Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. Each month I look at the books I’ve discovered and tell you what they’re about, where I found them, why I want to read them, what their shelf status is, how high of a priority they are, and finally what my rating prediction is.
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Characters I Would Name My Kids After. Some of my favourite names in general stem from book characters, and a character’s name can really make or break a story for me sometimes, so I do pay a lot of attention to them! Now I don’t know if I’d necessarily name my non-existent children after any of these lot, but I do love these names. These are favourites because of the name itself, not necessarily the character that possesses them (though it helps). I had a fun time making these little graphics and picking iconic images that go with each name too!
This month’s round-up is coming at you a couple of days earlier than usual because today I’m heading to Prague! I’m probably landing in the Czech capital just as this post goes up, and I’m super excited to get away for a few days! I’m not counting on getting much reading done whilst here, but I hope I managed at least an hour on the plane.
Hanne Blank’s survey of virginity through the ages looks at how this abstract concept has evolved, uncovering origins to the myths that have been perpetuated over centuries. Blank also considers the stories of famous virgins from the biblical to the royal and even those on our television screens.
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Favourite Styles of Book Covers. I definitely have a few styles that instantly catch my eye and prompt me to browse the blurb. Here are my top six book cover styles, and a few examples of my favourites from each, with a few that fit into multiple styles!
After over 25 years in the business, Louis Theroux recounts his time in documentary television making and his personal life alongside it, shedding light on the behind the scenes action of some of his most memorable – and controversial – TV subjects.
Today’s post, whilst still bookish, is a little bit different to what I normally write. I thought some people might find it interesting to read about what an average week in my job in academic publishing is like. I know when I was considering moving jobs I couldn’t really find much online in the way of an average day working in academic publishing, so I hope this might help anyone who is considering it, or maybe hasn’t considered it yet! It will be a long post and could very well be quite boring, but I felt there wasn’t much point in doing this if I wasn’t going to explain things fully. Otherwise, it would have been a bunch of acronyms and terms that wouldn’t make much sense to anyone outside of publishing!
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Favourite Authors to Follow. It doesn’t specify how you might follow these authors; whether it’s just generally staying up to date on their career or actually following them on social media. Hopefully you’re not literally following them… I decided to go with my favourite authors on Twitter.
Welcome to my first Friday’s Further Reading post! In these posts I’ll be sharing a handful of interesting reads I’ve come across in the past few weeks. These could be short stories, poems, posts from other bloggers, or news articles; bookish and otherwise.
Raxter School for Girls lies at the tip of an isolated island off the coast of Maine. Eighteen months ago it was hit by the Tox, a mysterious illness that killed off most of the teachers and leaves the students suffering from horrific and violent mutations. The island has been in quarantine ever since. The only people to ever leave the confines of the school are those chosen for Boat Shift; a select few tasked with collecting meagre supplies shipped in by the Navy to be brutally fought over by the surviving girls at the school.