Review: Everless by Sara Holland

As soon as I heard the premise of Everless, I knew I had to read it. Even with all the events surrounding Christmas, I still got home and read until the early hours because it was completely compelling. The novel is set in a world where time is literally money. Your time – an hour, … Continue reading Review: Everless by Sara Holland


2017 Goals Review

Well, that's me just closed the curtains on the world outside for the last time in 2017. I've had a little moment listening to Taylor Swift's New Year's Day, and now I'm ready to curl up on the sofa and watch films, and hope that Adam makes it home for midnight. While leaving the house … Continue reading 2017 Goals Review

Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The title itself has to be one of my favourites of all time. There’s something about names in a title (Harry Potter, Harold Fry) that appeals to me, and this is especially brilliant for its simplicity and charm. This lulls you into a false sense of security, carried through the early pages of the novel, … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The premise of this novel drew me in right away: it is set in a town where everyone gets one wish, and it is guaranteed to come true. The topic of wishing usually brings on a sense of ‘ah, if only’! How many people would turn down the genie in a magic lamp offering them … Continue reading Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti


Copper Blossom, Edinburgh

Just off George Street in Edinburgh is one of my new favourite bar/restaurants, Copper Blossom. There are a few tables on street level for a drink in nice weather, but the restaurant itself is at basement level. I was pleased to see that it's fully accessible though, with a lift for wheelchair users to reach … Continue reading Copper Blossom, Edinburgh


Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

On the surface, everything about this appealed to me: the beautiful cover, the blurb, the themes. I still love of all of these, and the setting was brilliant, but unfortunately I didn’t find the novel quite as compelling as I’d hoped. Part of the blurb reminded me of 500 Days of Summer, one of my … Continue reading Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak


16 in 2016: Results

Since it is now the second day of 2017, it is probably time (ahem, a little late) to look at the progress (or otherwise) of my 16 goals for 2016. Some were no problem: visiting new places, seeing new shows, reading two books per month – easy! (Although I didn’t do the best job of … Continue reading 16 in 2016: Results