features · lifestyle

International Day of Happiness: When happiness turns to shame

Yesterday was International Day of Happiness, and I wanted to use the occasion to bring up something that’s come to the forefront of my mind recently: people shaming other people for things they enjoy. There have been many times in recent years when I’ve seen people express excitement for a film/book/TV show/event/piece of media, only… Continue reading International Day of Happiness: When happiness turns to shame

Book Features · features

Rainbow Book Box January Unboxing

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the January box.  Rainbow Book Box is a new book subscription box that promotes diverse and own voices books and last November, I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive one of their trial boxes. They only chose a small number of people to try the boxes, so… Continue reading Rainbow Book Box January Unboxing

features · Uncategorized · Veganism

Tips for a successful Veganuary

January is a month of resolutions, fresh starts, and also veganism if you’ve decided to take part in Veganuary. Veganuary is a charity that aims to help people go vegan for a month and raise money for animal and environmental welfare at the same time. They offer recipes, guides on supermarket food and where to… Continue reading Tips for a successful Veganuary

Book Features · features · Poetry Reviews

Poetry anthologies I want to read this year

Last year I read four poetry anthologies, and all four were poignant and intense. I really enjoyed all of them and they reignited my love of poetry enough that I wish I’d managed to read more. So this year I’m making a concerted effort to pick up more collections, and these are a few at… Continue reading Poetry anthologies I want to read this year

features · TBRs and Wrap ups

Rounding Up 2017: Books I read and hitting my reading goals

Now that we’re into the new year, I’m looking back on the books I read during 2017. In 2017 I read: This came to 26,526 pages and these were all new reads to me. 2017 was a great year for exciting new books too, so most of the my picks were new releases. Unsurprisingly, you… Continue reading Rounding Up 2017: Books I read and hitting my reading goals

Blogmas · Book articles · features

Blogmas Day 24: The best books I’ve read in 2017

It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s the final day of Blogmas! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first Blogmas and thought I’d close it out, after yesterday’s Worst Books I’ve Read This Year post, with the best books I’ve read this year. These are all books I gave 5 stars too, which doesn’t happen all that often, and they were… Continue reading Blogmas Day 24: The best books I’ve read in 2017