Painsomnia and Staying Up All Night

Painsomnia and Staying Up All Night

It’s late early and I’m at my desk, awake, listening to music on loop (headphones mean I get to rock out, loud, even at ungodly times of the day/night), and trying to just make it past 7am, which is the time that I generally consider an all-nighter a success. It’s not a voluntary all-nighter, not … Continue reading

The Diviners, by Libba Bray [The Diviners #1]

The Diviners, by Libba Bray [The Diviners #1]

Title: The Diviners (The Diviners #1) Author: Libba Bray Publisher: Little, Brown for Young Readers Publication date: 12th September 2012 Rating: ★★★★★ The Diviners, by Libba Bray, invites us to a sumptuous big city adventure in 1920s New York, where Evie O’Neill is soon to be the talk of the town. Flapper and party girl Evie’s unique … Continue reading

[Product review] Leschi Fox Warming Pillow

[Product review] Leschi Fox Warming Pillow

Item: Leschi Fox Warming Pillow Colour: Midnight Purchased: Amazon.co.uk (also available from leschi.de (please note that this site is in German!) Price: £24.99 Rating: 4/5 The funniest thing about purchasing a microwaveable warming pillow (though it can be heated in the oven… but this just doesn’t seem a great idea to me!) is that, prior to … Continue reading

Every Heart A Doorway, by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart A Doorway, by Seanan McGuire

Title: Every Heart a Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire Publisher: Tor Publication date: April 5th 2016 Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Every Heart A Doorway, by Seanan McGuire, is a genuinely charming and wonderful book. Not ‘charming’ in a quaint or twee (and slightly condescending way), but a book that simply charmed me as I read … Continue reading

International Wheelchair Day: All hail the wheelchair!

International Wheelchair Day: All hail the wheelchair!

It’s apparently International Wheelchair Day—one of those supposed “holidays” that most people only ever realise are a thing when they see someone tweet something about it. People like me. It just so happens that I can get behind this day. Wheelchairs make my life more liveable. If I didn’t have a wheelchair? Well. Grocery shopping? … Continue reading

How A Spoonie Gets Up

How A Spoonie Gets Up

Ever wondered what mornings are like for spoonies? Well, here’s a little of it. Most people get to wake up, curse the alarm, and then get up. Not me! Off goes my FitBit, vibrating in a way that slightly irritates me wrist. Nice start! But that’s nothing compared with what follows: My first thought is: … Continue reading