On Reading Black Authors: I Need to do Better

On Reading Black Authors: I Need to do Better

Last week I took a step back from Arub Unwritten, to focus on sharing awareness about the Black Lives Matter movement, signing petitions, donating where I could. (This site outlining ways to help is a great place to start.) While I cannot understand what it's like to grow up as a black person, let alone [...]

Best of 2019 ft. Shades of Magic, Avengers, Avatar and The Umbrella Academy

Best of 2019 ft. Shades of Magic, Avengers, Avatar and The Umbrella Academy

Hello and welcome to my best of 2019! It feels mad that we're not only wrapping up a year but a decade too (though I haven't done a decade count down, I honestly don't know if my opinions over the past 10 years are still the same!). The Reading Corner My Goodreads challenge was to [...]

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon ★★½ So this is going to be a controversial blog post as I've seen nothing but good reviews for The Priory of the Orange Tree, especially amongst YA readers but I have a *lot* to say about this high fantasy. ***Minor spoilers ahead*** Although I was [...]