The City of Ghosts Like I’d Never Seen It Before

Feb 18th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

For me, Christmas 2018 was very much a Victoria Schwab love fest, gift wise. Not only did I get the much talked about A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy, but I was also gifted City of Ghosts. I decided that the latter was a good choice by way of introduction to the author – “It’s spooky and set in your home away from home…” the inscription on the...

Living A Fulfilled Life

Feb 11th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

These past two weeks have been filled with endless conversations about living life so that it’s fulfilling. I’d like to point out that each of these conversations was with someone new, who had no idea what had been said by the person who came before them. It was purely coincidental. But it was enough to make me think. And that was enough to make me want to...

Wasn’t for Nothing: The Reasons to Stay Alive Review

Feb 4th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

It was 2am when I finished Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  Normally finishing a book this late is a good thing. It gives my subconscious the responsibility of organising my thoughts. Deciding what I liked. What I didn’t. My subconscious has the job of dealing with the emotions that came with reading and accepting the things I know won’t leave me. Reasons to Stay Alive, however,...

Guest Post: Being Real and The Policy of Truth

Jan 20th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I’m not someone who likes to write about themselves. In fact, I loathe it. I never know what to say, and I’ve never been good talking about myself in the first place. As well as being a keen observer and listener, I’m someone who is big on actions speaking for themselves. So, when I was asked to write this, I have no hesitations admitting my...