Untangling Roots – Hannah Murray| A Book Review

Robert Frost once said, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness” which is quite possibly one of my favourite quotes about poetry. Hannah Murray, a poet from the South of England, who posts poetry and photography on Instagram, and whose following is quickly growing, echoes Frost’s…

The Nerdwriter: Fighting To Keep Art Alive In A Sceptical World.

Depending what circles you find yourself in, you would not be judged believing Art was dead. You may spark a long form debate which might ultimately lead to a fruitless and frustrating conclusion, but you wouldn’t be totally wrong. Art has long been under threat from governments, from overt industrialists and ignorant oppositionists who fight…

Prisoners (2013) | A Film Review

Continuing on my film week ( only 2 film reviews Liam, chill out) we have Denis Villeneuve’ 2013 Crime Thriller ‘Prisoners’. Despite Prisoners being released 3 years ago now, it is one of those films that is never too old to rave about. Villeneuve brings together a flawless ensemble cast made up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh…

Mad Woman (Kat Savage) – A Review

Recently I received an ARC (advance readers copy) of Kat Savage‘s upcoming book of poetry ‘Mad Woman’ and it was wonderful. Truly. This is probably the first review I’ve written for a poetry book, most of what I write is on standard prose books and so its a nice change! Poetry has always been a…

Downton Abbey – Review

Like many others I have been eagerly waiting for the return of Downton Abbey and as I sat in my living room,glued to my TV screen 10 minutes before the first release of it’s trailer the excitement rose to a state that meant every advert that went past that wasn’t Downton became rather frustrating. Yet once my…

Light Up The Dark – Album Review

It seems bewildering to believe that the beautiful EP ‘Acoustic’ from Gabrielle Aplin was released only 5 years ago, on paper 5 years is a long time, but when you listen to ‘Acoustic’ in comparison to ‘Light up the dark’ it is an incredible progression of change to occur in 5 years. ‘Acoustic’ was and still…

All I Know Now – Review

Firstly, before I begin what is to be a shiningly positive review of Carrie Hope Fletcher’s book ‘All I Know Now’ I would like to clarify something. My knowledge of Carrie, her videos, her songs, her book etc my respect for her and my love for her work has nothing to do with the fact…

Dream a little Dream – A Book Review

Seldom do I sit down to read a book and end up feeling like I’m having a highly descriptive catch up with my best friend, one that I never want to pause (to get off the bus and start work) let alone finish. Yet there is no better nor simpler summary of the connection I…

Precious Thing – A Book Review

There are often books that I struggle with from the very start, making me wary of the rest of the book. However with Precious Thing by Colette McBeth, although I did struggle with the start,the plot that presented itself was too strong to resist. Fortunately reading the rest of the book was a great decision,…

John Green and Empowerment.

Having already spoken about a musician who has been an influence on my personal life (Hayley Williams) I wanted to now speak about one of my writing influences; John Green. Now, back in February I wrote an article on John Green and how his books are helping to empower the romance genre for my University…