Tag: the chronicles of narnia

My Top Ten Christmas Films

My Top Ten Christmas Films

One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is to get cosy on the sofa in my pyjamas (preferably with a nice mug of hot chocolate) and put on a fun, festive film to get me in the mood for Christmas. There are so many Christmas films around now, but I always seem to come back to my old favourites and it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without them. Below is a list of my top ten Christmas film recommendations. I hope you enjoy. 1) Santa Claus (1985) The original Santa Claus movie starring David Huddleston, Judy […]


Harry Potter Moment of the Week (9) Book recommendations for Harry

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (9) Book recommendations for Harry

It’s time for Harry Potter Moment of the Week, hosted by Leah of Uncorked Thoughts and Micheline of Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to get Harry Potter fans together and discuss our favourite things about the series; be it a favourite moment, character, magical item, spell, quote or object from the books, films or J.K Rowling herself. You can find the list of future topics here. If you’d like to take part, visit today’s post and sign up with the linky. Today’s topic: Which books would you recommend to Harry? As Harry is not as bookish as Hermione, I […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Today is Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  Every week they post a new top ten list and everyone can join in and share their own picks. If you’d like to take part, hop on over to the blog and sign up with the linky. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your answers in the comments. This week’s topic is: Authors I Own the Most Books From. I tend to read a lot more books than I own, as I borrow from friends or the library or sell what I […]


A is for Authors

A is for Authors

Today kickstarts the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘A’ I have chosen to write about Authors. There are many wonderful British authors, such as J.R.R Tolkien, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the poet Philip Larkin, to name a few.  I was originally going to […]


U is for Unicorns #atozchallenge

U is for Unicorns #atozchallenge

  [by A V Brown, using stock images. See here for full list of sources.] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Unicorns. Unicorns are legendary animals from European folklore that resemble white horses with large spiral horns on their foreheads. They appeared first in ancient Greek natural history, rather than Greek mythology, as the Greeks were convinced that unicorns actually existed, believing that they […]


O is for Ogres and Giants #atozchallenge

O is for Ogres and Giants #atozchallenge

[By Ă‰mile Bayard, Public Domain] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Ogres and giants. Ogres are large, hideous monsters from mythology and folklore with  a penchant for devouring humans (particularly children). They were often described in fairy tales to scare children into obedience. The word ogre is French, but there are a lot of different possibilities as to where […]


B is for Birds #atozchallenge

B is for Birds #atozchallenge

[Carion Crow by Aomorikuma, GNU FDL] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Birds. Birds (both real and fantastical) are a prevalent symbol in religion, mythology and folklore throughout the world, so it’s not surprising that they often feature in fantasy novels. Here are some examples: Phoenix This mythological bird is a symbol of reincarnation, as once it dies it is […]


Teaser Tuesday: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S.Lewis

Teaser Tuesday: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S.Lewis

Today I’m joining in with the weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading– Teaser Tuesdays! Anyone can take part, so here are the rules: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Here’s my teaser: ‘But […]