Everybody has books that they remember reading as a child, books that were special then and stay special now. Have you thought about which books they are for you? I was thinking about this recently and it got me all nostalgic, and left me desperate to get some copies of ones that made the list… Continue reading My most memorable childhood stories
The Handmaid's Tale is a book that I received as a gift a long time ago, found a spot on my bookshelf for and then forgot about. That was, until the beginning of this year when I was looking through my books and making a list of the main ones that were on my unread list… Continue reading A book review: The Handmaid’s Tale
I watched the film adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. What compelled me to watch it was a mixture of loving horror films and complete intrigue as to how Daniel Radcliffe would tackle an adult role. Anyway, I watched the film and I didn't think about it again. It was one of those films that… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black
Sometimes you read something and it just speaks to you doesn't it? A simple sentence or phrase that somebody else has spoken but you feel as though the words could have come from your mouth. This is how I felt when I read the quote above. I love socialising, I crave quality time making memories… Continue reading Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?
What is your immediate reaction to that quote? Do you agree or disagree with his words? I came across this quote recently and it stopped me in my tracks. It really got me thinking and stayed with me enough to make me compelled to write this post. It made me realise how many 'classic' books… Continue reading ‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?
Tsundoku. Are you familiar with this word? I wasn't. I hadn't even heard of it until a friend of mine showed me an article discussing it and said that it had reminded her of me. So, what does it mean? It is a Japanese term that means the act of buying books and allowing them… Continue reading Tsundoku
I have just finished reading and watching The Fault in Our Stars for the first time. Yes, I know, better late than never right?! Before I get into this post I have to say I loved both the book and film adaptation! It's pretty rare for me to find a piece that will have me… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Fault in Our Stars
Did you read my January in a nutshell post? It's a new thing I'm trying out this year where I post my highs and lows, standout moments and just a general recap of the month. So, as it's now March I thought it was about time I posted my February roundup so here it is!… Continue reading My February in a nutshell
If you aren't new around here then you will be familiar with my structuring of this series, and if you are new then I will link all my previous 'The book versus movie debate' posts at the end of this one so you can check out the others that I have written (if you would… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Silver Linings Playbook
So, I have written multiple posts where I have shared my love for Roald Dahl (I shall pop links to those at the bottom of this post if you would like to read them) and I have said about how obsessed I am with Matilda especially. I haven't ever gone into extensive detail on this… Continue reading A book review: Matilda