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
Books, Film

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

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
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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

100 Books That Changed the World by Scott Christianson and Colin Salter
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Book review: 100 Books That Changed the World

It feels kinda meta, reviewing a book about books, but, as a bookworm, I can't resist this kind of non-fiction. 100 Books that Changed the World taught me a lot and inspired me to try some previously unheard of titles. 100 Books that Changed the World is an exceptional collection of groundbreaking works that have… Continue reading Book review: 100 Books That Changed the World

Harry Potter the the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff edition
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Blogger Book Nook #7 Books to screen

At the start of the year I joined a couple of book blogger communities and, I have to say, the Blogger Book Nook is my favourite. I like that there's no pressure to read a certain book - rather, monthly posts are based on a theme (this month it's adaptations) and everyone is free to… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #7 Books to screen

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva
Books, Mental Health

Happier Thinking [Self-Care Sunday #47]

I used to be quite dubious about any book that claimed to have anything to do with mindfulness or self-help but I've actually learned a lot from some of these books in the last year. When Lana Grace Riva offered me a review copy of her book, Happier Thinking, I thought it would make a… Continue reading Happier Thinking [Self-Care Sunday #47]