Dear J.K. Rowing, This week marks the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I, and many, many … Continue Reading #HarryPotter20: An open letter to J.K. Rowling
I am back in Dorset. Redwood G.01 has been packed up, scrubbed and polished for the last time and my … Continue Reading University is over.
A research seminar at Bath Spa University, chaired by Maggie Gee (who also spoke at the Past, Present, and Future … Continue Reading Empathy at work: Empathy and reading and writing.
This post, accept from the last line which was edited for this post, was originally published in the Bridport News. … Continue Reading Yay for YA!
The ‘End of Year Book Survey’ was first created seven years ago by Jamie on her blog The Perpetual Page … Continue Reading End of Year Book Survey: 2016
Apologies for not being very consistent for the past few weeks; tinsel and baubles took over my brain, leaving not … Continue Reading Book Haul: Christmas.
Huge Thank you to Ambient Literature, Bath Spa, and everyone else involved who made this talk possible. I have never … Continue Reading The past, present, and future of reading.
I’ve had this tag on the back burner for a while now. It was a post I contemplated doing at the beginning of this blog’s life as a way of showing and exploring some of my bookish opinions but it … Continue Reading Book tag: Unpopular opinions.
Note: I have a physical disability, Cerebral Palsy, but I am very unlikely to have had the same experiences as … Continue Reading Inspired by and in response to Louise Gornall.
Last Saturday I had the best day. It was fun, it was exciting, it was inspiring, it was exhausting, it was great. Last Saturday I attended Bath Children’s Literature Festival. It was a complete fluke that I went; I didn’t … Continue Reading Book Haul: Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Last week was all about catching up with friends who I had not seen in a while; having a natter … Continue Reading Book haul: Friends and books
Originally published in the Bridport News. I wrote for them, once a week, as a guest columnist. My mum and I are similar in many ways. However, my buying of books as often as I do is not something we agree on. … Continue Reading Treat them just like old friends.
World suicide prevention day was yesterday. According to the World Health Organisation around 800,000 people die by suicide each year and up to 25 times as many people make a suicide attempt. This is a tragic and saddening statistic is … Continue Reading World Suicide Prevention day 2016
Title: Under rose-tainted skies Author: Louise Gornall Publication: July 2016 by Chicken House Ltd Tempted by glowing reviews on Goodreads, … Continue Reading Book Review: Under rose-tainted skies.
(Picture credit) It should come as no surprise that I love books, after all, this is a book blog, but there are some that hold an extra special place in my heart. With that in mind and after finding and adoring … Continue Reading The books that made me.