Well, that’s 2017 over and done with

I’m going to ignore how terrible a year it was, in so many ways, and just look at the books and film I enjoyed this year. I just about made my target of 105 books read in 2017, the longest of which was Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. It is a big […]

Good news is also news!

There is a whole heap of bad news out in the world. There are terrible things happening all over the world. But it does no harm to share some of the good news stories too. There is some good in this world … and it’s worth fighting for. The people of Ballaghaderreen1 are building a […]

Happy New Year

So, another year has come and gone, and I doubt I’m the only one who was a tad disappointed by certain events1 this year. Plus all those celebrity deaths. It has been an interesting2 year on a global scale. Book & filmwise there has been some great stuff released. I’m going to just run a […]

The Gothic Challenge & Obscure Literary Monsters

In her round-up of 2014 and look forward to 2015 Katherine of The Writerly Reader mentioned she would be doing The Gothic Challenge this year. It is hosted by Books under the bed and is all about getting readers to experience Gothic Fiction, i.e. Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre […]

Happy 2015

Happy New Year everybody, I hope you had a great 2014 and that 2015 will continue that way. I did my mini book & film review of the year already, and I hope I get to read as many good books this year as I did last. For 2015, as you can see if you’re […]