Overdue update on Christmas and birthday books

As I said in my last post, life has rather gotten in the way of blogging over the last month or so (probably more than that), so I am only just getting around to organising posts I meant to write and publish a while ago... First I must ask you to cast your mind back… Continue reading Overdue update on Christmas and birthday books

A little update!

Hello dear readers! My apologies for my absence. Life has been a wee bit crazy in the last month or so, but we have finally moved into our new house and things are evening out... I actually have the time to sit down and write a blog post! Yay! I'm sitting at the dining table… Continue reading A little update!

So, about TBR20…

Earlier this year I pledged to 'do' TBR20, the reading challenge created by Eva Stalker and taken up by many book bloggers. The aim is to pick 20 books that you own but have not read, and pledge not to buy any more books until you've read those 20. Seems like a good idea right? We… Continue reading So, about TBR20…

A Love Letter to… Letters

My cousin and I used to write letters to each other when we were about seven. I have always exchanged letters with my aunt who lives in Austria. I have written to my old teachers. But I don't write as many letters as I used to - too little time, too easy to write an… Continue reading A Love Letter to… Letters


In my last post I wrote about the troubles of having too many books to read. I also posted recently about using a book jar, something which I have, and am able to use - but haven’t yet, because really I haven’t needed to. Really it’s there just in case I need it. But frankly… Continue reading #TBR20

In Praise Of

In the interests of my making my blog as varied and interesting as possible, and also to stop it from becoming what Kim Forrester recently called “ another (unpaid) marketing cog in the machine”, I have decided to start a new series - In Praise Of. So what will I be praising? Firstly it won’t… Continue reading In Praise Of

The Oxford Culture Review

Hello all, just a little announcement for this muggy Saturday -I am now officially a contributor to The Oxford Culture Review! I will be writing a fortnightly column about books (surprise surprise) which will alternate between a review and round-up of news, mini reviews, and new releases. I will also be writing about bookish events… Continue reading The Oxford Culture Review

Bookshelf Adventures: Having A Clear Out

The dreaded words. Clear out. I'm all for a clear out, it's sensible and healthy, but my goodness - it is not a pleasant process. It's bad enough doing it with clothes, but books? Indecision goes into overdrive. Not only is it hard to choose what to keep and what to get rid of, books… Continue reading Bookshelf Adventures: Having A Clear Out

Announcing the Capote Summer Readathon! (with The Literary Sisters)

I am very pleased to announce that I am taking part in my first ever readathon! It will take place over July and August and will feature the writing of none other than Truman Capote. This is a joint readathon with Kirsty of The Literary Sisters. So why Capote? Kirsty posted a flash review of… Continue reading Announcing the Capote Summer Readathon! (with The Literary Sisters)

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am very pleased to announce that These Little Words has been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. This is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers (of any type) and I was very kindly nominated by Hannah Renowden of Hannah Reads Stuff, a fantastic book blog that I've recently discovered. I am… Continue reading The Very Inspiring Blogger Award