Marginalia

Where we scribble in the margins – in our journals, our novels, our notebooks – to get out our thoughts and frustrations about the best and worst moments of our days.

What’s on our mind these days

  • Gifts for Book Lovers

    Gifts for Book Lovers

    So someone you care about is a book lover — and maybe you’re not quite sure what to get them. We’re pulling together here a few recommendations for present options, whether that’s for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s day, an anniversary…

  • This Bird has flown, Susanna Hoffs

    This Bird has flown, Susanna Hoffs

    Review Rating (out of 5): ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Spice Rating (out of 5): Genre: Romance As with every review: spoilers. So, I was intrigued by the cover of this book – the typical pastel of a romance novel,…

  • The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

    The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

    Rating Review Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Genre: Murder Mystery Review I didn’t like this book by Richard Osman, the main reason being I didn’t actually feel like any of the characters were likeable, and yet I got the…

  • Maasverse Theories

    Maasverse Theories

    As with everything I do, this is a spoliers-heavy article about various universe theories. I’m starting with Throne of Glass because that’s what I’ve re-read first. For a bit this will function as a somewhat, semi-organised brain dump as I…

  • Throne of Glass Series, Sarah J. Maas

    Throne of Glass Series, Sarah J. Maas

    As with everything I review, spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk. I’m in the process of re-reading the Throne of Glass series, so I’ll be updating this ongoing as I complete books. Updated 30 Dec 2023: Updated to…

  • My Commonplace Book

    My Commonplace Book

    So along with bullet journalling, one of my on-again-off-again habits is my commonplace book. Commonplace books are essentially the real-life Pinterest — many times for quotes or pieces of information useful or interesting to you. Because of how I’ve used…

  • Bullet Journaling & Aesthetics

    Bullet Journaling & Aesthetics

    I have never been an aesthetic girlie when it comes to my journalling. It’s always been functional. Sketchy. Of the moment. While I have a number of coloured pens and highlighters and washi tape, I can’t say I use them…

  • The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

    The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

    This review will have spoilers throughout, so read at your own risk. I’ve been a fan of Holly Black since the Tithe days and really enjoy some of her other witchy series, so I am a bit biased. This read quickly. I…