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A big mistake?

Well I mean yes. Potentially. There is, somewhere, a list of the attributes one should look for in the literature one reads after a week of exams. Included on this list, presumably, are: Fewer than 1432 pages long. Not translated... Continue Reading →

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It’s that time of the year…

*do not read unless you want spoilers for His Dark Materials. I started rambling. I'm sorry* ...when I start getting really excited about the prospect of getting new books!!! And right now, Philip Pullman's "La Belle Savage" is right at... Continue Reading →

Writing

I like to experiment with writing. Possibly a little too much. I've written from every point of view (2nd person is fast becoming my favourite though-it makes me think more about who my characters are); I've written in past, present,... Continue Reading →

Pressure

start with something simple. pressure=force over area. the smaller the area, the greater the pressure exerted on the other end. it's the small things which hurt the most i think. the petty things, like make-up and shaved legs and all... Continue Reading →

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 →

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