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, Life

9 things I learned starting my own book club.

Somewhere in a kitchen in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of expats gathered around a table for the launch event of my new book club. I’ve been wanting to start a book club for ages (years, maybe). Socialising with books! Talking about books! Drinking and books! These are all my favourite things. So I gathered a […]

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Books & Writing

Read my novels.

So I write this blog for fun, but the main thing I absolutely adore writing is young adult/new adult fiction. And I’ve actually got a bunch of writing online and ready for you to read! I use Wattpad to publish my stories online, because the audience on Wattpad seems perfect for me. It’s pretty overwhelmingly a […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Book Review: Fangirl

“Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?” “It sets a dangerous precedent.” “For avoiding pain?” “For avoiding life.” I’m rocketing through my reading list this year, in part because I am being extra diligent about reading when and where I can, and […]

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January Book Wrap Up.

January is definitely the Monday of the year – one long, cold, dreary Monday. This January has been particularly bleak because of personal reasons, but the one advantage to being newly single is I have more time for reading and writing (scraping for positives, here). This month I made an effort to read more Young […]

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Book Review: White Tears

“Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times.”

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