An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green | Book Review

I've been a fan of John and Hank for many years. After having read all of John's books, I've come to love his writing style, and I was eagerly anticipating An Absolutely Remarkable Thing book to see what sort of writing style Hank would have. And it's safe to say I love it. The story …

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My top 5 ‘scandalous’ reads | #bannedbooksweek 2018

So today is the last day of Banned Books Week. This is an annual event which celebrates the freedom to read, and highlights the value of having open access information. It brings together readers all over the world, as well as people from every corner of the book community - librarians, teachers, publishers, authors - …

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Self worth & Stress whilst job hunting | Let’s have a chat

So I currently have a full-time job, but obviously that wasn't always the case. Job hunting can be really stressful and, from my experience, it can also definitely take a toll on your mental health. And I think it's important to talk about. I don't want to give a blanket statement about how stress affects …

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I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman | Book Review

I Was Born for This is Alice Oseman's 3rd novel, and oh man, her books just keep getting better and better. I was so excited to pick this book up, having watched Alice's youtube series called The Book 3 diaries. This depicted the very start of the planning process, writing, spiralling, editing, and finally publishing. …

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Every Watering Word by Tanya Manning – Yarde | Not Your Regular Paperback

So I never really read poetry. Yes I know I was an English Lit student, but I have just never really been drawn to it, and a lot of the time, the descriptive metaphors pass right over my head and I'm left feeling more confused than anything else. Traditional poetry just isn't my thing. During …

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