Monthly Archives: August 2012

Daisy Award

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while, I even made a start on it but my phone refused to save the draft, so second time lucky I suppose.

I would like to say thank you very much to Sharon from Day in the Life of a Busy Gal who awarded it to me. Continue reading


Heya guys! I know I’ve been sort of quite lately, but I’ve been sort of busy with this and that (this being job searching and that being writing my book).

However, amidst the this and that I have started writing for WeekendNotes and I review a few things in London for them (at my own discretion). I don’t live in London, but I go there a lot and figured that I’d have a lot to write anyway.

So you can read what I have if you want, you can find it here. My first article published was one which I included in my Major Project so expect it to be full of Harry Potter goodness! I would also be incredibly grateful if you could subscribe to my articles on there as well. Please…..with¬† cherry on top.

Anyway I have a few blogs that I want to write so hopefully I won’t be quiet for much longer!

Free Pussy Riot

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally (Photo credit: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla)

Okay, so I get that things are different in Russia. I get that it’s stricter there and that things we couldn’t conceive happening here happen there.

Like being arrested for protesting.

Sure Pussy Riot performed in a church/cathedral wearing balaclavas but when you really get down to the nitty-gritty of it all they were doing was protesting. Everyone has the right to protest, everyone should be able to protest without the fear of being thrown in jail. Continue reading

Any One Book: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

I could not put this book down, it was that addictive.

The story was very, very good Zevin’s whole idea of the ‘afterlife’ is amazing and reminds me a lot of the Elysium Fields from Greek mythology, it even includes a river, although it doesn’t function exactly like the River Lethe.

Anyway, the book is an easy read, but that’s doesn’t mean it comes without complexity. Some of the topics brought up are actually quite profound and thought-provoking, which is a surprise considering the main character is 15. Continue reading

The Casual Occupancy

Okay, so on 27 September not only does The Casual Vacancy, by the one and only J.K. Rowling, come out but she’s also doing an event on the evening of the same day.

Rowling will be appearing at the Southbank centre in London at 19.30 during which time she will be reading from The Casual Vacancy, talking with BBC journalist Mark Lawson, taking questions from the audience and then doing a book signing. Continue reading

Any One Book 11

Yes, it’s that time again. I’m sure you all look forward to it as much as I do! It’s time to delve into my pile of books and decide which one gets the spotlight this month.

Since last month my bookcase has welcomed a good few books, because I made the fateful discovery that car boot sales are a really good place to get really cheap books. *Cough* 14 books for under £5 *cough*. Continue reading