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DVD Review: Clueless (1995)

Looking for a great summer flick to get you in the back-to-college mood? Try Clueless, a rom com with a literary heritage, a good heart and some excellent visuals! Originally released in 1995, Clueless was inspired by Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma (which is 200 years old this year as well!). Clueless was one of the… Continue reading DVD Review: Clueless (1995)

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Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

My sixth and final book in the Reading Ahead Challenge is an old favourite, Sabriel by Garth Nix. Across this challenge I read loads of things I’d never tried before, and finally managed to get through a book I’d been planning to read for years. But Sabriel holds a special place in my heart –… Continue reading Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

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National Geographic

As part of my Reading Ahead Challenge this year, I decided to try and read far-ranging stories about fantastical worlds or just places I’d never been – but for my fifth read I also decided to take advantage of the fact that we have some amazing journals in the Information Store and at Norfolk House.… Continue reading National Geographic

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Book Review: Nation

More than half way through my Reading Ahead Challenge, I’d already visited an art show in Paris, braved the jungles of Colombia, and been dazzled by visions of the near future. But, like one of the characters in the novel I’ve just finished, I did not expect to enjoy my time on a tiny island in… Continue reading Book Review: Nation

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Pride Month: More Than This by Patrick Ness

June is Pride Month, when people around the world commemorate the Stonewall Riots (which sparked the fight for LGBT+ civil rights in the USA) and remember the LGBT+ people who lost their lives to AIDS and hate crime. It’s also a time to recognise the achievements of the LGBT+ community, and to talk about what… Continue reading Pride Month: More Than This by Patrick Ness