Aisling Twomey

Aisling was born in Cork and lived in Dublin for a few years before quitting her old life in 2015 and starting a brand new one in London. Forever reading books in the bath and consequently wondering why her paperbacks are a bit wobbly, Aisling has been a writer for almost ten years. She's super clumsy and has accepted that her hair will never be tidy. When not slogging at a desk in the financial world, Aisling can be found attempting new yoga poses, running, pole dancing or eating large amounts of spicy food and chocolate. You will never find her ironing, as she doesn't believe in it. Twitter: @taisling

David Walliams: Classist Fatshaming or Deflating the Pompous?

A reader explores the ethical lines sometimes crossed in humor in light of recent criticism of children's book author David Walliams.

BEYOND MAGENTA: When Gatekeeping Becomes Censorship

A reader considers how books from the margins are recategorized and how moral gatekeeping restricts access to those stories.

Fresh Irish Writing For Your Shelf

Fresh reads by Irish women and authors of color are shaking things up, with titles like Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty and more.

New Adult, Young Adult? What’s the difference?

A reader considers the differences between Young Adult and New Adult books, and takes a look at some titles that might fall under NA.

How to Make a Zine: A Beginner’s Guide

With a few supplies and a little know-how, you too can be a zine creator! Learn how to make a zine with this easy to follow guide for beginners.

Nostalgia Reads: My Fascination With Solve Your Own Mystery Books

A reader remembers the pre-internet delights of following clues in a nostalgic series known as The Usborne Puzzle Adventures.

5 Fresh and Upcoming Reads From Independent Presses

Don't let these upcoming books from independent presses fall under your radar.

How a TV Adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE Took Over Ireland’s Airwaves

A reader reflects on the morality-driven backlash against the adaptation of Sally Rooney's NORMAL PEOPLE, as heard on a radio show from Ireland.

Inside the Squared Circle: Books About Professional Wrestling

From WWE to Progress, here’s a list of books about wrestling for the initiated and the uninitiated.

Reading About Clean Queens and the Tidying Revolution

Are you a fan of the KonMarie Method? Do you take inspiration from Zen techniques to face your daily chores? One reader considers the tidying revolution.

Excellent Upcoming Nonfiction by Women

Nonfiction by women to pop onto your TBR and add some more depth to your reading life.

Publications About Publishing: Books About the Industry That Sets Us All Alight

If your passion for the written word extends into the industry that gets books on the shelves, check out these excellent books about publishing.

On the Joy of Making a Scrapbook

"The scrapbook is in itself a work of art, and the story of a life."

Acqua Alta: Exploring Venice’s Illustrious Bookshops

From Libreria Acqua Alta to Charta, a traveler takes you on a tour of some of the magnificent bookshops in Venice, Italy.

5 of the Best Nonfiction Books About Sexual Assault

If you're looking for more information, stories, and thoughts on sexual assault and #MeToo, give these nonfiction books a read.

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