Book Review: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth is a graphic novel focusing on a fictional character involved in the suffrage movement from it’s earliest beginnings. Sally, a working class manchester maid, is rescued from the workhouse by MRS Pankhurst herself and is, therefore, able to tell us the continuous story of the Suffrage... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Seconds By Bryan Lee O’Malley

Katie's a young talented chef with no restaurant. Stuck between her old job and her own dream restaurant, the thoughts of self-doubt are hard to ignore and when the opportunity to change her mistakes arrives she embraces it. However, nothing comes without conditions. Some things are just meant to be. 4/5 I enjoyed this incredibly. I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Equality Illusion

The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today by Kat Banyard This non-fiction feminist manifesto takes on the people who protest that sexism is of the past and females are more equal to men than ever. With interviews, scientific data and powerful political language Kat Banyard pulls the curtain and reveals the patriarchy... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Book Characters

Characters are really important in books, they carry the plot and when a reader connects with a character it can create a great relationship for years to come. Like many readers, I have favourite characters but the list is ever changing and evolving so here’s the present list: Matilda ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake... Continue Reading →

Successful Adaptations

I have mostly talked about unsuccessful, at least to readers and movie critics, but what about the successful ones. There have been many successful adaptations of books including The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones etc. These tv shows and films transfer the best parts of the base text onto the screen. So how... Continue Reading →

The Strange Popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey has broken records, made British author E.L. James an almost “overnight” success millionaire and it’s first two instalments have been adapted into equally successful films. However, it’s perplexing to most people how this has happened. The book and movies have an equal amount of horrific reviews and controversy. The writing of... Continue Reading →

Confessions of an Ex-Twihard

My name is Nancy and I was a Twihard.  I can remember when I was introduced to Twilight, I always seem to find things I will like later than anyone else. At theatre school, we did a sort of strange reworking of scenes from Twilight. I hadn’t seen the film but was confined to give... Continue Reading →

The Vampire Academy Movie

What you don’t want an adaptation of an incredibly popular series to do is stop the people liking the series altogether. Sadly, this is what The Vampire Academy movie did for me.   Vampire Academy is a best-selling series of six young adult novels by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old Dhampir girl (Human-Vampire... Continue Reading →

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