Having had my heart broken and fixed by Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, I was determined to read the inexplicable logic of my life because Benjamin Alire Saenz wrote it. I've found that I;m more inclined to pick up books by authors I already know now, more than I ever did as a … Continue reading the Inexplicable Logic of my Lify (Benjamin Alire Saenz)
Rubyfruit Jungle is on pretty much every L part of the LGBTQ+ reading lists I have found, so when I saw it in the library, it was straight onto the pile without a second thought. I don't get to read enough about lesbians. Molly is a hard-headed, straight talking kid who has ambition, and just … Continue reading Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
Way back when (I'm not going to confess how many years), I attempted to watch a film adaptation of Emma by Jane Austen with my mother. It had Gweneth Paltrow in and I lasted ten minutes. As much as young teenaged me loved Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, I had very little patience for Emma Woodhouse … Continue reading Review: Emma
I've lost count of the number of times I've read the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I can't even remember the first time I read it, I can just remember loving Lyra, loving Pan, loving the gyptians and Lee Scorseby and Iorek Byrnison. I longed for a daemon of my very own. But I … Continue reading Review: Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1)
When I was a teenager, one of my favourite films was Stardust (2007). I loved it. It was a great movie full of wackiness and honestly its still a good movie to allow adult Bea to curl up and just fall into a crazy quest to catch a fallen star. I loved it. Still do. … Continue reading Review: Stardust
A Conjuring of Light is the third and final instalment in the "darker shade of magic" trilogy by V.E.Schwab that I absolutely adore. I had to wait a while to read the final book. The review for A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows are linked. ACoL picks up immediately after A Gathering … Continue reading Review: A Conjuring of Light (Darker Shade of Magic #3)
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!