Get Your Shit Together Journal by Sarah Knight
Books, Lifestyle

Getting my shit together [part one]

Regular readers of this blog will know how much I flippin' love Sarah Knight. I loved all three of her books and they genuinely changed my life (check out my reviews of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Get Your Shit Together and You Do You). I bought myself Get Your Shit Together… Continue reading Getting my shit together [part one]

yellow books
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #8

Thanks to my fantastic working relationship with a few fab book publishers and my recently renewed library account, I'm never short of something to read. In fact, my TBR has gotten a bit out of hand and I've had to schedule my reading around library renewals and publication dates. Here's a little look at what… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #8

Floored blog tour
Books

When seven blogs collide… [part three]

In celebration of the release of Floored, a collaborative novel from the pens of seven incredible UK young adult writers (including my personal favourite, Holly Bourne), I have been invited to take part in a blog tour with six fabulous fellow bookworms. In the spirit of the novel we're celebrating, we've been encouraged to produce… Continue reading When seven blogs collide… [part three]

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books, feminism

Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm finishing my Feminist Book Fortnight posts with a review of Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's a great follow-up to We Should All Be Feminists and is probably going to be my go-to gift for everyone this year. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received… Continue reading Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Books

Blogger Book Nook #10: Summer Romance

If you're new to these parts, I recently joined a Facebook book group called Blogger Book Nook. It's a fun online book club but, rather than picking a book for everyone to read and comment on a month, it's based around a theme/genre, so there are no arguments around titles and there's a good chance… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #10: Summer Romance

Books, feminism

Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I don't want to brag here (much!) but I'm doing so well with my book choices lately. I'm on a streak of titles which are nothing short of eye-opening, inspiring and empowering. The latest is Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own*. I know what you're thinking: but, Emma, you studied English at GCSE and… Continue reading Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Sylvia Plath pin
Books, feminism

Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

For Feminist Book Fortnight I really wanted to write about the female writer, or book written by a woman, which has most inspired me but, truth be told, I struggled. Enid Blyton was the writer who made me fall in love with stories. Jodi Picoult is the writer whose books I always pre-order and eagerly… Continue reading Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

Women & Power by Mary Beard
Books, feminism

Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

Feminist Book Fortnight was just the kick up the ass I needed to finally pull Mary Beard's Women & Power off my bookshelf. I bought it as a post-Christmas treat to myself and it has just sat there and looked pretty ever since. I mean, seriously, look at this book jacket! Based on two of… Continue reading Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

saturday share
blogging, Books

Saturday Share #48

We've hit the middle of Feminist Book Fortnight so for this week's Saturday Share I want to share a few inspiring book-related blog posts. The Bookseller posted an overview of what feminist bookworms could expect from the 14 days of bad-ass books. I discovered (and loved) feminist book blog Yasmine Rose Reads and her regular… Continue reading Saturday Share #48

The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance
Books, Cornwall

The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance

This week combines two particularly awesome bookish campaigns: Feminist Book Fortnight and Independent Bookshop Week. I popped along to the award-winning Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance to chat all things bookish with store co-owner Rachael Howorth. The store housed a display of feminist books before Feminist Book Fortnight even kicked off, such is… Continue reading The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance