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Monday, 24 April 2017

Review: Blame – Paul Read


n.b. This image contains a proof copy, not the final cover of the book.
Although Paul Read’s Blame exists in a few narrative spaces, spanning various points in protagonist Lucas’s life, ultimately they all lead to one common denominator: Lucas’s relationship with his father.

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Poetry Journal I – Beginnings


I've touched on my thoughts on poetry before, in a post outlining my goals for this year and during my review of Rupi Kaur’s Milk & Honey, but for the sake of detailing my Poetry Journal process so far, it makes sense to start from the beginning again.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Review: The Magician’s Lie – Greer Macallister

n.b. This image contains a proof copy, not the final cover of the book.
In ‘A Conversation with the Author’ at the end of The Magician’s Lie, Greer Macallister suggests that ‘writers are illusionists who work in words’, a ‘kind of magician’. Though illusion forms the premise of the Macallister’s plot, it is her aptitude for truly enchanting storytelling that carries the real magic of this book.

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Review: Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur


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.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Review: The Song of the Stork - Stephan Collishaw

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.
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Monday, 27 February 2017

5 TV Shows I Will Forever Rewatch



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. 

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Four Days in New York


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...
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