Reading || #ReadSoulLit Wrap Up

I realise that I may lose the respect of most of you if I admit that I’m learning my life lessons from Grey’s Anatomy, but then with Shonda Rhimes being one of the most powerful women in TV right now, perhaps this isn’t as trite as you might think…

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Reading || January Wrap Up / The Unread Shelf Project Update

I started off the year with all of my grand plans, smug as you like, and sure enough, karma put me back in my place. And when I say ‘karma’, I mean Past Martha, who is laughing hysterically at me in some parallel universe.

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Reading || Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch: A Review

One evening last week, I found myself sitting in the cinema watching Gary Oldman strutting around in what was presumably a fat suit and copious amounts of facial prosthetics. The visual transformation into Winston Churchill was quite remarkable (and I believe has been nominated for an award) and Oldman’s performance was certainly convincing. However, I found myself preoccupied, pondering our national obsession with World War Two.

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Reading || The Lost Art of Dying: A Review of With the End in Mind

“I realise that it is a rare privilege to be present and to serve those who are approaching their unmaking. I was discovering that I was not afraid of death; rather, I was in awe of it, and of its impact on our lives.”

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Reading || The Unread Shelf Project & 2018 Goals


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Reading || My Top Ten Books of 2017: Part 2

Okay team, in the last post we made it all the way to number 6, but will you agree with the top 5?? SO MUCH PRESSURE!

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Reading || My Top Ten Books of 2017: Part 1

It’s that time of year when I stumble around feeling all the emotions related to having to answer the question “what’s the best book you read this year?”…confusion…fear…96 down to 1 ARE YOU CRAZY?!

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Reading || All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Autism is many things. But it is seldom what it is perceived by people to be. It isn’t a tragedy. It isn’t a ravaged life. It isn’t an entity that destroys lives. It isn’t a disease.
Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

All the Weight of Our Dreams is the first ever anthology written entirely by autistic women of colour, brought to us by the Autism Women’s Network. Featuring essays, poetry and artwork from 61 writers and artists, it talks about how ableism intersects with other oppressions; particularly racism but also sexism and homophobia.

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