• monthly favourites

    May Favourites

    Another month, another list of random things I particularly liked these last few weeks. Items typically include: films, books, TV shows, music, podcasts, foods, new products, and other recommendations. Sally Rooney’s Normal People Finally, I’m getting back into reading. It’s a slow start, but I’m getting there. This month, I tripped and fell in love with Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Oh this book! It’s lovely. I knew from the description that I would like it, as it’s my kind of style. It’s fairly easy to read (but by no means a criticism of Rooney’s writing) and not much happens: which seems to be my favourite kind of novel. Normal People…

  • Film

    “We are not one dimensional” | Booksmart, I love you.

    Finding a new film that you like enough to start recommending it to everyone you come across is one thing, but seeing a new film and falling in love with it is a rare experience. It’s like making a new friend, discovering that you have shared interests and understanding each other’s feelings. And that’s what Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart feels like to me. There is so much to love about this female-led comedy, that I feel compelled to write about why I love it and why I think it’s an achievement in feminist filmmaking. Smart girls I have never felt this represented in a movie before until I saw…