Favourite Places to Read

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I’m linking up with #SixForSunday which hosted by Steph @ A Little But A Lot (who incidentally won an award last night!).

The theme for this week is:


This is my first week taking part in #SixForSunday (although I have been enjoying reading others posts for quite some time) and I’m excited to dive in. I am however going to tweak the theme slightly and then split it into two.



Unfortunately I suffer with motion sickness and I find this really limiting when it comes to my reading. Here are 3 places I wish I could read:

  1. On the train – Commuting is the perfect time to clock up some reading hours but sadly not for me 😦
  2. On a plane – While I do enjoy catching up on films during flights, I do wish I could take advantage of the reading time 😦
  3. In the car – My partner and I like to share the driving, and I wish I could curl up and read in my ‘off’ time 😦


Here are 3 places where I manage to clock up the most listening time:

  1. Long walks – I find I need to be out for more than 20 minutes to really see any benefit to my listening. Otherwise I find it too bitty and hard to pick back up again.
  2. Long drives – Sense a theme here? There are books I listen to when I am on long drives alone, and then there are books that my partner and I listen to together on our road trips. Thankfully there are books that we both enjoy but the more soppy books tend to be for solo trips.
  3. On the train – I clocked up just shy of 5 hours listening time yesterday going to and from #YAShot2018.


Don’t forget to check out #SixForSunday on Twitter to see what other people have picked.

First Lines & Book Beginnings

Happy Friday Everyone!

I’m linking up with First Line Fridays which hosted by Hoarding Books. The idea is simple, share the first line of your nearest book!

Rose City Reader hosts a similar link up on that asks for the first line or two of your current read.

Whichever link up lead you to my blog today, welcome!

This week I am sharing the first sentence of a book that is edging it’s way up my TBR list:

It is a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.

This is taken from a book I recently featured on a Goodreads Monday post:

Fahrenheit 451

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Don’t forget to head over to Hoarding Books and Rose City Reader to see who else is participating!


WWW Wednesday 21st March

WWW Wednesday is a weekly link up at Sam’s blog Taking On A World of Words. It challenges you to answer the three Ws of reading.


What I am currently reading:

Have I told you lately how much I am LOVING this story? Well I have raved about here, here and here. It is just want I need in my life right now. Fantasy. Escape. The safety of knowing it is a children’s book. #Perfect

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This is the first paperback book I have read in a while. It isn’t as easy to read in bed (my Kindle is so nice and light) but there is something wonderful about having to keep shifting around. Familiarity I suppose?

What I have just finished reading:

This week I read my first ARC from Netgalley. It took me less than half an hour to read and I have already reviewed it. I’m feeling pretty smug about that 🙂

The Ghost, The Owl

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What I will read next:

My TBR is growing, but I am trying to plan too far ahead. Right now I just want to finish what I have started!

What about you? What are your answers to the Wednesday Whats?

Teaser Preview – ‘The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club’

Happy Tuesday Story Lovers!

I’m linking up with Teaser Tuesday over at The Purple Booker. The rules are simple, grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them. Easy 🙂

Some of you may have already seen the first two sentences from my current read when I shared them last Friday. Here are another sentence (with hopefully no major spoilers).


In case the wonky nature of this image is hard to read, here it is again:

She figured it couldn’t be that difficult to find and so, with one last guilty look at the club president’s door, she turned her back on it and walked away down the corridor.

This is taken from the wonderful children’s book ‘The Polar Bear Explorers‘ Club’ by Alex Bell.

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I cannot express how much I am enjoying this story so far. Have you read it? Does it sound like your sort of thing?

Don’t forget to head over to The Purple Booker to see who else is taking part.



Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. The idea is simple, choose a random book from your Want To Read shelf on Goodreads and show it off! 

Want to Read Shelf Currently: 76

The Day of the Triffids

Book Title: The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham
Series: N/A
Genres: Dystopian Future, Science Fiction

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The most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century, John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. ‘When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.’ When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth’s population blind, Bill Masen – one of the lucky few to keep his sight – finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop them the Triffids – walking carnivorous plants with lethal stingers – rise up as humanity stumbles and falls…

I remember watching a fabulous TV version of this a few years back staring Eddie Izzard (having googled it apparently it was all the way back in 2009!). At the time I thought, I bet this is a great book. Did I read it? Nope.

It appeals to the dystopian science fan in me so I look forward to this making its way up my TBR list.