2016 is almost universally acknowledged as a bad year. Many people were lost, violence seemed to front every news story, … Continue Reading 2016: Some parts were really great.
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.
Title: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Author: Katarina Bivald Publication: September 2016 by Vintage It has been a long time since … Continue Reading Book review: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.
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.
As much as I wish I were someone who could instantly become immersed in a book, no matter where I … Continue Reading Homely reading.
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them. I wanted to find some eloquent and original way of expressing my feelings, … Continue Reading Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Originally published in the Bridport News. I wrote for them, once a week, as a guest columnist. Books are beginning to find their place online. Whilst this allows exploration of new genres and new authors in the reassurance of reviews and ratings … Continue Reading The Goodreads effect: Competitive 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
It’s is so typical; I go with undue confidence onto social media and exclaim with great enthusiasm ‘go and check out my blog, new posts every weekend’, and then, as I should have predicted, I miss two of my self-given … Continue Reading Life update: University
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.