We had a fantastic afternoon making these little Pumpkin Pasties from scratch! From picking the pumpkin, to making the purée, to the pastry and filling, we did it all ourselves. This would be a great autumn activity to do with children over half term! Then you can enjoy a sweet or savoury snack whilst you devour the book that inspired them together!
#QOTD: what’s your favourite myth or legend? It’s Myths and Legends Day today. People have always been interested in mythology but lately, with releases such as Stephen Fry’s Mythos and Madeleine Miller’s hugely successful books The Song of Achilles and Circe, it seems to be more popular than ever!
What are YOU reading today? Two fiction, two non-fiction this week for #fridayreads 📚 Alisha and Chloe H are getting in the Halloween spirit with Dracula 🧛🏻♂️ and Inner Magic, which examines magic as a positive spiritual path and provides a history of witchcraft, as well as placing it in a contemporary context 🔮 Rhiannon is reading Red Seas Under Red Skies 🏴☠️ and Olivia is enjoying Against Memoir by Michelle Tea. Against Memoir is a feminist essay collection, discussing everything from art and music to love and queerness 🌈
Since devouring the first instalment of Scott Lynch’s trilogy, I’ve been really looking forward to reading this! 😍 With one of the most intriguing prologues I’ve ever read, Lynch’s artful world building, trademark witty dialogue and PIRATES (🙌🏻), this is sure to be one of my favourite reads of the year. If you’re a high fantasy fan, I can’t recommend this series enough.
Happy #bookshopday everyone! With 18 miles of books to explore, The Strand in NYC is one of the biggest bookshops I’ve ever been to and I could have spent hours and hours in there, browsing and exploring. Swipe across to see a shot of their rare books room - there were some beauties in there! Will you be visiting a bookshop today?
#fridayreads again! That Crimes of Grindlewald cover is just next level gorgeous. A lot of our Book Worms have gone for magical or spooky reads this month and who can blame them - t’is the season of the witch after all! 🎃 Marianne would like to warn you all that Dark Matter is, indeed, very scary! 😱
I always get a real urge to reread Harry Potter around this time of year and, quite often, I give in. I’ve decide to be strict with myself this time though, because I have too many books that I’ve never read before waiting for me on my shelf! For anyone interested, pictured here is a print of ‘The Reader’ by David Hettinger. Isn’t it gorgeous?
“We were always surrounded by books and words and poetry, all the fierce passions of the world bound in leather and vellum.” Autumn is well and truly upon us now and this is a perfect read for October! Think The Secret History but theatre and Shakespeare rather than classics. SO MUCH FUN! Have any of you read it?
We cannot believe it is October already! We’ve waved goodbye to all your October books and we’re looking forward to seeing photos of them once they arrive. 2-4 working days for U.K. subscribers 3-5 working days for E.U. subscribers 5-7 working days for the rest of the world What’s on your October #TBRpile? Any spooky reads? • • • #octobertbr #books #booksubscription #bookbox #booksubscriptionbox #subscriptionbox #bookish #bookclub #booklove #booklover #lovebooks #lovebooks📚
Four of our bookworms have shared their #fridayreads and what a bunch of crackers they are! Have you read any of these? • • • #books #booklove #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookcommunity #bookish #lovebooks #lovereading #bookstagram #readmore #currentlyreading #tbr #howtofail #elizabethday #theaskandtheanswer #patrickness #theyearofthemonkey #pattismith #handmaidstale #margaretatwood
A colourful photo to chase the grey of the day away, thanks to Janet 📷 She recommends this to anyone looking for a wonderful YA read with excellent diversity! What are you reading right now?
We’d rather read about dystopias than live in one. We support the global #climatestrike.
Super happy with these charity shop purchases! 🎉 Which should I read first?! (Yes, I know it’s crazy that I’ve not read The Handmaid’s Tale yet 🤪)
Forget #Friday13th, happy #RoaldDahlDay everyone! Which is your favourite book by this legendary author?
Happy National Book Day! These are some of the Book Worm's Friday Reads. What are you guys reading this weekend? Trying by Emily Phillips The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
‼️BACK TO SCHOOL DISCOUNT‼️ Whether they’re off to school for the first time or not, September is an exciting time for children everywhere. The start of a new school year and so much to be learnt and discovered. To celebrate this, we’re offering a 10% discount on all our Baby, Toddler and Children’s subscriptions when you use the code BACKTOSCHOOL10. Happy reading 📚
Alisha took this magical shot in honour of today’s date. Isn’t it stunning? 😍 I bet there’s plenty of children out there that are back to school next week who just wish they’d been heading off to Hogwarts today 🚂 Do you have any of the beautiful illustrated editions of Harry Potter as shown here?
Finally got round to reading this and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Not your typical beach read (this lucky bookworm is currently on holiday!) but absolutely fascinating and every bit as readable. Has anyone who has read this also read Dr Sue Black’s ‘All That Remains’? Another fantastic and informative memoir, especially if you are interested in learning more on how pathologists handle the aftermath of natural disasters, massacres and terrorist attacks!
No, YOU are crying! Silvera can do no wrong. Photo credit: @jbistheinitial
Who else is watching Sanditon? Photo Credit: alishawaterfall