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What You Need to Make Your First Knitted Jumper with the Knitting Book “Knithow”
Book Reviews / Hobbies / Opinion Pieces / The Latest

What You Need to Make Your First Knitted Jumper with the Knitting Book “Knithow”


he pandemic has changed a lot of things for many people around the world. People are making sourdough, running, reading, and other at-home hobbies like knitting and crochet. Before I started knitting two years ago, the idea of making a jumper (or sweater for my North American readers) felt out of my reach. I honestly didn’t think that I would ever be able to do it. But here we are, two-ish years after I started knitting. I made a jumper. Continue reading

A Review of Sally Vickers’ “The Gardener”: A novel about siblings, small country towns, and the power of gardening
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A Review of Sally Vickers’ “The Gardener”: A novel about siblings, small country towns, and the power of gardening


After many twists and turns, two adult sisters, Margot and Halcyon also known as Hassie, find themselves living together in a rundown Jacobian house in Hope Wenlock – a small village in the Welsh marshes. The two sisters seem to be completely different. And their relationship is civil but also very cold at the beginning of the novel. The sisters, almost unbeknownst to themselves, want to reconnect. They just don’t know how to do it. Continue reading

A Review of Tabitha Carvan’s “This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch”: unapologetically loving things
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A Review of Tabitha Carvan’s “This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch”: unapologetically loving things


Carvan’s book is about motherhood and the changes it brings with it. It is (despite what the title suggests) also a little about her love of Benedict Cumberbatch. And it is about losing yourself and then finding a way back to yourself by exploring and embracing the things that bring you joy. Continue reading

“The Island of Missing Trees” by Elif Shafak: Intergenerational trauma and healing through writing
Book Reviews / historical / The Latest / Turkish

“The Island of Missing Trees” by Elif Shafak: Intergenerational trauma and healing through writing


Shafak’s novel has a simple premise, love. And it might seem like a cliche, but it just works for this beautiful story. Defne, a Turkish woman, and Kostas, a Greek man, fall in love at the peak of the conflict in Cyrpus in 1974. Their love is helped along by a beautiful mixed Turkish and Greek couple Yusuf and Yiorgos and a little tavern called “The Happy Fig”. Continue reading

A Review of Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection”: being imperfect is actually perfect
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A Review of Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection”: being imperfect is actually perfect


This article may contain affiliate links. If you purchase through these links it means I can make a very small commission. This money goes directly into keeping this blog free and accessible for all. BUY YOUR COPY OF BROWN’S BOOK HERE. As I write this review, International Women’s Day is approaching – March 8th – … Continue reading