As an avid reader, I'm always on the look out for new books to read and I am totally open to new authors and genres. I've found having this blog (entitled 'Stories Can Make Us Fly'- can you tell I love literature?) has opened so many doors for me into finding new authors and reading… Continue reading Storyland by Bryan W Alaspa (BLOG TOUR)
I am lucky enough to be part of Hélene Fermont's Blog tour for her new book, His Guilty Secret, which will be out on the 27th November. Being sent His Guilty Secret last month was such a pleasure as I'd never before come across the author and I wouldn't say it's the kind of genre… Continue reading Helene Fermont, ‘His Guilty Secret’ (review)
As a huge literary fan, of course I've been reading to my heart's content over the summer (with my health and long hours at work limiting me a little, but even so). Initially, I was planning to share my top three from this indulge, and still, I shall mention just three, but I can't seem… Continue reading My top reads in summer 2017- books to read by the fireside.
It's July 18th 2017. A long anticipated date for me. Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, one which she came to in Winchester. I've visited her grave, of course I have. I've even been to her mum and sister's. But visiting her grave over a year ago now is something I found… Continue reading 200 years on: What Austen means to me
As the last episode of Series One of Channel 4's 'Ackley Bridge' airs tonight, I feel this is a key post to be sharing. Ackley Bridge has been wonderful for representation; BAME characters, LGBT issues, different cultures, and combining all, showing cultural and religious attitudes towards different issues. Nasreen's character has been vital in portraying… Continue reading Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television
Happy National Poetry day! Today is a day that I hold dearly in my heart, as it celebrates my one true love. Many people do not appreciate the power and the beauty of written word, but I think there is nothing more important; For enjoyment; To have your voice; To hear the voice of others.… Continue reading National Poetry Day!
SPOILER-FREE POST: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD LAUNCH PARTY As many people are likely to know, 31st July held a great significance to both Potterheads and a grand proportion of the general public; Firstly, it was the birthday of one of the world's most loved fictional characters- Harry Potter; Secondly, Harry Potter and the… Continue reading SPOILER-FREE POST: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child launch party!