Young Adult Novels: A Few Recommendations

Part of me doesn’t really get why YA is a thing. I think the categorisation can put some people off, because they look at the books and decide they’re for teenagers, and therefore not relevant or of interest to adults. I disagree.

I enjoy reading a good YA novel as much as I enjoy reading a novel written for an adult audience, and I’ve read a few recently so I thought I’d give a run-down and a couple of recommendations.  Continue reading “Young Adult Novels: A Few Recommendations”

Weekly Round-Ups

How Do You Fit It All In? #12

The latest instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do. Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #12”


A Brief Blog Update

I’ve been blogging every day for a while now, but as of last Monday I’ve taken on a new academic research project. This, along with some other things I’m going to have to prioritise over the next few months, means a lack of spare time for blogging.

Over the next few weeks the number of posts will be decreased: I’ll still be doing the ‘How Do You Fit It All In?’ series on Sundays, the book blogs on Tuesdays, and probably at least one other post each week, but I’ll no longer have the time available to blog every day.

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The Palm by Whispering Angel 2017

The whole Kensington wine community is drinking Whispering Angel, or so it seems. Jeroboams are tweeting about it, my friends have it in their houses, Whole Foods had it on offer… yet still I hadn’t tried it.

I’m not a big rosé person really, but sometimes in the summer you want something in between white and red. And the other day my friend came over, and I asked her what kind of wine she wanted, and she said ‘pink’. So I went to the corner shop and picked up a bottle of Whispering Angel’s The Palm, based purely on the label.  Continue reading “The Palm by Whispering Angel 2017”


More Summer Reads

I read a load of books when I was in South Carolina and I’m still catching up with posting them. Here’s the latest instalment featuring Neil Gaiman, Jane Green, Caz Frear and Louise Penny.  Continue reading “More Summer Reads”