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Fictional male role models

Last year, I wrote this blog post about my favourite female fictional characters. The announcement that the new Doctor is going to be a woman (I’m incredibly jealous by the way; I wanted to be the first female Doctor!) has been accompanied by complaints that in making the Doctor a woman, we are losing one […]

Best and worst of 2016

  BOOKS

Best 3 audiobooks that I listened to in 2016 (I’m unable to read books due to my illness so I have to listen to them):

1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 3. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

  FILMS

Best 10 films that I […]

All the television that I have ever seen

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I’m looking for recommendations of TV programmes to watch. I’ve seen so many shows already though and I don’t want to be recommended programmes that either I’ve already watched or that I have no interest in watching. So I started making this list of all the television that I’ve ever seen and then I got […]

What was my experience of the Rio Olympics?

The following is my experience of watching the 2016 Olympics and includes all of my favourite bits.

• SWIMMING

I’ve loved the swimming commentators Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse for ages but they really outdid themselves this Olympics. Of course they’re very knowledgable and they commentate the races excellently but what makes them special is […]

My favourite fictional female characters

In general, there is a paucity of fictional female characters compared to the number of male ones and there are even fewer that are really great, three-dimensional characters. I’ve decided to celebrate the ones that do exist. Here’s hoping for more characters as interesting as my favourite ones below. I have divided them into […]

Best of 2015

Favourite discovery of 2015: The brilliant Witch, Please podcast. A fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world. The two hosts are academics who are rereading the Harry Potter books and rewatching the films for the first time in a long while and then discussing them, one by one. They’re currently up to the Half-Blood Prince. […]