Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

When I was perusing the longlist for this year’s booker prize, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet immediately jumped out at me. Like a sixth sense, I knew that I was going to enjoy this book. The title intrigued me as did the cover. I felt like I need to know more, because this book had to be about more than a murder in a crofting community in Scotland if it was award worth…right? Read more

What I Learned From 30 days of Yoga

What I Learned from 30 Days of Yoga

I have always been the type of person who intended to workout. But for one reason or another (mainly procrastination) I have never really found a workout routine that I could keep to. Determined to change this, I was excited when I stumbled across Yoga With Adriene’s 30 day challenge. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try and develop a routine. So, armed with a shiny new yoga mat for the last month I have been following the videos on YouTube. Here’s what I learned from 30 days of yoga… Read more

Books I Read In July

Books I Read In July

I can’t believe it’s already August! That means it’s time for Books I Read In July, your monthly instalment of books I rate or hate! This month I had a split personality when it came to reading. I alternated between two serious non-fiction and two fun fiction books. Read more

How To Have a Holiday At Home

How to Have a Holiday at Home

Like many people, you may be skipping the foreign holiday this year. Sure, it’s fun to go on holiday but most of us don’t have unlimited holiday time from work. So surely the next best thing is to bring the holiday to you? Read more

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell is like falling in love. Or rather, falling with love with two characters who are in love…it’s complicated. Like a new relationship, I went through all the stages with Landline. We met but I wasn’t that bothered, we met again and I was intrigued, we agreed to spend more time with each other… then suddenly it was 1am on a Wednesday and I realised I possibly needed an intervention, because I was obsessed. Yeah, I know. It’s that kind of book. Read more

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlish

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist was released at 12.00 today and I’m just a little excited. I always enjoy looking over the books nominated for the Man Booker Prize. There’s something about it that makes me think of ‘incredibly important literature’. It’s like a talent contest for books; I love trying to work out who will make the shortlist (which is announced on September 13th). Most years I do not get the chance to read all of the books but it is always interesting to observe the trends in literature that play out amongst the list. Read more