I wrote and rewrote the intro to this weird af stream-of-consciousness blog post until I finally settled on this one line: Fuck 2020. Seriously. I’m done. Return to sender. Chop chop. I don’t even believe in any divine power but I swear this year has been orchestrated by an old lady trying to cross everything…… Continue reading The hiatus that was: Reflection, regrets, and random musings.
A huge literary pet peeve of mine is the way some male authors describe characters who identify as female. With just an excerpt of a character description, you can immediately find out if a man wrote it, thanks to the sexist prose. More often than not, the existence of these female characters in real life…… Continue reading Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters.
Hear ye, hear ye! The Indian Lit Readathon is back for its third run, and as one of the organisers, I couldn’t be more excited! For those of you who don’t know, this is a readathon dedicated to reading books by authors who are Indian or of Indian origin. It’s organised by Charvi @ Not…… Continue reading Indian Lit Readathon – Edition 3 | Save Pusthak Rajya
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. At this point, most of you already know how much I love books about women in the industrial workforce during World War II. It’s a very specific itch that a…… Continue reading Blog tour: Wedding Bells on the Home Front by Annie Clark
I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. A superhero origin story of a fat fangirl? SIGN ME UP! I discovered Julie Murphy very late but I’ve become a huge fan. And to see her publish a book about…… Continue reading Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
This is a moving graphic novel/memoir that speaks of political division, the fight for democracy, and anti-intellectualism. 4.5 stars!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found…… Continue reading Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday
There’s a lot of harmful stereotyping of fat people in this popular children’s book series loved by all. Read this post to find out how problematic the representation of fat people is in Harry Potter.
Unprecedented times. New normal. Uncharted territory. As a marketer, I’ve used all these buzzwords and more in comms I’ve helped pen in the past few weeks. And one decision I made right off the bat was that I would never ever talk about these, well…unprecedented times on this blog. Reading is an act of escapism,…… Continue reading How much has your reading changed while on lockdown?
Hello, hello! You all know how much I love books about women entering the industrial workforce during WWII. One book I recently heard of from this specific sub-genre is The Beauty Chorus, an enthralling novel about three completely different women signing up to fly planes to help with the war effort. Today, I have Kate,…… Continue reading Female pilots in WWII: A guest post by Kate Lord Brown
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Did you do a double take when you read this book’s title? I know I did. How to Marry Your Husband sounded very promising when the publicist first reached out…… Continue reading Blog tour: How to Marry Your Husband by Jacqueline Rohen
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. We all know I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and drama centered on war-time workforces. The Cotton Spinner is set not during a war, but the industrial revolution, but…… Continue reading Blog tour: The Cotton Spinner by Libby Ashworth