new on the shelf: september 2018

new on the shelf: september 2018

September 2018's New On The Shelf list.  Featuring a couple of offerings to quench my current Terry Pratchett obsession, the next instalments in the His Dark Materials trilogy and a classic Agatha Christie novel, where the legendary fictional detective,  Hercule Poirot. The Light Fantastic & Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett  After re-discovering my adoration for [...]

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book club: august 2018

book club: august 2018

Just like every month this year, August was a turbulent whirlwind.  The month saw Cigarette Sounds take a short break for the first time in a long time so I could have a breather in between starting my new hospitality job in Manchester and taking over the role of Editor-in-chief for Gigslutz. Despite it being [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]

21 Things I Like

21 Things I Like

1 - Dipping bourbon biscuits into piping hot frothy coffee. 2 - The pensive moment of thought after reading the closing sentence of a novel. 3 - The first initial, exhilarating push-off from the pool’s edge. 4 - Out-of-the-blue text messages with no agenda other than to say hello. 5 - The opening guitar chords [...]