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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 →


Poldark Season Two: The End of All Things

I vaguely recall telling myself that after my last Poldark themed rant thing, I wouldn't do another. Yeah. That's totally going to happen, particularly following that season finale! Wow! As always, don't read if you don't want spoilers. I honestly... Continue Reading →

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I have a confession to make. This was my Grittleton House read, and I've had this review half written for months. And it's been sat in my notebook gathering dust, because I wrote it by hand and typing it up... Continue Reading →

Pretty Man?

Are pretty men a thing? I mean, obviously they are... ...but is it socially acceptable to say that a guy is pretty? In western culture ( well-popular culture) we seem to like our men unpolished yet still (mostly) gentlemen, both... Continue Reading →

On female characters

Yesterday was movie night for some reason (I think my dad forgets that I have exams) and as per my dad's strange desire for us to watch all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, we watched the second one.... Continue Reading →

Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s … ‘Epic’ … ‘Detour’. There are so many things wrong with the title alone. The word ‘epic’ for instance, suggests the ‘heroic deeds’ and ‘serious subjects’ that are found in the lengthy narrative poems such as Beowulf... Continue Reading →

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