Classics And Chronic Illness – How To Tackle Challenging Reads

Pippa sat on edge of bed, holding up a huge pile of books and smiling. Pippa is wearing long-sleeved navy blue dress with tiny white spots, with brown hair down. Books are all classics from Wordsworth Collector’s Editions in a rainbow spectrum of pastel colours and titles embroidered in gold. Books top to bottom are The Great Gatsby, The Secret Garden, The Wind In The Willows, Pride and prejudice, a Christmas Carol, withering heights, Jane Eyre, and black beauty.

  [AD. This post is not sponsored, but links marked with * are affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission from any purchases made through these links, at no extra cost to you. Books pictured here are some of the gorgeous Collector’s Editions series*, previously gifted from Wordsworth Editions – my collection […]

Reading With A Chronic Illness – Tips And Tricks

Pippa comfortably propped up on grey sofa, one leg bent up. Hair down, wearing red t-shirt and blue demin dungarees. Shelves of rainbow bookshelf (mostly blue and yellow) visible in background.

When you’re going through any kind of adversity, reading can be a lifeline. Whether you’re craving pure escapism or seeking solidarity in stories that mirror your own, there are books out there that can give you exactly what you need, right when you need it. And I can only speak for myself here, but I […]

Introversion And Chronic Illness – Changing The Narrative

headshot of pippa outdoors in front of brick wall, hair down and wearing dark blue spotted dress, looking down at open book and smiling. book is 'quiet' by susan cain, plain white cover

Oh guys. I’d highly recommend grabbing yourself a cuppa and getting comfy before reading any further; we’re going in for a deep dive with this one. Although the following piece relates to my own experiences, I really hope there are things you personally can take away from this piece too. As always, please do feel […]

Diversity, Disability and Inclusion in Publishing – A Chat With Kyanne Stennett

headshot selfie of kyanne stennett holding up 'the bionic bunch' children's book and smiling, against a red background

After spotting an Instagram DM from Kyanne Stennett of Big Queen Little Queen Publishing, I found myself on her website; and I loved what I saw! Kyanne is at the beginning stages of developing a publishing enterprise that strives to celebrate diversity and inclusivity, and I couldn’t resist firing over a little online interview in […]