Past to Paper: Deserted Fantasy || Persia

Welcome back to Past to Paper! I hope you’re all donning splendiferous outfits to celebrate the New Year coming in (or are we celebrating the fact that 2016 SHALL DIE? Ahem). In any case, sit ye self down because we’re about to take a jolly dalliance into the mysteries of PERSIA.

Past to Paper is a monthly feature on Upside-Down Books run by a young, Australian history buff. History can be an intimidating topic for many and knowledge of the past is severely limited for the majority. This features aims to make history fun, spark interest, and increase awareness of the past and how it could be brought to paper in an enjoyable way other than the sometimes unapproachable genre of Historical Fiction. It’s time to learn.

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Upside-Down Books Awards 2016

Welcome, welcome. It’s nice to see you again – please, take a seat. Popcorn to your left, toilets to your right, dog on your lap, cat on your feet. All sorted? Excellent. WELCOME to the annual Upside-Down Books Awards for 2016 *crowd goes wild*. Thank you, thank you – no really, thank you, *catches a bouquet of flowers*.

I formally welcome you to the inaugural celebration of THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR – in the delightful form of various categories. Because categories are life, ladles and jellyspoons. These books are only those I read this year, regardless of when they were published. I present to you a list of 18 awards that I have so generously given to particular books that I have read this year. At the time of writing this, I have read 84 books (and am midway through the 85th) so let’s all applaud me for my magnificent reading progress for the year. Continue reading

Wishlist Wednesday [#43]

Welcome back to Wednesday! Guess what I started reading this morning? It Ends With Us! A friend lent it to me so I’m taking a quick jump into it before continuing on reading what I received at Christmas. So far so good, but I’m just anticipating Hoover murdering me with feels (does she even write any other way?).

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday [#54]

Hello! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. I’m very excited for the release of the book I’m talking about today because Victoria Scott is definitely one of my favourite authors. I’m trying very hard at the moment to get a lot of reading done – seeing as I slumped a fair bit through most of the month – and so far it’s feeling good. Lots of reading shall be done this new year.
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