Bookshelf

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
– Stephen King

Not Here to Make Friends

I’ve been reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, and one of her essays gave me pause for thought.  (Actually, many of her essays did, but this one in particular resonated with me this week). Not Here to Make Friends discusses likeability in literature – the way many readers will criticise…

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Book Review: Body Positive Power

Book Review: Body Positive Power

At the end of last year my friend introduced me to Body Positivity.  It is a movement set on ditching current body ideals, aiming … View Post
The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

If you read my post about my Christmas book haul, you’ll already know that I was gifted the behemoth of a hardback that … View Post
Q&A with Holly Ice

Q&A with Holly Ice

A little while ago, I stumbled upon a novella called The Russian Sleep Experiment.  It was immersive, and terrifying, and I immediately felt compelled … View Post
Reading Resolutions for 2018

Reading Resolutions for 2018

I decided at the end of ’16 that I would have a year free from the (what sometimes feels like) restrictions and pressures of reading … View Post
A Bookish Christmas Haul

A Bookish Christmas Haul

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday.  We’re not quite ready to return to normality yet in my house, and are still … View Post
What I Got For Bookmas

What I Got For Bookmas

My main group of friends meet every Christmas to exchange presents, a tradition we’ve kept going for as long as I can remember.  … View Post