Shakespeare. Honestly, I don’t get it. There are countless things written since, but as he is widely classed as the ‘greatest playwright who ever lived’ we are forced to study his works for years throughout school, and then as an adult if you don’t like his stuff, you have no class. Well, bollocks to that.
The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix (also known as the Old Kingdom series, depending on where you are from). Back when I was many years younger, I was going on a trip. As a kid, I did not have the money to buy every book that caught my eye, particularly because I was an avid reader,… Continue reading Abhorsen Trilogy: Review
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child So. Wow. I am not sure that this review can even being to capture the magic that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Magic being the operative word. There is so much to this story, play, masterpiece, that it leaves descriptions in the shadows. Coupled with the furious… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Review
Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. It was years ago when I originally read the first in the Mistborn series; The Final Empire. Since then I have listened to the trilogy on audible a number of times. After my most recent listen, I picked up Alloy of Law to read, intrigued by the concept of… Continue reading Alloy of Law: Review
I have a problem. It’s not the sort of problem that has detrimental effects on my life (depending on who you ask). Far from it. My problem, is that I am organised. I certainly don’t have OCD, but I definitely like things to be in their proper places, all neat and tidy. This can get in… Continue reading Super Organised Magnetic Whiteboard Timetable
Jen Williams, author of the Copper Cat series, kindly agreed to answer some of my questions. I reviewed the last book in the series, and it was released last Thursday. The whole series is highly recommended by me, but if you aren’t yet convinced by my reviews then have a read of what Williams has… Continue reading Interview with Jen Williams
At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft Performance by Icarus Theatre Collective If you are into fantasy fiction, then it is likely that you have heard of H.P. Lovecraft and that that his work is very highly regarded as one of the pioneers of sff/horror. As much as I love fantasy I have never… Continue reading At The Mountains of Madness: Book and Theatre Review
The Silver Tide by Jen Williams It was some time in the middle of 2013. I was in a big Waterstones (I forget the particular city) and as I browsed I saw this beautiful book. It was a lovely golden colour and on the front was a dragon and a pun- two of my favourite… Continue reading The Silver Tide: Review
Colouring books for adults are everywhere. You can hardly pass any sort of book shop without encountering this fad. But it is definitely something I can get behind. I did a foundation course in Art Therapy a few years ago. While not in the same league as ‘proper’ art therapy, relaxing colouring certainly has its… Continue reading Colouring Books: Review
Dinosaur Park, a Superbolt Theatre production. I had not heard anything about this until Christmas day, when G opened our present from his parents and found two tickets inside. My mother in law had been recommended it by a work colleague. It boasted to be a Jurassic Park spoof that Spielberg himself would be impressed by.