I'm a slow reader - get over it // The Reader's Review


Right, I obviously love reading. I love books. I just love paper in general (seriously you should see how many empty notebooks I've got and my ever mounting TBR pile).

Q&A with Beverley Lee, author of YA supernatural novel, The Making of Gabriel Davenport


The muse runs in our blood and won't be silenced.



First, she released a hidden and ancient darkness which changed the life of Gabriel Davenport forever. Now, author Beverley Lee is back with her sequel, A Shining in the Shadows, to scare us all one more time. Here she gives us a sneaky peak behind the creative curtain, and an insight into her characters and blossoming career.

Q&A with Joseph T. Pickett, debut author of Becoming the Conqueror

Writing is like walking through fog towards a home: at first, you see only mist. Take a few steps forward and a vague outline emerges.



Already setting a strong precedent with his debut novel Becoming the Conqueror, Joseph T. Pickett looks set to make his mark on the historical fiction world. Now, with book two on the way, Pickett gives us an insight into his journey towards becoming an  author, and why he chose the legend, William the Conqueror.

4 Tips to Beat the Instagram Algorithm // The Reader's Review

I think we can all agree that the latest Instagram algorithm causes anger and confusion wherever it strikes. And despite an outpour of complaints from it's users, Instagram seems pretty insistent on keeping it the way it is. At least for now.

Top 5 Most Intimidating Books I'm Determined to Read Before I Die


We all have those books that we want to read, but have been at the back of the bookshelf for some time, right? For me, these are the monstrous, judgemental and downright intimidating reads that take a lifetime (or at least for slow readers like me) to finish.

Review // Becoming The Conqueror, debut novel by Joseph T. Pickett


It seems like an impossible task to encapsulate, and give true relevance, to the life of a great historical figure - especially one such as William the Conqueror. However, Joseph T. Pickett does just this, with grace and authority, in his debut novel, Becoming The Conqueror.

One year bookstaversary: Here are some of my favourite moments


That's right, it's been a whole year since I started my bookstagram journey. I've not only found new depth and passion for reading, but I have been inspired to embark on my own creative journey. Here are just some of my highlights from the year.

Climbing Mountains: The inspirational memoirs of Sarabjit Parmar

If I had to use one word, it would be inspirational. Never before have I felt so completely consumed by someone's day-to-day experiences. Sarabjits' story is one that everyone should read. It's real, it's important and it's inspiring.

Sacrifice and success: The journey of The Suffragettes continues


Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible. - Emmeline Pankhurst

Frequently asked questions about being a #bookstagrammer


Most people with an Instagram account like to take photos of their food, their kids, the perfect selfie, gym equipment (because your trip to the gym didn't happen unless there is IG evidence) and basically everything to do with life. Bookstagram is the same, except for us bookworms, books are pretty much 100% of our lives.