Stop It With The B****y Acronyms!

I need to explain something: why I HATE acronyms, why I desperately don’t like using them, and why the only exceptions are product names like DVD, VCR or TV. I honestly do not see the point, the second you save from saying the actual word doesn’t gain you anything. I can hardly imagine a teenager…

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor. The Critic Reviews The Hunger Games

First thing I heard about The Hunger Games was that is was “based on the bestselling series by Suzanne Collins“… to which I responded, “What books?” These books are meant to be the next Twilight (Thank God that one’s over!) or Harry Potter (it certainly has the darkness for that comparison), but seeing as I…

An Idea of Home

There has been something I have been longing for. It had been there since the age of about 15 years and it’s building my own house one day. This dream has varied a little with each passing year and new idea but it has stayed strong.

Book Club: Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception is the fourth in a series of eight (something annoyingly I only found out in the last few minutes as I was asking myself if it were 5 or 6..) and if I had been writing this blog for a few more years I likely would have already mentioned…

Tayside YoungLives: What I do, why I do it, and how it's important.

I have been asked many times, by friends and family, what I actually do here in Dundee. Some see Administrator and assume paperwork but then most know I work from home and so this doesn’t necessarily fit the stereotype admin office worker. Some know a little about Tayside YoungLives and therefore assume I am a…

The Critic: I Saw a Woman in Black

I first read the book The Woman In Black whilst in school and studying gothic literature. It was for more one of the most riveting horrors I have ever read for one main reason: it made you doubt yourself. It had managed to get into your head and think about every situation within it, not just letting…

Book Club: Damned

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison. I’m just now arrived here, in Hell, but it’s not my fault except maybe dying from an overdose of marijuana. Maybe I’m in Hell because I’m fat – a Real Porker. If you can go to Hell for having low self-esteem, that’s why I’m here. I wish I…