A Beginner’s Guide to Buddy Reading on Instagram

Buddy reading on Instagram is one of my favourite things about being a bookstagrammer. When I started out I had no idea that this practice existed, but as soon as I found out I started to get involved with readalongs.… View Post

When You’re Not in the Gang – Dealing with Feelings of Online Exclusion

There’s a lot of buzz about community in the online world, but what about when you’re not part of the set? Whether we admit it or not, virtual groups aren’t that different from those we find in real-life society  –… View Post

Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life . . . I first became aware of The Familiars when it was acquired after a nine-way auction and applied for an… View Post

A Visit to the Magical House of MinaLima – London

Note: The House of Minalima in London has now moved to 157 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WQ, UK. This post explores the former premises at 26 Greek Street. Harry Potter fans have to visit The House of Minalima in… View Post

Book Review: The Thriving Child by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

I read a whole bunch of parenting books when Little M was a baby and then stopped – mainly because nothing really seemed to answer the questions I had and partially because there was too much choice, but as soon… View Post