Wednesday, 20 January 2016

On Becoming a Grown-Up

I turned 26 at the weekend, and through all the cries of, 'How does it feel to be on the wrong side of your twenties?' and, 'It's all downhill from now!' I got to thinking about what it means to get older and to become an 'adult.'

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

What I Read in 2015

The Crow Road - Iain Banks
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Instructions for a Heatwave - Maggie O'Farrell
Human Remains - Elizabeth Haynes
Espedair Street - Iain Banks
Lanark - Alasdair Gray
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Mangle Street Murders (The Gower Street Detective, #1) - M. R. C. Kasasian
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) - Robert Galbraith
A Change of Climate - Hilary Mantel
The Establishment: And How They Get Away with it - Owen Jones
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) - Robert Galbraith
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1) - Mary Renault
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) - Robert Galbraith
In the Country of Last Things - Paul Auster

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Harry Potter Studio Tour at Christmas

My boyfriend and I are big Harry Potter fans and we have been planning to visit the Warner Brothers Studio Tour since it opened. We finally got round to it just before Christmas and it was so worth the wait! I had heard that it was good, but I still didn't expect it to be as detailed and enchanting as it was. It's delightful for any Harry Potter fans to witness the amazing attention to detail which was paid in every single set, costume and effect. It's also really interesting for any casual fan of cinema, as they do let you in on some secrets as to how they created the magic of the films.

I have included a lot of photos in this post, so maybe don't read any further if you haven't visited the tour yet and you want to keep it as a surprise!