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Review: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

First off I have to admit that I broke my rule on this one, and watched the film first. I know. It's horrific. But it got me into Discworld which can only be a good thing in my eyes. So,... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about Caspian

ell more specifically about Caspian and Susan. At the end of Prince Caspian, the two of them share what we are going to politely refer to as a moment, which appears to call for hoards of angry internet people baying... Continue Reading →

  We don't dress up at school for this. Personally, I think that this is basically a tragedy, so I did fine liner tattoos on my arm from three of my favourite fantasy universes.

Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The first of my blind dates was… disappointing. When a book comes to me, all bound up in brown paper with the word ‘murder’ as the only clue to its contents, and when the cover has a recommendation from Cassie... Continue Reading →

All I want for Christmas

Is neither my two front teeth or you. My Christmas wish list (or at least some of it!) complete with pretty pictures and a soundtrack! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0MEW4ovKHQ   As well as about twenty more books and other film merchandise. And all... Continue Reading →

Writing Comprehension

I try not to sneer. I really do. And, most of the time, I succeed. I didn’t roll my eyes (much) in English, when I appeared to be one of two people who cottoned on straight away. I don’t make... Continue Reading →

Review: The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_q2mYi7N4s Probably the most readable of all Tolkien’s lesser known works, The Children of Húrin is deeply disturbing and tragic in a manner which almost rivals Macbeth (I select Macbeth because it’s the only one of the great tragedies which... Continue Reading →

T-minus Six Days

I just realised that I don’t have any Harry Potter themed jewellery. Lord of the Rings? Sure. Harry Potter? Not so much. Not at all. Which is really quite upsetting. The only Harry Potter related memorabilia I own is in... Continue Reading →

Revewi: This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

This Dark Endeavour turned out to be delightfully chilling, with Oppel providing a real insight into what could have caused Frankenstein to act as he does in Shelley’s classic. I was, I confess, slightly wary about reading this—prequels, if well... Continue Reading →

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