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Goodreads Review: I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman is continuing to become a recognizable name in some circles, and for good reason – very few authors can be said to have written their debut when they were still a teenager and still have in hold up today. Not to mention the Netflix adaptation of her graphic novel and webcomic Heartstopper gaining […]

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Goodreads Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

Yes, I’m using Goodreads a lot for this blog, but in my defence, once I’ve posted this, I’ll be all caught up in what I’ve been recently reading…until I very soon finish the work I’m currently reading and have to update accordingly, but never mind that for now… Proving public libraries still have a need, […]

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Goodreads Review: Let It Snow by Johnson, Green, and Myracle

Christmas was, what, four months ago? What better time to review a Christmas book??? OK, maybe things have got on top of me. Maybe there’s a bit too much stress and anxiety coming around every corner. Maybe sometimes I just need a break. And whilst yes, I did finish this book a few months ago […]

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Goodreads Review: Of Ice And Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

This book is the sequel to Of Fire And Stars, which I reviewed here. Reading this particular follow-up had been a long time coming, and here, I give my full thoughts. Wish they could be structured slightly better, but sometimes it’s best to have it written organically: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4511527495

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Goodreads Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

In years past, I’ve tended to make Christmas-related posts before Christmas. But this year, well…obviously, I haven’t. Maybe I was neglecting the blog or maybe I was…*gasp*…enjoying myself too much and got distracted…? This year’s been chaotic, not quite to the extent of last year, but you never know how things will continue, and whilst […]

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Goodreads Review: Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Yes, OK, I need to post other things, but this is at least a sign I’m still alive and kicking, right? Anyway, this is a review of a book I technically read a while ago, but recently got my hands on the sequel and felt I really needed to refresh on what had happened before. […]

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Goodreads Review: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Whereas before I posted reviews of things I’d read on here, I think it might now be easier to simply link to my review of said book on Goodreads, which is a much more useful way of hosting reviews. At some point I will properly link these two sites like how a normal person does, […]

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Emerge, Bleary-Eyed!

So… It’s been a year. And I’m not just talking generally about the fact that the past year has been so damn intense, what with COVID-19, political weirdness, and the social weirdness that has generated from both of the previous categories. Oh yes, and the planet’s burning. Good thing we have shares in space dwellings, […]

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Thematic Concerns

So, I’ve been fiddling around with this site recently, trying to make it look more professional by way of blundering in blindly. The look the site has currently will probably not be how it looks in a few weeks, potentially, depending on how easy it is for me to choose a theme I’m happy with. […]

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A great load of hoo-ha

This has been one of many posts where I’ve felt the need to say, ‘oooh, look, it’s been a while’, to the point that I think anyone who still follows this blog is probably fed up of the phrase. Although, given the gaps between posts, this seems unlikely. Well, I guess I’ll see. So, what […]