What is Being Bookish?
A few years ago, when I realised that the organised book clubs that were available in my area weren’t for me I started to look elsewhere. This began my search for alternatives, and that’s when I discovered podcasts. First came a joint project with a fellow romance novel reader. After a while that started to fade to nothing, so I started to look for something else that would enable me to share my book reviews (apart from the written format). So I merged my love of books and talking about them with my love of staying caffeinated and the podcast was born.
I am never going to lie about my addictions, but to be fair, they are few and far between. I love chocolate, I love books and I love coffee.
Without the coffee, I actually struggle to function on a daily basis. I can have 10 good hours of sleep and still wake up needing a caffeine boost.
So, that’s sort of what inspired me to name the podcast about my love of the dark roasted bean (dark roasted, because that’s how I prefer it).
I have always believed that, no matter what, the books that I have collected and read actually tell a better story of my life than any biography ever could.
For every moment in my life that has any meaning there is a book that I can pick up and say “Yes, this is what I was reading when…” whether it’s a bad break-up, an amazing holiday or the worst moments I have experienced I can go to my shelves and say “This is what got me through it”.
No matter what, the books I read are always there for me and, good or bad, they are what I remember above everything else.
Film is always going to be an escape. There will always be a few clunkers and I know that I am not alone in saying that I’ve seen a fair number of them. But what makes one film better than another? And in reality, not everyone is going to agree on what makes a good film and what makes a bad one.
I have reviewed many good films and an equal number of films that seriously need to be thrown to the bottom of the Mariana Trench – go on, give it a few moments, I am sure you can think of one or two.