The literary world has been in uproar – at least, the little corner of it that I monitor – concerning the controversial decision to at first remove, and then only allow reading with parental permission, To Kill a Mockingbird from a Mississippi school curriculum. Nice one, America! Great choices being made this year! I’m a lover of To… Read More Silencing the Mockingbird?
17 days since my last post. Big number! Big number! Two big! During that time, I’ve written a first draft of a play *drops mic*, survived on coffee and instant noodles, and only read one book. I should have been writing essays, learning Spanish, and reading books relevant to my A-Levels, but it’s okay because… Read More 17 Days (but also angry)
Contrary to what my Handwriting Tag post suggests, I have atrocious handwriting. If, God forbid, I’m forced to write and think at the same time, it looks like I’ve dumped a can of Heinz spaghetti onto the page, hoping to Christ that someone else will be able to decipher it. Normally, that’s not a problem.… Read More On Poor Handwriting
To give some context to this post, I practically live in the middle of nowhere. I have no signal indoors (I usually have to resort to leaning out of my bedroom window), I’m usually found wearing two jumpers and a pair of wellies (not Hunters, because I’m poor), and if someone asks me where I’m… Read More Oh! To be in the Country
A particularly relevant post today, as it coincides with the launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; which must have come to your attention, unless you’ve been living under rock without contact with the Guardian/The Stage/any form of mainstream media/humanity. It’s been heralded as the play to attract a younger audience into our theatres… Read More On ‘Yoof’ in Theatres
I’ve been harbouring my dinosaur obsession for a while now – by harbouring, I mean refraining from buying any more books, models or generic bits of tat. That is, until I splashed out on a dinosaur duvet cover set, which despite its little facts about the dinosaurs illustrated (who could resist, to be honest?), caused… Read More On Dinosaurs Being ‘For Boys’
In accordance with W H Smith, the super popular – and apparently super human – vlogger Zoella has started a book club. Yaaay. Another multi-million corporation attempting to reel in the cash through sneaky marketing. Yaay. I have many, many problems with the aforementioned corporation. Sorry granddad – as a former manager, he’s probably rolling… Read More Zoella’s Book Club