This is a slam poem I dreamt up on my walk to work walking by the mother with red hair who I always pass at the cash and carry and all the other commuters I see regularly...except Monday was a bad health day. I can be hesitant publishing what I write when it's this personal … Continue reading A poem
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Five stars. Heart-breaking. Conversation-starting. This is a book that can only be properly described by compounds. Homegoing is Gyasi's debut novel, it starts with a fire lit by an enslaved woman called Mamee. Little does Mamee know her fire will burn message across the ages long after her own death. Mamee … Continue reading #9 Homegoing| A good book and a cup of tea
A diary from our travels. You have set yourself to music ~ Oscar Wilde Ireland is a place that has, quite stubbornly, set itself to music - and makes little apology for it. I couldn't help but fall in love with a country as obstinate and prone to whim as myself. The mountains in Killarney's … Continue reading Ireland | Imperfect writers, quaint pubs & other-worldly beaches
Nicola Yoon's newest teen novel Everything, Everything became a bestseller for the same reason her latest read is a pleasure to snuggle up with - her writing is simply addictive. 3.5 stars.
Saga Volume 2 is just as bad-ass as its predecessor. 5 great big gold stars! Here's all you need to know about Saga Volume 2: Alana and Marko are intergalactic couple goals, they fight each other's corner even in the face of the universes greatest adversities, the in-laws, in this second volume. The narrative point of … Continue reading #7 Saga Volume 2| A good book and a cup of tea
5 stars - Wonder is charming, funny, heart-warming and transports you back to being ten years old. WONDERFUL IN FACT (SORRY I HAD TO). This is one of those books that has buzz that proceeds it, which always worries me a bit because I always have this nagging fear that I'll be the one reader … Continue reading #6 Wonder | A good book and a cup of tea
Quietly magical but too subdued in parts. 3.5 stars. As a work of fantasy this is beautiful, Kirsty Logan creates a world spilt into two clans: Damplings who live and work on the sea and Landlockers who are fiercely protective of the small patches of earth they own. The Gracekeepers follows the lives and troubles of … Continue reading #5 The Gracekeepers | A good book a cup of tea