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The longlist for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is here!

I love awards season and I love books, so naturally each time there’s a new bookish prize out there, I NEED to talk about it! And this one is extra special because all the books here are on my TBR! The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is aimed towards young writers under the age…… Continue reading The longlist for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is here!

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The Crimes of J. K. Rowling: Why won’t she leave the Potterverse alone?

[Trigger warning for transphobia. Major spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald in the last quarter of this post. Skip that part if you haven’t watched the movie yet] I’ve always defined myself as a Potterhead. I started reading the series when I was 11 and I basically grew up with Harry. I’ve depended on the…… Continue reading The Crimes of J. K. Rowling: Why won’t she leave the Potterverse alone?

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General update: This big fat bore is now twenty-four.

Heya, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, stans Tina Fey, and just turned 24 today? Oh and it’s also Halloween and I’ve been told (quite repeatedly) that having a Halloween birthday explains so many things about me. I’m 24 now and some of you may be wondering if I’ve finally got a hang of this adulting…… Continue reading General update: This big fat bore is now twenty-four.

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Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!

Hiya, nerds! If you’ve been following me on social media, you would’ve noticed that all I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days is this readathon. What is the Indian Lit Readathon? The Indian Lit Readathon is a 48 hour readathon where participants read books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors. This amazing…… Continue reading Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!

General · Wrap-ups

April 2018 wrap-up: New things, old things, and…old-new things?

Sometimes, I think I need an award for all the creativity I put into blog titles. Anyhoo… I don’t generally do wrap-ups, but this is one of the aforementioned “new things”. Like every other wrap-up post in the blogosphere, we will be looking back at everything that happened in April.   Books read This poignant…… Continue reading April 2018 wrap-up: New things, old things, and…old-new things?

Book Reviews · General

My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Waddup, nerds? I’m going to be doing Dewey’s 24 hour readathon today. I’ve never done a readathon before, but since I’m already trying new things this month (read Look who fancies herself a poet now! | NaPoWriMo update), I decided to give this a try too. For the readathon, I’ve chosen several YA contemporary books.…… Continue reading My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

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Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher and existential nihilist, who in 1964, turned down the Nobel Prize in Literature, because “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time”. Kidding! That’s something another great philosopher and nihilist, Kanye West, said to Taylor Swift in the 2009 VMAs. Kanye West is an American rapper who’s…… Continue reading Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

General · TV shows

TV show review: La Casa de Papel, a binge-worthy Spanish heist show.

Look, I’m no one to tell you how to live your life, but what are you even doing if you haven’t watched La Casa de Papel yet? This is a Spanish heist show that Netflix added in December 2017. After Netflix Germany’s amazing sci-fi TV show Dark, I’ve started watching more international shows. La Casa…… Continue reading TV show review: La Casa de Papel, a binge-worthy Spanish heist show.

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The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

There comes a moment in every book blogger’s life where they turn around, look at all the review copies they haven’t got around to reading yet, and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Here are the 5 stages of dealing with your ever-increasing TBR pile. Stage 1: Denial This is where you go numb.…… Continue reading The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

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Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

Hiya! *waves aggressively* You know me. I blog about books. I write posts that my sister and one friend find funny, which obviously makes me a very humorous person. I occasionally lurk on your blogs and leave comments that I hope are witty, but probably just come across as weird. I’ve been slacking off on…… Continue reading Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

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Billy Shakes with live music at Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

One of Atlanta’s must-visit attractions is The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, a tavern-style theater where amazing actors put on Shakespeare performances. Since it’s the holidays, they’re putting on A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ Spirit of Christmas novella/communist manifesto. My sister and I went to yesterday’s performance of A Christmas Carol. We had purchased three tickets online…… Continue reading Billy Shakes with live music at Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse