Q: Do you collect mugs?


I… have a bit of an afinity for mugs to the point where my partner dispairs every time I find a new cute one! So of course I wanted to try matching my books to one of my mugs!

I’ve loved owls for most of my life so this felt like the perfect mug to start with and I also really don’t have many brown books so this was a fun challenge! There’s only one book on this stack that I’ve not read (Dune) and the rest I’ve read and I absolutely loved them all!! They are all 5 star reads for me. Maybe I should pick up more brown books? 😂🤎

Image ID: A stack of brown books on a white shelf. There is a brown owl mug sat on top of the books, and in front on the right is fake green ivy. The books from bottom to top are: The Crow by Alison Croggon, Miss Marple Stories by Agatha Christie, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Dune by Frank Herbert

I Used to Know That Geography, a review

Now, this isn’t exactly a hyped read on the bookternet, but hear me out as to why you might want to think about picking it up. We don’t tend to talk much about non-fiction reads, and especially not those on the more educational side. However, I think these can be really great reads to improve our knowledge and can be a good break in between long and intense fiction reads, such as fantasy books.

This is a really lovely little book which covers all the basics of Geography, based on the UK curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds. Obviously, this is a simple explanation of the topics, however, with my knowledge (from a geography degree) the information seems succinct, correct and it’s written in a way which keeps you engaged and interested. It isn’t written like a textbook, instead, it’s more like a conversation with someone who is talking to you about geography. This is definitely a part that I think will appeal to many.

This book would be great for two branches of people, those who never chose Geography as a subject in school and wish to learn the basics, and those who have been out of school for… a few years, and want to refresh their knowledge and reminisce about their teacher with the slipper teaching them about the Bradshaw model! You’re given a lot of information in a simple to understand format, and it’s a good way to learn this data.

I gave this book 4/5* after reading it in the BookTubeAThon and definitely recommend it.