New affiliate: Blackwell’s

I am pleased to announce that I am now part of the affiliate programme for Blackwell's! Blackwell's are one of my favourite bookshops and the Oxford branch (just up the road from me) is an institution. The downstairs section, know as the Norrington Room, is the largest single room selling books in the world (!) and… Continue reading New affiliate: Blackwell’s

Looking back on the books of 2016

This is another overdue blog post, but one that I've really been looking forward to writing. I read 31 books in 2016, of varying quality, but overall it was a good reading year. I tried to branch out, accepting a total of eight review copies from publishers - which is a lot for me these… Continue reading Looking back on the books of 2016

Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

I try to read a mixture of old and new books, and often find myself reading 'new' books some time after they come out, purely because I always have so many books I want to read that I rarely get to read things when they are really new. Often I just get to look at… Continue reading Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

Upcoming reads and reviews

I'm focusing purely on reading at the moment, and I know it'll be a week or so until my next review - so in the meantime I thought I'd share a 'preview' of what's coming up, both in my reading and here on the blog. I am about to finish reading the third book in… Continue reading Upcoming reads and reviews

I Need Recommendations!

I do indeed. Specifically for my feminism/women reading list. I have recently compiled reading lists of the books I most want to read out of the huge list I have on GoodReads, and realised that I actually don't have that many on feminism/women/gender. This is an area that I find fascinating and I feel like… Continue reading I Need Recommendations!

New Affiliate Announcement: Wordery.com!

Just a quick note to say I am now an affiliate for the amazing Wordery! I shop there quite a bit as I don't always have time to get to Waterstone's or Blackwell's and I refuse to buy books from Amazon - and Wordery are just as efficient, have a wide selection of books, and… Continue reading New Affiliate Announcement: Wordery.com!

Exploring Academic Publishing

As you may know, I work in Editorial at Routledge, an academic publisher. I work mostly on the Classical Studies list, which I love, and right now I am in Edinburgh for the Classical Association conference - my very first business trip. This is the first job I've had in academic publishing (before I'd only… Continue reading Exploring Academic Publishing

Christmas and birthday haul: new year, new books!

Greeting all! I hope Christmas and the New Year have treated you well. So far 2016 for me has been my birthday, and then five days of being ill (today is day five...). So not the best start in the world. But, I am happy to start a new year and excited for what is… Continue reading Christmas and birthday haul: new year, new books!

Oh is it Christmas?

Hello all just a quick note to say Merry Christmas! I've been a bit off grid as I was away in Copenhagen until Christmas Eve and this is the first moment I have had to myself since then! Not that I'm complaining, we have had a lovely Christmas. I recently finished After You'd Gone by… Continue reading Oh is it Christmas?

Kind of a random blog post that’s kind of related to Christmas

Hello all, my apologies for not posting for almost a month! I have been busy at work which = super tired, plus I have been reading quite slowly recently for some reason, so I haven't had many books to review. I did finish Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood the other week, and have a brilliant… Continue reading Kind of a random blog post that’s kind of related to Christmas