September TBR & A Catch Up

I never usually make TBR piles for the month ahead (or to-be-read, for those of you not up on the lingo) but I couldn’t resist for September — I love the autumn so much and love tailoring my reading around the season around this time of year. I also haven’t done a catch up on my YouTube channel for a while, so I thought I would roll the two into one. So here is my September TBR and catch up video! (For those of you viewing via email or who can’t access the video, click here to be taken to YouTube.)…

Penguin English Library Tour

Ever since I started collecting the gorgeous Penguin English Library classics, I’ve had numerous requests to film a tour video of them — showing you my entire collection! They are perhaps my favourite part of my book collection and the editions I choose over any others. It’s got to the point where I’m finding it hard to add any new ones to my collection because I’m sure that if I do the whole stack will fall down. So, without further ado: here is my Penguin English Library tour! (If you’re viewing on email or having trouble watching the video, click here…

All About Jane Austen! | Classics Series

Since I started my Classics series on YouTube, the most requested video people have asked me to make is one about Jane Austen. Luckily, she’s one of my favourite authors, so it wasn’t much effort to gather all of my Jane Austen books together and talk about them. Here is the result!   (If you’re viewing through email or the video will not display, click here to watch.) Books Mentioned: (with affiliate links) Pride and Prejudice | Illustrated Pride and Prejudice | Northanger Abbey | Persuasion | Mansfield Park | Lady Susan | Sense and Sensibility | Emma What is your…

About Me

Hi! I'm Lucy Powrie, a book blogger and YouTuber from the UK. I have a wild obsession with the Brontë sisters, love reading YA books, and have lots and lots of guinea pigs. My favourite books include Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry.

I'm the creator and host of #UKYAChat, a weekly Twitter chat hosted every Friday at 8pm UK Time, and am represented by Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton.

Meet the BookTubers: Being in The Times

If you could have told me five years ago that starting a blog would lead to my face being splashed on the front page of The Times, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was a shy and anxious twelve year old who had been devastated by the loss of her grandfather only a few months before. Books were my refuge, and so talking about books online felt like something that had been made for me. It was an escape and a place to express myself, and I never thought anything would come of it. I never expected to get any views…

VIDEO: How To Be a Writer with Katy Cannon and Lisa Williamson | #…

I was very lucky to get to visit CPI Books earlier this week to see how books are made! I went with Stripes Publishing and we watched I’ll Be Home for Christmas get turned into a real book which was extremely cool. I’ll have a blog post and video up very soon all about this! Katy Cannon and Lisa Williamson were there, two of the authors contributing to I’ll Be Home for Christmas, so I got to talk to them all about writing – their writing process, funny habits they have and their advice for new writers. You can watch the…

Not-So-Scary Halloween Book Recommendations

(For those not able to see the video, click here) I hate reading scary books – I get terrified by them! So I thought I would put together a video full of books that are perfect to read at Halloween if you’re like me and get frightened easily. There are creepy inns, haunting pictures, and dead bodies! Enjoy! Books Mentioned: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – With pictures to help tell the story, now is the perfect time to read it as the film is released in 2016. Glimpse by Kendra Leighton – Based on one of my favourite…

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Reading Corner | Episode One

I decided that I’d start a new feature on my YouTube channel where I can sit down and chat about books – whatever bookish thing that comes to mind! I’m going to be doing mini reviews, hauls and TBRs within them and I’m looking forward to carrying on the series. I hope you enjoy the first episode!   Books mentioned: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew Counting Stars by Keris Stainton Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott-Gregson The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel…

PERIODS in YA

Lately I’ve noticed a horrifying trend in YA books – a lack of menstruating characters. Can you honestly tell me that Bella or Katniss never got their period? I find it hard to believe. As part of my new feminism series on YouTube, I decided to make a video discussing this subject, and I’ve compiled a list to go alongside it. The books below are YA books that feature periods as plot points, or even just mention periods. Even these, surprisingly, are hard to find. The first step to getting more authors to write about menstruation is to talk about it…

On blogging and booktubing + an announcement!

Hi! I’m Lucy and I’m both a blogger and a booktuber. I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now and, okay, there will be people who disagree but please hear me out! There have been tensions between the blogging and booktube community for a while now. I’ve noticed the strain between the two, and I know I’m not the only one. Booktubing is a relatively new phenomenon, only cropping up in the last few years, whereas blogs have been going for a lot longer. Both attract different audiences, booktubers usually with the larger audience, with some booktubers having over…

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Bookshelf Tour

The other day I uploaded a bookshelf tour on my YouTube channel and really wanted to share it here. I was so lucky to get this gorgeous new bookcase for Christmas and I’ve really enjoyed filling it up. Luckily I still have quite a bit of room left! Enjoy!   A quick update: I will be back and posting, starting this week. I know I’ve abandoned you in the past few weeks, but hopefully I can get a blogging streak going. 

Bath Kids Lit Fest 2013

Last week it was Bath Children’s Literature Festival, or Bath Kids Lit Fest, and, being lucky enough to live very close to it, I spent most of the week there. The first day that I attended was Sunday and, before any of my events, I met up with Georgia from Books and Writers JNR and we spent nearly 45 minutes in Waterstones Bath (I love their YA section!). I bought The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater whilst Georgia bought Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham. It was so nice to meet her, as we’ve spoken for quite a while now on Twitter and she’s…

Letterbox Love (21)

Letterbox Love is a UK based feature where book bloggers showcase the books that they received that week, be they e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks or any other format. It is hosted by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking. I’ve got such a big haul to share with you this week! I bought an awful lot, but I’m really pleased with everything I got.   BOOKS MENTIONED: Freaks by Lisa M. Forester Storm and Stone by Joss Stirling Wither by Lauren DeStefano Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle Allegiant by Veronica Roth Shattered Dreams by Ellie James Hidden Among Us by…