The queen of UK YA has done it again. Holly Bourne's new book, The Places I've Cried in Public, is her most powerful story yet. It follows Amelie as she retraces the steps of her relationship with Reese, specifically all the places he made her cry. This is a brilliant and heartbreaking book about abuse, … Continue reading Review: The Places I’ve Cried in Public
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
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!
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