Extroverted Book Worms
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Extroverted Book Worms


I moved to Melbourne at the end of 2019. It was supposed to be my next big adventure – start a PhD, travel the Southern hemisphere some more, and meet new great people! Not give you any spoilers here, but I only really did one of those things… Continue reading

For the Love of Plants: books to help you keep your plants alive
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For the Love of Plants: books to help you keep your plants alive


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Since lockdowns began last year in March 2020, there has been an explosion of plant purchases and pseudo-jungles being set up in people’s homes and apartments. As a lover of plants, I … Continue reading

‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?
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‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am drawing today’s discussion inspiration from author Nesrine Malik and her amazing book (seriously, go read it now!) We Need New Stories. In her chapter entitled “The Myth of the Reliable … Continue reading

Roxane Gay Live at the Open Air Literatur Festival in Zurich 2019
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Roxane Gay Live at the Open Air Literatur Festival in Zurich 2019


Roxane Gay’s work has been seminal for feminist and fat liberation movements around the world. She draws on her own experiences about trauma, body image, feminist ideals, and Haitian and Black identity. Seeing her talk about her two most popular books Bad Feminist and Hunger: A memoir of (My) Body. I used Gay’s feminist text … Continue reading

“When All Is Said”: a review of Anne Griffin’s knockout debut novel
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“When All Is Said”: a review of Anne Griffin’s knockout debut novel


Note: plot spoilers and discussions of death by suicide. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. In February this year, I had the chance to go to Ireland for a long weekend. I’ve been threatening to visit Ireland for … Continue reading