Review: I’m Just A Person by Tig Notaro

One slow weekend day, I was watching Hannah Gadsby interviews on YouTube, as one does. Okay, it wasn't a weekend, but a weekday. And okay, it wasn't slow - I was actively procrastinating work by watching these videos. As one does. I rewatched one of my favourite interviews of Hannah's - her first one with... Continue Reading →

Review: Anxious People and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

For most people, A Man Called Ove is the book that introduces them to the creative genius that is Fredrik Backman. For me, however, this introduction was the book Anxious People, which I read (but did not write about) last year. Anxious People is a book that can very well be judged by its cover.... Continue Reading →

Review: The Cactus

The Cactus is the story of Susan Green - a bureaucrat in her mid-40s who has no time (or patience) for people and the many feelings and failings they come with. As a result, she is a single woman living in London with no friends, and limited contact with her family, save her aged mother.... Continue Reading →

Review: Untamed

#Untamed by @glennondoyle is the kind of book that makes you feel lucky it found you. I don't care if you're a man or a woman, a parent or not, single or married, divorced or widowed, working your dream job or still dreaming about your dream job - there WILL be a chapter of this book that will... Continue Reading →

Review: Borat 2

The thing about Borat is that you either love him or hate him. If you have watched the original Borat film, skip this review. You are firmly entrenched in one of the two corners and nothing I am about to say will - or should - change your mind. For those unfamiliar with the franchise,... Continue Reading →

Review: About Time

Have you ever wanted to watch a movie again, even before the movie has actually ended? About Time made me check, several times during the movie, how much of it was left, just so I could calculate if I had time enough to watch it a second time. About Time is written and directed by... Continue Reading →

Review: Room

I have made a big show since I became a mom of telling anyone who recommends movies and books to me that I can no longer stomach dark thrillers the way I used to before I had my son. And then I go ahead and read Room (and watch Killing Eve), so you know that... Continue Reading →

Review: The Ickabog

This one is less of a review and more of a public notice. For who am I, mere mortal, to review a book written by God Herself. Fellow Potterheads, unite. JKR has written another children's book, and it is called The Ickabog. You can pretty much stop reading here because true Potterheads don't need any more... Continue Reading →

Double Review: Nanette and Douglas

This can be a one line review: Hannah Gadsby's comedy can change the world. If you have not heard about the phenomenon that she is, let me catch you up. Hannah (Can I call you Hannah? Imma call you Hannah.) was a little known stand-up comic from Tasmania. She had been known in Australian comedy... Continue Reading →

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