Review: Promising Young Women

Like with most stories that start with a twenty-something London-based office worker navigating the breakdown of a long-term relationship, your mind settles in for a harmless piece of Chick-Lit. And then Caroline O'Donoghue's Promising Young Women knocks you off-centre by turning into something else entirely. The praise on the book's sleeve repeatedly uses the word "gothic."…

Is there more to #Bookstagram than judging books by their covers?

If you have the misfortune of following me on Instagram, you might have noticed that since the New Year I've been making a pathetic, desperate and not entirely successful attempt at being accepted into the enigmatic world of #Bookstagram. Social networks have always fascinated me, I wrote 5000 words on Twitter for a project at…

A Note on Writer’s & Reader’s Block

Inspiration has been a hard match to strike this week. Actually, that's not entirely true. I'm working on a slightly different (and secret!) project at the moment and I'm pumped for that, but when it comes to reading and writing, my usual motivations have simmered. So true to form, I thought I'd write about it…