means I have a lot of books to show you. ;) *Rubs hands in anticipation* First of all, of course, I had to get Stars Above, the Lunar Chronicles collection of short stories, by Marissa Meyer. I haven’t quite finished this yet (I think … Continue reading

I Present to You, My Bookshelf

I Present to You, My Bookshelf

At last! What you all, I’m sure, have been waiting for for four months. ;) My new bookshelf! I hope you’ll like it. :) While I miss my old shelves, I still quite love this one :). I’ve never been able to fit a shelf like this in my old room, so I’m super pleased … Continue reading

Reading Update: February & March

Reading Update: February & March

February: Novels: 5 Novellas/short stories: 0 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 5 Total: 1 788 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0 March: Novels: 1 Novellas/short stories: 0 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 1 Total: 496 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0 3 Favourite Covers: Me Before You The Winner’s Kiss Starflight 3 Favourite Books: Me … Continue reading

Reading Update: January

Reading Update: January

A bit late, but oh well. Novels: 1 Novellas/short stories: 1 Graphic novels: 0 Total: 2 Total: 385 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Okay, so this was obviously not the best start of the year for me. It’s fine, I’ll just show myself out. *shuffles back to homework*

Book/Christmas Haul

Book/Christmas Haul

Weirdly enough, I didn’t wish for any particular books this christmas. I think I pretty much forgot all about this fine holiday of presents and candy until the 24th when, suddenly, I found myself surrounded by family and wrapping paper (in fact, I’m still not sure christmas 2015 is a thing that actually happened…). However, … Continue reading

Reading Update: December

Reading Update: December

  Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 4 Total: 8 Total: 2 115 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  Completed challenges: 1  A book written by an author with your same initials – Seconds  The author of this book is Bryan Lee O’Malley, and my initials happen to be B.L.O. I’m going to … Continue reading

Top 10 Books of 2015

Top 10 Books of 2015

As per usual, I’ve read some truly amazing books this past year, and I wish I had the time to rave about all of them. As I do not, though, here’s a list of the ones that in many ways stood out to me the most. :) Oh, and the books mentioned here are not … Continue reading

The Ultimate Wrap-Up of 2015

The Ultimate Wrap-Up of 2015

 2015 stats Total:  94 Novels: 84 Novellas/short stories: 3 Graphic novels: 7 Total: 31 723 pages Series completed (including duologies): 11   Contemporaries: 24 Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal/Dystopian: 60 Historical fiction: 6 Classics: 3 Non-fiction: 1 Stand-alones:  43 Part of a series (including duologies): 51 By female authors: 68 By male authors: 26   Average books read per … Continue reading

Snep, Snep…Severus Snep

Snep, Snep…Severus Snep

Time for another drawing, this time Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. :) It was a bit uncomfortable staring into those judging, disapproving eyes for hours on end, but other than that he was a lot of fun. ;) I hope you like it. :)

Book Haul: Time to Catch Up

Book Haul: Time to Catch Up

Three months since my last haul, and four new and shiny books to show. :) Stand-Off by Andrew Smith. I got this little darling sometime at the beginning of September, I believe, and of course read it straight away (oh how I’ve been waiting!). In my opinion this one isn’t as good as Winger, but though I was disappointed … Continue reading

Reading Update: November

Reading Update: November

Ugh, why is school so time and energy consuming….. Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 4 Total: 2 018 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  3 Favourite Covers: The Rest of Us Just Live Here The Sword of Summer Winter Oh what the hell… Witches Abroad 3 Favourite Books: Winter The … Continue reading

Reading Update: October

Reading Update: October

Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 4 Total: 1 434 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  Favourite Cover: Carry On Favourite Book: Carry On 3 Favourite Characters: Baz (Carry On) Penelope (Carry On) Alanna (Alanna:The First Adventure) 3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic or not): Baz & Simon (Carry On) Brandon & Abel (How to … Continue reading

Reading Update: September

Reading Update: September

Novels: 6 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 6 Total: 1 899 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0  3 Favourite Covers: Everything, Everything Stand-Off The Absolutist 3 Favourite Books: The Absolutist Almost Like Being in Love Stand-Off 3 Favourite Characters : Travis (Almost Like Being in Love) Ryan-Dean (Stand-Off) (even though he was kind … Continue reading

Reading Update: August

Reading Update: August

Novels: 3 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 3 Total: 1 195 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0  Completed challenges: 2  A book from your childhood – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I never count rereads in my reading updates, which is why you can’t see any Harry Potter books above. … Continue reading