Sunday, 7 May 2017

Into The Setting Sun Vol 1 + 2 by Oliver Baxxter

Sunday, 7 May 2017
Into The Setting Sun Vol 1+2 by Oliver Baxxter
A collection of poems, photographs, stories and advice collected and written while recording our second album and touring England.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

My Favourite Songs of 2017 - So Far.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

As I'm sure some of you guys will know, I love music. Every time I fall in love with a new band it's like an entirely different entity has entered my body and taken over. Despite this, I keep looking for new bands to listen to, or I get bands and songs recommended, and it's just a vicious cycle. Since 2017 has been a very heavy music year already, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite songs that I've started listening to this year - so far.

Monday, 1 May 2017

One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

Monday, 1 May 2017
One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
It's been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie's dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer's here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy - but what's it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms - the sun is still as warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was. With grief still raw for all of them, Milly is facing the additional awfulness of having to see Luke again - gorgeous, gorgeous Luke, who she had a fling with last year, and who she made a total fool of herself with - or so she thinks. What's going to happen this time? What's more, things between Milly, her sisters and their mum are rocky - Leonie is being tempestuous and unpredictable, Elyse is caught up with her new boyfriend, and Milly feels like she just doesn't know how she fits in any more. Over one Italian summer, can Milly find a way back to the life she once had?

Friday, 28 April 2017

Calling All Diverse Titles

Friday, 28 April 2017

This is a calling out for you (through the deep pacific blue), any and all readers, bloggers and writers out there - I have an urgent matter. I need more diverse titles! I've noticed a serious lack of representation in most of the books on my TBR at the moment, and I need to change that. As a bisexual woman, I know how important it is for representation of all creeds, cultures, sexualities, races, etc. So I'm asking you guys, to help me on my quest to read more diversely, and recommend me diverse, LGBTQIA+  and #ownvoices titles that you loved, that you think I'd love and that you just think everyone needs to read.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Note to Self by Connor Franta

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Note to Self by Connor Franta
In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work In Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humour and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube - and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers. Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he's rarely shown on or off camera. In this diary - like a look at his life since A Work In Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment - with others and himself. Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry and original photography, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

They'll Take On The World - My Favourite Female Friendships in YA

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Hiya. I've just come here straight after finishing Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard, it was a book I had many thoughts on, and you can check out my goodreads review of it here. I wanted to do a post dedicated to this book, but mostly dedicated to the fact that it was, in it's entirety, based upon female friendships. Funnily enough, it's not something that I come across often in YA fiction, and considering my very nearly 20 years of life on this planet have been filled with female friendships, and hardly any romance, it's shocking that it's taken me this long to find a book about the ups, downs and raw emotion behind teenage friendships. So, here I am: writing a post dedicated to Beautiful Broken Things, about my favourite female friendships in YA.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Sunday, 16 April 2017
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness - except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Friday, 14 April 2017

The Concert Tag (Because Gigs Are All I Do)

Friday, 14 April 2017


I think I'm just going to skip past the whole 'long time no blog' spiel and get right down into the nitty gritty. A friend (or bro) of mine, Aimee (blog and youtube extraordinaire) recently did The Concert Tag on her youtube channel, and although I wasn't tagged I still REALLY wanted to do this. Because I love gigs, and I thought the questions had some interesting answers.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Five Strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it's during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth - sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way the find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A Collective Book Haul

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

As you may know by now, I'm at university, and like many other readers buying books is a thing that I like to do when I'm feeling stressed, bored or when I'm trying to recover after watching La La Land and I need to do some retail therapy. Thus brings me to this semi-big book haul of little beauties that I've acquired over the last few months.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Books I Want To Read This Spring

Sunday, 19 February 2017


It's gotten to that point of winter again where I am longing for warmer, jumper weather days. Days where I don't have to sit in my room under my duvet and three blankets with my heater on and still be freezing. Days where I can head out without worrying if I have enough layers on. So, I am writing this post, with the hopes that mother nature will hear my call and hurry along the spring.