Championship Point

Although I always enjoyed playing sport at school, I don’t often find it that interesting to watch. Aside from motor sport, I don’t go to sporting events and watch hardly any on television. Recent World Cup attention baffles me. Yet over the past couple of years, one sporting event has stopped seeming quite as boring … Continue reading Championship Point

2013: Year in Review

2013 was a funny old year. Most of the time, it felt bright and exciting – I made some brilliant new friends, became a postgraduate, had my first taster of what it would be like to work in the publishing industry, tried new things and attended some amazing events. However, for the past two months, … Continue reading 2013: Year in Review

Review: ‘The Good Mayor’ by Andrew Nicoll

I read The Good Mayor because I loved If You’re Reading This, I’m Already Dead, reviewed here. Despite apparent differences between the two, the elements that made me love the first book – narration, humour and brilliant characters – were all present in this novel as well. The Good Mayor is, simply, about a love … Continue reading Review: ‘The Good Mayor’ by Andrew Nicoll

Review: ‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker is about a young girl and what happens in her life when suddenly the earth begins to slow. Hours of daylight increase, hours of darkness increase, and soon the clocks are completely out of sync with the earth’s natural day. I love a good dystopian novel and … Continue reading Review: ‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker

Where Did the Past Six Months Go? Or, Lauren’s Progress So Far

It’s July! I can hardly believe it. Not too long ago I wrote ‘2012’ on something. This is the perfect time to assess how I’m doing with my goals. I’ve found four categories: 1. Achieved 2. Partly complete 3. Will take all year 4. Failing miserably Only two are ‘Achieved’: wearing my white dress and … Continue reading Where Did the Past Six Months Go? Or, Lauren’s Progress So Far