Why Mummy Swears

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

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Summer 2018 Catch up

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

Am I Working Class?

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?

My Current Literary Life

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

Response to: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

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

February Wrap Up

In the month of February, I managed to read 7 books. This is a quick wrap up of those titles. Flame in the Mist - Renee Ahdieh - DNF It was not because this book was bad, I have struggled with Ahdieh's writing before, but that was more to do with pace than it was… Continue reading February Wrap Up

#TBR241 – March Update

There are more excuses! I am going to explain why it is so easy for me to make excuses for the first part of the year, and then what I feel I need to do about this. I have received a lot of comments from people who think it is funny how many excuses we… Continue reading #TBR241 – March Update