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Mixed Feelings on IQ84 – A Book Review

Today I will be talking about IQ84 by Haruki Murakami, a book I finished at half past midnight and have mixed feelings about. This blog post will contain **SPOILERS**, so if you haven’t read it and are planning to do so you may wish to bail. I would offer you this counsel before you head though: if you’ve never read Murakami before, maybe don’t start here.

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Are You A Sexist Reader? #IWD2017

When you pick up a book, do you think about the gender of the author?

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Not Another International Women’s Day post (lol jk – #IWD2016 for the win)

Friends, today I made a huge mistake. I accidentally read a few comments on a piece of internet journalism, and now I feel compelled to blog about it like some sort of millennial trapped in a sustainably sourced jar of self righteousness. NB, I only learned last week that I’m technically young enough to be counted as a millennial. After some initial misgivings and five minutes of soul searching, I have fully embraced this status change and started a 12 books tumblr.

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Not All Mandrills

On the fourth day of Christmas, this blog gives to thee – a comic strip based on a pretty poor pun. You’re welcome. Continue reading “Not All Mandrills”

Should You Choose a Pseudonym?

Occasionally, the fact I sign my name as the fairly androgynous ‘Ali’ leads people to assume I am a man.  This belies the fact that however peppered with links to my online endeavours my email signature may be, most recipients of my missives can’t be arsed clicking them.

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