Bad Blood, Lorna Sage

“…but it’s (her childhood) not unpleasurable, although it is unhappy.” Bad Blood is the autobiography of a Lorna Sage from early childhood in her grandparent’s house to her teens in her parent’s house to her twenties as a completely different woman. Sage takes us via lonely but nonetheless satisfying times spent in the countryside, and shows […]

How the girl at the bus-stop changed my perspective

We like to believe that other people are out to get us. To make us unhappy. To make our lives harder. When in actual fact the majority of people, (I would in fact say all of the people the majority of the time-but this is highly debatable) are just genuinely, simply going about their daily […]

Day 13 of Euros

So, no actual football today- it’s the day when all the teams in the quarter-finals take a break, have a rest, train, whatever and make sure that they know their opponents inside out. Here is the schedule: Thursday (tomorrow)- Czech Republic vs. Portugal Friday- Germany vs. Greece Saturday- Spain vs. France Sunday- England vs. Italy […]

Whatever you Love, Louise Doughty

 “Is there any limit to the self-delusion human beings are capable of?” Whatever you Love is a deeply emotional and yet somehow blunt look at how humans and in this case a single mother deal with the aftermath of their child’s death. It appreciates the most rawest of feelings from shock to grief to hatred. The protagonist, […]