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Book Reviews feat. Carrie Brownstein

We're now well into 2016, so, me being me, I thought I'd drag us all back to the dark recesses of the end of last year in order to talk about the books that I read to combat the freezing cold afternoons. It was a mixed sort of month but I had some really interesting reading experiences - me…

Featured: Severine Lit

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Two of my poems, MELTandGLUTwere featured in the third issue of the online literary and art mag SEVERINE. You can read glut over here on my blog. 
My poem 'tin can daydreams' was later featured in the space-themed issue of the mag which was available both online and in print.…

Book Haul feat. Hanya Yanagihara

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In December, I welcomed a ton of new-to-me books to my shelves - some via my secondhand book haul and others via Christmas gifts from my friends, family and, admittedly, myself. I've already started wading through them, reading bits here and there, and I'm hoping to have finished the majority of the following books within the next few months. If there are any that you think I should prioritize because they're just that good, let me know and I'll bump them up my to be read pile! 


Things That Make Me Happy 61

short story collections  dancing unapologetically  feeling life in my bones  out of nowhere inspiration
bowie's music  being kind to myself  big plates of pasta the promise of lighter longer days
sleeping in bowling...terribly magazines and zines black and white stripes

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Book Haul feat. James Baldwin

SECOND HAND BUYS

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends came over for a festive weekend of gift swapping, snacking and Making A Murderer-watching. After a pretty hefty Saturday morning lie in, we decided to head out into the arse end of nowhere and do a bit of secondhand book shopping at one of my …

2016 To Do List: Goals & Resolutions

As it's not officially a new year until a half arsed blogger shares their hopes and dreams, I thought I'd share my to do list with you...then your 2016 can really kick off!These are just a few things that I want to cover over this coming year and as, ever, feel totally free to leave your ve…
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