Review: Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Opening sentence: “My dear friend Roz Horowitz met her new husband online dating, and Roz is three years older and fifty pounds heavier than I am, and people have said that she is generally not as well preserved, and so I thought I would try it even though I avoid going online too much.” Young […]

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Monthly Wrap Up: January 2019

I know January wouldn’t rank as many people’s favourite month (it’s not mine) BUT I do like it for its power to focus my mind. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but it is nice to open that brand new diary and actively take stock; think about what I want to achieve / do […]

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is a slightly modified transcript of a TED talk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2013 (watch it here) and is a book I see mentioned on Bookstagram all the time. People love it; for good reason I’ve now discovered. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as […]

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Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Opening sentence: “If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement, and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week’s time, I wouldn’t believe them.” It’s been a while since I’ve had such an initial visceral reaction about a book but I actually felt angry reading this: Angry for […]

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