Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of one of the greatest playwrights and poets in English history! William Shakespeare.  Born 23rd April 1564. The man who brought us some of the greatest plays that have been re-told consistently through the centuries such as: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; and A Midsummer Night’s…

Top Villains in Disney

We are counting down our top Disney classic villains – so before anyone starts arguing, ‘but what about Hopper or Oogie Boogie?’ we are only doing the classics.  So, what is in the Disney 57 classic animated films.  For today we are leaving Disney Pixar out of this. To begin our top ten Disney classic…

Poetry Month – Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is still poetry month and for our next poem of discussion is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Ozymandias is a sonnet written by English Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.  Ozymandias is one of the most famous poems by Shelley and is frequently anthologised.  It is also a regular poem featured in the GCSE specification…

Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh (2009)

Angels’ Blood is the first novel in Nalini Singh’s series of novels ‘The Guild Hunter’ series. Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best – but she is not entirely sure if she is good enough for this job.  Elena has been hired by the dangerous, beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal and…

Poetry Month – Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

Happy April fool’s day and more importantly happy poetry month! This month we will celebrate some amazing poet’s and poetry from across the globe!  For the first day of April it is only right to discuss one of my favourite poems, ‘Fire and Ice’ by Robert Frost. Some say the world will end in fire,…

Strange Medicine by Mike Russell

Targeted at both teenagers and adults Strange Medicine is the new prescription for you! A collection of short stories, Strange Medicine is exactly what it says on the cover!  Strange! The collection includes: Flock Seventy-Two Bricks Telephone Mime Mr Dennis and the Universe The Spy Brain Shish These short stories manage to both intrigue and…

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (2015)

The YA book that everyone is talking about. Everything Everything is Nicola Yoon’s first novel and she does not disappoint. The novel begins with eighteen-year-old Madeline Whittier who suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and cannot leave her house or interact with anything that has not been sanitised.  Madeline’s world is her mother, her nurse,…

Top Ten Villains in Television

Here is a countdown of some of our favourite (or most hated) villains from notable television series.   Valentine Morgenstern (Shadowhunters). This may be that I do love Alan van Sprang but Valentine Morgenstern joins the list at number ten today.  Now do not get me wrong, Valentine Morgenstern is a bad guy!  He makes…

Jewel of Atlantis by Gena Showalter (2006)

  All Atlantis seeks the Jewel of Dunamis, which legend claims can overcome any enemy. But the Jewel does not want to be used for anyone else’s gain and seeks freedom.  Grayson James, human agent of the ultra-secret Otherworld Bureau of Investigation, has orders to find the Jewel and keep it from falling into the…

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter (2005)

Grace Carlyle’s life will never be the same again… Searching for her missing brother, Alex, Grace never dreamed she would discover a secret world, that she believed to be a myth.  Grace stumbles into Atlantis, a world populated by mythological monsters. Darius en Kragin has one job he must always do: guard the gates of…

That One Boy…

So I have been reviewing movies and books since May last year.  I have enjoyed every moment of doing this and I hope you have all liked reading my opinions and views of some great literature and films. However, I think it is time to give you one of my own stories.  Now, this was…

The LEGO Batman Movie!

“Black. All important movies start with a black screen.  And music. Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous.” This is how The LEGO Batman Movie begins.  Three years after saving the Lego Universe with Emmet and Wyldstyle, Batman continues fighting crime in Gotham City against his arch enemy, The Joker.  Can Batman…