Why We Should All Watch Normal People

Everyone is talking about BBC Three’s latest series “Normal People”. The series is a adaption of Sally Rooney’s hit book “Normal People” one of the most talked about books till this day. Marianne and Connell are Rooney’s two Irish main characters who first meet in high school. Connell is introduced as the stereotypical jock with his friends mainly passionate about their own vanity whereas Marianne … Continue reading Why We Should All Watch Normal People

The Batman Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual by Scott Beatty – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

Lockdown has been a transformative time for many people. Why shouldn’t it also be a transformative time for me? Into Batman? Ever since I can remember, I have loved comedy books that take their subject matter seriously. As a child, I absolutely devoured The Zombie Survival Guide, How To Survive A Robot Uprising, How To Drive a Tank, and countless others – but the king … Continue reading The Batman Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual by Scott Beatty – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

The Confession by Jessie Burton – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

I have always been a fan of Jessie Burton’s books. Her stories and writing are just captivating and full of twists and turns. This book  has two main characters, Elise and Rose, who are the main storytellers in this narrative. Elise’s perspective takes place in the 1980s when she meets a Hollywood writer, Constance Holder. Their love affair takes them to LA where Connie’s best … Continue reading The Confession by Jessie Burton – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

It has been a long time since I have read a book and been excited to see where it goes and how it will end, and I have not been disappointed! The creepy, dystopian aesthetic opens the book to a slow-moving story. The story is told from three characters’ perspectives who are sisters. They live on an island and are apart of a very dystopian … Continue reading The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh – ★★★★★ – 5 Stars

For Frida: Self Portrait by Elisabeth Horan

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican, queer, disabled artist known for her self portraits and surrealist style. She’s well known for her tumultuous relationship with her husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera, and can be recognised by her stern eyes and stand out monobrow. “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” – Frida Kahlo In her … Continue reading For Frida: Self Portrait by Elisabeth Horan

Planet in Peril: The Anthology For Climate Change

Twenty years ago, climate change seemed the least of our worries as a species. A far off issue we would only need to tackle once we “fixed” everything else going on in the world. Cut to today, and it’s becoming more and more obvious that we need to do something to reverse the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change. Every day we’re seeing a vast … Continue reading Planet in Peril: The Anthology For Climate Change

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No Big Deal Book Review

Boy problems? Friendship issues? Fat?… It’s No Big Deal. This book, written beautifully by Bethany Rutter, is the teen romance drama I needed at 17. Growing up I loved books about teen drama, Angus Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging to name just one. They’re all perfectly funny and lighthearted, but there was always one thing missing. Not one of the teenage leads was fat (from the … Continue reading No Big Deal Book Review

Ache: An Interview With Scarlett Ward

I’m most definitely a sucker for poetry collections, but something about Scarlett Ward’s debut collection, Ache, really got its claws into me. She writes in a way that really delved into my past and brought back feelings from my teenage years I thought I forgot. In a way, it’s an ode to the big loves in your life, healing and coming out the other side, … Continue reading Ache: An Interview With Scarlett Ward

Scouse Gothic: Vampires Come To Liverpool

Enter a world where the gothic comes to Liverpool in this first instalment of Scouse Gothic. Based on some of the best spots dotted around the city, this novel follows Melville, a vampire in mourning for his long lost love and the lives he’s already lived. See some of the most popular haunts around Liverpool transformed into a fictional haven for all things vampire, celestial … Continue reading Scouse Gothic: Vampires Come To Liverpool