Wednesday, 20 March 2019

How to read three books at once | Tips and Tricks

One of the first things people usually say when I tell them I'm currently reading three books at once is 'how do you do it?' My main tip for reading more than a singular book at once is variety!

I like having multiple books on the go that I can dip in and out of so that I don't get stuck on one book forever and force myself to get through it in order to start another. That's how my book slumps have begun in the past, I've been stuck on a singular book and while I still like it enough not to put it down as a DNF I struggle to get through more than a handful of pages at a time which in turn takes forever to get through to another book.

Technically reading more than one book at once means it does take you longer to get through a standard book than it would if you were solely reading it. But the way I do it means I can make use of more of my time, instead of limiting it to wherever I can be bothered to carry a giant book around to sit and read.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

#014 | Cute Couples: Our favourite couples & friends in fiction

‘Okay, Okay’. ‘As you wish.’ ‘You’re my person.’ All famous round the book world for being catchphrases of beloved couples and adored best friends. But are these our favourite couples? Stay tuned to find out!


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Four (more) Podcasts I've Been Loving Lately

Headphones flatlay on coloured paper background with 'podcasts' hand lettered over the top.

I go through phases of what I like to listen to at work; sometimes it's playing my regular 2019 playlist or blasting a musical soundtrack (hello Hamilton), sometimes it's binging an audiobook, and sometimes it's listening to episode after episode of podcasts. I go wherever the mood takes me however recently I've been in that podcast mood a lot and there's only so many Potterless episodes I can listen to in a row (don't get me wrong I still love Potterless) so I had to find some new podcasts to listen to. Here are a few that are top of the list at the moment if I'm in that podcast mood:

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Recently Read #14 - 4 Books I read in February

4 books I read in February - A Conjuring of Light, Jason and Medea, China Rich Girlfriend, On the Come Up. [Book flatlay]

Well, February wasn't as productive with book reading as January. Mainly because I spent so long getting into A Conjuring of Light that there wasn't much of the month left. Let's get into it though! 

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Episode 13 | Brothers' Books: We chat about John Green and Hank Green novels

Podcast episode cover art - Episode 13 of Rants and Reviews is all about the Vlog Brothers, otherwise known as John Green and Hank Green. We discuss all their books at length.

How many Katherine’s did Colin date? What was it that April found on a busy city street? And what is it that Augustus can’t fathom into constellations? We discuss it all in this week’s episode of Rants and Reviews by chatting about the novels written by both John Green and Hank Green; which ones were our favourites, which ones haven’t read yet and which ones surprised us.


Saturday, 23 February 2019

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas | Book Review

A book review of the popular Angie Thomas novel On The Come Up. [Flatlay of the book]

Now it's no secret that I love Angie Thomas after my constant raving about The Hate U Give. I'm back with her new novel On The Come Up*, and surprise surprise I loved this one just as much! 5 stars as much!

Similar to my initial thoughts on THUG (read my full review here) I was unsure I'd love On The Come Up as much as all the raving reviews and excitement was making it up to sound. The blurb didn't sound like my usual sort of book but neither did THUG so I trusted Angie's writing and jumped straight into it.