A few months ago, I was interviewing a man for work when for some reason, and I still can’t work out why, he asked me if I had children. When … Continue Reading Book Review: Untamed by Glennon Doyle
“They burned down the market the day Vivek Oji died”. Firstly, I want to say thank you to Kristin over @Kristinkravesbooks for bringing this to my attention – it was … Continue Reading Book Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
And we’re up and running with the first book of 2021 – Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell. I actually finished this last weekend but have only just gotten around to … Continue Reading Book Review: Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
This is something I wrote a few days ago in the middle of writing slump – I’d started and abandoned four different blog posts and was growing increasingly frustrated. I … Continue Reading The benefits of having a fringe…..
It’s taken me days to figure out what to write. Every time I’ve come to type I’ve hit a great big bloody wall after three sentences, deleted and closed my … Continue Reading Hello 2021….getting back into the news.
Almost an entire year of reading and blogging, it’s been so much fun, and I’ve read some fantastic books. Obviously this time of year naturally lends itself to reviewing and … Continue Reading My Favourite Books of 2020
I’ve been thinking about the books I’ve read over the past 12 months. I’ve been largely lucky; I have enjoyed the majority of books I’ve read. However, there have been … Continue Reading My most disappointing reads of 2020
I have been looking for a good thriller to read ALL YEAR. I’d been burnt a couple of times by books masquerading as thrillers (and being anything but) or being … Continue Reading Book Review: The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning
Just under a year ago, during a pretty bleak January, I set myself a single challenge – to read at least 52 books this year, or, a book a week. … Continue Reading Book Review: Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Today marks a significant landmark (for me at least). Many people will see it as frivolous and maybe it is, but I’ve done it, I’ve managed an entire year without … Continue Reading One Year Shop Free
I remember seeing Haleh Agar tweet about her debut novel Out of Touch peak pandemic*, it was definitely not the book launch she anticipated or dreamed of. I really felt … Continue Reading Out of Touch by Haleh Agar #bookreview
Hands up, I’d never at any point given a second thought to what an anti-social behaviour officer is or what they do. “Has your life become unbearable because the person … Continue Reading Anti-social: The secret diary of an anti-social behaviour officer by Nick Pettigrew
In the beginning, everything was fine. * And then along came Zeus. *more or lessAhh Greek myths. Those glorious tales of heroism, honour and… petty squabbles, soap-opera drama and more weird … Continue Reading Zeus is a Dick by Susie Donkin
Reading Leave the World Behind, I was reminded of the world’s shortest story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” It’s a six-word story that tells you everything you need to … Continue Reading Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
I finished this beautiful book in two sittings and it will stay with me for a long time. Word of warning if you’re going to pick up A Life Without … Continue Reading A Life Without Water by Marci Bolden
I think it’s fair to say, I do not have a standard job. There’s times radio and reporting will see you end up in some ludicrous situations, coronavirus thankfully hasn’t … Continue Reading Radio Days: A week in the life of a reporter