Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners

Screenshot (224)

Every year I look forward to the Goodreads Choice Awards and this year was no different. Even long before I started book blogging, the GR Choice Awards provided the perfect opportunity to show my love for my favourite books and (of course) increase my TBR by adding some of the biggest book names of the year.

Continue reading “Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners”

How I Met the Genre | The Science Fiction Edition

how i met the genre

We all find our own unique paths into the genres that we love and wind up there for many different reasons. We could have discovered a favourite genre when staying up late one night and found ourselves absorbed in a strange film that we just couldn’t stop watching. Maybe we came to a genre through a relative, mentor, or friend who recommended a book that we just *had* to read. Sometimes the genres we come to love are ones that we disliked so much as children and teenagers because we were forced to read books, watch films, and act out plays that we found boring at the time but grew to love later on in life.

In this series, I want to share with you my journey into my favourite genres. As it’s Science Fiction & Fantasy week on Goodreads, I thought there would be no better way to kick off the series than with one of my all-time favourite genres – Science Fiction!

Continue reading “How I Met the Genre | The Science Fiction Edition”

What is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month?

What is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month?

At the beginning of the month, I spoke about May being Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) and there were some people who didn’t know what it was – that’s okay! A year ago when I first started book blogging I had never heard of AAPIHM either. It’s thanks to a really great awareness raising post by Pasifika blogger Anjulie Te Pohe in her post about the erasure of Pacific Islander books during AAPIHM that I started learning more about this erasure and AAPIHM more generally.

To kick off my AAPI Heritage Month themed posts I wanted to start off with a basic question – What is Asian American & Pacific Island Heritage Month?

Continue reading “What is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month?”

May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You

*Triumphant Star Wars Theme Tune*

It’s the 4th of May today (if you hadn’t already noticed), so rather than do my new What’s on the Box feature I’m going to be sharing with you 4 of my favourite things about Star Wars! 

There are lots of people who couldn’t give a flying care about Star Wars, my mum included, which is fine – but Star Wars has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on the Original Trilogy with Luke, Leia, and Han Solo as a child and I’m 100% sure it started my lifelong love affair with Science Fiction as well as kickass female protagonists ❤ I wasn’t born when the first films came out but I have been to see every single film release at the cinema since, collected various books, played a lot of the video games and otherwise invested a lot of time into the SW universe. Here are some of my favourite things from SW over the past 26 years.

Continue reading “May the 4th Be With You”

How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?

How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?

Kristen @ KristanKravesBooks shared this great idea that she got from bloggers like Caitsteelsbookworld. I’ve been using Goodreads since 2012 so I would hope that they would at least know me a little bit, but it’ll be fun to test that theory!

How it works: Open up your recommendations under the Browse tab and decide whether or not you would be interested in any of the books it’s recommended you. It will offer you recommendations according to your different shelves so if you’re like me, you will have tonnes have recommendations for alllllll of your shelves. To make my life easier I’ve chosen 3 shelves to focus on: favourites, TBR, and diverse, and picked the books that I would be interested in reading.

Continue reading “How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?”