Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez is the first in a horror comic book series centred around a family struck by tragedy. The violent loss of their father leads to the Locke family moving to the Locke family house: Keyhouse in New England. However, the mansion's doors … Continue reading Book Review: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
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 Book Review: The Equality Illusion
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 Successful Adaptations
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 The Strange Popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey
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 Confessions of an Ex-Twihard
I’ve never been one for re-reading books or thought of myself as a person who would re-read books, yet here I find myself re-reading one of my many favourite books Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. I’ve been in a bit of a book slump for some time. I blame required reading for my A Level … Continue reading Re-Reading
I read this play for my English class but I am very happy that I have taken the time to explore one of the most famous American plays in history. The themes presented in Streetcar are still relevant in the present as they were at the volatile time of pre-world war II. Williams does … Continue reading A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
I am a reader. However, required reading for a class has always been like pulling teeth. Although sometimes I will find that I enjoy a book from a class every now and then. I believe the first book I had to read for school was The Twits by Roald Dahl. Which did turn out to … Continue reading Does required reading ruin potential readers?
9/10 I can’t believe how long it has taken me to read this beautifully disturbing book. The society constructed by Atwood is detailed and not to in your face about the fact it is meant to be some sort of warning of the worse to come. The mix of the before time, the transition … Continue reading The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
Yes, my late father got my book shelves out of a skip, along with many other pieces of furniture. It was his thing. It’s a pretty simple shitty shelving unity that I really want to replace. The top shelf is my Harry Potter/ Game of thrones shrine. I’m still collecting the books for both … Continue reading My Book Shelf Came From a Skip…..