Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This is probably a little late for Santa, who is definitely more organised than this, but here goes! Ten books I would like for Christmas: After You by Jojo Moyes I’m not sure how she’s going to follow Me Before You, … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

The Happiness Equation

I toyed with many manifesto ideas for this week’s writing challenge. ‘Why Everybody Should Read Harry Potter’ was considered, alongside the rather obvious ‘Wake Up Your Luck’, although it turns out I haven’t quite figured out how to do that myself yet. However, many of the ideas involved in ‘waking up’ luck – being grateful, … Continue reading The Happiness Equation

The First Fortnight of the Festival

I already reviewed the incredible Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, but here are my other highlights from the first fortnight of August in Edinburgh… The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. One of Edinburgh’s, if not Scotland’s, biggest exports, the Tattoo is always quite a show. Avoid it if you’re not a fan of bagpipes. This year’s show was … Continue reading The First Fortnight of the Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

10. Collect seven books signed by the author. Complete! 5. Visit fifty new places. (17) Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square * I have shocking confession for a book lover and publishing postgraduate: before this year, I had never made it to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The years I was actually living in Edinburgh … Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival

Review: ‘If You’re Reading This, I’m Already Dead’ by Andrew Nicoll

I have to say, I am excellent at choosing books. I recommended The Universe Versus Alex Woods to Clare – well, I bought it for her for her birthday, then again for another friend’s birthday – and it turns out that it is, indeed, amazing. In fact, she has now given it to me to … Continue reading Review: ‘If You’re Reading This, I’m Already Dead’ by Andrew Nicoll