“Why are you here?” Review of Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath

What would you do if you discovered your husband had fathered a child neither of you knew about? What would you do if the child turned up at your doorstep? An expert in psychiatric disorders in children, Dr Caitlin Lupo is haunted by the effects of her infertility. Having struggled to conceive her first child … Continue reading “Why are you here?” Review of Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath

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“I Hope Somebody is Listening”: Review of Alice Oseman’s Radio Silence.

Do you ever think about breaking the mould? All Frances has ever known is how to achieve exceptional grades, please teachers and excel at every single class she has ever taken. If universities will love it, Frances does it. The only thing that matters is making it to Cambridge. Because if she doesn't, who is … Continue reading “I Hope Somebody is Listening”: Review of Alice Oseman’s Radio Silence.

Who can you trust? The Break Down by B.A Paris Review

 ~ If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? ~ Cass can't shake the feeling that someone may be watching her. But she might be right. Taking the short cut her husband begged her not to travel down alone, Cass finds herself passing a stationed car, a woman sat inside. Unsettled and desperate to … Continue reading Who can you trust? The Break Down by B.A Paris Review

Why Your Degree Doesn’t Define You. 

"You study English? So you want to be a teacher?" They ask. "No" I reply. "I'm not sure yet. But I'll figure it out." "Well, what else can you do? What is there to figure out? Pretty useless if you don't go into teaching." I've heard this more than once. This and much worse The … Continue reading Why Your Degree Doesn’t Define You. 

5 New Releases You Should Look For AW16

Just like the majority of you, I absolutely adore Autumn and Winter. Any excuse to hang up more fairy lights, put on a cosy jumper (or two) and bury under a mountain of books and duvet is welcome. In the spirit of the changing seasons, I thought I'd compile a list of a few new releases to … Continue reading 5 New Releases You Should Look For AW16

Reading Challenges: Hit or Miss?

This year -after being a little too obsessed with Goodreads- I set myself my first reading challenge. I knew that I could read a fair amount of books (too many according to my family) but I wanted to know just how many I could read, have a goal to strive for. After swaying back and forth, … Continue reading Reading Challenges: Hit or Miss?