Earlier this month, I got my first ever tattoo (sorry Dad)! I'd been thinking about it for a long time - almost a year, in fact. I found a design that totally inspired me, and after a year of wanting it, I finally booked myself in to get it done. As I often do, I … Continue reading My First Tattoo!
Goddess of the Hunt is a new book of poetry by Shelby Eileen (author of Sunfish and Soft in the Middle) all about the Greek goddess Artemis. In these poems, traditional representations of Artemis meet with more modern interpretations of her myth in a really beautiful way. She is portrayed as a badass aroace (aromantic/asexual) … Continue reading ARC Review: Goddess of the Hunt
On the 1st of February I travelled up to London to support my friend Summer and her band Secret Power at their first EP launch. I am very much a book person and not so much a music person, so I felt very uncool and out of my depth (as I often do around cool, … Continue reading Secret Power EP Launch
Two weeks ago, I went on a writing retreat - just me and my laptop, alone on a farm in the middle of nowhere. I actually got a lot more out of it than just this stupid blog post, but I'm a sucker for a catchy title. The aim was to focus on my novel … Continue reading I Went On A Writing Retreat And All I Got Was This Stupid Blog Post
I am conscious that I haven't posted on here in a while and I've had a cold all week and I think it's finally reached my brain because I decided to try shitposting. I normally reserve this for Facebook or my various WhatsApp group chats but 2019 is all about trying new things so here … Continue reading 16 Ways to Beat a Cold
On the threshold of a new year, it's very easy to proclaim that this year will be different. 'New year, new me' as they say. But change doesn't happen overnight, you have to build new habits and work hard to achieve your goals, and many resolution-setters only focus on the end goal, and not what … Continue reading New Year, Same Me
Okay, yes, I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I finally finished Children of Blood and Bone and I NEED to talk about this book. I'm not exaggerating when I say that Tomi Adeyemi and her magnificent book are literally gifts from the gods. Like, if Tomi started a cult I … Continue reading Review: Children of Blood and Bone
Anyone who follows this blog (so, mostly my parents) will have noticed I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately. There have been a number of contributing factors for this, but the main one is The Breakup™. About a week after my last post on here, my almost-three-year relationship came to a somewhat abrupt … Continue reading And We’re Back!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Drea Damara's novel The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane! This modern fairy tale is part magical realism, part high fantasy - a combination that is right up my street. Plus, it's full of books! What's not to love? The Blurb Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane
This is an exciting post for me because this is my first time taking part in a blog tour! Many thanks to Shalini at Digital Reads Blog Tours for letting me take part. The book in question is Song for a Lost Kingdom by Steve Moretti, perfect for fans of Outlander and lovers of classical … Continue reading Blog Tour: Song for a Lost Kingdom