feminism, times up, writing

Sexual Abuse in the Publishing Industry

This might not come as news to a lot of you, and I'm sure some of you have even covered this yourself, either in talking to people or in your own posts, but it was recently alleged that James Dashner sexually harassed, groomed and gaslighted a series of people (of whom we don't know the… Continue reading Sexual Abuse in the Publishing Industry

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Books For People Who Hate Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a pile of bullshit, really, whether you're in a relationship or not. I'd much rather celebrate a personal anniversary than a random day that has some weird sort of romantic significance to the retail outlets and card makers of today. But yet, Valentine's Day is a thing, that happens. If you're like… Continue reading Books For People Who Hate Valentine’s Day

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Reading Non-Fiction

One thing I've realised as I've gotten older is that I really don't read all that much non-fiction. I read contemporary fiction, historical fiction, young adult, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and every other genre under the sun, but very rarely anything that can be classed as "true" non-fiction. Recently (and by recently, I mean on… Continue reading Reading Non-Fiction

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Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Clean by Juno Dawson Date read: 5th February 2016 - 6th February 2017 Page count: 339 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. One of the best things (in my opinion, at least) about reading is the ability to completely step into someone… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

books, harry potter, rant

In Defence of Draco Malfoy

Something that (maybe irrationally) irritates me is J. K. Rowling's refusal to let go of her prejudices against Draco Malfoy. Yes, she is his writer, but at the same time, she deliberately shaped him to be seen as such a negative, "bad" character, and did him a massive disservice in the process. Trying to shape a character… Continue reading In Defence of Draco Malfoy

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Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

Miss Match by Crystal Cestari Date read: 2nd February 2018 - 3rd February 2018 Page count: 336 Genre: Young Adult magical realism Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 3/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was not what I thought it was when I first requested it on NetGalley. I thought… Continue reading Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

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Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt Date read: 1st February 2018 - 2nd February 2018 Page count: 392 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From a Jane Austen retelling to a book that completely flips the retelling genre on its head. I'm not… Continue reading Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

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Review: The Bachelors by E. S. Carter

The Bachelors by E. S. Carter Date read: 1st February 2018 - 1st February 2018 Page count: 236 Genre: Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 4/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Yes, this is a Jane Austen retelling (specifically of Pride and Prejudice). Do you need to read Pride and Prejudice before you… Continue reading Review: The Bachelors by E. S. Carter

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Review: The Boy On The Bridge by M. R. Carey

The Boy On The Bridge by M. R. Carey Date read: 30th January 2018 - 1st February 2018 Page count: 392 Genre: Horror Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I previously reviewed The Girl With All The Gifts, which is the first novel written in this universe. The… Continue reading Review: The Boy On The Bridge by M. R. Carey

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The Reviewing Reel: A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani A World Without Princes is the second book in The School for Good and Evil series, the first book of which I just reviewed on here. I will insert a link if I remember to because I'm currently scheduling posts for the next few… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)