Death Discussion : A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium’

'The meaning of life is that it stops' - Franz Kafka A few months ago now by the magic of the YouTube algorithm a video called 'Ask a Mortician - Worst Way to Die?' popped up in my recommended viewing list, I was intrigued by the title and clicked. A few hours later I was … Continue reading Death Discussion : A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium’

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Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunnigham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

I was intending to do a review of 'London Triptych' a couple of months ago now, when I actually read it, but that intention sort of got lost in exams, the end of term, rereading Harry Potter, and going on holiday. But this week I read a book that's been on my shelf for a … Continue reading Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunnigham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads

Today marks a year since i first joined WordPress, although I feel like I've made considerably less than a year's worth of posts. Hiatuses reaching a couple of months at a time have been regular occurrences and I'm sorry about that. During term time I read for my course, and to be honest sometimes I … Continue reading A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads

The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

At Lancaster university every February for the past 15 years a group of women+ folk have come together to put on productions of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues'. It's always part of a fundraising effort for a local charity, this year the charity is 'Women's Community Matters'. I was part of the show last year … Continue reading The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

Revealing My Love of Cookbooks, and a Review of ‘Flavour: Eat What You Love’ by Ruby Tandoh

I've never reviewed a cookbook on this blog and honestly I'm not sure why. I love cookbooks. I can spend many calming hours reading them, and even more countless hours using them to cook for myself, my friends, and my family. I first fell in love with cooking in high school when my mum brought River … Continue reading Revealing My Love of Cookbooks, and a Review of ‘Flavour: Eat What You Love’ by Ruby Tandoh