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October screentime 2017

American Vandal (season 1) series, Netflix This was definitely over-hyped for me. It was good, but not as good as everyone was telling me it was. I like crime docs sometimes, I like a good spoof with those kind of … Continue reading

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October reads 2017

I’m starting a PhD next month so I’ve got no idea how much non-academic stuff I’m going to get to read – I’ll either be reading less (because of reading so much PhD stuff), or reading more (to procrastinate from … Continue reading

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Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I normally love the Northern Ballet and their ability to tell stories in an engaging and beautiful way. But they totally missed the mark on this one in almost every way. There’s a character who looks like a kind of … Continue reading

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September screentime 2017

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (season 1) series, Netflix I actually watched this in August and totally forgot about it, which isn’t the best sign. It’s not a great series, despite casting Christina Ricci as Lizzie Borden which seems like her … Continue reading

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September reads 2017

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (novel) I spent most of the month reading this off and on, but I’m still finding it difficult to articulate what I think about it. There were times when I thought it was incredible, both … Continue reading

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Oddly specific book recommendations #2: breaking up with someone you love cos it just isn’t right

It’s hard to be broken up with, especially if you think the relationship is going well so it comes as a bit of a shock. But these recommendations are for the breaker-upper. Because breaking up with someone that you love … Continue reading

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August screentime 2017

Castlevania (season 1) series, Netflix This didn’t feel like a full series and seemed to end as soon as it got going (though it is only 4 episodes). It’s more of a prologue to a story rather than a story … Continue reading

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