It can be hard to know your own mind in the 21st century. The internet and social media, in particular, makes it very easy for external opinions to be heard and their impact felt keenly, and the more vehemently one argues one’s thoughts, the more weight may be given to those opinions.
I’m trying to actively work on knowing and understanding my own mind, and one of the routes I’m attempting is to write thoughtful reviews on books, films, theatre and culture that I have consumed – to be intentional about not merely being amused or entertained by the culture around me but to engage and critique that culture.
On this page, you can find a growing collection of my reviews. I hope you find them as enlightening as I did when writing them, whether you agree with my critiques or not – and I’d encourage you to add to the discussion at the bottom each review with your own thoughts.