The story behind this book is that I couldn't go to Pride in London, so I went to the library to find the most Pridey book I could find. The solution was this YA book, This Book Is Gay, written by a PSHCE teacher talking about what adolescent LGBT and their parents needed to know. … Continue reading This Book Is Gay (James Dawson)
Happy London Pride! I'm gutted I can't be in London today, and I know Pride month is June, but I wanted my Pride post to coincide with the London march. I wanted to do a post exclusively for the L in the LGBTQ+, but I find that I actually haven't got five "faves" yet, I … Continue reading Five YA Books for Pride!
I know, I'm terrible - I said I would be reading this months ago when the Women's book prize list 2018 was announced! As it was, life got in the way, and I have only just finished it. I then spent far too long primping the book for it's photoshoot One September evening in 1785, … Continue reading The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (Imogen Hermes Gower)
I was in Manchester for a work trip this week, and while I was there, Legally Blonde the Musical happened to be touring there! I have been wanting to see it for ages so I planned my entire return trip around this show. And BOY I was right too! The UK tour of Legally Blonde: The Musical … Continue reading ohmygodOHMYGODYOUGUYS! – Legally Blonde The Musical at the Manchester Palace Theatre
I am intensely sceptical of second-book-in-trilogies, but I loved the cover and the idea in the first Caraval book that I wanted the second book, Legendary, looking delightful on my shelf. I confess, I read Caraval as my reward for finishing my exams - literally the afternoon my exams finished (I had to wait another … Continue reading Legendary (Caraval #2) (Stephanie Garber)
As a general rule, I'm not a fan of non-fiction. However, I love mythology, and a happy aligning of events and moods meant that I walked away from my (more than) monthly trip to Waterstones with Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Man. I confess I wasn't entirely sure what … Continue reading Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World (John Man)
Recently, I have been finding it a little hard to focus on new books, books I haven't read before. Even books that I've been dying to read, I find that a few pages in I've turned back to Warehouse 13, Doctor Who reruns, Emma ect. I just assumed that I was in a bit of a reading … Continue reading Is there such thing as a reading-new-thing slump? (Discussion!)