When I was a little girl, watching movies about something called the Force, and a black-clad man who breathed as if through a ventilator, and watched a little green thing mix up his sentence construction, little did I know my passion obsession for it would leave me on a plane on a journey 7-8 hours … Continue reading Flying towards my Star Wars obsession…
(Long post ahead, but I guarantee sci-fi fans will enjoy the read) This year, I seemed to be taking all sorts of chances with the Emirates Festival of Literature...picking authors I hadn't heard of. Whatever will I do next? So why did I want to go for Alastair Reynold's session? Simply because the topic said: … Continue reading A quick lesson in science fiction by Alastair Reynolds at Emirates LitFest
I stumbled on Darren Shan quite by mistake. I was hunting around my library for books to borrow (I took home seven, yes that's right) and I saw a little card next to a row of books that read: "Emirates LitFest author". That piqued my interest along with the books in question being in the … Continue reading Writing tips & wholesome scares from Darren Shan at Emirates LitFest
An author, whom I must admit I hadn't heard of before this year's LitFest*, said something I whole-heartedly agreed with: "It’s almost blasphemous to say this in a panel of writers, but a bad adaptation is when the movie is literal." - Tom Rob Smith *I shall add, Tom Rob Smith, that I've since purchased … Continue reading Book-to-movie adaptations; what do authors think about it? An @EmiratesLitFest panel.
Ridiculously enough, I can't remember when I first saw the movie, A Walk to Remember. But I can recall how much I bawled when I saw it. And when I saw it was based on a book...well I had to read it, didn't I? I'd never heard of Nicholas Sparks before this. A Walk to … Continue reading A Day to Remember, with Nicholas Sparks
I posted about this last year too. I'm ashamed to say I'd nearly given up since then. I know people, on more than just an acquaintance level, who say "retard" all the time. I tried with a few, but they just don't change. They promise they won't say it, but then they do. I feel … Continue reading Please stop saying the word retard
2012 Reading Challenge Devina has read 17 books toward her goal of 100 books. hide 17 of 100 (17%) view books I was a nine-month-old when I started talking. I was two-and-a-half years old when I started reading. I've never stopped either, thank you very much. I decided to set myself a target … Continue reading Reading challenge 2012