Long Time No Type – Welcome Back/Magical Readathon/Life Update

So, um…hello again. It’s me, Poppy…I’ve come home…(to the blogging world.) It’s been almost a year since I wrote my last extremely half-hearted blog post (a review of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina back when it first hit netflix) and honestly? I’m scared. I’ve been telling myself for months that I do want to get…

How I’m Finally Starting To Read For FUN (Again).

When you work in the book industry, it’s really easy to constantly get sucked into the NEW publishing – whether that’s advanced reading copies of books not out yet or the things arriving in deliveries every day – and, eventually, it begins to feel like you’re just eating fast food every day. Instead of reading,…

What I’ve Read: 2018 Edition PART 1

This seemed like a GREAT blog post idea until I sat down to start writing and couldn’t remember a single thing I’d read! As we’re now halfway through the year, casting my mind back as far as January is really bloody difficult! Therefore, this is by no means a complete list, but we can probably…

Help Yourself: My Issues With Self-Help Books

Recently I’ve found myself reading a few self-help books, almost by accident. It’s a section I’ve always stayed away from, despite probably needing guidance to help my own self on many an occasion. Don’t get me wrong, if self-help books work for you, I think that’s great. You keep reading them. There’s a real trend…

To The (Pen) Point: My #CurrentlyReading Book Reviews

I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut with my reading recently, having been slowly getting through Christopher Berry-Dee’s ‘Talking With Serial Killers’ for the best part of a month. However, as my mental health has recently taken a bit of a dip, I’m keen to leave Berry-Dee on the shelf for a while,…

My Favourite (non-trashy) True Crime/Horror Books

Today is Friday 13th, so I thought I’d do a little throw-back to Spooktober and do a spooky-themed post for today! During October last year, I attempted Blogtober (although ultimately failed) and I put most of my effort into my posts for the week leading up to Halloween, including buying a bumper pack of spooky…

#BowieBookClub

As you may or may not know, I’m a fairly big fan of David Bowie (I have a tattoo of the ‘Bowie’ lightning bolt on my forearm) and I work in a book shop, so when I came across the hashtag #BowieBookClub on Twitter at the start of this week, I was automatically intrigued. It…

Brand New Bad-Ass Female Empowerment Books #GIRLPOWER

I don’t think anybody can deny that there’s been a real shift towards gender equality this year. Not massively, but subtly. Whilst we still haven’t convinced the concrete misogynists to change their tone, what we have gained is a stronger voice. As recently as the Weinstein scandal last month, women have spoken loudly and clearly,…

Book Wishlist!

We all know I have a book problem. I went to Manchester for the weekend, read one book and bought one more. I went to Cheltenham for a week, took one book with me (which I didn’t read) and brought 6 books back with me (also none of which I have read yet). I buy…

#18 – Teen/YA Books for the Spooky Season!

Up until about 6 months ago when I had to convince my manager that I was a serious bookseller who reads serious books, my main literary love was the teen section in bookshops. Sadly, I haven’t read a YA book in the past 6 months, but, figured it’d be a great springboard for Blogtober as…