I have finally finished The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I've been reading it since I went to "A conversation with V.E.Schwab and Samantha Shannon" back in August. It's signed and personalised which is a shame because now I have to keep it. I did read most of it and then I left it for … Continue reading Review: The Bone Season
I was at work today, which meant I was anxiously refreshing my twitter feed waiting for the announcement of who was going to play the thirteenth re-incarnation of my favourite TV character ever. I was expecting it to be a woman, how could it possibly not be? I was thrilled to see it was Jodie … Continue reading Welcome to Thirteen!
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaleed Hosseni is his third novel, and actually differs quite a bit stylistically to Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Rather than following one or two people, as the other novels did, Mountains followed lots of different people, either part of the main family, or who interact with them … Continue reading Review: And The Mountains Echoed
When I was about twelve, I had my first battle with depression. I was severely bullied, I was quiet and it manifested in stress migraines practically daily. It all stopped when I was moved to a different tutor group and found friends. When I was sixteen, I was overwhelmed. I was a young carer, I … Continue reading A cyclic war
About a divorced, alcoholic woman obsessed with watching her ex-husband and his new family through the window of her daily train to New York, and the disappearance of the woman two doors down. The story is told from the point of view of the three women: Rachel (Emily Blunt), the divorced alcoholic; Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), … Continue reading Review: Girl on the Train (2016 Film)
The other day, I was talking to someone on campus, where I caught myself joking that 'I wasn't a very good student', and it made me think about the pervasive influence of the student subculture. It appeared to me that the worth of a Student is not measured by the effort you put into studies, … Continue reading I’m not a Bad Student because I don’t drink