Happy New Year friends. 2018 was a wild one for me. Some really cool things happened and some really cool things didn’t happen. I’m not one for resolutions these days and don’t particularly believe the new year culture of leaving everything you want to change until January 1st. You can start making positive changes at any time and I’ll be keeping that thought very firmly … Continue reading Reading Intentions
Hello friends. My writing on this blog has admittedly taken a back seat recently since I began studying again, entering my second year of an English Lit degree. Whilst I am loving my new modules, a very large part of me can’t wait for it all to be over already! I just don’t think academia is for me. It’s very restrictive, very tiresome and causes … Continue reading A Work In Progress
Today I wanted to talk about a topic I care very much about, in the hopes that some people may read it and at least see my perspective on the debate that is poetry snobbery. We all stumble across poetry at some point, whether its in a greetings card or in our high school English classes, but we don’t all enjoy it. That is cool! … Continue reading Poetry Is For Everyone
Recently I have been listening to a lot of podcasts, in between working lots and (attempting) to write lots too. I thought I’d document a few of my favourites that I thought some of you may also enjoy. Most of them are book related but there’s also some others in the mix which I love purely because they make me laugh (very hard) and because … Continue reading Podcasts I love listening to!
I have been doing a reading challenge pretttty much every summer since I started school. On the last day of term, I would collect a stamp book from the library and run my fingers over the shelves until I came across something that appealed to me. I’d then walk home, almost weighed to the floor by a bag twice my size full of as many … Continue reading I’m doing a reading challenge and I hate it !
I recently mentioned that there was potential for me to take part in a super exciting opportunity this summer, if I could succeed in getting it. That ‘it’ was a two-month-long paid internship at Penguin Random House. As you can imagine and have probably observed, I was overwhelmed and overjoyed to even get the chance to be interviewed, so that in itself was a success … Continue reading Accepting ‘failure’ and trying to be better
So one of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is the future. The future of me and mostly, the career thats going to lead me through adulthood. After much research, a few years of contemplating it, and lots of reading- I have decided I am going to be a publisher. I recently watched a video from one of my favourite Youtubers, Leena … Continue reading The Importance of the North : Where the publishing industry is heading
February has been a super exciting month, and the thing I was most looking forward to was the book launch of Dr Helen Pankhurst’s new release- Deeds Not Words. For those of you yet to make the connection, Helen Pankhurst is the grand-daughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and therefore the great-grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement. As I am a) politically active, … Continue reading Deeds Not Words Book Launch
Hellloo. So I said at the start of the year I was going to try and review every book I read this year, or at least most of them. That remains my intention, however it is unrealistic for me to write as many reviews as the amount of material I am consuming. So they will come later! But instead, I am going to drop a … Continue reading 10 books I have read this year…
More often than not, I am left to feel quite tired after a long day of staring at a laptop screen, scanning online documents for clues on how to create a successful essay, or tapping away at tills surrounded by lights in the place I work. I feel like everyday is one continuous tiring cycle of getting things done, the gaps in between filled with … Continue reading Reading as self-care: a screen break