Monday, 30 September 2019

Book Review – The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

 Autumn by Ali Smith might well have taken the title of “the first Brexit novel” but, really, ever since the result in 2016, we’ve just been waiting for every British writer to churn out there own. Machines Like Me introduced us to Ian McEwan’s anger about the decision to take the […]

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

How has your week been? What have you been reading? I feel like I’ve achieved a lot this weekend but I probably haven’t. At the very least, I’ve read a book that I had not expected to even have a copy of by this point and I’ve already written the […]

Friday, 27 September 2019

Friday Favourites – Banned Books Week 2019

 Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale last week was a great reading experience. Obviously not because of the subject matter because it’s horrendous. But because of the writing. There are a lot of things about the novel that feels inhumane and awful. There are also plenty of things about it that feel all […]

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Throwback Thursday – Maid in Manhattan (2002)

 I have a friend who has always loved Ralph Fiennes. I’d never really got on board with him as a concept until Skyfall. But she was always trying to convince me that there was more to him. Maid in Manhattan was always my go-to argument. I mean it’s such a stupid film […]

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Book Review – The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

 2019 has been a major year for pop culture events. We saw the end of an era when Endgame came out and, a couple of weeks ago, Margaret Atwood brought out the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Yep, some 34 years after Atwood’s groundbreaking feminist dystopian novel, we are back in Gilead. One […]

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Tuesday Review – Hustlers (2019)

 I’ll be honest, the only reason that I watched this film was because I heard the word Oscars being used in the same sentence as Jennifer Lopez. I couldn’t believe it. Especially after seeing the poster for this film. I wasn’t able to get my head around it. In terms […]

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

How has your week been? What have you been reading? Apparently, last week I couldn’t be bothered finishing my little opening paragraph before I posted my blog. Not that I had anything interesting to say, of course. It wasn’t that interesting a week. I’m happy to say that I’ve had […]

Friday, 20 September 2019

Friday Favourites – Quotes from The Handmaid’s Tale

 For the past few weeks, I’ve left work telling myself that this was going to be the week that I started my new blog post series. It all started after I listened to the episode of the Empire podcast where they were deciding whether they preferred Batman or Superman. I […]

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Throwback Thursday – Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

 I’ve been a bit behind all week so I was forced to watch my TBT film when I got home this evening. Of course, what I actually ended up doing when I got home from work was sit in front of Amazon Prime Video and go through a load of […]

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Book Review – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 It’s been a while since I read The Handmaid’s Tale which is why I wanted to read it before starting The Testaments. The original novel is one of those momentous pieces of fiction that, if you read it at the right time in your life, changes you. I mean, is it any wonder […]

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday Review – One Shot of the Dead (2017)

 I’ve had a copy of this film sat around for months waiting to find the perfect time to watch it. I was contemplating doing it for Halloween but, last week, the Japanese zombie movie got a limited release in America. So, it seemed like the perfect time to give it […]

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

How has your week been? What have you been reading? I’ve just got back from spending a lovely afternoon with my sister, brother-in-law, and my niece. Yes, I ended up at a rugby match despite having little or no interest in the sport. But it was a pretty good time. […]

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Throwback Thursday: Bend it Like Beckham (2002)

 Today, I spent some time researching how women’s football has changed people’s opinions of the sport. I ended up having to wade through a bunch of comments by middle-aged men explaining to everyone what it’s like to be a teenage girl. Cause, let’s be honest, they’re the experts. According to […]

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Book Review – Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher

 I’ll be honest, when I picked this up I knew it wasn’t going to be the greatest thing I ever read. I mean, a YA detective story based on the pre-Eleven life of Detective Hopper from Stranger Things. It was an absolute cash-grab. Something that is instantly confirmed by the […]

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Tuesday Review – Blinded by the Light (2019)

 I always wonder what’s wrong with the people who wish they’d been born in another year. Like all of those Tumblr teenagers who wish they’d been born in the 80s. It doesn’t make any sense. Yeah, I love John Hughes movies and glam rock as much as the next person. […]

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

How has your week been? What have you been reading? I’ll be honest, the last 7 days haven’t been the greatest. Work is super stressful for everyone right now but my manager seems very willing to ignore everyone’s increased workload. By the end of the week, I was physically and […]

Thursday, 5 September 2019

TBT Review – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

 I guess you could say that I was looking for an excuse to watch this film. I’ve only recently started watching the show but it was mostly so I could finally see this film. All I was hearing about it was fantastic. To be honest, it was probably as soon […]

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Book Review – Batman: Hush

 After watching the adaptation of Hush the other day, I decided that it would be a good idea to go back to the graphic novel. I don’t know how long it’s been since I last read it but it’s been a while. Is it entirely possible that I’m doing it because […]

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tuesday Review – Batman: Hush (2019)

 When we discuss Batman storylines, Hush has to be up there with the best of them. The original story arc was written by Jeph Loeb and ran from December 2002 to November 2003. The artwork by Jim Lee is phenomenal and Hush features some absolutely great moments. It’s also kind of dodgy in its own […]

Monday, 2 September 2019

Bookish Post – August Reading Wrap-Up

Another month and another reading wrap-up. Not my best reading month ever. Really annoying considering how much reading I did in August last year. It was my biggest reading month of 2018. I guess it helped that I was on holiday for a week. The weather meant that there was […]

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

  How has your week been? What have you been reading? Here we are on another Sunday evening with a rundown of my week’s reading. I had Friday off so it feels like I’ve done a lot this weekend. I had a lovely day out on Friday, a night out […]