Tag: Literature

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin (2018) IMDB Synopsis A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. *Minor spoilers* When you put away childish things, life can get really fucking dull. Or so we’re lead to believe, I wouldn’t know, I’ll never tidy away my Funko pops and comic books. Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) knows though … Read More Christopher Robin

Rebecca (Book) Review

I know, I know, it’s criminal in some respects that I hadn’t read this before last month. It boasts everything I hold dear in literature (Gothic landscapes, strong women, drama, murder, suspense) and yet somehow I just never got round to it. It’s the same with Jane Austen, I feel close to the subject matter but I’ve never actually read any of it (sue … Read More Rebecca (Book) Review

Dietland

*The first 3 episodes* I want to talk about the TV adaptation of one of my favourite books in recent years (and apparently, my Book of 2016) – Dietland. It’s just started airing in the US and thankfully also on Amazon Prime – which is the greatest weekly treat. The first three episodes are up now and so far so good. IMDB Synopsis Plum … Read More Dietland

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Directed by: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Katherine Parkinson, Penelope Wilton IMDB Synopsis A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Where: Odeon Brighton When: Monday 30th … Read More The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Weekly Digest

This week I am seriously digging: Atlanta, Season 2 The first season of Atlanta was so good, I feel like I’ve been waiting a life time for it to return. And now Donald Glover and friends (including the amazing Lakeith Stanfield) are back and it’s just as good as ever. Not only is deeply observational, it also has a lot to say about the … Read More Weekly Digest

The Jane Austen Book Club (Film) Review

Since Sunday was a complete and literal wash-out with torrential rain all day and even snow in some places in the country, there was no feasible way to leave the house. So nice food was purchased, PJs were thrown on and this film was put on the box. And it was perfect in every way. I’m reliably informed that the weather was no better over … Read More The Jane Austen Book Club (Film) Review

Such Small Hands (Book) Review

It would be very hard for me to go in too deep on this book because it’s very hard to define. It’s stunning though; macabre, fascinating and eery as hell. Marina is seven and has just become an orphan, after her parents are killed in a car accident. The same accident strips the skin from her ribs and leaves her body scarred for life. Her … Read More Such Small Hands (Book) Review

#one becomes #two

Just under a year ago I claimed the blog title Two Girls One Book Club in a moment of absolute genius. I mean, you have to be a bit of a filth pot to get the thinly veiled reference but it’s classy as well, you know? Just like me. The plan was to blog with another friend about books but it never came to fruition. … Read More #one becomes #two

Geek Love Review

Before I even finished this book, I was thinking about how I would review it. Not all books deserve a review in my eyes (Bellman & Black, I’m looking at you) but this one is so multi-layered, so fantastic and dark that it really does deserve to be talked about. I’m just mad it took me so long to get my hands on a … Read More Geek Love Review

My Week in Pictures – February 02 to 06

This week was sent to test me I believe but I can only assume, since I am here at the tail end of Friday with a smile on my face, that I have passed that particular exam. If not with flying colours, then at least in one piece. I’m still in hibernation mode, honestly so have made minimal plans to see anybody after work … Read More My Week in Pictures – February 02 to 06

My Favourite Books

I promised a post about my favourite books not long ago, though I didn’t realise then how hard it would actually be to compile my list. I’ve gone for the traditional Top Ten format but I could honestly go on for hours about all the important books, the life saver books and the milestone books I’ve read in my life time. I did think it was … Read More My Favourite Books

Sharp Objects Review

I enjoyed Sharp Objects so much, starting it on Sunday, a freezing cold afternoon fit only for nesting and finishing it just before bed the following day. It’s what one would term ‘unputdownable’ if there were such a word. (Is there such a word?) The thing about Gillian Flynn in my eyes is that she’s good. She’s really good. There’s no denying that the … Read More Sharp Objects Review