Thursday, 14 December 2017

Book Review: Close to Home by Cara Hunter

Title: Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1)

Author: Cara Hunter

Pages: 400

Publication: 14th December 2017

TW: self-harm, child abuse

1 line synopsis: 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappears - who took her?

Friday, 8 December 2017

What Do You Do On A Publishing Masters?

I’ve told you about why I chose to do a Master’s in Publishing, but what does it actually entail? Although I can only speak for my course at Oxford Brookes, there are similarities across the courses available in the UK.

I’m doing my Master’s full-time, which means it’s going to take 1 year. This year is split into 3 semesters: semester 1 runs until Christmas, semester 2 runs until May with a break for Easter, and semester 3 runs until the last day of September of 2018 a.k.a. the due date of my dissertation.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

November Wrap Up

November was a difficult month; what with the colder weather and the looming deadlines, I wanted nothing more than to just snuggle up and read but of course, because of said deadlines, I could not do so.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Book Review: My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Title: My Sister’s Bones

Author: Nuala Ellwood

Pages: 400

Publication: 7th September 2017

TW: alcoholism, sexual assault, PTSD

1 line synopsis: Kate hears screams, but is it her PTSD or is someone actually in danger?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

October Wrap Up

I was right, October was a more tiring month than September! But we’re edging closer towards Christmas a.k.a. my favourite time of year so it’s not all bad.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Book Review: Why I'm No Longer Speaking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Title: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge

Pages: 249

Publication: 1st June 2017 by Bloomsbury Circus

TW: racism, sexism, discussions of slavery

1 line synopsis: a necessary look at the history of racism in the UK and how racism affects people of colour in Britain today.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Why I Chose to Do a Publishing Masters

If you had told me 3 years ago that I would be doing a Masters, I’d have laughed in your face - why would I sign myself up for yet more university?

Well, here I am, 3 weeks into a Publishing Media MA at Oxford Brookes University. I’ve chosen to blog about my experiences of my Masters a) to help others, but also b) to have a record of what I imagine is going to be quite a pivotal point in my life.

So what led me here? In a sense, it’s you guys (thank you).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Book Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Title: See What I Have Done

Author: Sarah Schmidt

Pages: 336

Publication: 2nd May 2017 by Tinder Press

1 line synopsis: a deliciously unsettling look at the true story of the Lizzie Borden murders.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Book Review: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Title: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Author: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Pages: 336

Publication: 18th May 2017 by Pan Macmillan

TW: sexual abuse, paedophilia

1 line synopsis: a weaving of a true crime case and a memoir looking at how law is sometimes not so clear-cut and objective.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

August Wrap Up

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Book Review: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Do Audiobooks Count?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Am I Really A Book Blogger?

Friday, 18 August 2017

Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

Monday, 14 August 2017

5 Audiobooks to Get You Started

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Anticipated Releases Aug-Dec 2017

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Why You Should Try Audiobooks

Thursday, 3 August 2017

July Wrap Up

Monday, 31 July 2017

Mini Reviews: The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V. E. Schwab

Friday, 28 July 2017

Book Review: The Gender Games by Juno Dawson

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

PRH JobHack

Friday, 21 July 2017

Unhauling Books

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Book Turn Offs

Monday, 10 July 2017

June Wrap Up

Friday, 30 June 2017

Book Review: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Monday, 26 June 2017

Mid-Year Musings

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Ethical Book Consumption

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Readabilitea's Bookish Guide to York

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Thursday, 25 May 2017

What University Has Taught Me

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Q&A With My Friends!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Thriller Tropes I Could Do Without

Friday, 7 April 2017

5 Lessons from a Secondhand Bookshop

Friday, 31 March 2017

Book Review: Er ist wieder da by Timur Vermes

Monday, 27 March 2017

A Year of Blogging

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

How To Buy Fewer Books

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Book Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Saturday, 4 February 2017

In Defence of Rereading

Friday, 13 January 2017

2017 Resolutions

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Book Review: Suburb by Steven Kedie

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Guest Post: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman