There are 200 roses in Sarajevo, each are memorials made from concrete scars caused by mortar explosions and filled with red resin. Each rose on the pavement of the city … Continue Reading Book Review: Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin
Earlier this year I read The One by John Marrs after my friend Alice spent the best part of year (probably longer to be honest) nagging me to read it. … Continue Reading Book Review: The Passengers by John Marrs
This is my first venture into Esther Freud’s work and, while melancholic, I couldn’t love you more is beautiful and incredibly moving. It’s the story of three generations of women, … Continue Reading Book Review: I couldn’t love you more by Esther Freud
I have mixed views on The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab. The concept and story is so intriguing, yet I wasn’t entirely sold on it. As always … Continue Reading Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
A few years ago, I read the Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, the story of Lale a Slovakian Jew in Auschwitz forced to permanently mark his fellow prisoners. During … Continue Reading Book Review: Three Sisters by Heather Morris
It’s Sunday the 28th August 2005, the sun has set over Bramham park in Leeds, I’ve spent the past three nights sleeping in a tent unwisely pitched on a hill meaning … Continue Reading Book Review: The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
I haven’t written about sustainable fashion and my pledge to shop better in almost a year. It’s a pledge I’m standing by despite it throwing up challenges; let’s be honest … Continue Reading Fashion and sustainability….
We are 100 would make a superb TV series. Seriously, someone, somewhere must have picked this up already and if they haven’t, they need to. I’ve been back on a … Continue Reading Book Review: We are 100 by Nathan Timmel
Where are you indeed? Okay, I fully got swept up in Normal People – the book and tv series….I did not get swept up in Sally Rooney’s new novel, Beautiful … Continue Reading Book Review: Beautiful world where are you by Sally Rooney
Hello everyone, I was nominated for the Aesthete blogger award by the lovely Eri from Weird Lifestyle. Thank you for nominating me Eri, it’s the first one of these I’ve … Continue Reading The Aesthete Blogger Award
I started thinking about this post months ago. My friend Sinead and I – another prolific reader – were enjoying a sunny afternoon in the garden with a few drinks. … Continue Reading Talking books: When the film is better than the book…..
By this point, I have completely abandoned my mission to clear books off my TBR, I managed four out of the ten, then new books appeared on my Kindle and … Continue Reading Book Review: Freckles by Cecelia Ahern
**SPOILER FREE** I feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime for Magpie by Elizabeth Day to be released. I think I’ve had it on pre-order since the beginning of the … Continue Reading Book Review: Magpie by Elizabeth Day
When I bought The Comfort Book by Matt Haigh, I bought myself some sunflowers at the same time in the spirit of comfort. I look at sunflowers and immediately the … Continue Reading Book Review: The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
Bit of a misleading title, I haven’t been on stage performing, no one on this planet would pay their hard-earned cash to suffer through my singing voice. I went to … Continue Reading My return to live music
Slight weeklong hiatus, so let’s get cracking! How many of us heard or read the ‘cool girl’ rant in Gone Girl nodding with a wry smile? “Men always say that … Continue Reading Book Review: Pretending by Holly Bourne