Reading Intentions 2020: No to Amazon, Yes to Libraries

No to Amazon, Yes to Libraries: Reading Intentions 2020 I’d usually start this post by saying: wow, it’s been a year! But if I’m honest, this last week has been enough to make me wish my Christmas break was very much already here. Alas, it is not, but since I’m spending my last week trying to be productive, why not set some intentions for the … Continue reading Reading Intentions 2020: No to Amazon, Yes to Libraries

Fiona Benson’s Vertigo and Ghost : Rape Culture, Greek Myth & Abuse of Power

Amidst my erratic book purchases in January, I picked up Vertigo and Ghost after seeing many people, whose opinions I highly value, screaming about its importance. And after swallowing it up in a matter of hours, I am stunned and also feel I should be screaming about it from the rooftops. Benson has climbed to the top of my poetry-seeking radar and I can’t wait … Continue reading Fiona Benson’s Vertigo and Ghost : Rape Culture, Greek Myth & Abuse of Power

Faber Stories: Sally Rooney & Sylvia Plath

So I saw that Faber was releasing a collection of stories in celebration of their 90th year of publishing and obviously I went and had a browse of the first few available. I decided to tackle Sally Rooney’s Mr Salary because of how critically acclaimed she has recently become for such a young writer- maybe I’m looking for some inspiration. As well as this one, I picked … Continue reading Faber Stories: Sally Rooney & Sylvia Plath