So I recently saw this blog post where Yaiza discusses why they choose to stop doing the Goodreads challenge. Being in the same uni year as them (and, in fact, at the same university), I completely understand the reasoning behind wanting to stop participating in the Goodreads challenge – I was discussing it with my friend Natalie… Continue reading The Goodreads Challenge? | why I still participate!
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”… Continue reading be curious | stephen hawking
Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate I’m going to be sharing some women writers who have made a difference to me and my writing! Enid Blyton One of the first books I can vividly remember reading is Malory Towers, a six-book series following a girl at boarding school. It’s a series I read… Continue reading Women Writers Who Made a Difference To Me
Jack Frost runs his fingers along the back of my neck. I raise my camera to my eye and take a picture for later, when it’s green and warm and I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be cold; until the next winter rolls around.
From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put a spirit of youth in everything, That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him. Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell Of different flowers in odour and in hue, Could make me any… Continue reading sunday afternoon walk
I absolutely was not tagged to do this, but it looked like so much fun I thought I would give it a shot! (Stolen from Aofie at Pretty Purple Polka Dots) 1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next? I’m a pretty big mood… Continue reading The Reader Problems Tag
Tonight I had the great pleasure of seeing Stephen Fry discuss his new book, MYTHOS, at UEA’s Spring Literary Festival in conversation with Philip Lankesgov. An hour of Greek mythology and brilliant quips, followed by a signing (I MET STEPHEN FRY!!) is a pretty good way to spend a Wednesday. Stephen started by describing the… Continue reading An Evening With Stephen Fry | UEA Spring Literary Festival