T5W: Science Fiction and Fantasy Media Crossover

So, I’m back to posting the actual topic of the week, because this week there is an awesome crossover theme linking other forms of media other than books. I love me a good book, but, I also really enjoy a solid Science fiction world or foreign fantasy land, and done well they are equally as magical, and sometimes more memorable than those capture within the pages of a book. So, this week, I have embraced the Science Fiction and Fantasy crossover, and looked into some of my favourite SFF world’s in the media!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click hereto find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Well, in a week that has seen yet more snow, dipping temperatures, freezing winds, and embracing water bottles, it’s nice to think about Spring isn’t it? It somehow seems really far away, and yet we’re closer to April 1st than we are the beginning of March. I’ve had a really great month of reading, and read a real mix of books, and would like to continue that on through the rest of Spring, so really this TBR topic could not have come at a better time.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you pop your thinking cap on and narrow down those choices! Continue reading

The 140 Character Review: Series of Unfortunate Events 8-13

We’re just a few short days from the launch of A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 on Netflix. I’m excited, and so to prepare, I’m micro-reviewing all of the books in the miserably amazing series. Last month, I looked at books 1-7, reviewing the undoubtedly tragic lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and so this Monday evening I’ve rounded the last 6 books up into one tidy list.

The 140 Character Review is my short and concise way of expressing my feelings on watch I watch and read. Throwing it back to the original twitter limit of 140 characters, I try to summarise my opinions to tweet length. To read other 140 Character Review posts, click here. Continue reading

The Classics Club

Happy Sunday everyone! How are you all? Well rested after another weekend of swirling snow and freezing weather? Yeah me neither. I’ve simultaneously not done much and had a really busy weekend. I was in work yesterday, and today I’ve been to zumba and had a lovely roast at my parent’s house. It’s been good. I’ve also read, and, not only read but really enjoyed reading. I’ve sat on the sofa, stayed up at night in bed, and finished a book. I know that doesn’t sound amazing, but it’s been a great way to spend my time and has made me think about what I am planning to read. Emma was looking into The Classics Club, and I decided that it might be something I was interested in.

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50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag

It’s a Saturday evening, in the middle of March, and it’s snowing. Again. It’s bloody freezing, and I am sat with a hot water bottle on my knee wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito (it hasn’t stopped me indulging in a little mint choc chip ice cream though). Happy St. Patrick’s day too, I’m celebrating by staying in, reading Ragdoll and watching Jessica Jones. I don’t know what you have planned, but my night is most definitely top notch.

My housemate Emma, over at The Terror of Knowing, introduced me to a hefty 50 question tag consisting of questions that you probably haven’t been asked before. I also enjoyed Emma Oulton’s video post too, her channel Drinking by my Shelf is too hilarious. Combine these two together and I couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon. Continue reading

Fat Friday: Week 24

Good evening everybody, how are we all? I realise that this makes me sound like an old person, but, aren’t the nights getting lighter? I commute at any point between 5am-10:30pm, depending on my work shift, so it makes a huge difference to my mood if I drive in the light, and it also makes me feel like I haven’t spent the whole of the day in the office! And as the days get longer, the weather turns, and we all end up happier. Yay! That’s the theory at least!

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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Theatre on Thursday | The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Perfomance: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Performance Type: Play/Musical

Location: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Date: 29th October 2016

Rating: 3 Stars

Over the past few months I have been enjoying and immersing myself in the world of live theatre and performance. I’ve been to see plays, concerts, and musicals, and really enjoyed the variety of shows I have watched. So, after reviewing just one of these (The Killers Wonderful Wonderful Tour Date which can be viewed here), I have decided to review each theatre trip individually. And because we all like an alliterative title, I’m going to call it ‘Theatre on Thursday’.

This week’s review is of a show that I actually saw quite some time ago. When Emma first moved in, she told me all about a show she had seen in Oxford when visiting friends, and as she had really enjoyed it, she asked if I would like to go and see it when it showed at the Liverpool Everyman theatre. The problem? It was Shakespeare’s Two Gentleman of Verona, and I am not usually the biggest fan of anything Shakespeare. It was a modern adaptation, and Emma had rated it highly, so I decided that I would give it a go. Continue reading