Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Australian drama series (2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock… When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine's Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the school, as well as the nearby township. People quickly come up with theories about the disappearances as paranoia sets in and … Continue reading Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

My Reading Life: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

It's back to the classics again this week for My Reading Life and I'm casting the spotlight onto my favourite English literature novel: Great Expectations (1860-1861) by Charles Dickens.     I first came to Great Expectations in Year 12 at high school when I selected it as my classic text for my senior English … Continue reading My Reading Life: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Big Little Lies: Does the TV show measure up to the novel?

This article does not contain spoilers about the TV Show or the novel, Big Little Lies. The internet seems to be exploding with articles about Big Little Lies - the TV mini-series, that is, not the novel by Australian author, Liane Moriarty. However, lucky for Moriarty, any conversation about an adaptation inevitably leads to its … Continue reading Big Little Lies: Does the TV show measure up to the novel?