In terms of reading, 2021 has actually been a great year for me. After getting my groove back in 2020, I optimistically set my reading challenge to match how much I read last year, while knowing that this year would … Continue reading 2021 in books | top 10 fave reads and Storygraph reading wrap up
Reading is one of my first loves and this year really gave me the time to reconnect with that love. With the busy-ness of my uni years, I fell out of the habit of reading for fun but with so … Continue reading 2020 in books – my top 10 favourites, recommendations and stats
I find true crime stories fascinating for many reasons, and there are enough screwed up people in the world to have produced loads stories to find out about. I will preface this now by saying that I do not enjoy … Continue reading The fascination with true crime
I just finished reading Meg Jay’s book called 20: The Defining Decade where she aims to explain why our twenties matter and how to make the most of that time of your life. I will say that I didn’t particularly … Continue reading Making the most of your twenties
A year ago I decided to take a real crack at this whole blogging thing and 52 posts later, here we are. I wanted to blog because I really missed writing creatively and for fun, something I don’t have the … Continue reading A year of blogging!
We’re just over half way through the year and I’ve completed my totally achievable, way too easy Goodreads challenge of reading 12 books in 2017. And while I bump up my goal to read even more in the second half … Continue reading Mid-year reading round up
When it comes to asking me what I’d like for Christmas, you generally can’t go wrong with a book. Especially if, like my mother, you make your selection based on my Goodreads list. Christmas 2016 is now to be known … Continue reading Christmas Book Haul!
This next piece came from my final year of secondary education where I gratefully took advanced higher English, the highest qualification that a Scottish pupil can achieve in high school and I absolutely loved it. There were only 4 of … Continue reading White Horse | High School English Portfolio #3
Room by Emma Donoghue is such an incredible and compelling story and a really great read. Initially, it takes a wee minute to warm up to because of the syntax of our narrator Jack and for the action to start … Continue reading Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue
So the story of how I discovered this bookshop all begins with, funnily enough, a book. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is a read that I could not recommend enough. I read it last summer and it is honestly the … Continue reading Word on the Water | The best bookshop ever