Review & Recommend: Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

Review & Recommend: Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

Warning: Due to the concept of this book, this review contains potentially sensitive discussion around eugenics and using experiments to raise the IQ of an individual.

I was gifted Flowers for Algernon by a friend quite a while ago, and I put it on my list to read for Readathin in February, and never managed to read it. Finally, I got round to picking it up a few days ago, and found it a really enjoyable read!Read More »

Bookending Spring Knock Offs

Bookending Spring 2020: Knock-Offs

Bookending Spring

Hi guys! For the month of April, I’ve decided to sign up to join in with Bookending. This is a quarterly event designed to help bring the bookish community together — you can find more information here. This introductory post is taking the place of my lifestyle post for this week but, I’ll be honest, there hasn’t been very much change in my life since last time, and I don’t feel like now is the time to talk sustainability when everyone is just getting by on whatever they can find. Rest assured, when life starts to return to normal for us in the UK, I’ll start talking cruelty-free makeup and vegetarian food again. The aim of Bookending is to post at least three posts in the month, using the provided prompts if you wish. I’m going to be using some of the prompts, but I might not be posting them on the correct day (sorry to the hosts!). My plan is, after this post, to be posting Bookending posts every Monday in April, so including this first post, that will make five posts in total!Read More »

Favourites Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Favourites!

So, as someone who is Very Original and Does Not Copy Others At All, I’ve decided to start doing a favourites series. I’m not going to do posts every month because, to be honest, I don’t consume enough to be making posts every month! Instead, I’ve decided to go for quarterly posts. This probably won’t actually be spring themed, but I will be talking about the media/products I’ve enjoyed recently. The categories might change as we go along, if I have different things to talk about, but we’ll see where we are at the end of June!Read More »

Review & Recommend: The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells

Review & Recommend: The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells

I will admit, I didn’t really know what to expect with The Invisible Man. Obviously, I expected an invisible man to feature, and in that respect, I was certainly not disappointed. I meant to read this in March, for Readathin, but I completely failed on that front. Uni got away with me, as I expected it probably would, and then the pandemic has meant I’ve had to move out of uni, back home, and I’ve had less concentration for reading. Still, I just got round to reading it, so I’m reviewing it. Only a month later than I wanted to have read it by! I’m going to keep this review relatively spoiler-free, but it is over 100 years old, so I’m not going to be too stringent about that. If you’ve not read it, I won’t be spoiling the finer plot details for you, don’t worry! But I will discuss the overarching plot a bit.Read More »

Keeping it Together

Keeping it Together

Since my last post a week ago (oops, missed another book post, sorry!), the UK has stepped up its policies regarding the pandemic, and has now officially restricted when it’s permissible to leave the house. If you’re not out for your one daily exercise (which must start and end at your house, you cannot drive anywhere to exercise), for essential shopping like food, toiletries and essentials, for medical purposes, or for essential work or care duties, you should not be out. Even when exercising, you should only be with members of your household, and a minimum of 2m away from others. Read More »