I've been running an analysis of the books I've read for the last three years, and have only started gathering data on my reading habits from 2015 using Excel at first, and then Goodreads. When I first started using Goodreads I added books but did not populate the "Date Read" field. This meant that I could … Continue reading Analysing your books in Goodreads Part 1 – Getting the data
There's a saying out there, that if you're female, you have to work twice as hard as a man, and that you have to be perfect, just to be able to receive the same level of recognition as our male peers. Recent events highlighted in the media have proven that true, but wonderfully, something else … Continue reading Gender Disparity in Australia
I’m not going to talk about this book critically, save for a few quick sentences on how it is very well written and crafted, and how it reads as very authentic. I’ve read the whole Brothers Sinister series from Courtney Milan, and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Hold Me is of course very different in setting … Continue reading On Courtney Milan’s “Hold Me”
The black dog nips at my heels, never really going away. Sometimes it towers, casting its shadow over me. Sometimes it's a docile puppy, never really rearing it's head until something stirs it. And it takes such a massive effort to keep it at bay. So much effort. And I am still afraid to let … Continue reading On Depression
This is an important documentary for our age. I don’t say that very much about many pieces of consumer media, and I believe the only other thing I called call “an important [media] for our time” is Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”. This is a very important documentary for our time. https://youtu.be/RvsxnOg0bJY Currently available on Netflix Australia.
The Supergirl trailer is out, and it is awesome, and I am so hyped for it. Sure there are complaints (on reddit already) about the tone is so dorky/chick flicky, and about the happy poppy music that young girls. THAT’S BECAUSE SUPERGIRL IS A YOUNG GIRL! I am loving every single bit of the trailer. … Continue reading Up, up and away!
I originally posted this as a page on the website, but given the transient nature of posts and my irregular reading schedule, I figured this would be better republished as a blog post, with the main quick reviews page listing these posts. Instead of a lengthy review, I'm trailing out a quick review system for … Continue reading Quick book review – books read in 2014