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

Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

I’ve finally finished my exams so it’s time for a review and a very important one at that. If you follow me on social media, you’ll be sick of hearing about this book already, but I’m going to get one (or a few) last words in about it for good measure. Saltwater is the debut from Jessica Andrews, a writer from the North-East of England. … Continue reading Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

The Book Everyone Seems To Be Talking About: Sally Rooney’s Normal People

Where do I start with this one? I finished this book in two days at the start of May, and I’m still struggling to find any words for it. As you all know by now, I’m a massive fan of Sally Rooney and her writing. She’s blunt, to the point, and creates the dialogue that I actually want to read- which is quite the task … Continue reading The Book Everyone Seems To Be Talking About: Sally Rooney’s Normal People

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

The Yellow Wallpaper : Marriage, Hysteria & the Resting Cure

Yesterday I was browsing a charity shop with one of my friends when I came across a very pretty little copy of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A few people have recommended this to me in the past, and its description as a ‘feminist classic’ screamed out :  take it home and devour it! Here is a review of what I found to … Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper : Marriage, Hysteria & the Resting Cure