Bound by Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder
Books, Cornwall, stationery

An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Last week I popped along to No. 56 in Penzance for the launch of an exciting new book: Bound by Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder. Released today, Bound is a stunning book featuring 15 different bookbinding projects, suitable for all experience levels, including beginners. Writer, bookbinder and teacher, Rachel Hazell, was on hand to… Continue reading An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Roald Dahl Day 2018 - book review
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

Roald Dahl Day 2018

When asked to think about the most popular and best-loved children's authors, three names come to mind: Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl. Speak to anyone about children's books and I am confident that all of them will be familiar with a Roald Dahl story, whether that's the original source material or a film… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day 2018

Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo - review
Books, feminism, Film

Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Women have often been overlooked or miscredited in the film industry and it's high time they were recognised for their work, especially when it comes to the early years of cinema. Fortunately Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker* seeks to rectify that. You may not know that I'm something… Continue reading Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

The House That Lars Built notebook and journal
Books, stationery

My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review

When I spot a beautiful new collection from Abrams + Chronicle, I like to go all in. And when the products come from the fabulous The House That Lars Built, it's easy to see why you can't buy just one. After the success of her book, Craft the Rainbow, designer and crafter, Brittany Watson Jepsen,… Continue reading My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review

What Would Boudicca Do?: Life Lessons from History's Most Remarkable Women
Books, feminism

Book review: What Would Boudicca Do?

I don't know if you've noticed but I can't get enough of these books about awesome women often forgotten by the history books. From Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls to A Glorious Freedom, and everything in between, there's something for feminists of all ages. My latest favourite is What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday Problems… Continue reading Book review: What Would Boudicca Do?

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
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Blog Tour: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

I've been working on widening my reading this year. Last year I read a lot of books by and about strong women, which is always awesome, but this year I've been a bit more conscious of the types of stories I consume and the cultures I'm familiar with. This year I've been reading the likes… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Truth About Love and Writing
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The Truth About Love and Writing

Some of my favourite non-fiction books are those which focus on two of my main passions: books and writing. Of course, it also helps when they're little stunners too, like these new releases from Abrams + Chronicle. With a foil stamped cover and colourful edge standing, Bookstagram never looked so good! The Truth About Love*… Continue reading The Truth About Love and Writing

Book review: I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare
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What I’ve been reading lately #9

I've read 42 books so far this year, so I'm only about six to eight weeks away from hitting my GoodReads target of 50. I smashed it with 64 last year, so we'll see where we end up in a few months. I recently reactivated my library card, which has allowed me to catch up… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #9

Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power! by Hello!Lucky
Books, Jenson

What Jenson has been reading lately #3

I've spent the last three years listening to people tell me how much Jenson looks like his dad. Don't get me wrong, it's cute and all, but I really relish the moments when I see how much he gets from me. Like, the kid can not get enough cheese, just like his mumma (and her… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #3

Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon
Books, feminism

Book review: Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon

If there's one thing that's got me through the last few years of working mum life, it's the power of female friendships - and I flippin' love seeing them celebrated. In a time where women are often portrayed as bitchy and jealous, it's great to see a supportive sisterhood, especially in a pretty yet powerful… Continue reading Book review: Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon