DIY Friday – Bookish Cookies

DIY Friday - bookish cookies

Welcome to a special DIY Friday here at A Little Blue Book. Today I’ve put the glue and the scissors away and instead I’ve been throwing around flour and juggling eggs.

As some of you may know, Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon starts tomorrow, and I’ve been making bookish snacks for this epic event. Reading for 24 hours will require energy and lots of it, which makes these cookies the perfect treat. These little beauties are also perfect for bookish birthday parties, cosy tea parties and anytime you want to spoil yourself with a tonne of sugary goodness! 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

Dragons in Literature – a little quiz about big beasts

Dragons in Literature a little quiz about big beasts

“There were lots of dragons in the North in those days, and gold was probably getting scarce up there, with the dwarves flying south or getting killed, and all the general waste and destruction that dragons make going from bad to worse.”– The Hobbit

Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright mean! Dragons have been a part of epic tales from antiquity to modern day literature, and if you’ve read some of history’s greatest fantasy novels, you will undoubtedly have come across one or two of these majestic beasts – they’re simply too amazing to leave out of a proper adventure! 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

DIY Friday – Bookish Easter eggs

DIY Friday – Bookish Easter eggs! They're cheap and easy to make - perfect for a bookish Easter egg hunt or as decorations in your home!

It’s time for another bookish DIY project here at A Little Blue Book, and since it’s Easter, I thought it would be fun to do some bookish Easter eggs!

These fun little eggs can be used as decorations around your home OR you could use them for a bookish Easter egg hunt!

The great thing about these eggs is that you don’t need a lot of materials to make them – and they’re easy to make too! You can have your home decorated for Easter (bookworm-style) in no time! 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