Does anyone else find that sometimes it’s really difficult to find the motivation to do the things you like? Hear me out. I love reading, I love writing fiction and I love getting involved in some Pilates or Yoga, yet when I get home sometimes I find myself totally zoning out on Netflix all evening and achieving nothing at all and I end up getting really frustrated at myself. Continue reading
Some of you may know that a few years ago, I fell into being a bit of a poet. The idea of calling myself a poet always made me cringe, I don’t know what it is but there’s such a weird connotation that goes along with saying “yeah mate I’m a poet” that makes my skin crawl. Like people who weren’t there think I wandered around in a beret spontaneously spouting rhymes about flowers. In reality, I took a poetry module as part of my MA in Creative Writing and really got into it! There was nothing bad or weird about poetry, and I even found a way to not make it cripplingly embarrassing for myself. Continue reading
SO, I haven’t posted in a while. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Here comes one of those “so sorry I haven’t posted in AGES guys I’m such a let down!” blogs. I’m afraid that’s not what you’re getting. What you’re getting is an unapologetic – I’VE BEEN BUSY, GUYS.
Sometimes you just need to cut something out to give yourself some room to breathe. I’ve always struggled to do that, all throughout my life. I love being busy, and I love taking on projects, but I’m an absolute nightmare for taking TOO much on. It’s hard for me to draw the line until I get super burnt out and just want to shut myself in the house for a week and not speak to anyone. So in the interest of not going totally cray, the blog was sacrificed.
It’s not all a downer, though! I’ve been up to some GREAT stuff… Continue reading
November is Book Bitches’ Comics & Graphic Novels month. I’ve dipped into comic books over the years, but I’m by no means an expert – so I recruited one! My good friend Tom (@Beardyknave) is very well read when it comes to this area so I asked for some advice and recommendations for those looking to try it out! Here’s what he had to say…
So in case you’ve forgotten, Book Bitches is a 60-odd member strong book club that some friends and I dreamed up at the beginning of the year. I created our reading challenge for 2016, which means each month we’ve been put through the agony of reading any books from a particular genre, even if it’s a genre we know we hate. Tears have been shed, books have been thrown, only a few of us remain on the true path to Book Bitches success – but most of all we’ve been READING (and not the bitchy kind). In an indiscriminately obvious move, I chose Horror for the month of October. Continue reading
Titan Books are soon to be releasing a fantasy trilogy by New York Times best-selling author Mercedes Lackey (written in collaboration with her husband, Larry Dixon) called The Mage Wars and I was lucky enough to be offered a sneak peek! Continue reading
Let me just say, that I wasn’t prepared for The Graces. I’d seen tons of reviews for this book already, so I knew to expect a really good read and also some serious The Craft vibes – I was sold before the book even arrived on my doorstep. Yet none of the hype had adequately explained what a unique read I was in for… Continue reading
Feminism is something that, hopefully, people are taught from being children – what it is (the absolute equality of the sexes), how it affects society, and how to spot when someone isn’t respecting your right to equality as a woman. While this might not have been the case for many of us growing up, it’s expected that nowadays most people have a basic understanding of Feminism and why every person should support it. Continue reading
This month I picked a book a friend bought me for my birthday – Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge. Having read YA specifically for a little while I found this a jarring return to the world of adult literature but a thrilling one nonetheless! Continue reading
The story goes that BrightonSEO founder Kelvin Newman and a few other SEOs had the idea to give those who work in SEO and the industry in general a change to meet up, share ideas and talk shop. From the first meeting in the upstairs room of a pub, BrightonSEO has grown to huge proportions with tickets for this year’s September event selling out in less than 60 seconds. Continue reading