The NEWTs Magical Readathon is in full swing! I’ve already passed everything I needed to for my career, so I’m now reading additional books to get extra grades. Sometimes I can find it hard to concentrate when there’s a lot going on around me, especially if I can hear conversations (in real life or on television) or music with lyrics. Basically anything with words because the words I’m hearing get all mixed up with the words I’m reading. But I found a solution: ASMR rooms. They changed the game for me when I discovered them a couple of years ago.
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. This week’s prompt is fictional places I’d like to go on holiday. It was tempting to just use this post to do a tour of Westeros but I managed to resist and explore a little… Here’s my fictional destinations wishlist, with only one of the seven kingdoms mentioned!
I recently came across the Six For Sunday blog series on AmyJaneAlice’s blog and it looked great fun! Admittedly, I rarely do every prompt for any blog series. Sometimes weeks go past without me participating (that’s a lie, I haven’t done Top 5 Wednesday or Tell Me Something Tuesday in MONTHS) but I always drop in to check out the prompts and try to fit them in if I feel like they’d be interesting to discuss! Six For Sunday, which was created by Steph @ ALittleButALot, has some great prompts coming up so I’m going to try fit them into my schedule. For my first Six For Sunday post, the prompt is ‘Ice Cream and Book Combinations’. I decided to interpret that as ‘if books were ice cream flavours’!
This week I’m looking back at my favourites reads of the year so far.
Today, May 20th, is World Bee Day! In 2017 the United Nations declared May 20th to be World Bee Day after several proposals from Slovenia. This day was chosen due to it being the birth date of the beekeeping pioneer Anton Janša. You can find out more about the origins of World Bee Day on the project’s website. In an effort to help just a little this World Bee Day, I want to share with you some bee-related books and products, and give you some easy tips for helping the population of our pollinators!
It’s coming to the end of April, a month in which we’re usually subject to Spring showers. Yet we’ve had uncharacteristically warm weather here in the UK, so not many opportunities for rainy days in bed with a book. For me, a Rainy Day Read is something short that I can devour in a day under the duvet with the miserable weather kept firmly outside, maybe cracking the window an inch to let the noise drift in.
Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly book-themed discussion surrounding a question posed by Rainy Day Ramblings. This week’s question is: What are some of your favourite series that you would like to see revisited or a spin-off?
Small Screen Saturday is a twice-monthly post where I DON’T talk about books! Instead, I’ll share with you some of the television series (and films too, occasionally) that I’ve been enjoying recently. They will always be things I’ve watched on TV or via streaming sites, hence the ‘Small Screen’ part of the title, and I’ll let you know where I’ve been watching it too!
Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is all about collectibles. I don’t collect a lot of ‘merch’ for books so I decided to do my favourite signed editions, and tell you a little bit about how I acquired each one!
As the description of today’s topic points out, March’s proverb is ‘in like a lion, out like a lamb’. Today’s list of books are those which I started with some trepidation but ended up really enjoying. Most of these were assigned during my university years and surprised me with how much I enjoyed them!