Guest Post: Handling Criticism and Being Gracious

Jan 9th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Or, slaying the dragon and wearing its skin! The definition of gracious is as follows: courteous, kind, and pleasant. Synonyms: polite, civil, well-mannered. Example: “Smiling and gracious in defeat.” It is hard to be a writer. Oh, that I could go back in time to the good ole days when I believed that writing the novel was the hard part. It is hard to write...

Review: We Were Liars

Jan 7th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

Before boxing day, when my sister and I were choosing books to buy during the sales, I hadn’t even heard of E. Lockhart or her novel, We Were Liars. I was simply splitting the books into a pile for her and a pile for me when I caught sight of the blurb: Admit it, you’re curious now too! I admit, I’m struggling to write this...

Out With The Old and In With The New

Dec 31st, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

I’ve been sitting at my desk for the past three hours trying to think of a positive way to start this blog post. 2016 has been such a terrible year – both for the world and personally – that everything that came into my head began so negatively it induced an anxiety attack. For the first time this year, my solution wasn’t to change the...

2016’s Film Recommendations

Dec 30th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

2016 may have been a terrible year, but damn was it brilliant in regards to the film industry! Thanks to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the British Film Institute and the Odeon, I’ve had the chance to watch some phenomenal movies this year, each one just as entertaining and inspirational as the last. Perhaps the hardest part of my year was...