Category Books

Look it up in the Dictionary

(Warning: the following blog contains colourful language.) ‘Look it up in the dictionary!’ We’ve all said it. We’ve all done it. But have we ever really considered this act in all its lunacy? How is the dictionary the umpire in fights between people deciding on how to use ‘hopefully’ or ‘all right’ and ‘alright’? It […]

Harry Potter and My Bond

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are at war. (Well, some of us.) As an Australian, I have the power to stand between both sides of insanity, pleading for reason. That having been said, I often find it difficult not to side with one or the other. Capricious neutralness is not always a bad thing, but I […]

Liebster Award Recipient, huzzah!

I’ve only been doing this blog for a few weeks, and my previous (now inactive Tumblr) for a few months, but the response has been amazing. Of course, I find everything I say titillating, but I never fathomed just how many people would suffer my blatherskite prattle for such a long period of time. Of […]

How amazing scenes get lost in translation

Friday night with nothing to do. Looking at the telly guide I notice that it’s on. What you say? IT! IT is on! The movie that always gets me to blub like a tit. Brokeback Mountain. Japanese telly, you’ve outdone yourself this time! So Friday night and there I sat. Flannel pyjamas, a bowl of […]