BLOG – Wizards Unite

I don't read anymore. Or write. Or blog. Or talk. For the last week, all I've done is confound the foundables! I'm hooked! The creators of Pokémon Go have teamed up with Warner Brothers and created a game for those intrigued by the world of Harry Potter. In terms of gameplay, there's a whole lot … Continue reading BLOG – Wizards Unite

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REVIEW – The Night Before Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Carol doesn’t feel very Christmassy. What’s all the fuss about? Trees, tinsel, baubles, pudding, presents…? What a lot of nonsense. Definitely not for her. That is until the night before Christmas when Elf 30046, all stripey tights and pointy ears, falls down her chimney and they both tumble into a bigger adventure than they could … Continue reading REVIEW – The Night Before Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse

LBC Dystopia – The 5th Wave – Write Up

LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Tuesday 22nd of July 2015 Time:  6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING THE 5th WAVE RICK YANCEY   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia – The 5th Wave – Write Up

LBC White Swan – The Chaos of Stars – Write Up

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 9th of November 2015 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing: THE CHAOS OF STARS KIERSTEN WHITE * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC White Swan – The Chaos of Stars – Write Up

LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell  About the book   A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches

About the book  "This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Well, if … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox

About the book "In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox

Severus Snape – his chronology

9th January 1960 – 2nd May 1998   And then read this as a reality check - Nerds Doing Stuff - Snape is not a good guy

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits

About the book How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits

Fancy Dress Ball – Compare Books to Film versions!

Recently, I was sent an email about a really interesting project and asked to include it on the blog. I eagerly agreed...then was completely distracted by World Book Night (Thursday, 23rd April, from 6pm at the White Swan Pub in Leeds City Centre, if you are interested!). Apologies to Fancy Dress Ball for the delayed postage! … Continue reading Fancy Dress Ball – Compare Books to Film versions!