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Don’t React

  Don't react. Don't react when he calls you a liar. Don't react when he insults your intelligence. Don't react when he kisses a worksheet before giving it to you. Don't react. And I wonder; why are we perpetuating this... Continue Reading →

19/03/2017

So. It transpires that I have missed the one year anniversary of this blog. That's just so typical! I spent last month worrying that I would forget about it, then manage to do exactly that. So while I'm calling this... Continue Reading →

Christmas is coming

With Christmas just two days away, I have finally uncorked the Christmas spirit and decorated a gingerbread house. Well I mean, technically I decorated half of the roof and filled the chimney with Skittles. My sister (being far more artistically... 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 →

Can’t speak

My little sister turned thirteen today. Aside from making me feel old and jealous (she got loads of Harry Potter stuff), she reminded me a lot of myself. Getting Facebook, that's what I did the evening of my thirteenth birthday.... Continue Reading →

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the wonderful, the charming, the quintessentially British, Newt Scamander! Newt is a hero unlike any I have come across before: he is beyond selfless, he spends maybe half of his conversations staring at... Continue Reading →

Three guesses as to what this one might be about! They have Titus Andronicus in the school library. Titus. Andronicus. They don't have Love's Labour's Lost or The Winter's Tale, but they've got Titus bleeding Andronicus. Rape, mutilation and cannibalism?... Continue Reading →

And how many films can you think of with giant walking trees?

Quoth I to my sister on Sunday afternoon. Tired, bored, and in need of a four-hour fangirl session, earlier in the day I had commandeered the middle room and curled up to watch The Two Towers Extended Edition. This, oddly... 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 →

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