5 Reasons Why the Princess Diaries Series is A Timeless Classic

One of the pinnacle points of being a 90’s kid is the sense of nostalgia permeating everything, there has to a reason why there has been so many reboots and remakes over the past couple of years – we eat those things like breakfast cereal. So it was no surprise to me that the release of the new Princess Diaries book this past week had me fangirling almost as much as if the Spice Girls announced another reunion *holding thumbs*.

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My Foray in the First 50 Marvel Comics

I have this pedantic need to start at this beginning, to know it all. I can never casual bounce into a TV show, if a movie that I haven’t seen is on and it’s already started I won’t even bother watching it and you best know if I come into a story halfway through you have to start from the beginning again. So even though I have been reading Marvel comics off and on for a long time, my obsession with the MCU especially Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter and the podcast LEGENDS of SHIELD got me wanting to read the comics more orderly, and thanks to the podcast I was introduced to CMRO Reading Order.

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The Fault in our Stars: Being Wounded in Battle

“We all miss you so much. It just never ends. It feels like we were all wounded in your battle.”

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The Fault in the Stars by John Green has affected me more than any other book that I have read recently.Influenced to read it by the millions of Tumblr users who keep making reference to it and because of the fact that I have seen some of John Green’s Nerdfighter Vlogs and I just admired him as a person, that I decided to give his most famous book a shot.

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Top Five: Most Annoying Female Literary Characters (Part 1)

I’m nerdy enough to say that without a doubt books were my first friend. Which is probably why still today I fall in love so easily with fictional characters even if they are 1000-year-old half-vampire/half-werewolves (equals full sexy). But back to the topic, I was a bit of loner with much-older siblings and all of my friends living out of the area and we didn’t have DSTV so TV for kids ended at like 2pm when the soapies reruns start, so I started reading. Many of my books were gifts or my sister’s old books so I indulged in the classics – Little Women, What Katy Did, Pollyanna, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. Mostly there would be a character that I would relate to – another young girl who was terribly shy and would escape to the magical world of books etc. – but every now and then there would be a character who would literally make me want to pull my hair out strand for strand because they were so super annoying.

As I got older the characters just got worse and so I present to you my totally subjective list of top 5 most annoying female literary characters:

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Jane Austen Corner: Northanger Abbey

My love affair with the words of Jane Austen continues as I have just completed my third JA novel, Northanger Abbey. The previous two that I read were the obvious Pride and Prejudice and Emma –  which I absolutely adored. I can see why Pride and Prejudice is popular though – it has a heroine in Elizabeth Bennett, a dashing but flawed leading man in Mr. Darcy and a sexy villain in Mr. Wickham (sigh, I’m still lusting after Mr. Wickham).

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Book Review: Audrey, Her Real Story

So unoriginal of me to do my first book review on an Audrey Hepburn biography but I have just completed it and it’s the only published novel that is still fresh in my memory (well except Harry Potter of course). The book, written by Alexander Walker, seems less like the classic biography of a Hollywood star and more like a tribute to an icon. It is evident in his writing that Walker is afraid of offending Audrey Hepburn, even though she is no longer alive to critique her. Even when he writes  about the good sides of her, such as her divorces, her affairs, her failed films; he writes it with a sense of delicacy, never blaming her too much.

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