clouds form at the bottom of the image with an orange glow above indicating it's sunset. the clouds clear, and above the orange glow is clear, blue sky which gets darker blue at the top of the image. in the middle are silhouettes of a flock of birds flying away, towards the horizon. There are nine birds in total at different distances to each other.

Time to put the phone away

I recently wrote about how always being connected to my phone is affecting my mental health. How always being switched on to current affairs is putting me at an all time low. As this is an issue that keeps on reoccurring, rather than just write about it, I decided it was time to do something about it.

Stack of five books, photographed at an angle on a thick wooden shelf. In the background is the back of a hardback book: the backcover is grey with white writing. This book is leant against a grey/blue wall. The other books are against a green/cream wall. From bottom to top of the book pile (spines only showing): My Name is Why by Lemm Sissay (hardback, white spine), The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell (cream with an illustration of part of a red scarf), Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover (Orange), I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (mint with an illustration of a red heart in the middle), In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (Orange Spine)

Best of: Memoirs

Although in 2020 I read more fiction – probably as a way to escape from the doom of real life – memoirs are one of my favourite genres. Unlike biographies or autobiographies, in memoirs the author only details a particular event or a number of significant events that have shaped their lives thus far.