What I would consider to be ‘professional’ book reviewing is the work that I’ve done with the UKLA this year. Here’s a breakdown of what that entails, how to get involved, and when you’ll get to hear about what I’ve been reading. … More How I became a professional book reviewer
There were some pretty great reads throughout 2021, but which were my favourites? More importantly, did I learn anything from them? 📚 … More 25 books in 2021 | Which were my 5 favourites?
Let’s fast forward to early 2021, and I’ve already exceeded last year’s total, well on the way to exceeding this year’s goal. What’s my secret for making so much reading progress this year? … More The Joy of Speed Listening | Productivity Hacks
[4-minute read] “Music has never been a huge part of my life, but I’d listened to [Emma Blackery] sing so much that the lyrics were practically a part of me. I sang along to every song, clapping on her encore for more. It was an incredible experience.” Turns out, gigs can be fun. Read all about my experience of August-September 2018 here. … More The King of Pop | 2018 in Review
[3-minute read] Mitch Johnson’s stage presence is undeniable. His command of crowds is aided, no doubt, by his size. I have no exact figures, but I’d be shocked if he was anywhere close to being under 6’6. ‘Mitch Johnson’ is a strong combination of names, too. The syllables are punchy and emphatic. He could make a career as a bodyguard, for sure, based on a name like that alone. … More Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 | Mitch Johnson’s Sweatshops & Footballs
[8-minute read] I’ve revisted my favourite series as a child – Chris Bradford’s Young Samurai – and analysed its impact on children in a post-Brexit/Trump era, as well the way it affected me in 2008. … More Young Samurai: The Wary Reader | Book Club