Autumn by Ali Smith
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #11

As of Wednesday, I've finished 62 books so far this year. My Goodreads target was 50, so I reckon that's pretty good going, even though some of them have been on the short side. With four working weeks left of the year, I reckon I can tick off a few more yet. Here are some… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #11

Breathe special Journal 52-week planner review
blogging, Books, stationery

Review: Breathe Journal 52-Week Planner

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of paper. I spend my days reviewing books and stationery, and I also spent years studying the media and, in particular, print journalism.I can't get enough of the beautiful magazines and stunning journals which are available on the high street, which goes some way to explaining… Continue reading Review: Breathe Journal 52-Week Planner

One More Chance by Lucy Ayrton
Books, feminism

Book review: One More Chance by Lucy Ayrton

Earlier this year, I reviewed Lisa Ko's The Leavers, the first title from Dialogue Books, an imprint of Little, Brown. The publishing house is giving a platform to distinctive and marginalised voices, shining a spotlight on stories for, about and by readers from the LGBTQI+, disability, working class and BAME communities. My latest review copy… Continue reading Book review: One More Chance by Lucy Ayrton

Birthday and Christmas wish list 2018
Books, feminism, Lifestyle

My birthday and Christmas wish list 2018

With my birthday just a few weeks before Christmas, it's about this time of year that I put myself on a book buying ban and send Santa a little list of titles which have caught my eye, plus a few extras (typically beautiful books, sexy stationery, pretty prints and slogan sweaters). Of course, like most… Continue reading My birthday and Christmas wish list 2018

Paw Patrol book review
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #4

One of my biggest achievements when it comes to raising Jenson is his love of books. He always chooses a bedtime story (usually the same one on repeat for a few weeks) and at the end he immediately says "read it again!". He's deep in a Paw Patrol obsession at the moment, so we always… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #4

The Writer Says book review
blogging, Books

The Writer Says

I love books, but you know what kind of books I really love? Books about other books. And writing. Most writers are readers and there are few things we love more than to find a kindred spirit who understands the struggle of writing. Whether you've just started NaNoWriMo, battled through Blogtober, or are prepping for… Continue reading The Writer Says

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy book review
Books, feminism, Film, geekery

Book review: Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

You don't have to be a film graduate to know that the film industry is dominated by men, in terms of production, audience, and the stories told. Fortunately there is one particularly popular, decades-old franchise, which values its women: Star Wars. Super-nerd Amy Ratcliffe has produced a stunning anthology celebrating 75 female characters from across… Continue reading Book review: Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo
Books

Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

My reading habits seem to be leaning towards the young adult genre lately, having recently read The Hate U Give, Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? and now Easy Prey by Catherine Lo. Each one has tackled a different prevalent issue, such as racism, mental health and sexting/online safety, further cementing the genre's relevance and… Continue reading Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kit review
Books

Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

You may remember that Jenson and I reviewed a copy of James' Giant Bug Book for Roald Dahl Day a few weeks ago. To say Jenson loved it would be a huge understatement and he's still asking to go out on bug walks. Forestry England have kicked up the fun factor even further with their… Continue reading Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

Your Brightest Life guided journal review
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)

I love to journal but I can often become somewhat disheartened by the fact that I'm not remotely artistic; I much prefer guided journals. I like an almost workbook-like structure, something with a goal and an end result, and something which can help me both reflect and look forward. Last year's Make it Happen is… Continue reading Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)