TV series. Without question. As I've been doing a little bit more of late, I watched before I read. This one was my book club title but once I knew the show was airing towards the end of this month (it premiered on Amazon Prime last Friday), I held off on reading it so I … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere: TV series or the book?
A couple of weeks ago I discovered Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon Prime. I was instantly hooked and four seasons with ten episodes a piece later, I've officially joined the ranks of fans who still mourn the loss of a season five. The story goes that Prime's new boss cancelled the show in a … Continue reading Mozart in the Jungle: Hitting all of the right notes…
Z The Beginning of Everything tells the story of the early years between Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's based on the novel, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. I haven't read the book but I am familiar with Fowler's work having read the novel she wrote about the … Continue reading Bookish TV: Z The Beginning of Everything
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
Victoria... About: “They think I am still a little girl who is not capable of being a Queen.” Lord Melbourne turned to look at Victoria. “They are mistaken. I have not known you long, but I observe in you a natural dignity that cannot be learnt. To me, ma’am, you are every inch a Queen.” … Continue reading Book Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
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
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?