I am sitting in a half empty shell of a home at the threshold of a new year with a sense of wonder as to how everything changed in the last 12 months. I have learned such a lot and have done so much that I didn’t even know I was capable of.
I am struggling to put anything into words, I am typing and deleting constantly to try and find the expression to sum up the seismic changes my life is going through. So yes, let’s start with the small things. I have quietly been taking back control of me. I have made my body be more active and I have seen some exciting results. I have learnt to run and have run 5km a few times. Other stuff has got in the way the past month and a half but I did it and now that I know I can it will be much easier to do it again and again and better myself.Continue reading →
Shattered Minds by Laura Lam is the second of her Pacifica novels. It isn’t a sequel to False Hearts but it does have links between the two. Shattered minds is a tense thriller with a cast of flawed characters. Lam … Continue reading →
Things have been rather busy the last couple of months. My partner and I have had to move house which was the hugest upheaval plus exceedingly busy at work. Followed by the absolute joy that was Nine Worlds. I’ve been thinking and I need to shake the blog up a little bit again.
How I’m not one hundred percent sure but I’m going to make it a bit more vibrant and be a bit more varied in what I do here. Basically watch this space for some changes over the coming weeks.
Look out for the long overdue review of Lords and Ladies, Maskerade and Carpe Jugulum as well as my nineworlds post and other exciting nuggets.
As I previously mentioned Chamber of Secrets was always my least favourite of the series and I think my memory let me down a bit with this. This is a good thing because it was much much better than I remember. I think there are parts to this story that really don’t make sense until you read The Half-Blood Prince and that’s okay but it feels a little bit foggy in places.
I think part of the issue is that my memories of the book are tainted by the film adaptation. Dobby is far less annoying in the book than he is in the film. The humour is far more evident in the books and there is a lot of funny moments which I had a real joy in rediscovering.
So without further ado: five things about Chamber of Secrets.
Valentine’s Day specifically the teacher’s reactions to the hideous pinkness of it all.
Dobby: Better you be sent home grieviously injured than dead.
Arthur Weasley being more concerned with how the flying Ford Anglia flew rather than Fred, George and Ron borrowing it.
The headless Hunt
“Never trust anything where you cannot see where it keeps it’s brain.”