Saturday, 26 March 2016

Poems on the Underground

This caught my eye a couple of weeks back, whilst I was making my way to work on the tube. As you know, I love all sorts of poetry. I remember studying Grace Nichols for GCSE English Lit. and Like A Beacon reminded me why I'm such a fan! It also reminds me that, although I love coming into the City and feeling the buzz, I also enjoy returning to the suburbs to relax and recharge.

Like A Beacon by Grace Nichols

In London
every now and then
I get this craving
for my mother's food
I leave art galleries
in search of plantains
saltfish/sweet potatoes

I need this link

I need this touch
of home
swinging my bag
like a beacon
against the cold

Saturday, 19 March 2016

I heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk

Another week, another Angela Clark adventure...

I expected this one to be completely "over the top unbelievable" being Vegas an' all, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story still felt real; it continued in the same theme as the others, as life carries on for Angela and her friends and circumstances change and improve - or in Angela's case, get worse! We see her relationship with Alex stumble and fall and pick itself back up again. I think Kelk is really developing the characters and I love them more and more as I turn more and more pages.

Sunday, 13 March 2016


Letting off some steam after a week in the City! Never one to miss the opportunity for some fun...

Saturday, 12 March 2016

I heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk

Another fab installment of Angela Clark's adventures and misadventures. This one had a great twist in it too, which I didn't see coming. I love all the travel references whilst she's in Paris and it adds another dimension to the story. You also don't have to have read the other books because each story sits as its own book. Kelk always has a little recap in there somewhere, so you get a precise of what you may have missed.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

I heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk

Angela Clark's adventures and misadventures continue with a trip to LA. This time she's off to interview the hunky James Jacobs, but nothing is ever straight forward. There are twists and turns and lots of drinking and miscommunication, along with a large side order of paparazzi...

I'm really enjoying this series. It's easy going, funny, familiar chick lit and there are some fantastic, memorable characters. I particularly love Jenny Lopez and Mary. Seriously, I know I keep saying this, but Kelk makes it look so easy. I'm a big fan of the travel connection too!