What the Netflix hit “Stranger Things” Season 4 has to say about sibling loss: Max and Billy
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What the Netflix hit “Stranger Things” Season 4 has to say about sibling loss: Max and Billy

I know this is a book blog, but since this is my blog I sorta get to talk about what I want. And today, I wanted to have a deep dive into the hit Netflix show, Strange Things. I just finished season 4, vol. 1 and I have some things to say. Specifically, I wanted … 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

Monthly Favourites: June 2019
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Monthly Favourites: June 2019

June is usually a month for travelling. It is my birthday month and since My father died I have tried to go somewhere for every birthday. This year I got to revisit Sicily where I went on exchange when I was 14. Catania was the place that started everything for me. It showed me world … Continue reading

“Pride & Prejudice & Passports”: a review of Corrie Garrett’s immigrant retelling of Jane Austen’s classic
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“Pride & Prejudice & Passports”: a review of Corrie Garrett’s immigrant retelling of Jane Austen’s classic

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I’ve read some modern re-tellings of classics that have just fallen flat. Sometimes classics are named classics because they are indeed just that: stories that transcend time. They shape our culture and … Continue reading

“This Is Going To Hurt”: a review of Adam Kay’s hilarious medical memoir
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“This Is Going To Hurt”: a review of Adam Kay’s hilarious medical memoir

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Bound2Books is no stranger to medical memoirs. I love reading books about the living and the dead and everything in between. If I can combine medicine with comedy, then we have a … Continue reading

Book Blogging 101: 5 tips for blogging success
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Book Blogging 101: 5 tips for blogging success

I came up with Bound2Books in 2013 whilst living in Sydney, Australia. I had wanted to write about books for such a long time, but I always felt like I couldn’t do it. Somehow, I managed to ignore my imposter syndrome and started a blog with WordPress. In the beginning I didn’t know exactly what … Continue reading

A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor
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A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Stephanie Land’s memoir comes at an extremely important time in the world’s social and political climate. The very existence of her memoir is in direct defiance of the shame and stigma surrounding … Continue reading

Writing Done Right
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Writing Done Right

Writing projects of any length can feel daunting. I’ve talked about how hard it can be to write long writing projects here. The whole process can feel overwhelming and whilst it can be difficult to start a project, it is often harder to finish it. And finishing it does not mean writing the last word, … Continue reading

A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about
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A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about

I am frustrated today. Honestly, the day could not have felt more shitty if it tried. Sure, there were lots of okay things that happened, but my general mood has oscillated between “Fuck this” and verging on tears. I am currently looking for work, an arduous task done in silence and solitude because heaven forbid … Continue reading

Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone”: A Review
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Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone”: A Review

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. As Winter slowly but surely approaches the Northern Hemisphere, I felt that a book on Alaska would help me get into the mood of all things cold and frosty. As an Australian, … Continue reading