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

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

Make Change! Art to inspire action
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Make Change

If there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that one person has the power to make change, be that positive or negative. It might sound cheesey to say out loud but it's true. Every significant change in history has started with one person and their belief that they have this power. Abrams + Chronicle have… Continue reading Make Change

Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight - book review
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Getting my shit together

If you're a regular reader, you might recall me posting about my fuck budget last year and my massive girl crush on Sarah Knight, having read The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck and You Do You. I recently read her second book, Get Your Shit Together, and I highly recommend it, especially… Continue reading Getting my shit together

Book review - A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
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Book review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

I'm so glad we live in a world where there are so many popular young adult books about mental health/disorders but, dare I say it, it's becoming difficult to find those with a unique voice. Holly Bourne smashed it with Am I Normal Yet, Sophie Kinsella's Finding Audrey was a great foray into the young… Continue reading Book review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

2018 toolkit
Books, Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Everything you need to kick ass in 2018 (Self-Care Sunday #39)

Have you set resolutions or goals for the new year? Chances are most, if not all, of you have. But have you thought about what you need to help you achieve your goals? Whether you're looking to be more productive, work on your self-confidence, make a big career move or simply learn to take better… Continue reading Everything you need to kick ass in 2018 (Self-Care Sunday #39)

You Do You by Sarah Knight book review
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You Do You

'You do you' is an expression I've heard a lot lately, mainly from a sassy AF colleague, and I've longed to have that kind of attitude. Now, thanks to everyone's favourite potty-mouthed anti-guru, it's something I've started to adopt in my day-to-day life. Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck… Continue reading You Do You

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck book review
Books, Lifestyle

My Fuck Budget

Apologies, if you've not read Sarah Knight's The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, the title of this post might seem a bit odd. Let me explain. Following the success of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Sarah Knight wrote this book, subtitled 'How to stop spending time you don't have doing… Continue reading My Fuck Budget

little fires everywhere blog tour
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Blog tour: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

It's not often that I'll read a book that I don't know much about. I'm usually hooked by an intriguing synopsis, have already read something by the author, I've fallen for a pretty cover or, if it's being reviewed everywhere, I want to know what everyone's talking about. It wasn't the case with Celeste Ng's… Continue reading Blog tour: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

birthday christmas list 2017
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list

In case I've not mentioned it enough already, I turn 30 at the end of the month - eek! People have been warned against surprise parties, speeches, singing and any memorabilia with my age on but, ya know, presents are always gratefully received. I'm not a monster! Now that I'm old there's nothing I really… Continue reading My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list