A Winter’s Wood Portrait

The forest lanes Like branches, mine Like veins Intertwine. Tracing your lines Behind my eyes. A capillary-ous show Of avenues, of multitudes. Blood like water flows From the root. Blown bare and leafless In the winters loot, My mind’s eye sees you.

Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…

J. K Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books are arguably the most popular books of the twenty first century so far, both for adults and children. Originally published in the children’s section with brightly coloured illustrations of the fantastic, the covers soon got a paired-back refresh to sit a bit closer to the adult shelves.Continue reading “Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…”

The Midnight Library: Worth the Hype?

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – a philosophical novel looking at regret and happiness. The Midnight Library is Matt Haig’s most recent bestselling novel, claiming the top spot of the New York Times bestseller list for 34 weeks. Like Matt Haig’s previous bestseller How to Stop Time in which a man that has livedContinue reading “The Midnight Library: Worth the Hype?”

Reading 5 books in a day & other short fiction on my TBR pile

Reading short fiction can be a great way to introduce yourself to new authors or to get yourself out of a reading rut. There is such a sense of accomplishment when you get to that last page of a book and can tick it off the list. But recently I’ve been reaching for the longerContinue reading “Reading 5 books in a day & other short fiction on my TBR pile”

BOOK REVIEW: Klara and The Sun

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro – an exploration in what it means to be human through the lens of AI.  Klara and the Sun is Kazuo Ishiguro’s most recent anticipated novel and his first novel since 2015. Like his other work, Ishiguro explores what it means to be human but in a new sci-fiContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Klara and The Sun”

10 Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

With Christmas just around the corner you’re probably thinking about what to get for the special people in your life. It can be difficult buying presents for people for any occasion particularly if you are under a tight budget. Here are a couple of my favourite unique finds… For the Tavel lover – Scratch Map TheyContinue reading “10 Gift Ideas For Any Occasion”