Monthly Archives: March 2012

Any One Book: Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales by Angela Carter

Phew, I made it.

I didn’t think I would, it’s been quite a hard book to get into and I had to fight until the very end to finish it.

Angela Carter is an author famous for her rich imagination and has a knack for taking fairy tales back to their beginnings, needless to say they’re not suitable for children. When I was at college I read another collection of short stories by her called The Bloody Chamber and I was quite impressed with it, however I don’t think I could ever bring myself to read this one again. Continue reading

Belated Review of Nightwish’s Imaginaerum


Imaginaerum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After much umming and ahhing I have found myself listening to Nightwish’s most recent album Imaginaerum (I’m in the mood where I can’t decide what to listen to) and to my shock and horror I realised that I haven’t reviewed it.

So after a quick slap on the wrist (and saving my uni work because I learnt my lesson after losing my minimal progress yesterday) I pulled up my blog and got to it.

Everything from the spelling to the accompanying film screams ambitious. But then Nightwish always have been and after 2007’s Dark Passion Play, the most successful Nightwish album in the U.K and U.S, they had no choice but to carry on being ambitious. Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Am I Hungry for More?


A little controversial but in the words of the late Lord Voldemort I must confess myself disappointed.

A bit.

I mean, I didn’t hate in fact I really really really liked it. It was so faithful to the book, the lead up to the actual games was methodically detailed, chronicling their journey perfectly. The use of the television coverage to explain things was clever and showing the families was a nice touch. Continue reading

Why do People want to Kill Anette Olzon?

Kill Anette Olzon.

Oh no, not my words, never my words. These are actually the words someone searched in whatever search engine to arrive at my blog. Guess what? This isn’t even the first time they’ve cropped up. Continue reading

A Day in the Wizarding World

Once upon a time, not very long ago at all there was a bus. It was covered wheel to top in Harry Potter images and had the words Warner Bros. studio Tour London sprawled across it. It had the very important job of picking up passengers and carrying them 15 minutes aways to the Leavesden Studios that hid a magical world.

This magical world was full to the brim of sets and props and behind the scenes secrets of the hugely successful Harry Potter series. When it first came into view it made people feel like they had won the golden ticket to see the inner workings of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Even the foyer had people looking around in awe. The walls were decorated with pictures of the cast and the windows of the souvenir shop looked like they belonged in Diagon Alley.

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BRB Just Nipping to Hogwarts

I am currently on the coach up to London (listening to a couple of songs by the Chemical Brothers from the Hanna soundtrack).

I’ve been up since half four and oh my god I’m knackered already. I feel like joining all the people that are asleep in the land of nod. There’s someone snoring behind me.

It’s kind of funny though because my mum is listening to music and every time she speaks to me she forgets to pause it and shouts instead, I don’t think the other passengers will be all that happy with her by the time we reach our destination.

Oh also, yesterday I got a Mockingjay pin (my boyfriend bought it for me) and it’s awesome. I pinned it to my bag, hopefully it dowan’t look too geeky, but hey I’ve been known to dress up like Professor Trelawny….

Anyway, I hope you will all have a good day and keep an eye out on twitter, I’ll keep you updated if I can work out this befuddling piece of tech (hey would you look at that a wannabe science and technology journalist who doesn’t know how to use technology!)


Walk Off the Earth

I’ve been on a bit of a music binge lately. I’m bored with what’s on my iPod, and iTunes hasn’t really been the salvation I was hoping so instead I’ve resorted to music in adverts.  Continue reading

So, There’s This Spanner…

You know when you have everything planned and thought out and then the universe goes ahead and throws a spanner in the works, well I believe that has happened to me. In a good way though.

I have had my life planned since I was seven, well my career anyway. That’s 13 years of education and planning and researching all dedicated to becoming a journalist and hopefully an author. For over half my life I’ve been working towards this goal and now I have just under three months left. Continue reading

I Would Just Like to Say Thank You

Well I would just like to say a massive thank you to Becky from Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic. Not only has she taken the time to spam…I mean contact her blogging friends to help me out with my major project (on that note I would also like to thank Two Bullets Five Zombies and Novel Journeys for answering her call, it’s much appreciated!) but she’s also gone and nominated me for the Candle Lighter Award because I’m one of the best at lighting candles….maybe.   Continue reading

Calling Harry Potter Fans From Across the Globe

This is a bit of a desperate plea.

I am writing a fandom article for my major project and it’s all about Harry Potter fans from across the world. Now I’ve already conducted quite a few interviews for it but my tutor came up with the great idea of linking it to places from the books.

So with that in mind are there any Harry Potter fans from Australia, Albania, Egypt, Romania and Scotland out there who are willing to be interviewed for an article (don’t worry it’s not going to be published).

To anyone who isn’t one of the above can you spread the word please? I know, shameless begging but any help would be totally awesome!

Thank you!