I recently picked up a couple of older Australian YA novels from an op shop, and reading them was an interesting experience. It got me wondering about why certain books (and naturally, films and television shows) feel dated when you read them well after their original publication dates, when others can feel just as current… Continue reading So what makes a book feel dated?
Hi folks, This is just a quick heads up for anyone who follows me that I’m going to be making some changes to this blog, and branching away a little from the traditional book blogging format that I’ve been following since I first started shelf-tacular about a year and a half ago. I’m still going… Continue reading An Announcement, of Sorts
So if you’re like me and feel like time moved unusual fast last year (you mean it’s not August 2014??!), you might be struggling to grasp the fact that it is in all seriousness 2017. Sorcery I tell you! Apparently I turn 20 this year and am not sure what to do with that information.… Continue reading RELEASE THE KRA- um, Piecharts? (2016 Reading Stats and Habits)
A quick note: If you’re not in the mood to read my rambles and would rather listen to me ramble about this book instead (or if you want both!) I joined Diem over at Bookish Friends to talk about this book. You can hear our spoiler-free review here, or our spoilerific discussion here. There… Continue reading Apologies in Advance For the Amount of Swooning Over Dashing Frenchmen in the Below Review (Review of London Belongs To Us by Sarra Manning)
I like talking about characters. I like talking about characters A LOT. So when I saw that Cait over at Paper Fury had created this tag/awards/thing about characters, I knew that I had to do it. I’m going to stick to books I’ve read this year, BUT I’m going to include rereads because ahahahahaha my reading hasn’t… Continue reading The Smashing & Dashing 2016 Character Awards Tag (feat. An Unusual Amount of CAPITALISATION)
There’s a part of my brain going “Dude! Publish a review of The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily for Christmas!” because in my brain Christmas is still a very long way away (we’re talking months), and it’d be sooo original to write a review of a Christmas book for Christmas, wouldn’t it? But apparently it is in fact December,… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas… (Review of The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)
The last post I, well, posted here was way back in April, so “it’s been a while, huh?” doesn’t quite cut it in this situation. It’s been an interesting eight or so months since then, and I’ve debated whether or not book blogging is something that I want to spend my time doing. I’m still… Continue reading I’m Baaaack! (Probably) [Where I’ve Been For the Last Eight Months, What I’ve Been Reading and Why I’ve Decided to Keep it Simple This Time – Does Not Apply to Blog Post Titles]