World Book Night 2013 Books Announced

One of the highlights of this year has been participating in World Book Night. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a “giver” and distributed 24 copies of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It was a great feeling and I loved being able to share how much I love reading and discovering new books and authors with people I wouldn’t normally discuss books…

The Walking Dead

It’s been a while since I read any graphic novels, my excitement over Runaways was tempered by the disappointment that was Buffy, Season 8 and I took a break for a while. The second season of The Walking Dead has just started…

V for Vendetta

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

Is there anything worse than a right-wing government making huge cuts to services? You wouldn’t think so but there is – humourless lefties constantly telling us that said government will lead to tanks on the streets, repression of the people and the end of civilisation as we know it…

V for Vendetta

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

We’re fast approaching Guy Fawkes Night and what better way to celebrate than by looking at some films, books and television programmes which celebrate great revolutionaries? And of course counting down the best explosions in film? For the first time since the Harry Potter series I’m running reviews of a movie and the book that it is based on side by side…

#BookTwub Review – 20 October 2011

Another Thursday and another #BookTwub chat on Twitter. The fallout from last week’s Roald Dahl/Enid Blyton feud continued. This week though there were more boys taking part in the discussion so Dahl topped the poll. If I counted all of the votes that came in the following day…. Dahl would still have won…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Hallowe'en Horror Week

I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love the action, I love the humour, I love the characters. Hell I even love the songs. It was a wrench when the TV series was cancelled but it ended on a high. Sunnydale was destroyed, the hellmouth was sealed and Buffy and most of her friends escaped safely….

Runaways: Pride and Joy

As a little girl I loved comics – The Beano and Bunty were my two favourites. I moved on to teen magazines like Jackie and Smash Hits and then the magazines that I still read today – Empire, Marie Claire, Sport Diver. I was never interested in comic books like Superman ….