What I’ve learnt from a year without books

Back in March, when I declared this blog on hiatus, I ended with a quote from the fabulously outrageous, Oscar Wilde, who once said: “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” At the time, I quoted this because somewhere along the […]

Relativity

This is a story of family and physics, similarities and differences. Some books just touch your heart and make you feel all the feels, and this book was one of them for me. Relativity, Antonia Hayes’ debut novel, follows the story of a young boy, his single mother, and his estranged father, as they struggle […]

The Pale Dreamer

You may or may not have realised by now but I’m a teensy bit obsessed with Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. Everything about it gives me all the feels! I could sit here and list many many reasons why, the world-building, the unpredictability, the sudden “Janice-from-Friends-OH MY GAWD” moments (hello, end of The Mime order, […]

SNEAK PEAK at The Song Rising!!

I am so excited to share what I have to share with you today. In fact, in the words of the ever eloquent Chandler Bing: If you’ve been following me on social media for a while you may be aware of how ever so slightly, I will sell my unborn children for a copy of […]

Harry Potter and the Curious Case of the Unread Book

There is nothing quite like the first time you get your hands on a new Harry Potter book; it’s an amazing moment, as magical as the story it holds within it’s pages. I was seven-years old when The Philosopher’s Stone was first published, and along with many, many others of my generation, I went on […]

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 […]