'She's sleet and granite/ Space rock shattering the planet' - Hold Your Own. How badass is that quote? I've been away for a long time adulting and I'm going to be honest it's been really, really tough going in May and June. I've decided it was high time to return to my one true love, … Continue reading Kate Tempest |Two Mini Reviews!
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is defiant, affirming and relevant. Read it to understand that oppression has never been as black and white. This is a book that will make you want to be heard and seen. In this collection Rankine assesses microaggressions and oppression-fuelled assassinations of character that follow black people around in America and abroad. … Continue reading #10 Citizen: An American Lyric | A good book and a cup of tea
I really do love a good bookish series - here's a new one! I'm actually a secret Londoner (not so secret if you've heard me recount a story to my London mates in a overexcited cockney squeal) and I've noticed that there seems to be some lovely info about indie bookshops down south on the … Continue reading Indies all over #1 | Bakewell Bookshop
Hello folks! Right I'm going to be honest, I'm always a little startled when another month is over and I feel like I have to talk about how many books I've read and my malignant thoughts ultimately turn to the books I haven't read yet.Which is ridiculous because life happens! And for me reading is … Continue reading March wrap-up (& and bookish rant) | 4 mini book reviews
This is a slam poem I dreamt up on my walk to work walking by the mother with red hair who I always pass at the cash and carry and all the other commuters I see regularly...except Monday was a bad health day. I can be hesitant publishing what I write when it's this personal … Continue reading A poem
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Five stars. Heart-breaking. Conversation-starting. This is a book that can only be properly described by compounds. Homegoing is Gyasi's debut novel, it starts with a fire lit by an enslaved woman called Mamee. Little does Mamee know her fire will burn message across the ages long after her own death. Mamee … Continue reading #9 Homegoing| A good book and a cup of tea
A diary from our travels. You have set yourself to music ~ Oscar Wilde Ireland is a place that has, quite stubbornly, set itself to music - and makes little apology for it. I couldn't help but fall in love with a country as obstinate and prone to whim as myself. The mountains in Killarney's … Continue reading Ireland | Imperfect writers, quaint pubs & other-worldly beaches
Nicola Yoon's newest teen novel Everything, Everything became a bestseller for the same reason her latest read is a pleasure to snuggle up with - her writing is simply addictive. 3.5 stars.
Saga Volume 2 is just as bad-ass as its predecessor. 5 great big gold stars! Here's all you need to know about Saga Volume 2: Alana and Marko are intergalactic couple goals, they fight each other's corner even in the face of the universes greatest adversities, the in-laws, in this second volume. The narrative point of … Continue reading #7 Saga Volume 2| A good book and a cup of tea
5 stars - Wonder is charming, funny, heart-warming and transports you back to being ten years old. WONDERFUL IN FACT (SORRY I HAD TO). This is one of those books that has buzz that proceeds it, which always worries me a bit because I always have this nagging fear that I'll be the one reader … Continue reading #6 Wonder | A good book and a cup of tea