Illumicrate Grisha-verse Unboxing

  I have been waiting until a decent time before posting the unboxing of this box, to give people a chance for their boxes to arrive. I wanted this box immediately from hearing about it on the twitter account of illumicrate, as I am a fan of anything by Leigh Bardugo, especially after hearing about [...]

My NaNoWriMo essentials

It is almost half way through October, and NaNoWriMo is fast approaching. For those of you not familiar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and involves writing 50,000 words over the course of 30 days, and is held during November every year. I have participated since 2014, and have yet to complete the 50,000 [...]

Throne of Glass – A review

Okay, so earlier this week (or last, I can't remember) I decided to brave one of the fantasy worlds created by the lovely Sarah J Maas. I dived into Throne of Glass with such high expectations, I mean, so many people like her books, so surely they must be worth reading. Plus I have most [...]

Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu {REVIEW}

It's common to see feminist issues in the news, or even in classrooms; such as wage pay gaps in big corporations, or schools worried about teenagers showing their bra straps. This book hopes to change this, and build a strong feminist movement in the process. What is it about? Vivian Carter is known as "the [...]

Review: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Brief synopsis The Nomeolvides women (grandmothers, mothers, and daughters) are able to grow flowers from their fingertips and make the men they love disappear. All of this changes when a boy appears from the ground, and a member of the Briar family arrives with no warning. The story is full of magic and women and [...]

Yes, let’s talk stress!

I've had a pretty busy month. I've been completing uni assignments (two more and then I've finished year 1!), preparing and attending YALC (as well as trying my best to cope with London transport/people), and then returning to work, finishing this week with a week of CAMHS training. For those who don't know, CAMHS is [...]

Pre-YALC and YALC day 1

Okay, so yesterday (thursday) I arrived in London, and at first I didn't think I would be able to do this; be in London on my own, as I had a panic attack before getting on the tube from Euston because there were people everywhere. But I eventually told myself I just had to go [...]

YALC WEEK!!!

Radio silence is a real thing when you are dealing with a new job, your mental health, and juggling an online Master's degree. I just don't have the spoons to keep up with everything online. I am sorry, and I am trying to be a better blogger, but it is taking time. So, in better [...]

YALC Prep

Moving has happened and we are back to having wifi! I am so glad that we have all managed to stick together, as being apart from my babes just wasn't an option. I have also started the induction for my new job, and I am loving it! I went to the ward I was going [...]