Top Ten: Contemporary YA fiction

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 […]

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One Day at a Time

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 […]

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Top Ten: Female Characters

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’ […]

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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 […]

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The Crown

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 […]

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