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The End of the Fringe | Drunk Shakespeare and Comedy Royalty

We are officially into September which sadly means that the Edinburgh Fringe festival has come to an end. Like most people I can imagine, this comes with a dual sense of emotions; on one hand I am sad to see the high level entertainment and opportunities disappear from our streets but I am also absolutely shattered from what has been quite the intense month (performers I have no idea how you do it). […]

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Where the Crawdads Sing | Movie Adaptation

We all knew that a review of the highly anticipated film Where the Crawdads Sing was going to make its way to my website after I raved about the novel last year. The adaptation of Delia Owens’ debut novel – also titled Where the Crawdads Sing which topped the New York Times best seller list two years in a row in 2019 and 2020 – was always going to cause a stir, which meant the production company had a tough audience to impress. […]

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5 Must Watch TV Series

I’ve not updated you guys on the most recent must watch TV, that is not to say I haven’t been watching it (trust me I have), it has just gotten to the point where I don’t even know where to start. With shows like Bridgerton and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel coming back, I thought now would be the perfect time to highlight some of my most recent favourites to fill the gap. […]

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An Iconic Moment in Marvel History: Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings

It’s not very often that I lend a review to a superhero film. Don’t get me wrong I am a massive fan of them, I did spend the first lockdown watching all the Marvel superhero films in order. However, usually, there isn’t much to write on. Culturally there have been some huge landmark moments – Black Panther being the obvious one – but alas, I was not writing at the point of that film release. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings on the other hand has created a moment in cinematic history that will *hopefully* change Hollywood for the better. […]

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This Months Podcast Recommendations

After posting my podcast recommendations in March earlier this year and having had some lovely conversations about it, I thought I’d bring you some more fantastic episodes/series for your ears! As I’ve said before I schedule in time to listen to podcasts before I go to sleep, this way I am not looking at a screen and can drift of listening to a conversation. […]

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My top 5 Books of 2020

I’ve read a lot in the past year and to be honest I probably can’t remember every single book but I do want to share some of my favourites, ones I have reviewed and ones I have kept in the corner of my brain (in the hope I will write about them and never do). Reading has proved ever so useful in the midst of numerous lockdowns and worrisome times. […]

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5 Books You Need to Read, Recommended by an English Lit. Student

Now beside the possibly pretentious title I did really want to write this. Not because I think I know it all and believe I am the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to reading but because I’ve genuinely received something from each and every one of these books. […]

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Looking for Books? Here is a Sustainable Way of Getting Them.

Along with clothes, books are one of the most thrown away items that clog up our landfills each year. An enormous amount of novels get published in a year but the number of them actually being well received and bought, unfortunately, isn’t high. […]

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