The North is vastly underrepresented in the publishing industry, both in its workforce and amongst the writers it sources its books from. Last year, a survey found that only 10% of people working in publishing were from the North of England. Calls to diversify the industry are valid and by doing so, we can actively encourage the publication of more books that are regionally diverse. … Continue reading Must-Read Books from the North
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
Last week the Women’s Prize long list was announced, and I was quite shocked that I had only read one of the books chosen. Normally I’m pretty on it with my women writers, and having tackled the Man Booker long list last year, I decided that this time I would read all of the Women’s Prize nominees, having noted that one of my reading intentions … Continue reading Women’s Prize : Ghost Wall
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
It’s time for the obligatory post about which books I have enjoyed most this year. Whilst I don’t particularly believe in books being comparatively better than each other, especially when they’re as far and wide apart in differences as some of these are, I do love to make a list. And making this list allows me to reflect on my year of reading. It has … Continue reading Best Books of 2018
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 !
Helloo. March was a hectic month and I didn’t read half as much as I had planned or hoped for. I had two deadlines to meet at uni and I seemed to have done a lot of socialising believe it or not. I’m so excited to complete this year of study already but I need to stop getting ahead of myself. I can write when … Continue reading Some books I bought
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