I had seen bits of Rupi Kaur’s poetry floating around the internet for a while but hadn’t paid much attention until I saw a few people reference her book, Milk and Honey, and it went straight onto my to-read list.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
|n.b. This image contains a proof copy, not the final cover of the book.|
The Song of the Stork is a beautifully written and poignant novel about a young girl in Poland during the Second World War. Yael, a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl, has been separated from her family and is fighting for survival when she comes across the farm of the village outcast and takes refuge in his house. The novel is split between the period she hides with Aleksei, who is unable to speak, and the gentle relationship that ensues, and the time she spends with a Jewish partisan group fighting in the woods.
Monday, 27 February 2017
Some of my favourite blog posts to write have been 5 Books I Would Read Again and Again and 5 Albums that Never Get Old. I'm one of those people who finds questions about what my absolute favourite books, albums and films are very stressful, but I love reflecting on and shouting about those that I do love.
Friday, 24 February 2017
If you follow me on Instagram then you will be well aware that I went to New York a month or so ago. Congrats for sticking with me if you're still following after weeks of incessant NYC photos. Apparently I don't have much else going on at the moment...
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
The original book series by Daniel Handler (under the elusive pen name Lemony Snicket) was a big part of my childhood. So much so that the series made it into a post I wrote about books I would read again and again. I couldn’t say how many times I read the series over the years, but second perhaps only to Harry Potter, it was one of my most esteemed sets of books.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Although this is in part a review of Susan Cain’s book Quiet Power, I’m not titling or structuring it as I would with a usual book review, since I am taking a much more reflective and personal approach (hitting another of my 2017 goals one month into the year – go me).
Sunday, 5 February 2017
As with any avid theatregoer, my first thought when planning a trip to New York was ‘what will we see on Broadway?’, and since Hamilton was out of the question at $800+ dollars per resale ticket, Tony-nominated Waitress was top of the list.
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