January Wrap Up

Finally January has finished! It felt like it had lasted for an entire year on its own but I am proud to say that I managed to read 6 books. I'm pretty sure that that is the most books I have ever read in one month so I'm really pleased that my reading year has [...]

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Reading Challenge 2019 – Level 1

For 2019 I decided to branch out and undertake a reading challenge because I am terrible for sticking to my favourite genre and authors. I feel like I'm really missing out on a whole host of amazing books so this year I chose to follow the Linz the Bookworm 2019 Reading Challenge (http://linzthebookworm.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-reading-challenge.html) because it [...]

The Book Highs and Lows of 2018: The Wrap Up

I have managed to read 25 books this year which is significantly less than last year but, as you all know, I had a Masters to contend with so I am very happy I made it. I read a wide range of books although I feel I could have branched out a little more from [...]

Masters: Was it All Worth it?

Hello friends I'm back in the world of blogging after a huge hiatus. Some of you may know that my break away was due to me starting a Masters in English Literature and Creative Writing in September 2017 and, as shown above, that journey came to an end in November 2018. This post is going [...]

Poetry Corner: Plath and Kaur

First of all, I would just like to say that I am not the biggest fan of poetry. I feel that I have to work hard to discover the meaning and inspiration behind each piece and, quite simply, I am just too lazy. However, as I gracefully approach 30, I felt I should dip my [...]

Subscription: Illumicrate Box, August Edition

It is crazy how quickly time flies; the summer is nearly over and another Illumicrate is here which means a whole 3 months has passed! I can't believe how fast 2017 is going, before we know it the dreaded C word will be upon us. Anyway, here we have the August edition of the Illumicrate [...]

The Last Books of April

This post is going to be a little different to my usual set up because I read quite a few books in April (yay!) and thought I would sum up the remaining few in one post. Simple! Name: Illuminae  Rating: 1/5 Review: I fully expect to be hunted down for this review but, in all [...]

Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists

Title: We Should All Be Feminists Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher: Fourth Estate Publication Date: October 2014  Synopsis:  What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning [...]

Book Review: Hidden Figures

Title: Hidden Figures Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the [...]