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

My Brighton Hotel - review
Lifestyle

24 hours in Brighton: My Brighton Hotel

Last week I went away for my first work conference - in Brighton! Brighton had been on my list of places to visit in the UK for a long time and I was pleased to have a reason to explore. Our CEO even suggested that we fly up, as travelling on the train from Cornwall… Continue reading 24 hours in Brighton: My Brighton Hotel

Mr Kipling Roald Dahl cakes
Books, Lifestyle

Exceedingly geeky cakes

If you follow me on Instagram you'll have noticed a fair few tea and cake posts lately. When Dom told me that Mr Kipling had released a line of Roald Dahl cakes, I knew I had to get them all. Yes, for the Gram. I hate me too. Anyhoo, I could only find the George's… Continue reading Exceedingly geeky cakes

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

My literary bucket list

Earlier this year I reviewed 100 Books That Changed the World and it got me thinking about my book bucket list. Almost every day I come across yet another book which I add to my wish list but what are the priorities? What are the classics that everyone talks about? Which recent releases have become… Continue reading My literary bucket list

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

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

We Should All Be Feminists
Books, feminism

#FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

I re-joined my local library days ahead of Feminist Book Fortnight and now my world has suddenly opened up in terms of reading potential. I've been struggling with a budget recently which has curtailed my spending on anything other than bills and food and now I can read again - beyond the titles which lovely… Continue reading #FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

Using my bullet journal to organise my reading
Books, stationery

How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Between tracking reviews of books I've already left, tackling my growing TBR shelf and prioritising books on my never-ending wish list, my bullet journal comes in pretty handy. Sure, I have my Goodreads app and Amazon wish list but it's so nice to have everything in one place. And colour-coded! I use my bullet journal… Continue reading How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2