What Makes Me Pick Up a Book?

As you might know (because I literally never stop talking about it!) I do't have a physical TBR which means that I pretty much buy books as I read. Because I have read a lot this month, as stands to reason, I have bought a few books this way, which got me thinking about what … Continue reading What Makes Me Pick Up a Book?

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A Bookish New Years Resolution: Don’t Be Afraid to DNF Books

Confession. I used to be massively afraid of DNFing books. Even if I was hating it, even if I loathed every single character and wasn't getting an ounce of joy from the book I would keep ploughing on until finally I finished the last page and laid the book to rest. And what did I … Continue reading A Bookish New Years Resolution: Don’t Be Afraid to DNF Books

What comes first, the reading slump or the book? An investigation concerning Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (no spoilers)

Yesterday I was hugely proud of myself because I managed to finally (finally) finish Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I'm not going to lie, I had a huge moment of triumph as I closed the pages of this book. Honestly, it was a winning movie moment if ever there was one. Context: This book has taken … Continue reading What comes first, the reading slump or the book? An investigation concerning Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (no spoilers)

Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?

Recently I attended a discussion at a local folk festival looking at the question of whether song lyrics should be considered poetry. There were two main positions presented. Firstly, that every songwriter is a poet and every song poetry, the question is whether that poetry is any good. The second argument was that not all song … Continue reading Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?