Category Archives: Poetry & Plays

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 reads 2017

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (novel) I enjoyed this while I was reading it but it hasn’t stayed with at all. I like that the different story threads gradually come together (all centered around one somewhat accidental murder), I … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures Underground at Waterloo Vaults by Les Enfants Terrible

This isn’t the story of Alice as we know it, but an after-Alice story, long after she fell into Wonderland to a time when nonsense has been banned by the Queen of Hearts, and the different card suits are fractured … Continue reading

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June reads 2017

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #1 (comics, fiction) This is three short stories that take place within the universe of the main Bitch Planet series. I really like getting snippets of people and stories outside of the main narrative in dystopias, … Continue reading

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May reads 2017

Slowly slowly being able to read more… Bitch Planet #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine DeLandro (comics, fiction) It’s impossible to spoiler-free review a series as it gets further down the line, so I’ll just say, as usual, that … Continue reading

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Richard III by Northern Broadsides @ Hull Truck

I’d never seen or read the play before, but I really want to see this because Richard III is such an interesting character and they cast Mat Fraser as the lead. You probably recognise Mat Fraser from the London Paralympics … Continue reading

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Best books of 2016

2016 was an odd reading year for me. I read 59 books, which is roughly average for me, maybe slightly below, but I seemed to read a lot of ‘okay’ books but not as many great ones. For some reason … Continue reading

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