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Friday, 8 May 2020

Believathon TBR

Last year, I very loosely took part in the Believathon readathon, run by the awesome Gavin, from How To Train Your Gavin on YouTube. Gavin loves middle grade literature, and designed this readathon to celebrate children's fiction. This year, I want to make a conscious effort to read more middle grade so that I can stay on top of recent releases and recommend books to the children at school, so there's no better readathon to be participate in. This round, we're travelling through a map to get to the Book-Keeper's Stronghold. Today, I thought I'd share my TBR and the stops I'm hoping to visit during the Believathon.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Children's Book Haul

As a primary school teacher, I regularly share books with my class. We enjoy reading the classics, particularly Roald Dahl, but I also like to keep on top of new releases for the age group. I've had my eye on a few new titles, but picked a few to add to my to-read pile before lockdown.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Books To Read in Self-Isolation

We all know that the world is a little different at the moment, with us all in isolation. Admittedly, I'm still working from home, as well as heading into school every now and then, but I have a lot of spare time and what better way to fill this time than with books. I find books a great source of escapism, giving me ways to explore new places, all from the comfort of my own home. As I have some more time on my hands, I thought I'd put together a list of a few books that I'd love to get to during this time.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Million Dollar Quartet | Mayflower Theatre

Names like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are names that you can't help but know. Even though I have never listened to much of the traditional rock 'n' roll music, I've always been interested in the era, so when I saw that Million Dollar Quartet was coming to the Mayflower Theatre, I was interested. I was invited to watch the show to review it and was so excited!

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Exploring Foyles | London Book Haul

For my birthday this year, Stephen surprised me with a trip to London. In true bookworm style, my mind instantly went to the book shopping I would be able to do! I've always wanted to visit Foyles after seeing it online - it looked like a book lover's heaven! Safe to say, I fell in love as soon as I stepped foot inside the four floor bookstore, and I may have made a couple of purchases.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Mamma Mia! | Mayflower Theatre

Mamma Mia is one of those classic films that I know will automatically put a smile on my face, as soon as the Greek scenery hits the screen and the first bars of music play. There is something about the story, interwoven with classic ABBA tracks, that is just so comforting and nostalgic. This February, Mamma Mia! the musical has arrived at the Mayflower Theatre to treat everyone to a bit of sunshine and fun during this stormy weather we have been having. I couldn't wait to see the show*!

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Five Books To Read in 2020

Typically, I'm a massive mood reader, and because of that don't tend to make strict to-read lists. Despite that, I like to make a little list at the beginning of each year of a few books that I would like to get to during the next 12 months. So, I have collated a list of five books this year of books that I would like to read throughout 2020.

Friday, 31 January 2020

B.R.B. Swan Lake | Mayflower Theatre | Press Tickets

I had a really good year in terms of theatre trips last year, and I think that 2020 could also be a promising year! My first show this year was Swan Lake, by the Birmingham Royal Ballet*. I have always been a big fan of the ballet, and Swan Lake is one of those classic performances that I would hope that I would get to see one day. I think that this performance stayed really close to the original story and was a really accurate depiction. I really enjoyed it.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Christmas Book Haul

When I was asked what I wanted for Christmas, it was to no surprise that books were near the top of my list. I was lucky enough to be gifted a few of the books off my list, as well as a surprise, and I thought I'd share them with you today.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Best Books of 2019

I have had a pretty good reading year this year - massively stepping up the amount of books I've read from 10 books to a whopping 57! I've made a real effort to read more this year, trying to put my phone down and pick up a book a bit more. And it's paid off! I've thoroughly enjoyed almost everything I've read this year, and I want to celebrate the very best of the best.

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