Reflections: Find Quiet in the Wild

Find Quiet in the Wild

Once upon a time I would have told you I loved being in a busy, frenetic environment. I’m a city-girl, born and bred, and wore that identity like a badge of honour. Living in the country side? No thanks! Give me crowds, give me excitement. Then something changed. Read more

Review: Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais

Hands up if you love a good life affirming book? You know, the kind that makes you remember all the good things in life. If your hand is raised (you can put it down now) then Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais  should hurtle to the top of your TBR pile. Here’s why: Read more

Books to read when you’re sick or recovering from a cold

Books to read when you're sick

When looking for good books to read when you’re sick or recovering from a cold I have two rules. 1) They can’t be too sad. 2) They have to be good enough to help me forget my sniffles. In terms of what to read, well, that’s a different story. Read more

What I Learned From Trying to Become a Morning Person

become a morning person

I’m not a morning person. Not by any stretch of the imagination! For a long time I just assumed this was the way things were. I didn’t mean to be a grumpy, antisocial person for the first hour after waking up. It just was. You can’t become a morning person overnight, right? Read more

How To Beat a Reading Slump and Fall in Love With Reading Again

How to beat a reading slump

How to beat a reading slump? That’s the question! Recently, I’ve had a little bit of trouble with reading.  I could give you a list as long as my arm featuring all the books I have tried to read. But in contrast my pile of finished books is looking a little sparse. This happens to every reader sometimes, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating! Here’s a few things I try when reading fatigue takes over. Read more

8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice

8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice

I never thought I would write a post called 8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice! In fact, to be totally honest, I love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; it’s probably one of my favourite books. But that doesn’t mean it’s the perfect book. So, when I noticed a more than a few negatives on a recent re-read, I decided to share them. Read more