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 [...]

DW Reviewed | 12.1-12.2 Spyfall

DW Reviewed | 12.1-12.2 Spyfall

~Spoilers ahead! ~ 12.1 & 12.2 Spyfall Parts One and Twoย - Chris Chibnall Story & Review Doctor Who returned on New Year's Day. Considering my lukewarm feelings towards Series 11, I was wary of going into Series 12, but Spyfall surprised me. And remember. Rule one of espionage? Trust no one. The spy theme is [...]

Best of 2019 ft. Shades of Magic, Avengers, Avatar and The Umbrella Academy

Best of 2019 ft. Shades of Magic, Avengers, Avatar and The Umbrella Academy

Hello and welcome to my best of 2019! It feels mad that we're not only wrapping up a year but a decade too (though I haven't done a decade count down, I honestly don't know if my opinions over the past 10 years are still the same!). The Reading Corner My Goodreads challenge was to [...]

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 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 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 [...]