Why Are We Still Using Kindles? | Breaking Up With Amazon (Part 2)

So let's get this out of the way - this is not to bash e-books or e-readers. I love love e-books, pretty much most of the books I've read during lockdown are electronic and frankly the whole e-book debate is tired. No, this Black Friday, I want to continue my conversation about quitting Amazon and [...]

The Chronicles of Narnia Books are not as Fantastical as I Remembered

The Chronicles of Narnia Books are not as Fantastical as I Remembered

Over the summer I decided to reread The Chronicles of Narnia. I had basically zero recollection of the books beyond my childhood favourite, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (henceforth, LWW) and boy, was I disappointed. But I powered through it and it took enough of my time to earn itself this BUMPER blog [...]

Online Bookshops to Shop at Instead of Amazon: Breaking up with Amazon (Part I)

Are you ready to break from the shackles of Amazon but aren't sure where else to reliably buy books online? Look no further, for I have put together a mini-series on how you too can break up with Amazon. Today is Part 1 - online bookshop alternatives to Amazon. I have been slowly trying to [...]

Spoiler-Free: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is No Hunger Games

Spoiler-Free: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is No Hunger Games

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | Suzanne Collins ★★★ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is told through the third-person perspective of Coriolanus Snow whose once-rich family has been devastated due to the war between the Capitol and the Rebels. Ten years after victory, his family are living in relative poverty and their only [...]