Posts Categorized: The Book Corner

The Book Corner: Bookshelf Decisions

Book worm. Book lover. Bookish. Book obsessed. Those are just some of the words I’d use to describe myself. But the name isn’t important, not really, what’s important is that these words mean one thing. That bookshelves were a priority in our new house. So making a bookshelf decision is a big deal for us…. Read more »

The Book Corner: The Illustrated Harry Potter

Let me introduce you to the beautiful illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As soon as I knew that this book was planned I began anticipating its arrival. I was intrigued to see how Jim Kay, the illustrator, would interpret J.K. Rowling’s well-known, and well-loved, wizarding world. Once I had my hands on this… Read more »

The Book Corner: Only Ever Yours

Captivating. Horrifying. Intriguing. Uncomfortable. Addictive. These are just some of the thoughts I have about Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. Before I get into all my feelings on this book, let me tell you a little bit about it.This novel tells the story of Frieda and Isabel who are bred (as all girls are) into… Read more »

The Book Corner: Recent Purchases

For the last couple of months I’ve been having such trouble getting into a book. Normally I can read two books a week easily, but since mid-March I’ve only read five books, I just don’t know what is wrong with me! You’d think that with my current reading issues I’d have stopped buying books. After… Read more »

The Book Corner: 2015 books so far

Now that we are nearing the end of the third month of 2015 I though it would be a good moment to talk books. I’ve read a good handful of these lovelies so far this year, so it’s definitely about time I shared my thoughts on one or two of them. So read on for… Read more »

Thought of the Day: The Unknown

I’ve just been reading Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming and these words jumped out at me from the page. I think it’s great advice for all walks of live and I’m definitely going to try to do each of these things more. If you haven’t read the book I would highly recommend it…. Read more »