Book Review: The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell

The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell is an enchanting collection of poetry exploring bodies and disfigurement, girlhood/womanhood/motherhood, the male gaze, and relationships. If you're familiar with Jen Campbell from booktube, you won't be surprised that The Girl Aquarium is quintessentially "Jen": the style is whimsical and eerie and dreamlike, with motifs of the sea, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell

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Book Review: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

How could I resist a contemporary romance with multiple narratives based around astrology? (Heart-eyes emoji forever!) Star-Crossed follows Justine (Sagittarius); a sometimes-shy but driven, hopeless romantic working at the local magazine. Justine randomly runs into her childhood best friend¬† (and fleeting teenage sweetheart), Nick; an Aquarian actor between jobs, bereft in his love life. Justine … Continue reading Book Review: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)

Good luck finding a bookworm who hasn't: given up on a book because it was boring or badly written given up on a book because it was good but they 'just weren't into it right now' forgotten about a book they thought was average and just never finished it It's common. And life is too … Continue reading 4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)

Gallery: Instagram Book Photo Challenge August 2016

I'm really loving these #bookstagram challenges. Every month popular book bloggers create photography challenges, so every day there's a new prompt and a new picture to take. I stopped taking photos for a while but these challenges are helping me to explore the hobby again in new ways. It's really fun to plan out a … Continue reading Gallery: Instagram Book Photo Challenge August 2016