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5 Books to Inspire Your Spring Cleaning

(Audiobooks are your multi-tasking friend.)

Winter is drawing to a close, and that means it’s time for us to come out of our hibernation and clean out our habitats for Spring! While the thought of scrubbing your house top-to-bottom may make you groan a little, the results are worth it. Not only does everyone enjoy a lovely clean home and the feeling of freshness that it brings, but one big clear out helps you keep on top of clutter and tick off all those things that you’ve been meaning to do for a while.

Of course, if you are still slumped moodily on the sofa at the thought of all that… scrubbing… we’re here to help! These ten books will get you in the mood to clean the whole house top to bottom. Or at the very least, they’ll give you an excuse to put it off for just a little bit longer…

Posted by Rose Moore

Advice from Literary Characters for an Awesome 2016

It’s the start of a brand new year, and for most of us, that means it’s time to start making some changes. While the most common resolutions might be to lose weight or save money, why not set some literature-inspired goals for yourself for 2016? Read more, smile more, be more confident or find a little extra kindness in your year. It may not help you fit into those skinny jeans, but it could make you a lot happier.

Here to help are some of the best quotes from fictional characters – even though they live only in our imaginations, that’s no reason not to turn to them for advice when it comes to keeping your resolutions.

Posted by Rose Moore

Reading Resolutions for 2016 and How to Stick to Them

One of the best parts of a new year is making resolutions. Imagine a wonderful year of possibilities where you might just come out the other end happier, more accomplished than you were when you started. However, the smallest hitch can make a resolution seem hopeless come March. 

Never fear, dear reader, because we’ve come up with some of the best bookish resolutions to make, along with some hints and tips to help you see them through until the end of 2016.

Posted by Rose Moore

Winter Cocktails for Holidays at Hogwarts

While we may not be able to transport you to Hogwarts for Christmas (sorry!), we can add a little of that Harry Potter magic to your menu with drinks from Winter Cocktails. This amazing collection of beautifully illustrated winter drinks has something for every occasion, whether you want to imagine yourself tucked up in the common room, celebrating with friends at the Three Broomsticks, or getting your very own knitted jumper at the Burrow on Christmas Day.

Posted by Rose Moore

How To Host A Perfect WhoLock Holiday Party!

The ninth season of the rebooted Doctor Who may have come to a close earlier this month, but there’s still one episode to look forward to: the annual Christmas Special! This year will find Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and his wife River Song reunited for a holiday adventure with plenty of snowy scenes, Christmas carols and Antlers. A week later, Sherlock fans get a new episode as well (after a two-year wait!), as John and Sherlock find themselves in 1890’s London for a Victorian holiday special airing on January 1st.

With these two incredible specials on the horizon, what’s a fan to do? Gather all your nerdy friends and celebrate amazing British television with a WhoLock Holiday party… or two! Here's how:

Posted by Rose Moore

Bookish White Elephant Gifts For Every Price Range

The holidays inevitably bring about a rash of White Elephant parties. And while it may be hard to shop when you have little to no idea who the recipient is, you can't go wrong with book-inspired gifting. So we’ve rounded up some of the best bookish gifts, at every price range, that are sure to get the stealing rounds started. 

Posted by Rose Moore