Movies to keep you company this Halloween (Horror Free)

30 October 2014

With Halloween right around the corner, who doesn't love getting into the holiday spirit? As you may already know from last year's Halloweenesque American Television Special, I can not stand pure horror. Horror stories literally scare me to death - no pun intended. While I love getting into the holiday festivities, I do not fancy a night of debating weather I should or should not peak under the bed, or leave my lights on all night long to chase away the dark shadows. That'll definitely give me one hell of an energy bill! So if you're anything like me, here are some suggestions to keep you feeling festive and rather nightmare free ...

Autumn To Be Read (TBR) Pile

25 October 2014

It's that time of year again, where we trade in those denim jackets for woolly jumpers, and sit by the make-shift fire in the living room sipping warm hot coco. Now I'm not sure about you, but this time of year is my favourite. Not only because Autumn is my favourite season of all, but also because the world seems to become more festive and so excited in the lead up to Halloween and ultimately, Christmas. Combined all that excitement with fiction and you have the perfect recipe of awesomeness! For me, there is nothing more amazing than curling up to a good book at the end of a long day - especially in the chilly weather, where a lovely story can keep me warm and cosy. So without further anticipation, here are my five reads that I hope to finish this Autumn!

Meeting Malorie Blackman ...

19 October 2014

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Malorie Blackman at a book signing - with one of my good friends Mariam - taking place during the Birmingham Literary Festival. As soon as I found out about this event, I knew I just had to go. Several years ago, I picked up a book from the library called Noughts and Crosses, and to date it has been one of the most socially powerful books I have ever read. Not only does the series directly address the topic of racism in a rather unusual way, but it's the only book I've come across in the young adult genre that deals with the topic at all. Maybe one of the reasons why this topic is never really approached directly is because, it can be pretty difficult to discuss, and really hard to execute. The story of Noughts and Crosses however did a perfect job of illustrating the impact racial discrimination can have on an individual and society itself. It was a perfectly executed story - which I can imagine must have been one hell of a challenge! Is it any wonder Malorie Blackman was chosen to be our current Children's Laureate?

Nine Things I wish happened on Teen Wolf: Season Four

7 October 2014

It's been almost three weeks since the season finale of Teen Wolf, and I can not stop thinking about that jaw dropping episode where we faced our -some what- final battle against Peter Hale and Scott McCall. While this season was jam packed with action including the dead pool, romance and wolf drama, there were so many moments missing from the show. So many things I wished had been included this season. As much as I enjoyed this season, I felt that Jeff Davies's ambitious nature really did get the best of him. Instead of creating so much action for the show, I wish Jeff had put more time and energy into explaining some events in more detail or even just addressing them directly. With all these new supernatural factors added into the mix, there were still quiet a few unresolved matters and abandoned plot lines circling the show. So without further ado, here are nine things that I wish happened on Teen Wolf, Season Four. 

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