Books & Writing

June Book Wrap Up.

I managed to read five books in June, which is pretty great! I did a long weekend in Budapest and a festival in Albania, so I got through a lot of reading on each flight. Airplanes are my favourite place to read! I love that I can’t get distracted by the internet and I just […]

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Life

June Goals.

I’m still lowkey convinced that it’s February, so it’s kind of a big shock to write “June” in the headline of this blog post today. But oh, I can feel that this is going to be an amazing month. Spring has gone so quickly and summer has just tumbled out of nowhere. I’ve got some […]

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Books & Writing

May Book Wrap Up.

Slow reading month, owing mostly to slogging my way through the first of Robin Hobb’s epic fantasy series, The Farseer Trilogy. I also read Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road in the space of a day, but I’m not counting that because it’s about the millionth time I’ve read that perfect piece of fiction.

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Books & Writing

April Book Wrap Up.

After a crazy first of May in Berlin I’m finally back to blogging. Admittedly I’ve been letting it slide a little lately because I’ve been working so hard on finishing my New Adult novel Brew Books, which you can read on Wattpad now. With all that writing I only put away 3 books this month, but they […]

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Books & Writing

March Book Wrap Up.

March is done! I’m in Australia right now, visiting home for three weeks, so I’m having a little taste of summer before heading back to cold Europe. If you want a taste of my Aussie adventures, I’m always documenting them all over on my Instagram. The flight from Berlin to Brisbane is long anyway (flying […]

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Life

March Goals.

February was a killer month. I’m wildly productive when I’m single; so I guess silver linings and all. I have been devouring books, writing loads, experimenting and having more fun with my Instagram, planning more exciting blog posts, and having some wild nights out in Berlin with beautiful people. I also read out a nonfic […]

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Berlin, Life

How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Berlin.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, or Frauen*kampftag in Germany, which, for the unacquainted (welcome out from under your rock), is a day to commemorate the fight for women’s rights, and to celebrate how far we’ve come. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, in response to recent movements in journalism to fight for equality, like the […]

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Books & Writing

February Book Wrap Up.

BYE February! Nice knowing ya. I read heaps this month, owing to the fact I delved into a few easy young adult novels. I want to continue this trend of reading light fluffy YA, and then mix it up with a few more heavy-hitting lit pieces to round out the month.

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” John Green just loves his infinity analogies, doesn’t he? After The Fault in Our Stars’ “some infinities are bigger than other infinities”, he whacks out another ready-for-Tumblr quote, this one about the infinity of an […]

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Life

Celebrating No Filter Zine’s first birthday.

On Thursday night at Das Gift in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of creatives came together to celebrate the first birthday of No Filter Zine, an indie creative nonfiction zine launched in Berlin by Alice Austin. To mark the anniversary of the launch, four writers read not-yet-published pieces, in keeping with the No Filter theme of […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Into the Water

“Some say the women left something of themselves in the water; some say it retains some of their power, for ever since then it has drawn to its shores the unlucky, the desperate, the unhappy, the lost. They come here to swim with their sisters.” I expected this book to be beautifully, hauntingly chilling. It […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Hag-Seed

“None of them was willing to be a girl,” he said. “You can see why not.” “I know, right? I don’t blame them,” she said with a hard edge to her voice. “Being a girl is the pits, trust me.”

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