As many of you are aware, I recently moved to London! Me and my boyfriend Jay have spent these past couple of weeks exploring all over the city. We've been doing lots of exciting things, including hanging out in many of the parks, and going to a cat cafe! Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium was an … Continue reading the log in london: first weeks!
I was kindly provided with a copy of Lynn Mitchell's The Red Beach Hut by the publisher, Linen Press. This has not affected my review in any way. "Their eyes met and locked. Pulling his hand from his pocket, Neville waved. Once." Eight year old Neville is the first to notice that the red beach … Continue reading the red beach hut review
I've been wondering a lot recently - when going through my WordPress or Twitter feed, what makes me click into a post? What excites my interest? Original content This is clearly the most important for me. I love reading discussion posts and lists that I won't be able to predict. Alternatively, if the content isn't completely … Continue reading discussion: what makes you read a post?
Like many, I've got SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). This basically means that when it gets darker, colder, and wetter, I get more depressed. When the sun is out and it is nicely warm, I get less depressed. This is of course a massive generalisation, but this sums it up. Last winter was a bit difficult, … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – SAD
Hello one and all! September has been an extremely busy month for me - I finished up my marketing internship, I moved to London, and I started on my Publishing Masters course! I have also been as busy as a bee organising things for the Mental Health Book Bingo, which will be taking place this November! … Continue reading september monthly wrap-up
I've recently acquired quite a few new books, so I thought it might be fun to do a quick book haul to show you what I'm going to be reading and reviewing in the near future! Print/ebook: Bedlam: London and Its Mad by Catharine Arnold 'Bedlam!' The very name conjures up graphic images of naked … Continue reading recent book haul
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she … Continue reading things a bright girl can do review
Internalised prejudice. For those who aren't familiar with the term, it means: When people are targeted, discriminated against, or oppressed over a period of time, they often internalize (believe and make part of their self-image – their internal view of themselves) the myths and misinformation that society communicates to them about their group. Source For me, this … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – internalised prejudice
It's a bit of an unspoken blogger rule that you don't talk about statistics. But today I'm going to smash that wide open! I don't know about you, but my stats are the first thing I check on my blog every day. When a post doesn't get a certain number of hits or comments, I … Continue reading discussion: stats
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin. But then … Continue reading starfish author interview