Atonement book review
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Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

This month's theme for the Blogger Book Nook group is Time Machine (historical fiction). The requirements were quite broad - the book you review just has to be set in the past, whether typically 'historical' or set in the 90s. While I'm a fan of the classics of the Brontes and Austen, I'm not generally… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt
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Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt* The first thing I saw was the wheelchair. The first thing she saw was the doper. Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his… Continue reading Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure
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Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

I love Richard Ayoade. I thought he was great in The IT Crowd, I love seeing him on panel shows (particularly alongside Noel Fielding) and I thought Submarine was awesome. Oh, and I flipping love Travel Man. But I'm not a fan of some of his earlier work, particularly Garth Marenghi's Dark Place and AD/BC:… Continue reading Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

Lumberjanes #The Moon is Up - book review
Books, geekery

Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

Lumberjanes #1 Unicorn Power was one of my favourite books of last year (review here). It felt like the book I'd been waiting for my whole life. Sure, growing up I was all over The Famous Five, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High but Lumberjanes is the ultimate series for young women when it… Continue reading Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
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What I’ve been reading lately #7

This year I'm trying to step out of my reading comfort zone a bit more and read a wider range of genres. Over the last week or so I've read Korean thriller The Good Son* by You-jeong Jeong and graphic novel The Best We Could Do* by Thi Bui. The Best We Could Do has… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #7

The Leavers by Lisa Ko
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Blog tour: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Is it easier to be the one who leaves or the one left behind? Eleven-year-old Deming Guo is heartbroken when his mother doesn't come home from work one day. Abandoned, and with no other known family, he is soon adopted by a white middle-class couple, moved from the Bronx to a town upstate, and renamed… Continue reading Blog tour: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One of Us is Lying book review
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Blogger Book Nook #8 Murder in the Library

Everyone loves a good mystery, right? Is there anything more satisfying than figuring it out before the big reveal or do you like to be kept guessing until the end? In case you couldn't tell, this month the Blogger Book Nook group is discussing crime/thriller novels. 1. Who is your favourite fictional detective and why?… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #8 Murder in the Library

Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Personalised alphabet poster from Wonderbly

Growing up I had a personalised story book and it was/is the coolest thing. It featured my family and friends as characters - even little ol' me! So when Wonderbly released My Golden Ticket last year I had to get my hands on a copy and write myself and Jenson into the story. They have… Continue reading Personalised alphabet poster from Wonderbly

Posters for Change book review
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A picture is worth a thousand words

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words then it's no wonder that campaign posters have the power to incite change. Following the increased waves of activism around the time of the 2016 Presidential Election, Princeton Architectural Press put out a call for designers to contribute to a collection of tear-out posters. Nearly 300… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words

The Displaced book review
Books

10 reasons why you need to read The Displaced

Despite the troubling time in which we live, we're fortunate that publishers such as Abrams are providing a platform for minority voices. Last year saw the release of the likes of Why I March and 200 Women and this month sees the publication of The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, in time for the… Continue reading 10 reasons why you need to read The Displaced