Hi all, I'm just popping in here today to let you know I'm running an exciting book giveaway over on my YouTube channel. I'm giving away a copy of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid to my followers, it's read that packs a punch and discusses privilege and race in America. For all the … Continue reading Book Giveaway! | Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
June is Caribbean Heritage Month and as a Jamaican born in the UK, I was so happy to see a #ReadCaribbean challenge going around on bookstagram started by @bookofcinz! This challenge is all about celebrating books set in the Caribbean and shining a light on Caribbean authors in the month of June (and beyond)! I'm … Continue reading My Caribbean Reads TBR!
Nottingham's independent bookshop; filled with political literature, classics, new releases focusing on books from independent presses from around the world. Stepping into Five Leaves feels electric: multi-coloured fairy lights adorn bookshelves, Che Guevara quotes are pressed onto windows and radical authors fill up this unassuming bookshop nestling in Long Row. It's a bookshop that really … Continue reading #2 Indies all over | Five Leaves Bookshop
Here's a poem I wrote about being nice. Don't get me wrong being a decent person is great, being kind, altruistic and loving are attributes I always aim to met. However allowing your self-worth to be crushed by constantly trying to please everyone else can be extremely demeaning, this something I've found to be particularly … Continue reading A poem: Putbackable
'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!
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
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