Category: Random Thoughts

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. […]

Random Thoughts: 5 Books Featuring Dyslexia

Posted May 2, 2020 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 1 Comment
Random Thoughts: 5 Books Featuring Dyslexia

So before I start listing my top 5 Books featuring Dyslexia, I have a serious question for you. Have you ever read a book with a dyslexic protagonist? Have you noticed the same theme that runs through them? The answer is simple, they are all very bright but they can’t read and on occasion write. The majority are also embarrassed and try to hide their disability. So My Top Five Books are: 1. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan   This was (and still is) one of my favourite books as a kid. In ancient Greece, mythology was used to explain the unexplainable, it is an analogy, so it is fitting that dyslexia is put in that category. It’s also pretty cool that the reason why Percy can’t read English is because his brain is hardwired for ancient Greek and he is a demi- god. This explained so much to me. But I’m still waiting to go to Camp Half Blood…   2. May B by Caroline Starr Rose   So this is actually a really sad book for me. May is […]

Random Thoughts: Looking back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions

Posted January 9, 2018 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Looking back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions

Last year I set myself five little goals, five resolutions to help me read and blog better and now is the time to look back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions. I’m not sure I really achieved any of my goals, but I know that I pushed myself to try, and if I failed them in 2017, I can always try again next year… So my goals in 2017 were: to actually complete a challenge i set myself Last year I set the task of completing a bookish challenge. I failed. This year I just want to complete one challenge. I still failed. Challenges are really hard, but despite not completing any challenges I have learnt so much from the challenges, and read books and watched musicals I probably would not have otherwise done. reduce the amount of arc’s / netgalley books i have to read So I feel like I can say that I have done this. I have been ruthless and got rid of books that I do want to read but have been in the pile since 2014. Clearly I […]

Random Thoughts: My Bookish Resolutions for 2018

Posted January 4, 2018 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: My Bookish Resolutions for 2018

Every year I set my resolutions, my bookish resolutions for 2018 are no different. Normally achieving these resolutions are a challenge. However, I do like having a list it gives me some sense of purpose. And if I ever get time it will allow to do something more with my blog.  And that is  the whole point of resolutions, they make you feel good! Last year I set myself five little resolutions. Some of them I achieved. Others I failed miserably. This year I hope to achieve all my goals, but we will find out at the end of the year. So my goals this year are: To actually complete a challenge I set myself Last year I set the task of completing a musical challenge and my Goodreads challenge. I failed. Completely on the musical challenge and I had to reduce the Goodreads one. This year I want to complete one challenge without resorting to cheating!! Reduce the amount of arc’s / netgalley books I have to read I feel like this is an on-going aim. But a good one nevertheless. […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Posted January 1, 2018 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 2 Comments
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Happy New Year 2018 Everyone! This is just a super short post to say that I hope that you all have a fantastic year in 2018, reaching your goals, creating memories  and doing the things you love! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 905 other subscribers