The Dystopian Death of Mindfulness

This blog will include some spoilers for the books Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World are iconic works of dystopian fiction - I would actually go as far to say that they are iconic works of 20th Century literature full stop, regardless of genre. I recently read them back to back. I saw a great number of similarities … Continue reading The Dystopian Death of Mindfulness

Pageless Page-turners – My Experience So Far Reading on a Kindle

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators” – Stephen Fry I’ve been reading predominately on a Kindle now for about a month, although it has rather messed up my Instagram aesthetic it did mean the car wasn’t quite so full of books when I moved in to my new house for … Continue reading Pageless Page-turners – My Experience So Far Reading on a Kindle

A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads

Today marks a year since i first joined WordPress, although I feel like I've made considerably less than a year's worth of posts. Hiatuses reaching a couple of months at a time have been regular occurrences and I'm sorry about that. During term time I read for my course, and to be honest sometimes I … Continue reading A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads

The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

At Lancaster university every February for the past 15 years a group of women+ folk have come together to put on productions of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues'. It's always part of a fundraising effort for a local charity, this year the charity is 'Women's Community Matters'. I was part of the show last year … Continue reading The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

All The Globe’s a Stage -From The Globe Theatre ‘Richard II’

I am lucky enough the live very close to an amazing independent cinema and when I saw they would be showing a taped version of Richard II from the Globe theater I couldn't resist. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, I'm an English Literature student and Shakespeare done right reminds me why I'm studying … Continue reading All The Globe’s a Stage -From The Globe Theatre ‘Richard II’

My Freedom – a poem in response to the Orlando shooting

There are no words to truly express how horrific the events of this weekend in Orlando were. 50 people are dead, more are in a critical condition. A safe space for LGBT individuals was violated and it is going to take a long time for the community to truly recover. In the process of recovering … Continue reading My Freedom – a poem in response to the Orlando shooting