Before lockdown, my writing group was making plans for a write-a-thon fundraiser to help pay for our friend Dylan's top surgery. Both the fundraiser and the surgery were set to take place in early April, but then both ended up being postponed thanks to the apocalypse. Well, the surgery has now been rescheduled for July … Continue reading Write-a-thon For Dylan
One very difficult thing to do, for anyone of any marginalised orientation or gender identity, is coming out. Whether or not to do it, how to do it, when, where, and to whom? There's a lot to consider and it's no easy task. Since coming out as asexual is a little bit different to other … Continue reading AAW: Advice on Coming Out
Today marks the start of Asexual Awareness Week 2019, also known as AAW or Ace Week. As some of you may know, I came out as ace earlier this year, so I'm going to actually put some effort into AAW this year! 'Asexual' is a label I have identified with on and off for about … Continue reading AAW: Asexual Awareness Week
I haven't been terribly active in the blogosphere for the last couple of months because I've been busy working on my book (and watching copious amounts of Netflix). It's been going pretty well but I would like to get back in the habit of posting on here semi-regularly, so I've got a couple of new … Continue reading Hiatus Update
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!
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
Just a quick update today for anyone who has been following my Famous Five reading challenge with bated breath. The plan was to read all 21 books in Enid Blyton's Famous Five series during the month of August, but I didn't even come close. I got about halfway through Book 10, because life and other … Continue reading The Famous Flop: An Update
I was very kindly nominated for the Liebster Award by Weird Louise (one of the nicest people on the internet) and I am so grateful - thanks so much, Louise! I am still pretty new to blogging and every day I am amazed at the kindness and friendliness of the blogging community. You guys rock! … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination
A few months ago, I did something crazy. I handed in my notice at my exciting book-related marketing job, and took a part-time position at a shop near my house. Why would anyone take such a giant, seemingly backwards, step like that? It all started back in January of last year, when I received a … Continue reading Why I Quit My Dream Job To Work Part-Time
Welcome to The Star Jar! This is my first post so check it out if you want to find out more about me and my blog.