Fantastic Beasts (The Original Screenplay) - J.K. Rowling
Okay, but EMOTIONS. WHY DO THIS TO ME?
I decided to read this before watching the film, because I didn’t want to be disappointed by the film. And now I HAVE to go and see the film. Not giving myself any other choice.
I’m not a massive fan of Harry Potter (I know, just kill me quickly). I never read the books and never really liked the films past the third one. But with all of the hype for Fantastic Beasts, I thought I’ve got nothing to lose by reading it. So I did (even though I am guilty of waiting for ages to find it cheap somewhere. Poor student ‘n all that).
I fell in love with it so quickly. It starts off at such a fast pace that I couldn’t help but take it everywhere with me until I had finished reading it (which ended up taking less than a day of on-and-off reading, oops!), and now I’ve finished reading it, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH LIFE?!
Honestly, I’m so glad I got this before the film, rather than deciding that I didn’t want to watch the film because I’m not a HP fan. It is so much better than anything Harry Potter, with an amazing storyline, and more comedic characters.
Whether you’ve watched the film or not, this is a brilliant screenplay.
It's Christmas! Well, almost. We've got a month to go, which means that of course, I'm an overexcited festive mess, reading every Christmas book I can get my hands on.
One of my favourite Christmas books this year is Joe and Clara's Christmas Countdown, and I was lucky enough to get to ask Katey Lovell a few questions about her book and Christmas.
*** 1. I love that Joe and Clara’s Christmas Countdown is set in a youth club. What gave you the idea to use this as a setting for a Christmas romance?
As a teen I spent my Sunday nights at a fantastic youth club - some of my happiest memories are of that time and I'm still friends with people I met there. In the novel Joe talks about some of his own teenage memories, such as competitions to see which of his friends could fit the most strawberry laces in their mouth and reminiscing about his favourite band Foo Fighters. The part with the strawberry laces actually happened, and although we didn't talk about Foo Figh…
*** What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed? That’s the situation in which Ant finds herself – together with her little brother Mattie and their foster-parents, she’s locked up in a new kind of family prison. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished ‘heritage’ crimes of their parents. Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home – and when things finally erupt, they realize they’ve got one chance to break out. Everyone wants to see them punished for the sins of their mum and dad, but it’s time for Ant to show the world that they’re not to blame.
Simon Mayo's 1984-esque Blame made for an interesting read. If it wasn't by Simon Mayo, I wouldn't have picked it up based off the blurb. At least now I can say that the blurb doesn't give it justice.
The novel is based on the interesting idea that a child can be punished for t…
Genre: Science Fiction Release Date: 2nd July 2013
Started Reading: 06/01/2018 Finished Reading: 07/01/2018
'You have a lot more days to live. About twenty-four thousand more days to live, probably. That's a lot of moments. You could do many great things in that time. You could read a lot of poetry.
I'm not a sci-fi reader at all. I will go to all costs just to avoid it. But The Humans is an exception that I am glad I made. It is a heartwarming, hilarious and thought-provoking read that I am glad I picked up.
The Humans is a sci-fi/fantasy/humour/romance novel that focuses on the life of Professor Andrew Martin. The novel begins with Andrew awakening naked in an unfamiliar place. However, Andrew is not Andrew. He has been killed and his body taken over by an alien from a strange planet who has come to the earth on a mission to undo the progress the professor has made on solving the Reimann hypothesis.
Andrew is found naked and walking the streets of Cambridge, confused and not …