feminists don’t wear pink – book review

feminists don’t wear pink – book review

The other day at work, while we were generally chatting about films and TV and the like, a male co-worker announced that he didn’t agree with Brie Larson’s comments about not wanting white males on her press tour. Automatically, myself and another guy I work with said: ‘that’s not what she meant’ – he then immediately stepped back and allowed me the floor to explain that Larson wanted her press tour to give opportunities to women that normally were not accessible.

We had a spirited debate, where he argued that the right person for the job should get to do it and if they are a white man, they shouldn’t be punished for that; I pointed out that those women could be the right person, but they never get the chance to prove that because the spaces are already filled with aforementioned white men. It was all very respectful and we hugged it out after, but I didn’t realise until I went on my lunch break that a third co-worker, at the same time the original issue was brought up had said ‘you’ve just said that to the wrong person.’

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sunshine blogger award

sunshine blogger award

Hello everybody! Last month the lovely Me And Ink nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. She is super sweet and supportive and I really recommend giving her a follow (especially her #MagicMonday posts dedicated to Harry Potter!!)

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and links back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
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charity birthday book haul

charity birthday book haul

Hey everyone! So, Sunday 17th February was my birthday! I’ve reached the grand old age of 23 and had a lovely weekend celebrating (aka I ate A LOT of food!).

As you may or may not know, this year I put myself on a book buying ban with one exception: my birthday. The main focus of today’s blog is a little project I like to call my Charity Birthday Book Haul.

I am a massive supporter of charity shops; the rare occasion I go Marie Kondo on my belongings, the majority of them get sent to my local stores. They are an endless well of bargains (okay, if you sift through enough!) and a great place to find books without breaking your bank.

I took a little of my birthday money (and put the rest into savings like A Responsible Adult) and went on a spree to get as many books as I could, all from charity shops! As well as looking at what books I found, I’ve provided some details on the charities my money will go towards and links for you to donate yourself if you feel inclined.

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bonus post! bookish couples

bonus post! bookish couples

Happy (late) Valentine’s Day, everybody! Whether you shared your day with a romantic partner, your best pals or family (relatives/blended/chosen) I hope you had a wonderful time filled with love. If you didn’t celebrate with anyone, then I’m sending some hugs and kisses and imaginary chocolates your way and I hope you know you’re loved!

In honour of (late) Valentine’s Day, here is a bonus post about my favourite couples from novels I love!

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music shuffle tag

music shuffle tag

My lovely pal Becca created a music shuffle tag and my other lovely pal Michaela tagged me to take part!

Basically, you put your itunes/spotify/music streaming service on shuffle and think up a book, character, ship or plot point that the song you land on reminds you of! There’s no need to explain your choices (although you can if you like), it’s your opinion and that’s what matters. Then tag 5 – 10 bloggish friends and see what they come up with!

Here we go:

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my february tbr

my february tbr

Hey folks! We’re settling into February nicely so I figured its time to share my TBR for the month.

I did some polls on Twitter in the following categories: ‘grown up books’, LGBT, historical fiction, sci fi & fantasy and non-fiction! My lovely followers then voted and here are the winners:

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