Monthly Archives: December 2014

Box of Delights: A roundup of Christmas TV

For many people, including myself, a big part of the British Christmas is sitting down with a highlighter and the bumper edition of the Radio Times and applying one to the other in a flurry of enthusiasm and anticipation. As ’tis … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: A resolution

Trigger warning: Fat-shaming, body-shaming, misogynistic and sexually explicit written abuse, mention of disordered eating December is an anxious month for me. It shouldn’t be. By rights, it should be my favourite month of the year. There’s Christmas, New Year, lots … Continue reading

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Fairytale Romance and the Freedom of Fantasy: Reading Malinda Lo’s Ash

Malinda Lo’s fantasy novel Ash had been on my reading list for a long, long time. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked it up. I knew it was a retelling of Cinderella. I knew, from the review … Continue reading

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Dinner and a Show? Ostentatious Breastfeeding

The phrase ‘calm your tits’ has perhaps never been more appropriate than this week. By now, pretty much everyone will have heard of the Claridge’s Incident, the latest in a few thousand examples of a parent being pilloried for that … Continue reading

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Diverse Headspace: Reading ‘Otherbound’ and ‘The Boss’

It occurred to me the other day that this blog was supposed to be about YA fiction and writing. It was always a rather loose connection, but currently, it’s loose enough that it might quite easily drop off. So, to get back … Continue reading

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