If you didn’t know, the 17th May is International Day Against Homophobia (or IDAHO).  On this day in 1993 the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its mental illnesses register. IDAHO aims to raise awareness of homophobia and campaign against it. Due to a push on  Equality and Diversity at work,  I did a promotional display for IDAHO in the college library where I work , it turns out it’s a big deal where I work, we make a day of it with BBQ’s and DJ’s . Here are my display piccies:

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I figure it’s also a fab time to showcase some of the popular LGBT books out there.

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My Book Basket Haul

book basket haulFrom left to right:

The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

Holes – Louis Sachar

Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennet

Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson

Let it Snow – John Green

This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales

She is Not Invisible – Markus Sedgewick

Just One Year – Gayle Forman

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts – Robyn Schneider

Look What I Hauled All The Way Home

I just had to share this photo with you guys, whoever you are. I ended up carrying all six of these books home from work tonight. Working  in a library is a seriously dangerous occupation!

Book Haul From work

The Books I Hauled Home:

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

The Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry

Liesel & Po – Lauren Oliver

An Abundance of Katherine’s – John Green

Love & Misadventure – Lang Leav


Cover Crush 1#

We all do it. We all crush over books. We’re bibliophiles, we can’t help it. The temptation to buy a book, just because it has a super pretty cover, is often too great for us to stand. Before we even know what the book is about, we go weak at the knees, put hand to pocket and before we know it, we’re purchasing said pretty book. We can’t handle our cover crushes. It’s that simple.

Here’s my current cover crush:


Paper Towns

How pretty is this cover? I read this book last year and can remember really liking the book and really hating the cover. If only I’d waited! I MUST HAVE IT!!