Books

What I’ve Been Reading: October 2017 Book Reviews

A little later than usual due to a busy couple of weeks, here's a round-up of the books I read in October.

Books

‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green: Book Review

John Green's latest book is powerful, moving, and completely worth the wait. Here's my spoiler-free review.

Books

What I’ve Been Reading: June 2017 Book Reviews

In this monthly round-up of mini-reviews, I share my opinions on the books I've been reading in June.

Books

Top 5 Wednesday: Essential Summer Reads

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blogging prompt, created by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey, and now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. The topics are mostly related to books, but some of the questions are open to be answered using TV, films, graphic novels, or any other entertainment medium. If you want to find out more about the… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Essential Summer Reads

films, Gaming, Geek Culture, Television

2015: My Geek Culture Highlights

“Nerd life is so much better than regular life.” -John Green Between grown men crying at the opening credits of the new Star Wars movie and Marvel stepping up their plans for wold domination, 2015 has to be one of the geekiest years yet. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you about some… Continue reading 2015: My Geek Culture Highlights

Lifestyle, Psychology and Mental Health, Science and Technology

Why Does Rejection Hurt? “Because it Mattered”

“Why does it hurt?” I demand, head in my hands as I read yet another e-mail informing me that I didn’t get the job. If you’re a fan of John Green, you might answer “because it mattered”, while if you’re a presenter for an ultra-cheesey educational TV show, you might say “because of science!” Both might… Continue reading Why Does Rejection Hurt? “Because it Mattered”

Geek Culture

Reclaiming the Word “Nerd”

Growing up, the words "nerd" or "geek" have always had negative connotations. It was never a compliment, a personality quirk to be praised: no-one ever said "I wish I was as nerdy as you" or looked for a nerdy person to befriend. To some people, being a nerd or a geek means someone unlikeable, unpopular and strange,… Continue reading Reclaiming the Word “Nerd”