bi-monthly wrap up

In Books and Other Things // May-Jun

I am terribly late, but I felt like it would be a good idea to catch up on my posts and go back to see how I've fared through the middle of the year. WORDS I READ 2,343 Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman [4/5] Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett [5/5]* LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff [4.5/5] A Great & Terrible Beauty… Continue reading In Books and Other Things // May-Jun

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writing

excerpts & snippets from my writing diary

Whilst in the midst of pondering topics for a blog post - as I have gleefully ignored my blog despite my adamant declarations at the start of the year that I would abandon it no longer – I came to the startling realisation that I had not written a single post that focused on my… Continue reading excerpts & snippets from my writing diary

bi-monthly wrap up

In Books and Other Things // Mar-Apr

WORDS I READ 4,649 The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman [4/5] To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo [4/5] A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett [5/5] Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff [5/5] * I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett [5/5] The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett [5/5] * Vicious by… Continue reading In Books and Other Things // Mar-Apr

book review

Roots in the Land, Reaching for the Stars

THE TIFFANY ACHING SERIES By Terry Pratchett Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours." - Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Folks often lay claim to that feverish ache in the recesses of their… Continue reading Roots in the Land, Reaching for the Stars

blog post

An Ode to an Uprooted Tree

12th March, 2018. It was in the unprecedented and deadly monsoon of 2016 that one of our evergreens succumbed to the wind. Abraham, our former farm hand told us we'd be better off clearing it away, but we - my Mum, brother and I - refused to give up on it, raising it back up… Continue reading An Ode to an Uprooted Tree

bi-monthly wrap up

In Books and Other Things // Jan-Feb

WORDS I READ 2,752 The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [4.5/5] The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski [2.5/5] Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsey Cummings [1/5] The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert [4.5/5] Lips Touch by Laini Taylor (short stories) [4.5/5] The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock [5/5] England Under the White Witch by Theodora Goss (audio) [5/5] - REREAD The Name of the… Continue reading In Books and Other Things // Jan-Feb

book review

A Boy’s Journey into Legend

THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way." - Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind How does one best quantify a lifetime? After putting down The Name of the Wind and taking a series of long, drawn-out breaths in a futile attempt… Continue reading A Boy’s Journey into Legend