I love rummaging and finding gems at charity bookshops. This book haul is from one of the first bookshops I ever went to - The Red Cross Bookshop in my local town - maybe I'll give you a tour if you guys want a more in-depth look? For now I have the spoils of my … Continue reading A charity book haul
Nottingham's independent bookshop; filled with political literature, classics, new releases focusing on books from independent presses from around the world. Stepping into Five Leaves feels electric: multi-coloured fairy lights adorn bookshelves, Che Guevara quotes are pressed onto windows and radical authors fill up this unassuming bookshop nestling in Long Row. It's a bookshop that really … Continue reading #2 Indies all over | Five Leaves Bookshop
Here's a poem I wrote about being nice. Don't get me wrong being a decent person is great, being kind, altruistic and loving are attributes I always aim to met. However allowing your self-worth to be crushed by constantly trying to please everyone else can be extremely demeaning, this something I've found to be particularly … Continue reading A poem: Putbackable
'She's sleet and granite/ Space rock shattering the planet' - Hold Your Own. How badass is that quote? I've been away for a long time adulting and I'm going to be honest it's been really, really tough going in May and June. I've decided it was high time to return to my one true love, … Continue reading Kate Tempest |Two Mini Reviews!
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is defiant, affirming and relevant. Read it to understand that oppression has never been as black and white. This is a book that will make you want to be heard and seen. In this collection Rankine assesses microaggressions and oppression-fuelled assassinations of character that follow black people around in America and abroad. … Continue reading #10 Citizen: An American Lyric | A good book and a cup of tea
I really do love a good bookish series - here's a new one! I'm actually a secret Londoner (not so secret if you've heard me recount a story to my London mates in a overexcited cockney squeal) and I've noticed that there seems to be some lovely info about indie bookshops down south on the … Continue reading Indies all over #1 | Bakewell Bookshop
Hello folks! Right I'm going to be honest, I'm always a little startled when another month is over and I feel like I have to talk about how many books I've read and my malignant thoughts ultimately turn to the books I haven't read yet.Which is ridiculous because life happens! And for me reading is … Continue reading March wrap-up (& and bookish rant) | 4 mini book reviews