Autumn weekends: 10 ideas to make your autumn more bookish

Autumn weekends - 10 ideas to make your autumn weekends more bookish

It’s the first month of autumn, and I didn’t even need to look at the calendar to know that we’re leaving summer behind. We had our first autumn storm in Denmark last week. Even for weather-beaten Danes, this is pretty unusual. The last time we had a storm in September was 27 years ago. But even though the weather seems to be getting crazier *cough* global warming *cough*, I still love autumn – storms and all.

Actually, I’m a big fan of all the seasons. Yup, I love them all. They each add to the world in their own unique way: Winter is icy beauty softened by snow and reading by candlelight on a cold, dark evening; Spring brings hope, light and green stuff; Summer is infused with the scent of flowers, it’s warm…ish (it is Denmark after all) and we get the light summer nights. Autumn… Well, autumn is just amazing. It’s leafy blankets in beautifully warm colours, it’s the smell of a crisp, clear morning – and it’s the start of my book hygge season. Continue reading

5 romantic movies to watch if you love books

5 romantic movies to watch if you love books

I think my tbr pile is trying to kill me… The high levels of despair that I’m currently experiencing, whenever I look at it, certainly can’t be good for my health. I try to reassure myself that I WILL finish it before I grow old and die, but it’s not looking good. It keeps multiplying, and I just can’t read fast enough to get through it. I would need to live at least 3479 years to be anywhere near finishing it at the rate I’m going. Sadly, the probability of me being crushed under my mounting tbr pile is far more likely than me living long enough to experience the next three millennia.

So what is a bookworm to do? How can I get through the bone deep despair? Well, a rational bookworm would probably put on the kettle and say: Continue reading

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon – a beginner’s guide in 6 short bullet points

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon - a beginner’s guide in 6 short bullet points

“We read to know we’re not alone.” – William Nicholson

What are you doing this weekend? If you don’t have anything planned, you could join me as I throw myself headlong into Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

This will be my first readathon, and I’m very excited! I’ve thought about doing one for ages but just never got around to actually do it – until now!

As the name indicates, Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon involves reading books for 24 hours, but what’s the story behind it and what precisely does it cover? Continue reading

Bookish Spring Weekends: 10 things to do if you’re feeling bored

Bookish spring weekends - 10 things to do if you're feeling bored

Spring is here! After spending the long, cold and dark winter inside with a good book in one hand and a cup of hot chocolate in the other, the shift in the weather has finally made it possible to venture outside without freezing your ass off.

I know that we bookworms tend to spend a lot of time discovering fictional worlds in the comfort of our favourite reading spot, but the opportunity to explore spring, and everything this season brings, shouldn’t be wasted!

So here are 10 bookish things you can do this spring if you’re looking to do something other than reducing your tbr pile in your weekends! Continue reading

A Little Blue Book’s Guide to spring cleaning your bookshelf!

A Little Blue Book’s Guide to spring cleaning your bookshelfI have run into one of the most common problems for bookworms – all my bookshelves are absolutely filled with books. I now have piles of them on my floor and nowhere to place a new bookshelf. Floor space is quickly disappearing and the stacks are slowly but surely inching closer to the ceiling.

I love being surrounded by books, but this is getting ridiculous and impractical. It’s time for a *deep breath* merciless spring cleaning!

If you’re facing the same problem or just want to make space for some new books on your bookshelf/shelves by getting rid of some old ones, then this post is for you – it’s also for those of you who just like bookish flow charts!    Continue reading

Bookish Easter: Looking for literature’s famous bunnies

Bookish Easter - Looking for literature’s famous bunnies

Easter is here! And we all know what that means – reading time and lots of it! The extended weekend is the perfect time to relax with a great book (or three) whilst you eat your own weight in chocolate Easter eggs. Bliss!

Now you may be thinking “So which books would be perfect to read during the Easter break?”, and that’s a very good question. There is an absolute tonne of children’s books that centres around Easter, but Easter books for grown-ups are a bit more difficult to come by. Continue reading

Recent(-ish) Nobel Prize Winning Poets who will rock your world

Recent(-ish) Nobel Prize Winning Poets who will rock your world

“I never was any good at poetry
I never could write it fluently
Waiting for inspiration to hit
whilst eating a banana split
I’m probably better of quitting
Maybe I should take up knitting?”
– A Little Blue Book

Okay, so I think we’ve established that I’m pretty horrific a writing poetry. That’s okay, writing kick-ass urban fantasy is more my thing anyway. Luckily for all of us, the world has seen (way) better poets. Continue reading

National Poetry Month: Everything you need to know in 6 bullet points

National Poetry Month - Everything you need to know in 6 bullet points

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary” – Khalil Gibran

We’re a few days into April, and you may have noticed the hashtag #NationalPoetryMonth on your favourite social platforms. As the name indicates, it’s a month dedicated to poetry, but what’s the story behind it and what is it actually about?

If you’re not quite familiar with the month-long event and want to know more, do keep reading. 3 minutes from now, you’ll be a National Poetry Month expert! Continue reading