Since leaving university last summer, I’ve made a conscious effort to include more non-fiction in my reading. I think I’ve been doing pretty well so far, so what better way to review my non-fiction habits than by taking part in Non-Fiction November!
Trello is a fantastic productivity tool that helps you organise and prioritise tasks using lists. Who doesn’t love a list?! Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall recently wrote about how she uses Trello to organise her blogging, which is what inspired me to think about my own use of the site.
May felt like such a busy month for me, so once June rolled around and things seemed to be quieting down, I decided it would be the perfect time to get out of the city, do some exploring, and relax! I recruited one of my closest friends, Emma, who I met at university where we both studied English Literature, and we decided to head off to see the home of our good pal, William Shakespeare!
It was recently announced that Harry Potter fans were being treated to four new Pottermore eBooks to further explore the magical world! The non-fiction works are each based on well-known Hogwarts lessons. They’ll form the ‘A Journey Through…’ series, which started with A History of Magic in 2017.
If you’re a die-hard Downton Abbey fan and can’t wait for the full-length feature film, then reading Belgravia ahead of its adaptation release might be exactly what you need!
You may have seen this week that the second instalment in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series has had a cover reveal! Volume Two, named The Secret Commonwealth, takes place after the events of His Dark Materials and follows 20-year-old Lyra across the world as she hunts for a town haunted by daemons. The novel is set to be released on October 3rd, 2019, and the publishers have just revealed the stunning cover art, illustrated by Chris Wormell.
Today I wanted to do a post about an amazing event I attended last weekend, but which isn’t books related. It is, in some way, related to blogging though! NodeGirls is a free workshop that teaches code to women and non-binary and trans people. They run in London and Oxford in the UK, along with Stockholm, Madrid, and Tel Aviv. I was fortunate enough to attend their London workshop this past weekend and had the best time!
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 things that make you steer clear of a book?
I used to think that your favourite poem should be the one that never fails to make you happy. That was until I came across this poem by Ross Gay. Then I realised that your favourite poem should be the one that never fails to move you.
It’s been a great week for ‘His Dark Materials’ fans!