New Year’s Reading Resolutions 2021

So at time of writing I have read 33 books this year, but hoping to make it 34 by the end of the day! Which I think is less than last year, but I didn’t keep count, so I’m not sure. It’s been a strange year for everyone, but I hope you, like I, haveContinue reading “New Year’s Reading Resolutions 2021”

Over in October

I’m trying to get a little better at posting monthly wrap ups, but work has been incredibly hectic recently so here we are two weeks into November, but never mind! On the plus side I have now finished Rebecca, which I started in October so I can add this to my reviews. My Sister, theContinue reading “Over in October”

The Bone People by Keri Hulme

I originally picked up The Bone People as part of the Avatar: The Last Page Turner readathon, this is not normally a book I would have selected, as it is described as a love story which isn’t really my thing. However, being challenged to include indigenous authors in my TBR encouraged me to consider otherContinue reading “The Bone People by Keri Hulme”

Three Kings

After much anticipation, yesterday was the day that I got to sit down in my living room, with my boyfriend and enjoy some live theatre! As part of the Old Vic’s In Camera season the theatre live streamed the production of a new play, Three Kings by Stephen Beresford starring Andrew Scott. As this wasContinue reading “Three Kings”

Summer Reads

I’ve been a bit less focused on my reading over the past few months due to moving, so instead of a monthly wrap up I thought I’d post reviews of the few books I’ve finished since June. The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcolm X with the Assistance of Alex Haley When George Floyd wasContinue reading “Summer Reads”

Lungs

A few weeks ago I received an email from The Old Vic advertising their live, socially distanced, performance of Lungs, and I immediately set a reminder on my phone to buy tickets on the release date. I’ve been missing the theatre terribly, although I feel very lucky that the National Theatre have been releasing playsContinue reading “Lungs”

Accomplished in April Part 2

As promised here is the second part of my April Wrap Up reviewing the second lots of books I read for Book Roast’s Magical Readathon, if you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here! Brighton Rock by Graham GreeneSubject: Charms The story begins by following the fate of Charles Hale, a man whoContinue reading “Accomplished in April Part 2”

Accomplished in April – Part 1

Book Total: 8 UPDATE: I have removed my comments regarding Harry Potter following J.K. Rowling’ s transphobic comments as I no longer wish to in anyway endorse her work. So for April I took part in Book Roast’s Magical Readathon. Setting myself a target of 12 books in a month was a bit of aContinue reading “Accomplished in April – Part 1”

Frankenstein

This week’s NT at Home Production was an amazing rendition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller switch between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature in different performances so you can you can pick which to watch. Last night’s premiere saw Cumberbatch play The Creature and Jonny Lee Miller portrayContinue reading “Frankenstein”

Twelfth Night

The National Theatre recently announced they they will continue their run of streaming previous live performances on YouTube which I’m incredibly happy about! This week’s production was Twelfth Night, which I have neither studied or seen a production of unless you count She’s the Man – the Amanda Bynes film adapted from the play (butContinue reading “Twelfth Night”