Happy Sunday one and all! As you are reading this I will be headed to the Isle of Skye for a week (the great thing about being able to schedule posts). Today I will be doing a review of a poetry collection; something slightly different from the usual literary fiction that I read. I am … Continue reading Dirt by William Letford.
Hello! I thought a fun non book related post every once in a while might be fun, and so I have decided to introduce a top 5 list on Fridays (not necessarily every Friday), listing top 5 of my favourite things from any area. Today's list will consist of 5 of my favourite songs. I'm … Continue reading Top Five Friday #1: Favourite songs
In light of the recent hubbub surrounding Kim Kardashian and her essay where she discusses why she isn't a feminist, I took to social media to read more about what has been going on. I was surprised to see a lot of negativity circulating Facebook, Twitter and the like; from both men AND women. This … Continue reading Kim Kardashian and what it means to be a feminist.
A post of a slightly more cheery nature today, this is a book review of one of the funniest books I have read all year! "Brilliant idea! Excellent! Muslim dating? Well, I had no idea you were allowed to date.' Then he leaned towards me and looked at me sympathetically. 'Are your parents quite disappointed?' … Continue reading Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.
September 2015: the image of a Turkish police officer stood next to the dead body of a three year old boy takes the internet by storm. He was a Syrian, who drowned as the result of a boat of smuggled refugees capsizing off the coast of Turkey on route to a new life. Outrage and … Continue reading The Syrian refugee crisis: thoughts on Crossing the Sea with Syrians on the Exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauer.
Edinburgh is a beautiful city teeming with a rich culture; from its architecture to its greenery to its wondrous acknowledgement of the arts. In the month of August, Edinburgh shows off and celebrates art in all of its forms through the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; whether musical, comedic, theatrical, literary or other. As well as the Fringe, while people from across … Continue reading The Edinburgh Book Festival 2016.
Happy Sunday! This is a review of Girl Meets Boy, the second Ali Smith novel I have read. I read this during the week in preparation for the trip I took to the Edinburgh book festival this Saturday (more on the book festival this week) to see Ali Smith do a talk about her latest … Continue reading Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith.