Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year. I'm always completely ready to jump head-first in to anything remotely spooky, but there's no better time of the year to indulge that guilty-pleasure then when the days are darker, and the air has a new, crispy chill.

Horror films may be great, but once you've seen them all there's very little left to give you the heebie jeebies. I've always found that books, which often leave much more space for your imagination to run wild, do a far better job of chilling me to the bone. From my first Stephen King and Peter Straub books, to MR James and Daphne Du Maurier, I've always loved literature with an element of the dark.

This isn't by any means an extensive list - but here are five books; from the Gothic, to the ghostly, to the just plain creepy that will keep you all night this Halloween.

Five Spooky Books To Keep You Up At Night This Halloween

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Fossgate Books, York

It's already October 7th, which means it is already #BookshopDay, 2017. Bookshop Day is an annual celebration hosted by Books Are My Bag. It's a "nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops". Each year, they collaborate with publishers, authors, and shops all around the UK to help support local businesses. You can read more about BAMB here. But why is it so important to support our local, independent bookshops?

A Guide To Independent Book Buying In York

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

It’s the August Reading Wrap Up! 

Welcome to the Littlest Library’s August Reading Wrap Up. If you’re stuck on finding somewhere to start, this is the perfect place. Every month I round up what I’ve been up to, my top posts this month, some exclusive new mini-reviews, my favourite things from around the web, and some sneak previews of what you can look forward to. I'm a little late with this one, and we missed out July, so we've got a lot to cover this month. As always, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s catch up!

August Reading Wrap Up

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

It's August, 2017. Which makes this the third ever annual 'Women In Translation Month'. 'Women in Translation Month' was started by book blogger and avid reader of translated literature, Meytal Radzinski. You can read more about its beginnings over on her blog, 'Biblibio'.

If you want to learn more about 'Women In Translation Month', you can read my introduction post by clicking here, where I tell you all about why It's so important, and what you can do about it; including a snazzy little quiz with 19 personalised book recommendations.

After thinking about what I could do, I wanted to encourage more engagement with the topic amongst the book blogging, and vlogging, community. And what better way to do that than with a new, original book tag? So without further ado, let's get into it! I'm tagging everyone who reads this post. All you have to do is answer the five questions below, and don't forget to link me to your own posts in the comments! Happy blogging!

Original Tag: The Women In Translation Book Challenge

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