I thoroughly enjoyed Purcell’s The Silent Companions and found it satisfyingly creepy, perfect for this time of year. So when The Corset came out in paperback I grabbed it quickly and couldn’t wait to dive in. To a certain extent it’s as good as TSC but it isn’t without its issues and that main issue… Read More
It would have been nice to have had a heroine like Emily growing up. Even if she is 75 times cooler than I’ve ever been. Navigating all your normal rites of passage in a fat body can be a minefield – friendship, school, the future, shagging, ROMANCE – but Emily doesn’t see why she should… Read More
I’ve spent the best part of the last two months trying to get through the first book in the Game of Thrones series – and although I’m enjoying it, there’s a lot to get to grips with. I love the story and many of the characters but I wouldn’t exactly call myself a fantasy girl.… Read More
Our so-called fuck up this week is incredibly easy to relate to so I probably like this film more than I would normally because of that. Also, Rose Byrne is such a gifted comic actor, I want to be her. Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely… Read More
A couple of articles I’ve enjoyed recently. What I Learned From Dating Someone Totally Wrong For Me I know what it’s like to be with the wrong person. I did it for 6 years, so this speaks to me on a deep level. Particularly this bit: The internal whisper that it was time to focus… Read More
I’ve spend most of this week feeling slightly bummed out and I swear to god it’s Stephen King’s fault. I know I’m way behind on Cujo’s story but I did not expect to end in such a devastating way – I guess that’s why it’s so effective. While you’ve got your eye firmly planted on… Read More
Welcome to my new series of cool things I have recently found/seen/read on the internet. I don’t suppose we need anymore introduction than that, do we?
It’s so stressful to read this book knowing how it all turns out! It is brilliant though and identical as far as I can see to Polanski’s (boo!) 1968 movie adaptation (which I reviewed here).
The best thing about the new year is signing up to a new Goodreads Reading Challenge. So far, over the last few, I have failed to complete a single year – or if I’ve got anywhere near I wouldn’t know as I’ve failed to log the books I’ve read. There’s not much to the rules… Read More
“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” ~ Christopher Hitchens There’s an old adage that suggests that every person has at least one book ‘in them’. I don’t know if this is true but I often think about whether or not I might be someone who… Read More