In which my reading matter takes me on a hunt for missing and forgotten women.
In which things are a bloody mess as I uncover the literary origins of the Gothic romance, “Crimson Peak” (2015).
As you have probably guessed, I am a lover of letters. Therefore, what could be more perfect than To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and its sequel P.S. I Still Love You, the story of a girl who writes letters to all the boys she’s ever loved?
“My letters are for when I don’t want to be in love anymore. They’re for good-bye. Because after I write in my letter, I’m not longer consumed by my all-consuming love…My letters set me free. Or at least they’re supposed to.”
In which I graduate, unbox the latest package from Carrie’s Book Club, and tell you why you should be reading Marina Keegan’s “The Opposite of Loneliness”. Continue reading
I am very excited to tell you that I have had a review published at Blood Popcorn, an online film magazine featuring cult, foreign and avante garde cinema. For my first review, I chose to look at the independent horror film, Byzantium (2012), the story of two female vampires’ struggle for survival.
Byzantium is a dark, dreamlike Gothic tale, a fascinating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship with great performances from Gemma Arteton and Saoirse Ronan (with some blood and gore thrown in for good measure).
You can read my review online here.
Last week I spent three days down in London volunteering as a production assistant on the short film The Door. This is only one in a whole series of films themed around the big smoke entitled, London, I Quite Like You. It was hard work, long hours and lots of fun!
My role as Production Assistant and Runner was basically to wait patiently until someone asked me to do something, and then do it. I did a lot of carrying bags and equipment, fetching things for people, and (most importantly) providing meals, drinks and snacks for the fifteen-plus cast and crew each day. Continue reading
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In which Emily asks whether the BBC’s 2015 series of ‘Poldark’ (starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson) can beat their original 1975 series (starring Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees). Continue reading
In which I open this month’s box from Carrie’s Book Club and share my thoughts on All I Know Now and whether it’s still worth picking up even if you’re not a teenager.
Watch last month’s unboxing here.
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