Nanowrimo: I should be writing a novel right now

For those of you who don't know, Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a month long challenge with the aim to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. (I know, why do I do this to myself) So week 3  has hit, and I’m behind on my word count …

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History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Book Review

I had seen this book buzzing around on Twitter constantly over the past month, and rightly so; it’s bloody excellent. It’s been a good two weeks since I finished History is All You Left Me, and I’m still thinking about it. Adam Silvera’s writing is beautiful and intricately clever allowing us to delve head first …

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Inclusivity in a Whitewashed World | Leaky Lit Panel

I recently attended Leakycon in Dublin, which for those who don't know, is a Harry Potter convention and a bloody darn good one at that. Part of that, the Leakylit track, hosts a variety of panels where authors and readers alike can discuss issues such as how Harry Potter influenced literature to how privilege and …

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Romance Is Literature Too: Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane | Book Review

‘You know, I could get offended,’ Elliot said. ‘I thought you’d want to share yourself around!’ Edie said. ‘What am I, fucking hummus?!’ I’ve recently graduated from UoR, where I studied English literature and Language. Whilst there, I definitely got a certain vibe from particular lecturers,  that some books just weren’t good enough to be …

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LGBTQ+ Month: Aristotle and Dante | Review

“There are worse things in the world than a boy who likes to kiss other boys.”  Whenever anyone asked me what I was reading this week, I would reply with the full title Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe. Yes it’s long winded. Is it also incredibly beautiful? Yes, yes it is. …

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