I Buddy Read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Have… Opinions

Since joining Bookstagram last year, I've seen countless people buddy reading books with their friends. It looked like fun, and desperate to join the club, me and my good friend Femke (@booksfemme) decided to buddy read something together. After comparing our TBRs, we decided on Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. By way [...]

How to survive Freshers’ Week: the guide

In the summer of 2014, no two words struck more dread into my heart than those of "Freshers' Week". As a socially anxious, hugely introverted non-drinker, I could imagine nothing worse than a week of constant introductions and alcohol-fuelled gatherings. But I soon learned that the nightlife was the least of my worries: the university-run [...]

It’s time to stop supporting problematic people

The book community, no matter how wholesome it is considered, is no stranger to problematic behaviour. From authors, to bookish shops, to movie adaptations, the community seems to be almost perpetually riddled with controversy. One of the most highly regarded, yet incredibly problematic authors is JK Rowling. JK, of course, wrote the hugely successful Harry [...]

Review: Broken People

Review: Broken People

Author: Katrine Lynn Solvaag Genre: Poetry   Review Broken People is the debut poetry collection by Norwegian-born Londoner Katrine Lynn Solvaag. It is split into two sections: The Breaking and the Healing. The Breaking details Solvaag’s experiences of depression and heartbreak, and contains some kickass feminist poems. In this section, there are also some powerful [...]