With my summer holiday finally underway, I have been able to really start enjoying some books and getting involved in readathons! Which is lucky, because it was just in time for the 24 in 48 readathon. The aim of this readathon is to complete 24 hours of reading over a 48 hour period. I have… Continue reading 24 in 48 Readathon!
Why Mummy Swears Author: Gill Sims Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Humour Waterstones | Goodreads | Amazon 5 out of 5 - This was every single thing that I wanted it to be. It was hilarious, heartwarming, and just as good as the first book. I really understood the main character and the world… Continue reading Why Mummy Swears
Wow! This summer could not have come fast enough. It is my first summer as a teacher and although I still have plenty to do for next year, I am so excited to finally have some dedicated time for reading and writing. There are a lot of things going on this summer - potentially moving,… Continue reading Summer 2018 Catch up
Sealed Naomi Booth Publisher - Dead Ink Goodreads | Dead Ink | Waterstones | Amazon 4 out of 5 stars: This book was gutsy and disgusting. It made me shudder and cringe yet I couldn't put it down and was compelled to keep reading. It is a short novel that packs a huge… Continue reading Sealed
Tonight, an interesting discussion about working class writers left me thinking for the rest of the evening... While the original panel was intended to discuss how the publishing industry accepts or hinders working class authors and the unique space they may have to negotiate through this socioeconomic status, what emerged was an interesting discussion of… Continue reading Am I Working Class?
An update about my life since January... When I began this blog in October, it was with great hope and optimism. I desperately wanted somewhere to talk about books and to be a part of the book community. However, I was spending all my time focusing on this, as I didn't have work at that… Continue reading My Current Literary Life
It is not often that I feel a desperate need to respond, but while reading this, and now that I've completed it, I cannot stop thinking and wanting to talk about it. Here is the thing. I am privileged. I have been lucky my whole life. My mum and dad care about me deeply, I… Continue reading Response to: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race