Not-so-modern girl

a girl living in the wrong century who loves reading, writing and all things book-ish

International Women’s Day

Seeing as it's International Women's Day today, I thought I'd do a quick listicle about modern feminism, and some common misconceptions of what feminism means- or what a feminist is. For last year's International Women's Day post, click here. As... Continue Reading →


Top 5 Role Models for Women Today

Hi there! Happy New Year! For those living in England, 2018 is the 'Year of the Woman', due to the fact that we (well, women over 35, anyway) received the vote for the first time 100 years ago. So, I... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson

Hi there! I've not done a book review in forever, so I thought I'd review the first book I've read since starting University- can you believe I've not read a book in over two months, crazy! The book I'm reviewing... Continue Reading →


Film Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’

Hi again! I've not done a post for aaaages, so I thought- how can I procrastinate all this work I need to do? And of course, blogging came to mind! Thank you to all my lovely followers, who continue to... Continue Reading →


First Full Day at University!

Hello there! This is my first time talking to you from a brand new location- my University bedroom! I arrived at University yesterday, and today was my first full day. And I have to say, things have been pretty full... Continue Reading →


Review: ‘West End Quartet’ by Ariadne Apostolou

Welcome back! I received a hard copy of this book all the way from America, so thank you so much to the author for taking the time to send me this book- and for giving me chance to read and... Continue Reading →


Review: ‘Nerve’ by Jeanne Ryan

Hi there! Just thought I'd write a quick review today for 'Nerve' by Jeanne Ryan. I recently read this thriller, and I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to watching the film- although from the trailer it seems that the... Continue Reading →


3 Reasons Why Thin-Shaming Shouldn’t be Ignored

Welcome back! Before publishing another book review, I thought I'd write a lifestyle piece about an important issue that has emerged over recent years. Everyone knows about fat-shaming- it's a disgusting practice and shames someone for their body, and it's... Continue Reading →


Top Five Characters that Share My Name

Hello! Today I thought I'd do a post all about characters with my name, after reading 'Northanger Abbey' by Jane Austen! There haven't been many books that I've read that have a character with my name, but these are the... Continue Reading →


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