Review: How Does It Hurt?

Booksellers NZ review blog – How Does It Hurt? by Stephanie de Montalk. Here’s my latest review for Booksellers NZ. I felt a very deep connection with elements of this book – a memoir/essay collection/non-fiction wonderland focusing on chronic pain. Stephanie’s own experiences are at once entirely different and so very familiar to my own. Every page held … Continue reading Review: How Does It Hurt?

This Wellingtonian Life™ (not actually trademarked) – in which I talk about many things, including serendipity, words and coffee

Kia ora, readers! Before I forget to mention it, I first need to mention I HAVE A REAL PROPER WEBSITE. http://www.rawlibrary.co.nz. Please do check it out. Rest assured, this is still where the blogging shall happen. It has been a bit of a lull, I know – I’ve had intermittent internet coverage, and all sorts … Continue reading This Wellingtonian Life™ (not actually trademarked) – in which I talk about many things, including serendipity, words and coffee

a toast to ellie catton – darling of the writing world, NZ literary superhero

I originally posted this on my Raw Library FB page (go like it now, you crazy cats!), but the sentiment must be shared over the whole internet! The rejoicing in NZ bookstores today was ridiculous. In super exciting book world news (and if you’ve been living in a news media free world for the past … Continue reading a toast to ellie catton – darling of the writing world, NZ literary superhero

“do your research” – a riesling-fuelled rage against an xojane.com article

Let me preface this piece by saying that I’ve had quite a bit of wine, so if I get shouty (well, internet-shouty), forgive me. But this… this really ground my gears.

So, most of the time my 365 piece posts are poetry or prose, and I occasionally sprinkle in health or book related posts, but rarely count them towards my 365 total. Today I make an exception, because I’ve had this post simmering inside me ever since I read this particular article on xojane.com this morning.

If You Are Fat, New Zealand Doesn’t Want You.

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