Hello all. As I’m sure most of you lovely bloggers and readers are aware, Lionel Shriver recently bashed Penguin Random House for their intentions to continue to pursue BAME talents. She basically said that by pursuing BAME authors PRH were compromising on quality… As if people of colour can’t write books as excellent as white… Read More In Light of Lionel Shriver… Some recent favourites from BAME authors!
Dracula by Bram Stoker Easily one of my favourite books of all time, not just one of my favourite classics, is Bram Stoker’s brilliant gothic novel. The story of vampire, Count Dracula, is one that crosses Europe and brings horror to the English landscape, a place rarely touched by the gothic tradition. I always found… Read More My favourite classics
So many podcasts that I love are inspired by some of my favourite writers and books over the past couple years. When I first started listening to podcasts it was merely for academic purposes – lots of discussions on academic texts or literature that I was studying, and the like. But recently, I’ve been delving… Read More Podcast recommendations for literature lovers
For a long time I have debated whether or not to post essays or discussions on my blog, which was initially intended for book reviews. Today I thought fuck it. So let’s talk about systematic racism and hotel shampoo. “Yeah but you’re white” is becoming an increasingly popular response when light-skinned or white individuals try… Read More “Hotel Shampoo is Racist”
Kit Mallory’s dystopian Britain is compelling and well-crafted, and definitely something to fear. For me, the divide was one of the most interesting qualities of the story when I started reading Blackout. I wondered how she was going to tackle a North/South divide, how she could possibly make sense of it being so brutal without it… Read More Blackout by Kit Mallory
I used to find poetry really hard to pick up. For years I avoided it, but when I started creative classes a few years ago at uni, I fell in love with it. I have my love for the romantics and the classics, but because I know how hard it can be to appreciate poetry… Read More Mini Poetry Reviews: Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, and #MeToo
Where do I even start with this book? First of all, I cried like a baby on the tube while reading this and have absolutely no shame in admitting it. This is one of those books where you know exactly what you’re getting but it still gets you. Justyce McAllister is top of his class… Read More Dear Martin by Nic Stone