I wrote this article for ‘We Love Memoirs Day’ which apparently happens every year on 31st August! It features some of my favourite memoirs by women writers, from Audre Lorde to Raynor Winn. I hope you enjoy reading… Continue reading A Dose of Empowerment: My Top 5 Memoirs Written by Women (Magazine Article)
Rather than a list of recommendations, this article is more of a personal reflection on my experience with the true crime genre. While I initially felt a bit dubious about true crime and its ethical issues, I’m now utterly addicted to the genre and I think it has the power to transform how we think about justice. I hope you enjoy reading… Continue reading A Beginner Enters the True Crime World (Magazine Article)
July is the anniversary of the first Women’s Right’s convention, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this article I wrote about my favourite non-fiction feminist books! Featuring Roxane Gay, Helena Kennedy, Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi, Michelle Obama and Mariam Khan… Continue reading Non-Fiction Books to Fortify Your Feminism (Magazine Article)
My magazine articles mostly consist of book reviews and bookish content, but for this month I decided to share one of my other passions – blogging! Follow the link below to view the article and let me know what you think. Would you add anything to my list of reasons to start blogging? What made you first create your blog? Continue reading Why You Should Start a Blog in 2021 (Magazine Article)
Diversity and representation has always been a key issue for my book blog, and I took this interest into the film world for my latest magazine article. Follow the link for a varied list of Christmas films that don’t all consist of white nuclear families! Continue reading 5 Diverse Christmas Films to Watch this Holiday Season
Racism isn’t just about overtly bigoted white nationalist groups – it’s everyone’s problem. I’ve written an article about my book group’s experience of reading Me & White Supremacy. This non-fiction book by Layla F. Saad acts as a powerful call for white people to interrogate our relationship with racism and uncover the depths of our silent complicity. Continue reading Bristol Girl Book Group Reads: Me & White Supremacy (Magazine Article)
“And besides, libraries aren’t just about books. They are one of the few public spaces we have left which don’t like our wallets more than us.”
― Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet
Libraries are a much-loved haven for so many of us book bloggers, but they are about so much more than books as well. They offer key services and provide a vibrant space that everyone in the community is welcome to enjoy.
The best way you can support your local library is to use it! With that in mind, this articles gives you just a few ideas for how to make the most of the services on offer. Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Your Local Library (from a library assistant!) Magazine Article
Lockdown is the ideal time to give Shakespeare’s plays a try, as many theatres are offering free streamed productions online. In this article, I share some links to where you can watch the performances, as well as my tips to make sure you actually enjoy them! Continue reading Yes, You CAN Enjoy Shakespeare! Magazine Article
The Scoop by Cat Walker is the first free review copy I’ve received since I started writing for the magazine – perks!!! I was so excited when I received it in the post and it turned out to be a fun, vivid, globe-trotting quarantine read. See below for the synopsis and a link to my book review for the City Girl Magazine… Continue reading The Scoop by Cat Walker Magazine Review: Vicariously Travel the World in Lockdown!
I read an article recently about how book sales have been affected by COVID-19: apparently, dystopian fiction is flying off the virtual shelves, especially if it deals with a pandemic. Frankly, I don’t understand this at all – I’m looking for books that take me away from the current crisis and provide some light-hearted escapism.
So, for those of you who share my induced dystopia-phobia, I’ve compiled this list of books guaranteed to bring laughs, conversation topics and much-needed comic relief… Continue reading Funny Books to Cheer You Up in Lockdown