This week on WATCH IT! Wednesday's, we're talking about one of my favourite books! Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks has been in my collection for years. It was so worn that when the mini series was released, I picked up a new copy. The synopsis reads as follows: As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous… Continue reading WATCH IT! Wednesday: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
I'll be honest, from the photo above, it looks pretty heavy. I didn't realize how many books were in this pile until I stacked them up against the wall. In the month of May, I added 15 books to my shelves. FIFTEEN. I have no space for them. In fairness, I had pre-ordered some a long… Continue reading May Book Haul
While this month did not go to plan in the slightest, I'm really proud of what I've managed to complete this month. Some of the books on this list I had meant to read, the others I was sent, or stumbled across. Overall, I read ten books and I'm so excited to talk about them!… Continue reading May Wrap-Up
Before I even start talking about what an absolute dream this book was, I have to say a big thank you to Tundra Books for sending me this beauty! I also have to tell you about how wonderful Jeff Zentner is. As a result of hauling books and bookstagramming stacks of blue books, I've been… Continue reading Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Today on Theatre Thursday I'm going to be discussing the recent production of Obsession, Ivo van Hove's take on Luchino Visconti's 1943 film of the same name. The original film was based off of James M. Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. Let me start by saying, I normally love Jude Law and Ivo van Hove.… Continue reading Theatre Thursday: Obsession, directed by Ivo van Hove
This book was what got me out of my reading slump. I'm actually shocked. Looking at it, you'd think "Looks a bit short, sounds a bit down, maybe not for me." Believe me, Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen is a book-slump-beater. 224 pages of pure hilarity. So, as in most cases, spoilers below! If you'd like… Continue reading Review: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
I've decided to add another special event day to my blog line up. I live in a medium-sized city in Western Canada, where there isn't a huge amount of theatre being conducted. It especially isn't to the level or extent that theatre is conducted in the US or the UK. I wish I lived in… Continue reading Theatre Thursday: An Explanation.
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective… Continue reading WATCH IT! Wednesday: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Let's be honest, I have a problem. I buy books way faster than I can read them. There are two stacks of books sitting next to my bookshelf (which is overflowing), which I have yet to read. But still, despite the large piles sitting all around my abode, I continue to buy more books and… Continue reading My April Book Haul!
Many people have heard of Pride and Prejudice. Lots of people know about the author, Jane Austen. However, many people haven't seen the 1995 Mini Series, produced by The BBC. In my personal opinion, this version of Pride and Prejudice is the penultimate version and the most faithful adaptation. In case you have no idea what Pride… Continue reading WATCH IT! Wednesday: Pride and Prejudice