50 things that make me happy.

To be Happy is something subjective, but I wanted to count my blessings, and put on a post what makes me happy. Planning! Because it is a comfort, and it is always something that I can fall back on. You can tell I'm an Aspie, can't you? My family. Obviously. Blogging. I never thought that … Continue reading 50 things that make me happy.

Sylvia Plath And The Haunted Reader By Gail Crowther; Review. *

  Disclaimer: this book was sent to me from Fronthill Media, the publishers, in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to read this book, and asked to review it. What follows constitutes my truest thoughts. As readers will know, I am an avid fan of Sylvia Plath ; I have been that way since … Continue reading Sylvia Plath And The Haunted Reader By Gail Crowther; Review. *

Gail Crowther Interview; On Her New Book, Sylvia Plath, And Other Projects…

If you're a regularly reader, you'll know that I live to investigate Sylvia Plath; the confessional poet has been of great importance to me since I read The Bell Jar at thirteen. Recently, Doctor Gail Crowther has written the book, The Haunted Reader And Sylvia Plath;I spoke to her to find out more about it. … Continue reading Gail Crowther Interview; On Her New Book, Sylvia Plath, And Other Projects…

Beat The Blacklist TBR Challenge: Crossing The Water #1

  Sylvia Plath. Sylvia Plath. I was first introduced to her back in 2013, when Company Magazine, now defunct, featured The Bell Jar in their monthly A-Z. It was the 50th anniversary of publication. And they were raising a "dirty martini" to Plath in celebration. Fast forward four years, and Plath is still very much … Continue reading Beat The Blacklist TBR Challenge: Crossing The Water #1

Interview: Gail Crowther on her new book.

Gail Crowther is an excellent Sylvia Plath scholar; today, she has a new book out: Sylvia Plath And The Haunted Reader. She took some time out to chat to me about Plath, her new book, and more. Hello Gail, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Hi, my pleasure. Your new book, The Haunted Reader and Sylvia … Continue reading Interview: Gail Crowther on her new book.

Review: Becoming Esther (Play).*

[Correction: where I have mentioned The Beekeepers Daughter, it should be The Colussus.] (Disclaimer: Recently, I was lucky enough to witness the second of two performances of Becoming Esther, in conjunction with Brighton Fringe.I was lucky enough to be given Press Tickets, after I requested them-thanks Hester Phillips! *) *Okay, this was last Thursday.. I've … Continue reading Review: Becoming Esther (Play).*

Review: Sylvia Plath In Devon By Elizabeth Sigmund and Gail Crowther. *

(Thank you Jay for sending me this.) If you've read this blog for a while, or are familiar with older posts, I am fascinated by Sylvia Plath, and the academic areas of study surrounding her.Therefore, I felt incredibly lucky to have been sent this to review. (I've interviewed one of the authors-Gail-which you can read … Continue reading Review: Sylvia Plath In Devon By Elizabeth Sigmund and Gail Crowther. *

Interview: Kathryn Williams, singer/songwriter.

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to review Hypoxia-the latest Kathryn Williams CD, prior to being released. (The post was scheduled on the blog!) Here, we asked Kathryn all about her career as a singer: When growing up, did you aspire to be a singer/songwriter? No I wanted to be a … Continue reading Interview: Kathryn Williams, singer/songwriter.

Interview; Carl Rollyson, Sylvia Plath scholar.

I was recently reading American Isis-a book about Sylvia Plath-by Carl Rollyson. For any Plath fan, this is a great read, addictive, etc. From a more journalistic perspective-to use the term very loosely-I wanted to ask Carl several questions; here, he answers. Hello Carl, thank you for agreeing to this interview. How did your book, American … Continue reading Interview; Carl Rollyson, Sylvia Plath scholar.

Interview: Gail Crowther, Sylvia Plath scholar, writer, and Feminist.

Dr Gail Crowther is a writer, academic, and researcher, specializing in Sylvia Plath, feminism, and other subjects. She has also co-authored the book Sylvia Plath in Devon (Click here to buy.) Here, we were lucky enough to interview Gail: Hello Gail, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Hi Lydia, you’re welcome, thanks very much … Continue reading Interview: Gail Crowther, Sylvia Plath scholar, writer, and Feminist.

Interview; Karen.V.Kukil, Sylvia Plath scholar.

Karen edited the unbridged version of The Sylvia Plath Diaries (click here to buy), and teaches at Smith College. Here, you can read what she has to say: Hello Karen, thank you for agreeing to this interview. When did you first become interested in Sylvia Plath and why? Thank you for inviting me. I first … Continue reading Interview; Karen.V.Kukil, Sylvia Plath scholar.

Review: Hypoxia, the Sylvia Plath inspired album.*

I was lucky enough to be asked to review Hypoxia, released today, by One Little Indian Records. An albumm of great emotional depth, it isn't one to disappoint-and, being inspired by The Bell Jar (click here to view our review of the book), what's not to love? It was a surreal experience to share these … Continue reading Review: Hypoxia, the Sylvia Plath inspired album.*

Interview; Peter.K. Steinberg, Sylvia Plath Scholar, Researcher, and Blogger.

Peter.K. Steinberg  is a Sylvia Plath scholar, who runs two online resources, and is currently co-writing a Plath letters collection with Karen Kukil. Here, you can read what he has to say about Sylvia Plath: Hello Peter, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Hello Lydia, it's my pleasure! Thank you for asking me to … Continue reading Interview; Peter.K. Steinberg, Sylvia Plath Scholar, Researcher, and Blogger.

Interview; Elizabeth Winder, Sylvia Plath biographer, and author of Pain, Parties, Work.

Elizabeth Winder is my favorite author, who wrote Pain Parties Work; Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. And luckily, she agreed to an interview-all with the help of Twitter. But was Sylvia really ' flattened out into the grey image of a depressed woman', as to quote? You can buy the book by clicking here. Here, you … Continue reading Interview; Elizabeth Winder, Sylvia Plath biographer, and author of Pain, Parties, Work.