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In Review: Queer The Shelves 2022

At the end of May, my wife and I, had the pleasure of attending the inaugural in-person Queer The Shelves LGBT+ Book Fest, hosted by the wonderful Robyn Nyx and Brey Willows from over at Global Wordsmiths. With comedian and author, Rosie Wilby, as the keynote speaker, it was bound to be a laughter filled…


Bookish Dilemmas

The Trap of Kindle Unlimited I recently stopped my Kindle Unlimited subscription, not because we’ve had a lovers tiff; in fact quite the opposite. It would seem that our relationship is akin to those first flushes of love, whereby everything and anything is eclipsed by the rapture of newness, to the detriment of the rest…


Books Beyond Bars

What do you do when you start to run out of room on your bookshelves? Pre Christmas 2021 found me discussing this exact predicament with my wife. I’d asked for a ridiculous amount of books from Santa, but didn’t actually have any room for more books. I’ll admit there are such things as eBooks and…


Books of 2022

Whether you’re a ‘lets celebrate the new year’ type of person, or someone that’s likely to have slept through it all, there’s no denying we’re officially in 2022. And with a new year, comes a new Goodreads target, the commencement of Jae’s Sapphic Book Bingo 2022 and of course more brand new releases to look…


My Top Picks of 2021

It’s the last day of 2021 – seemingly the day to reflect back on the year that has been or in this case an opportunity to ponder the books i’ve chosen to read this year and pick out a top 5. Yes, you read that right, just 5 – with maybe a bonus number 6!


Why do we read?

Recently i’ve been wondering about why people read, what draws some people to be avid readers and others to maybe never pick up a book after leaving school? And ultimately why do i have a love affair with reading?


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