I only got into YA relatively recently as I pretty much transitioned straight from reading children’s books to adult fiction, but I’m loving it. Many of these books were recommended and lent to me by a friend, which reminds me of times at school when certain books of the moment would be passed around the […]Read More Top Ten: Contemporary YA fiction
When I was thirteen or thereabouts, I read The Catcher in the Rye and it changed my world. Stereotypical, I know. Recently, I found myself trying to explain to a friend why it had such a powerful impact on me, and it was difficult to find the words. When I cast my mind back, an […]Read More The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
I’ve recently become obsessed with the Netflix original sitcom One Day at a Time. It’s loosely based on a 70s-80s sitcom of the same name, and centres around three generations of a Cuban-American family all living together in one apartment. The general concept and style reminds me a bit of black-ish, in its juxtaposition of […]Read More One Day at a Time
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and it took me a lot of time to whittle it down to just ten. But here it is: just a few female characters from literature that I consider to be interesting and well-written. I also tried to pick examples which highlight that a ‘strong female character’ […]Read More Top Ten: Female Characters
Neo Yokio is the greatest city in the world, or its worst specimen of destructively wasteful consumer capitalism- depending on who you ask. It is also the name of a Japanese-American animated television series which has been the source of much internet controversy and criticism. From the moment I pressed play on the first episode […]Read More The most elegant anime of all time? Perhaps so.
Everyone’s thought about it, at some point. From the moment we realise that there is a whole wide world outside our homes, the radius of our awareness is constantly expanding- from our street, to our neighbourhood; to other countries and continents, until finally we realise just how miniscule a place our planet occupies in the […]Read More Sense8
I’ve nearly finished watching the first season of The Crown and I don’t know what to say about it. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock the past few years, The Crown is a Netflix drama ostensibly about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, but which also acts as a kind […]Read More The Crown