rant, writing

OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

Welcome to Britain - a country renowned for its fish and chips, colonialism, football hooliganism, and, of course, our monarchy. As a long-term resident of this tiny little island, I have a lot of opinions on the things that have been going on recently here (don't get me started on the Brexit vote...), and I like… Continue reading OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

books, Short Stories

Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Date read: 10th May 2018 - 10th May 2018 Page count: 343 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 I didn't expect to be reading this so soon - it's a new release, and I'm trying to not buy any physical books (mostly due to lack of space/money...). Thankfully, though, I… Continue reading Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

books, Reviews

Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

New Girl by Paige Harbison Date read: 3rd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 320 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 2/5 I only ever tend to review books I've enjoyed on here - so let's have a little bit of a change... Anyone that's been near me for five minutes knows about my obsession with Rebecca by… Continue reading Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

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Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden Date read: 5th May 2018 - 8th May 2018 Page Count: 482 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 3/5 Conn Iggulden is an author I've always heard a lot about, but never really read anything from. Even though I've had the fourth book in this series, Ravenspur, sitting on my bookshelf since 2016, I've never got… Continue reading Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

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Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy Date read: 1st May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 288 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 4/5 Lo and behold, another historical fiction review! I've read a lot of historical fiction recently (I'm currently reading Conn Iggulden's Wars of the Roses series) and I decided I wanted to try and review more… Continue reading Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

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Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 4th May 2018 - 5th May 2018 Page count: 483 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 Yes, I've already finished this book. And yes, it was just as good as the first book in the series. You can see my review for The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick on this blog as well,… Continue reading Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

books, Reviews

A Mini Library Haul

I'm on a little bit of a historical fiction kick at the moment - as evidenced by my trip to the library yesterday. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good book, and libraries are, as always, important to support. Whether they're your local, your school's or even your university's, libraries are, in… Continue reading A Mini Library Haul

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Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer Date read: 30th April 2018 - 1st May 2018 Page count: 195 Genre: Horror/Science Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 If you've read my reviews of The Boy On The Bridge and The Girl With All The Gifts then you'll know that I have an ever so teeny soft spot for horror. I'm also a pretty big fan of Stephen… Continue reading Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 25th April 2018 - 29th April 2018 Page count: 478 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 5/5 I reviewed The Captive Queen by Alison Weir back in March (I think...), which, ultimately, I didn't really enjoy. In that, Eleanor of Aquitaine is characterised as a sex-obsessed figure whose relationship with her husband Louis,… Continue reading Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

books, writing


I spend my Saturday mornings, before I leave for work, with a cup of tea and my phone, scrolling through the bookstagram accounts I follow. It's pretty relaxing, seeing the countless photos of multicoloured bookshelves and immaculate covers, as well as vintage collections of Sylvia Plath poetry and the occasional picture of a cat. But… Continue reading #kindlesaren’tdead