200 Women poster
Books, feminism, Lifestyle

Here’s to strong women.

I saw Star Wars Episode VIII in the cinema the other day and, in amongst trailers for Infinity War and Ready Player One, and ads for cars and mobile phones, I saw this: It made me think about the countless discussions I have with Luke about modern feminism. I totally support his arguments that there… Continue reading Here’s to strong women.

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood
Books, Film, Lifestyle

Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

Not gonna lie, it's been a rough week. I've spent the last nine days battling a cold with a cough so bad it's actually made me vomit. Fortunately the doctor has reassured me it will soon pass and shouldn't delay my surgery but it's been hard going. All three of us are poorly and sharing… Continue reading Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

A post-Christmas book haul
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A post-Christmas book haul

You can never have too many books, although I do need to spend some time reorganising my bookshelves before I go back to work next week. Y'see, I had some pennies and vouchers left under my Christmas tree and so it would have been rude not to buy seven new books, right? Feast your eyes… Continue reading A post-Christmas book haul

Jenson Christmas 2017
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Christmas 2017 in photos

And, just like that, Christmas is over for another year. Well, I'm still celebrating for another week and a half as I don't go back to work until the eighth but, as far as Jenson is concerned, Christmas is over as he's opened all of his presents! During the festive period we've decorated trees, met… Continue reading Christmas 2017 in photos

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017
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My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I'm writing this post 13 days before the end of the year because I know I don't have a hope in hell of finishing another book. Y'see, I have one working day left of the year and the only time I get a chance to read is when I'm on the bus (for nine hours… Continue reading My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

We Should All Be Feminists
Books, feminism, Lifestyle, stationery

Last-minute gift ideas for the bad-ass women in your life

A lot of blogger gift guides have been tarred with the same brush but I can personally vouch for every single item on this list. Whether you're shopping for a mini-feminist or an older woman looking to reclaim her bad-assery, there's something here for everyone. For the hard-core lady types I really can't praise Lumberjanes:… Continue reading Last-minute gift ideas for the bad-ass women in your life

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Volumes 1 and 2
Books, feminism

Rebel girls

This year I have been inspired by so many rebel girls - writers, politicians, activists, actresses... There's a reason why 'feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year and why a group of brave women have been named as Time's 'person' of the year. It really is the year of the women. Unfortunately, these stories… Continue reading Rebel girls

Lit Chat review
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Lit Chat #2

Welcome to part two of my Lit Chat series (check out part one here). This the series where I select a few of my Lit Chat cards* and discuss reading habits and book-related memories, amongst other bookish things, and invite you to join in. Do leave me a comment at the end or link up… Continue reading Lit Chat #2

Lit Chat review
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Lit Chat #1

The bookworms amongst you may remember that earlier in the month I blogged about these fab Lit Chat* cards. They're a great way to start discussions at book clubs, in class or online. The questions tackle your reading habits, who you are as a reader, book-related memories and how you'd handle hypothetical situations - in… Continue reading Lit Chat #1

Lit Chat review
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Lit Chat: An alternative book club

I'm not a member of a book club but, as a book blogger, I'm a member of various online groups where I love to discuss what I'm reading and share recommendations. I receive a lot of ARCs and love taking part in blog tours. Seeing everyone's reviews popping up at the same time is a… Continue reading Lit Chat: An alternative book club