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Defending Romance Novels: Ignore Their BookTok Reputation

According to Self-Publishing Advice, romance books generated $1.44 billion last year and maintained the streak of being the highest-selling book genre worldwide. Yet it continues to face backlash online.  It is branded as ‘cringe’ and often not seen as ‘real’ literature. I believe romance books are as genuine as any other literature and can contribute […]


ME Time: Lifestyle’s Maya Sargent and Emma Gill take on the world of podcasting

It’s hard to believe the origins of our podcast ME Time, because it genuinely began with a throw-away comment on FaceTime whilst baking brownies (that’s just what life has come to *sigh*): ‘let’s start a podcast.’ A month later, it has become a fascinating, addictive and wonderful passion project that we are obsessed with. Both […]


Escapism: Media in lockdown

With a third lockdown being announced across the UK, suicide rates amongst students continually rising, and laws restricting socialising, it is not uncommon for people to want to escape the reality of living in a pandemic. The most common escape routes have become streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and social media platforms […]