Category: Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts: 5 Films I’ll be Watching Halloween 2020

Posted October 24, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: 5 Films I’ll be Watching Halloween 2020

So with Halloween only a week away, I thought that I’d be super organised and decide which 5 films I’ll be watching Halloween 2020. I am not one that goes in for gore and horror. I hate films that make me jump. So let me assure you that these will be family friendly. 1. Original Jumanji. There is something creepy about the 1994 film. Whether its because Peter’s transformation into a monkey is weird and he ends up looking more like a wolf. Or if it’s Van Pelt’s determination that the game shall not end. I’m not sure. But one thing is I am glad that I was not playing this game! 2. Hocus Pocus. What is Halloween without Witches? And these three are hell-bent on getting their revenge. But they have not quite anticipated how the world has changed in the last three hundred years and it leads to some hilarious results. 3. Casper. I love all the Casper films. So while I’m saying Casper I mean all okay. Probably Casper the Friendly Ghost is my favourite. But I […]

Random Thoughts – Five Bookish Birthday Things I’ll Be Doing

Posted July 13, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 2 Comments
Random Thoughts – Five Bookish Birthday Things I’ll Be Doing

Today is my Birthday 🙂 So today I’m going to share five bookish things I will be getting up to for my Birthday. From food, drink and games, let me know if you have any more suggestions or if you will be trying anything out! 1. Have Cocktails, Literacy inspired. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a good cocktail. How about, One Flew Over the Cosmo’s Nest or Tequila Mockingbird or Are you There God? Its Margarita what ever your tipple I’ve got you covered with Tequila Mockingbird filled with some gorgeous cocktails to set you on track. 2. Read a Book I’m never far from a book and almost always have one one on the go. This year I’ve requesting some books I’ve been meaning to read for ages so hopefully I will wake up to that smell of new books. 3. Eat book themed cake! Whether you’re a cake fan or not everyone needs cake on their birthday. And there are so many that you can do. Whether is an open book, a character […]

Random Thoughts: What is Your Review Etiquette?

Posted July 6, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 3 Comments
Random Thoughts: What is Your Review Etiquette?

Recently, I’ve noticed on my social media that a lot of people are being questioned over their review etiquette. Whether its for promoting their review, showing of a haul or even communicating with other bloggers. Some of the things that people have been told off for include, tagging a person in a five star review. Being tagged in a book haul. And even being told off for publishing a negative review (the person who the review was about was not tagged or anything). Yes, it is a balancing act. On the one hand you have to be honest and truthful, on the other you don’t want to cause offence. Although it seems more of the case the offence has been taken indirectly. So, I’ve decided to thrown my opinion into the ring and list my own review etiquette, let me know what you think! And if there is anything I can improve on. 1.  Only tag the person being reviewed in a positive review. This to me is only fair. You wouldn’t like waking up one morning to find that […]

Random Thoughts: Some Fun Facts about Reading and Dyslexia

Posted June 19, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Some Fun Facts about Reading and Dyslexia

Hey everyone, so I thought today I would provide you with some fun facts about Reading and Dyslexia. So what is dyslexia? You probably already know the answer; it’s most likely that you know someone who is dyslexic, but if you need a bit of help I recently wrote a post about books featuring Dyslexia that may give you an idea. Reading and Dyslexia is all encompassing. There are multiple Dyslexia symptoms but they all affect your ability to read. Even when reading is considered a strength and spelling a weakness for example. To be specific Dyslexia is a specific neurological learning disability that is characterised by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, poor spelling, and decoding abilities. Writing, vocabulary and reading comprehension are just secondary factors. So here are ten elements about dyslexia that you may not know: 1. Difficultly in distinguishing left from right. If you are in my car it is always the case that you have to say “my side” or “your side” it avoids a lot of hassle. But if you do make that foolish […]

Random Thoughts: 6 Ways to Enjoy Reading at Home

Posted May 17, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: 6 Ways to Enjoy Reading at Home

Over the past few months, due to Cornavirus we are spending a lot more time at home and indoors. And less time browsing the bookshelves at our favourite bookshop or local library. So with 6 ways to enjoy reading at home you will probably never want to leave. And perhaps with all this staying at home, there is a sense of loneliness and sadness as events that have been planned for a long time and have been super excited for are cancelled. Below I’ve listed six ways that, even at home you can celebrate your love of reading and maybe enjoy reading at home. 1. Connect with other book bloggers from the comfort of your favourite chair. Want to connect with other book lovers and not sure how? There are so many ways that you can chat and find a book enthusiast. One of my favourite ways is the#UKYAChat created by Lucy Powrie. This is normally every Friday and is hosted on Twitter. Lucy normally has a theme for each chat and asks questions and plays games throughout the evening. […]