Feminists Don’t Wear Pink: And Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis

  Turns out, feminists do wear pink. They also wear blue, green, yellow and purple. Surprise, surprise, believing in sexual equality does not dictate one’s fashion choices. True to form, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink highlights this lie, and in a inspiring collation of texts from actors, activists and the like, the book proves other lies to be wrong… Read More Feminists Don’t Wear Pink: And Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis

How to Have a Super Duper Valentine’s Day Even though You’re Forever Alone

Whilst my Galentine’s day (Feb 13th) was spent luxuriating in self-care and lush face masks, my Valentine’s day will be spent serving hot chocolates and heart-shaped cakes to couples on their dates. Hopefully yours will be spent in a slightly less bleak predicament. Whether you’re celebrating alone or with a special someone, remember that you… Read More How to Have a Super Duper Valentine’s Day Even though You’re Forever Alone

Dear Jo: A Plea to JK Rowling

Dedicated to my favourite Ravenclaw & bestest Potter pal.  Remember ‘Post-Potter-Depression?’ I certainly do. In the summer of 2011, I did not leave the house, burying myself in fanfiction where Fred didn’t die and Hermione became Minister for Magic. I returned back to school in September a different gal – grieving for her childhood, if you will. In fact,… Read More Dear Jo: A Plea to JK Rowling

The Brexit Embarrassment: #BooksThatMatter February Subscription Box Review

We’re never afraid to talk about politics on this blog, and so I declare: Brexit is an absolutely embarrassing display of  white British racism. Luckily, the folks over at #BooksThatMatter agree, which is why February’s book box is titled the ‘Brexit Thriller’ (sounds terrifying). ‘This box will give us an opportunity to reflect on the socio-political effects of the Eu Referendum… Read More The Brexit Embarrassment: #BooksThatMatter February Subscription Box Review

The Dreaded Reading List: The Best & Worst Books I Read at University

  The time period of 2015 to 2018 can best be described by the image of me, caffeine-fuelled and sleep-deprived cycling to my university library with way too many books in my backpack. If studying English didn’t do anything else for me, at least it improved my upper-back strength. But in all seriousness, I was… Read More The Dreaded Reading List: The Best & Worst Books I Read at University

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

I confess, I did not know much about Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit before reading, and had managed to convince myself that it was 19th century literature. How wrong could I be! Perhaps it’s because the title has always reminded me of the poem Goblin Market by Christinia Rosetti – both deal with temptation, sin and female sexuality. “She must find… Read More Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

#BooksThatMatter January Subscription Box + Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys

Subscription Box Review Hello friends! I’m a tad late to the party but I’ve finally getting around to reviewing this month’s #BooksThatMatter subscription box. This month’s box focused on Mental Health Awareness month, and included lots of related treats! I was very excited to receive Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys. I’ve read Wide Sargasso Sea for university, and I… Read More #BooksThatMatter January Subscription Box + Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys