Category: Non-Fiction

Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Writers such as the wonderful V.E. Schwab have ignited in me an interest in the craft of writing (Schwab’s YouTube and Instagram accounts are definitely worth watching). With this new flame of interest, I came across the revised and expanded, 5th-anniversary edition of Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer that is published […]

Posted July 3, 2018


Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Sometimes it’s just nice to read a book that you can relate to. I might be in my thirties and been through a lot in my three and a bit decades on the planet, but I think How To Be A Grown-Up is a phrase I’ll forever ponder (won’t we all) and so Daisy Buchanan’s […]

Posted June 26, 2018


Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

This week is the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week. With World Refugee Day occurring on Wednesday 20th June 2018, it feels that this week is the perfect time to share with you one of my most recent reads, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Abrams published this anthology of […]

Posted June 18, 2018


Review: Eat. Sweat. Play.

Review: Eat. Sweat. Play.

MY STORY Many of you know how much I love watching sport – football, F1, athletics – basically I’ll watch any sport with the exception of cricket. These days I’m stuck in a situation where I can’t exercise; my illness confines me massively. I do those wee exercises that I can, the ones that the […]

Posted June 16, 2016


The Takeaway Secret

The Takeaway Secret

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently, I’ve not been too well. I’m back now though! I’ve been looking forward to writing this review for ages, and now I feel that I have tried out enough recipes that I can do the book justice! The Takeaway Secret is a fantastic book packed full of recipes […]

Posted February 10, 2011