Reflecting on YARC 2019 and Reading More Asian Authors

Reflecting on YARC 2019 and Reading More Asian Authors

In 2019, I took part in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge. I did...badly but I definitely prioritised more books by Asian authors. . . . #blogging #blogginggals #YARC2019 #asianauthors

DW Reviewed | 12.3 Orphan 55

DW Reviewed | 12.3 Orphan 55

~Spoilers ahead! ~ 12.3 Orphan 55 - Ed Hime Story & Review Having enjoyed Ed Hime's previous episode for Doctor Who, It Takes You Away, I was expecting a bit more than we got this week. This episode fits in the classic 'base under siege' formula that is old hat for Doctor Who. It had [...]

December Wrap Up: City of Brass, Frozen II and Star Wars Episode IX

December Wrap Up: City of Brass, Frozen II and Star Wars Episode IX

Happy new year! I hope you've had a good last month of the decade (I know, mad!). December has been a month of hot chocolates, baking, Christmas markets and festive work events. Our work Christmas party was 70s themed and involved a themed fancy dress competition - the children's department chose to go as The [...]

All I Want for Christmas is Who: Ranking ALL of the Doctor Who Specials

All I Want for Christmas is Who: Ranking ALL of the Doctor Who Specials

I'm not a big Christmas film fan but TV specials win my heart in terms of festive entertainment. The Doctor Who Christmas specials are something I look forward to watching every year and the 2017 special, Twice Upon a Time, actually convinced me to start watching Doctor Who again after taking a break from it. [...]

The Amulet of Samarkand Just Wasn’t Magical Enough

The Amulet of Samarkand Just Wasn’t Magical Enough

The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud ★★★ Nathaniel Underwood is a magician's apprentice. With the aid of ancient words, candles and pentacles, he can summon djinns and other magical creatures to do his bidding. He summons the wise-cracking djinn, Bartimaeus, to help him steal the eponymous Amulet of Samarkand. Humiliated by the older and [...]