10 Bookish Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life!

Welcome lovely people! In celebration of March, my birth month, I decided to compile a lovely little list of amazing Bookish Gifts (that aren’t books!) for the bookworm in your life! We’ve all been there, 1 day to go and still scarpered for a birthday pressie idea. Put the bookstore gift card down my friends,…

Words to Live By: L.M. Montgomery

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery was a huge part of my childhood, I utterly devoured the entire Anne Shirley series and I’d easily say that Anne of Green Gables remains my all time favourite book to this day….

Movie Monday: One

Welcome to the latest weekly series I’m introducing to the blog! I love movies almost as much as a love books (although not quite, let’s not go mad) I have a collection of roughly 200 dvds and am almost always watching Netflix. It has in fact got to the stage where I pretty much just rewatch…

Souls: A Spoken Word Poem

I wrote this poem at 4 am one morning while talking to my friend Nico after we discovered a mutual appreciation for spoken word poetry. It’s not a particular medium that I’d ever explored before that, but it’s one I’ve been dabbling in ever since. Writing it was effortless, it’s like the words came to…

Character Development: Ruth Dunne

I am taking part in a FutureLearn screenwriting course, and it was suggested that we use our personal blogs as a posting platform for the exercise below. This is the main character from a modern fantasy story I am working on, for the purposes of the course I’ve been using this story for my examples….

ROA Week 3: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Spoilers ahead, so beware if you haven’t read this yet. And the skin, oh yes,the skin was green as sin. Not an ugly colour, Nanny thought. Just not a human colour. Gregory Maguire, Wicked. I started this week with every intention of enjoying a non-fiction about Antartica – full of mystery, largely inhospitable to humans,…

ROA Week 2: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

May contain spoilers, so be aware if you’ve yet to read this gem. I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane. George Orwell, 1984. George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel takes place in a dark, dreary version of London. It’s protagonist, Winston,…

POTW: I can’t keep track of the days!

One of the biggest challenges I’m coming across in the running of this blog is keeping track of what day I’m supposed to post what. Does that happen to anyone else? I woke up today convinced it was Saturday, and about ten minutes ago I realised it was Sunday! The story of my life! This…

ROA Week 1: Whisky Wars, Riots and Murder by Malcolm Archibald

So week 1 is complete, finally. I say that like this book was a struggle but it wasn’t really, overall I really liked it. Archibald has a way of writing that makes history seem light-hearted, and easily digestible without taking anything away from the severity of the things he’s writing about. The book itself it…

Womp womp…

Sadly, my reading challenge is off to a rocky start! I underestimated how much time work would take up, but such is life! I’m only halfway through my book for last week, and with the entire weekend stretching ahead of me like a Hebridean beach, I’m aiming to have it posted on Sunday instead. This…