Added to my reading – Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga and Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

I’ve added a couple of books to my reading list recently. One is Black and British: A Forgotten History by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, looks at Black British history and reveals the story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and … Continue reading Added to my reading – Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga and Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

It’s only just reached the end of March, but it’s already evident that 2020 is a start to the decade that will go down in history – though not for positive reasons. I’m sure many of us were hopeful for the year ahead when it began, and it’s a shame that things already aren’t going … Continue reading Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

On budgeting: One month down (and many more to go)

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to manage my finances better. I started my journey towards that goal by reading The Meaningful Money Handbook, which I cannot recommend enough. The next step I took was budgeting my money and starting to build some savings. With the help of the handbook and author Pete Matthew’s … Continue reading On budgeting: One month down (and many more to go)

A Discovery of Witches: The Book of Life – Book review

A Discovery of Witches: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness Available on Goodreads My rating: 4.5/5 Beware: Contains spoilers for A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. The final book in the All Souls trilogy makes for a bittersweet ending. Sweet, in that it is perfectly fitting, but bitter, in that it is, … Continue reading A Discovery of Witches: The Book of Life – Book review

A Discovery of Witches: Shadow of Night – Book review

A Discovery of Witches: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness Available on Goodreads My rating: 4/5 Beware: Contains spoilers for A Discovery of Witches. I loved A Discovery of Witches (ADOW), but Shadow of Night (SON) has definitely removed it from top spot in my affections. It was exciting to read and much like – … Continue reading A Discovery of Witches: Shadow of Night – Book review

And now my wait begins (or, on reading A Song of Ice and Fire)

  So, I’ve finally completed the A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF) series. After about 2 years of owning and not opening the first book, and about one year of owning a beautifully illustrated copy gifted to me by some wonderful friends - you know who you are - I finally decided to buy … Continue reading And now my wait begins (or, on reading A Song of Ice and Fire)