BOOK REVIEW: Everyday Sexism, by Laura Bates

Feminist. It’s become such a “bad” word, hasn’t it? You’re either praised and lifted up above all others for being liberal and awesome, or you’re branded a bra-burning nutter who ‘should get back in the kitchen lol’. There’s no middle ground, and among most people where I live, it’s seen as a dangerous, rebellious thing….

BOOK REVIEW: Room, by Emma Donoghue

Honesty time- I am a picky reader. Or perhaps, it’d better to say I’m a “safe” reader. I tend to stick to the same genres over and over again, being “sure” that I’ll like the book “because it’ll be similar to that book.” But that’s no way to live! If genres are like ice cream…

BOOK REVIEW: Not Working, by Lisa Owens

   Reading Challenge: 32/40 “Here, you should read this,” says Chris, with a cheeky eyebrow raise. He was half-kidding, half-recommending, as I had just quit my job (and then got two new ones, but that’s another story). However, the blurb sounding intriguing, the dust jacket was enticing, and I ordered a copy from Amazon later…

Sunflowers: A Bad OCD Day

Yesterday was crap. For the first time in a looooooong time, my OCD felt out of control, and I just couldn’t get it “settled” again. Every technique I’d learned to use in CBT, every distraction, was tossed out the window in a jiffy, and I was stuck in a delayed train, thinking, I can’t do…

What do you want to be when you grow up?

“But I’ve no spade to follow men like them. Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests. I’ll dig with it.” – Digging, Seamus Heaney   Hello, Internet Peoples! I hope that everything is good with you today. Ever since I got back from France, I feel like everyone’s been asking that dreaded…