Interviewing a Writer: Jessica Leake

Sep 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 13 min read

Earlier this year, I discovered a new YA fantasy novel: Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. Despite the fact that it was 450 pages, I finished it within two days. To say I struggled to put it down is an understatement. I was in love from the very second I opened it and as I turned the last page, I found myself going into instant withdrawal,...

Igniting Change with Grace and Fury

Aug 27th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

Back in June, while I was running from one film screening to another at the Edinburgh Film Festival, a package was waiting patiently for me to return to London. Unfortunately, my own patience was non-existent and as soon as I realised that the month’s FairyLoot box had arrived, I texted my reading buddies and asked what the month’s book was. There hadn’t been a single...

A Bad Boy Stole My Bra: The Blog Tour

Jul 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

To say I had high expectations for this book would be a lie. When it arrived, I was more interested in the packaging than in the book (Seriously, it came in a bright pink bubble envelope! How cool is that?!) and all I had to go on was this: Imagine waking up in the night to find your gorgeous new neighbour dangling out of your...

The Wicked Deep and the Beauty of Simplicity

Jun 4th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I’ve been thinking about simplicity a lot lately. Luxury is always alluring, but there’s something about simplicity that is far more beautiful. Far more intimate. Think about it: How many days have you’ve spent curled up with a good book in the sunshine with an iced tea or by a fire with a hot chocolate, and just basked in its perfection? How many hours have...