The Common Reader Effect

I turned 30 yesterday (sorry, I’m telling everyone) and it’s made me both slightly melancholic (I’m at my happiest while sad…) and introspective. Which obviously meant I began to think about how my reading has changed over the years that I’ve consumed books almost obsessively. Which lead me to The Common Reader Effect. The Common […]


Literary Life: June in Review

What. A. Month. It started out great: bit of time off, started a great new job. Then went decidedly down hill when a considerable portion of who I will begrudgingly refer to as people voted for us to leave the EU. Some for reasons I understand, even if I don’t agree, and some because they are […]


Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Yesterday I discovered something important, pictures make learning fun, and easy. I know what you’re thinking, ‘way to be late to the party Alice, what tyrant withheld picture books from your childhood?’ Fear not dear reader, Peter and Jane took me through a worryingly long period of my youth. Since reading Maus I’ve wanted to give graphic […]