Why I've lowered my expectations on Instagram numbers, and why it's also 100% ok not to feel the same way The new Instagram algorithm has royally screwed us over. And, if you’re a creator or business, then doubly so. I went from gaining 100 new followers a day, to gaining 5, or sometimes, ending up with… Continue reading Why I’ve lowered my expectations on Instagram numbers and why it’s totally ok NOT to feel the same way.
Do you read whenever you get a moment, or do you schedule time in? Between two home businesses, book reviews and looking after a 2.5 year old, I often feel like I have to schedule time in for everything! I haven't actually owned many watches in my life, but when JORD reached out to me… Continue reading Making time to read. JORD wood watch giveaway
Australian Book Subscription Box Review: Cre8ive Inspir8ions When the lovely Nicky from Cre8ive Inspir8ions asked if I'd like to review one of her YA boxes, I jumped at the chance. I'd already seen some recent unboxings of previous boxes and they looked fabulous! Now if you're in Australia, like me, you'll know it's not super… Continue reading Book Subscription Box Review: Cre8ive Inspir8ions
Author Interview: Susannah McFarlane I recently had the opportunity to ask Susannah McFarlane some questions after reading her newly released book "Fairytales for Feisty Girls". You can find my review of Susannah's wonderful illustrated book here. 1) How did you originally come up with the idea of writing the stories in Fairytales for Feisty… Continue reading Author Interview: Susannah McFarlane
Do you have any bookish quotes engraved on jewellery? I have a few and I love them! When JORD reached out to me to ask if I'd be interested in collaborating with them for a giveaway, and told me they would send me an amazing wooden watch engraved in whatever unique way I wanted, well,… Continue reading After all this time? Always. JORD wood watch giveaway
10 Bookstagrammer problems we can all relate to...right? Or is it just me? Getting an amazing new prop and using EVERY BIT of your willpower to not feature it in Every. Single. Photo. For the next three weeks. Having to change your shirt because it’s reflecting the wrong colour in your metallic prop.… Continue reading 10 Bookstagrammer problems we can all relate to. Right?
The YA absent parent trope. Will anyone buck the trend? It seems to me that if you’re going to be a character in a YA story, you definitely don’t want to be the main character’s parent. Especially their mother. Your life expectancy is either non-existent or very very short. If you do somehow manage… Continue reading The YA absent parent trope. Will anyone buck the trend?
Can you still love a book with tropes you hate? We all have them, our least favourite tropes. The ones that make you roll your eyes, think "Oh no, not this again!" or just disappoint you every time they crop up. But, what if a book is fantastic in all other aspects, does that… Continue reading Can you still love a book with tropes you hate?
Why I find it almost impossible to not finish a book I find it almost impossible to 'DNF' books I know all the reasons why people refuse to finish books they’re not invested in: “Too many books, too little time” “I read for enjoyment, if I’m not enjoying it, why would I continue?” etc etc..… Continue reading Why I find it almost impossible to not finish a book