Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A slightly more grown-up take on the mortal – immortal relationship challenges that Stephenie Meyer made so popular. It’s clear from this book however that Deborah Harkness is a historian herself. Historical details are so effectively woven into the story … Continue reading

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Movie – The Lincoln Lawyer

Several people had told me I was missing out having not seen this when it was at cinemas. Now that I’ve seen it, I’m wondering if we were actually talking about the same film. That’s not to say it isn’t … Continue reading

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Movie – ‘Til There Was You

Quite possibly the worst film in the world. Avoid at all costs.

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Book – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

I absolutely love dogs. I adore my own more than I love most people. This book, where the story itself would be enough to keep a reader interested and invested in its human characters, is elevated to a whole other … Continue reading

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Book – The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman

Having recently read All My Friends Are Superheroes (in one day – it’s short and very sweet) I was keen to try a bit more of what Andrew Kaufman had to offer. Looking at the blurb on Amazon – “Rebecca … Continue reading

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Movie – Another Happy Day

This was available on demand on Sky. I don’t even know if it had a cinematic release in the UK but it should have; what a little gem. It’s not a happy film by any stretch – it is dark, … Continue reading

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Movie – Melancholia

I watched this film a week ago having received it on blu-ray as a Christmas gift. I had heard both good and bad things about it and the trailer I had seen months ago intrigued me. I’m a fan of … Continue reading

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Movie – Young Adult

Perhaps it was all the hype about this film that made me not enjoy it as much as I could or should have. I have read an awful lot about how clever and darkly funny this film is but to … Continue reading

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Movie – Life of Pi

I don’t like 3D. I never have – the glasses annoy me and in 99% of the films I’ve seen it in, it has felt gimmicky and unnecessary (yes, this includes Avatar). So I went to see Life of Pi in … Continue reading

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Book – All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

I read this book in its entirety in one day – it only took the 2 legs of my commute to work, 35 minutes a piece, to complete it. It is the most wonderfully quirky and heart-warming story I’ve read … Continue reading

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