5 books I really, really NEED to read!

My TBR* is currently over 400 books long, and one day I will get around to reading every single one of them, but until that day, there will always be some of them that manage to creep their way up the list, on the basis of being made of awesome. These are five books that […]

You Will Not Have My Hate

There’s a lot of hate in the world right now; anger seems to fuel the news on a daily basis, and where once the world seemed to be growing closer, now, the divide feels stronger than ever before. At times likes this, it’s difficult to remember that hate only fuels hate, yet, last year, one […]

Hello Me, it’s You

Last year, I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety, after five years of battling it in silence. Since then, I’ve tried to be as open as possible about my mental health, because seeking help was the best thing I’ve ever done, and I know that if more of us talk about their struggles openly, the […]

“Make ambition a female trait”

Just last week, there were articles all over the internet talking about ‘shine theory’ and ‘amplification’; the idea that if you are a working women, it’s in your best interests and the interests of the other women working alongside you, to support each other, and get your voices heard, by repeating what your fellow female […]

To Learn to Read is to Light a Fire

As someone who’s grown up on fantasy, reading has always been a form of escapism for me. When I read about Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, The Fellowship’s journey to destroy The Ring, every citizen of Westeros’ vain attempt to live a long life, I do so to escape the worries of the real world, if […]

REVIEW: Escape From Camp 14 – Blaine Harden

Something a little different this week… Escape From Camp 14 tells the true story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person to have ever been born in, and escape from, the North Korean political prison camp known as Camp 14. It details his life from an early age living in the camp, through his escape, and right […]