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I’m sorry, but this is Neville Longbottom? Huh? When did that happen? Have I been asleep since Philosopher’s Stone? Seems I’m not alone… Over the last decade we’ve watched little Neville Longbottom grow into his own, from a timid, forgetful misfit into the brave badass who just kills it in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows […]

Ok so actually it’s not a movie, it will be an eight part TV series on ABC TV (Australia) but I loved the book and so I am really excited about it, more so than some of the book-to-movie offerings that are around this year.  I think anyone who read the book, will be really […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (remake)  Release Date:  21st Dec 2011 Ok so I’m excited about this one, even though I loved the books and the original Swedish movies and don’t really feel they need a remake and actually think it’s quite insulting on one level that they’ve made a remake and so soon […]

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Release Date: July 15th, 2011 Based on Lisa See’s bestselling novel of the same name, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tells the story of two women in 19th century-China whose friendship is sustained through a secret code written on fans. This is another book that I have given […]

I came across this on the BBC’s website a couple of weeks ago (World Book Night) and it just keeps getting better and better! Basically they are featuring a lot of book related programming this year – hurrah! on both their tv channels and radio stations. I already got all excited about The Crimson Petal […]

I was listening to a BBC radio show the other day and they were talking about this new production coming soon to BBC 2: THE CRIMSON PETAL & THE WHITE “If you dare enter this world,” declares Sugar, the heroine of Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal And The White, “you had better tread carefully.” Romola […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Release Date: 16 Sept 2011 This is one of my all time favourite books and George Smiley one of my all time favourite characters so I am well excited about this one!!!  I have lost count of the number of times I have read this series (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The […]

World Book Day celebrates books and reading across the globe and here we are again, celebrating books and the reading of same. Isn’t it fantastic? Read a book today, or give one away, or just tell your friends, work colleagues, people you meet on the tube, neighbours or random people how great books are (without […]

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