To All The Books I’ve Read Before (…July 2019)

Hi! SO, I said I wanted to do more book blogging so here’s another booky post for y’all. I joined goodreads at the end of last year, after a little (read: a lot) pressure from my also-book-obsessed flatmate and decided to participate in their ‘Reading Challenge’ this year. The idea is that you set yourself…

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…

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…

Culture Catch-up – TV/Film/Books I Like Lately

I must admit that I spend the majority of my free-time either blogging or watching Netflix, when I’m not being cannon-balled by a little pug, that is. As such, the majority of things that appear here are only found on Netflix, but, to be honest, I’m sure most of you have Netflix and share my…

Porrigan Talks Messiness

I’m one of those strange people who can’t abide dirtiness, but also can’t manage to keep anything tidy. Is this even a thing? Like, if I’ve dropped food, I’ll wash and clean it straight up, but I dump my unopened letters on my dining table for months on end, before wiping them all straight into…

#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…

BLOGTOBER #6: What I Read Last Month

With absolutely no preamble, here are the books I read last month and what I thought of them: I Am I Am I Am – Maggie O’Farrell This was incredible and by far the best book I’ve read recently. I’ve never read any of O’Farrell’s literature before, so I was stepping into blind territory with…

What I Read In April

It should be no surprise to any of you that know me, know my job or follow my instagram (@poppyraptor) that I LOVE books. I wake up, read, go sell books all day and then come home and read until I fall asleep. And repeat. I read anything and everything, no genres omitted. I have…

BOOK IDEAS for MOTHER’S DAY//Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and what better gift to give than a book? My own mother is currently drowning in the number of proofs and free copies of books I’ve passed onto her, so I’m not being allowed to buy her a book for Mother’s Day! I’ve decided, however, to write a post of…