Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an important book. One deserving of the amazing hype its been getting online. It’s a fresh, current examination of the Black Lives Matter movements and what it feels like to be a black girl growing up in America today. But, how do you begin to talk about a book that’s so different from your own life experiences? Read more

5 Forgotten Female Authors You Need to Read

5 forgotten female authors you need to read

Today we’re going to look at 5 forgotten female authors you need to read. They were all successful in their own time. But, for one reason or another, they have been left out of the ‘great canon of English literature’. So, if you’ve ever found yourself wondering who came before Jane Austen, you’ve come to the right place. Each of the women on this list made important contributions to the development of writing. Here’s why they need to be on your TBR pile.  Read more

Stop Putting a Label on Yourself (and others)

Stop Putting a Label on Yourself and Others
How we think about ourselves is important. But sometimes silencing the inner critic feels impossible. You know that voice that whispers, ‘you can’t do it’. But by putting a label on yourself you are also accepting limitations. And life is about reaching past those limitations to truly thrive.

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10 Literary Walks and Tours

10 Literary Walks and Tours

There’s something great about planning a trip and finding out the place you’re visiting has literary walks and tours, isn’t there? It’s even better when it’s to an author or book you love. But exploring the real life locations of your favourite books can be tricky unless you have a list like this one to help you out! Read more

Do Something Nice for Your Future Self

do something nice for your future self

I recently came across this idea via a Gretchen Rubin podcast. The idea is simple, do something now that will make your future self happier. Sounds easy right? Read more

5 Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now

5 Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now

February 2nd is apparently the halfway point in winter; that in itself is reason to celebrate. For many of us winter is a struggle. But it’s important to look for the good, even amongst the bad. And that’s why I am taking part in Modern Mrs Darcy’s annual ‘Things That Are Saving My Life Right Now’ roundup. It feels even more important to look for the positives this year. Since the world outside seems filled with reasons to make us run and hide under your covers! Read more